DALLAS, Texas — City Electric Supply (CES) is excited to announce the opening of four stores in the United States during the month of February. CES has opened the doors to new locations in Greeneville, Tennessee; Savannah-Downtown, Georgia; Folsom, Pennsylvania; and Alachua, Florida.
“I started as a driver at the Marristown branch and worked in every position before being given the opportunity to open my own branch,” said CES Greeneville Branch Manager Wayne Angello.
Angello has been with CES for nine years, working his way from the bottom to the top. He and his team worked hard to finish the Greeneville, Tennessee, branch, located just 35 miles from Johnson City. From tearing down walls to replacing flooring and building a conference room, the team worked long hours to ensure the branch was perfect for their customers.
“I am really excited to be the leader of this team and to be a part of a growing community,” said Angello. “We all have great personalities, love working together, and enjoy going above and beyond to find solutions for our customers’ problems no matter what it takes.”
The CES branch in Savannah, Georgia, is in a 6,000 square-foot building that is over 100 years old and located in Savannah’s Historic River Street district.
“Our store sits on the head of an enormous expansion project that promises 10 to 15 years of construction growth,” said Savannah Branch Manager Stevie Hawkins. “River Street is a big money-maker for Savannah. They are expanding, and our location is at the nose of a highly trafficked area full of construction.”
Hawkins, a fourth-generation electrician, started at CES a little over a year ago, but he has 35 years of experience under his belt.
“I have done everything from residential service to industrial automation, and I have been state licensed since 1999,” said Hawkins.
The CES branch in Folsom, Pennsylvania, is located at a very busy intersection in a high-profile location with great communities and business opportunities.
“We have had customers come in for everything from home improvements to parking lots. Some people have come in for industrial jobs,” said Branch Manager Bryan Walsh.
The branch, which started as an old, vacant, multi-tenant space, required a lot of demo.
“We built the store how we wanted it and supplied it with the products our customers want and need,” said Walsh.
Though Walsh has only been with CES for a little over a year, he brings 16 years of electrical industry experience to the table. He and his team have a combined 35 years of experience in the industry.
The CES branch in the small tourist town of Alachua, Florida, is excited to be a part of the community’s growth and new freeway.
“I believe the town is growing and that the new freeway and bypass will help our town and branch grow into something bigger,” said Davis.
Before Davis came to work for CES, he worked in the industry for two years and then specifically for an industry competitor for 23, where he specialized in industrial material, utility, and data communications.
Davis and his team have been working hard to prepare the branch to meet all of their customers’ needs.
“When we first found the building, we had to start from scratch,” said Davis. “We had to tear up carpet, build counter space, and even build a mezzanine. We are actually still completing the process but are fully operational at the same time.”
As tough as it has been for Davis and his team, he did not forget to mention how their branch has still been working hard on a daily basis and attracting new customers.
“Our building is located in the middle of an industrial park, so many contractors and customers come in for industrial material,” said Davis.