IMG_4670State Electric Supply Co.

State Electric Supply Company, located at 9 Herrold Avenue in Athens, joined the Athens community in 1998 when they acquired the Ohio University electrical contract. The original company started in Huntington, WV in 1952 but now has over forty-four locations in 7 states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Illinois.

State Electric Supply Co. is a full-line electrical distributor that prides itself on exceptional customer service and commitment to the communities they are located within. They sell the full range of electrical supplies from meters and panels to transmission lines as well as wire and lighting.

Consider contacting them for a free lighting and energy audit in which one of their employees will visit your business and make recommendations on how you can reduce the cost of your electric bill. Their final report will tell you how much you will save if you implement their recommendations, how much of an AEP rebate you can get, and the payback period. Customers have seen immediate savings with this service.

“Even with forty-four locations, as a company, we try to support local business and be involved in local activities. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce opened the door for us in that way. Support the people that support you,” says Ralph Sams, Branch Manager.   

For more information, visit or contact the Athens office location by calling (740) 594-1177, Monday through Friday 7:00 am-5:00 pm. Pictured above is Vern who has been with State Electric Supply since it opened in 1998.