OUR HISTORY:

Illuminating Central Ohio for over 60 Years

We’ve been illuminating Columbus since 1960, servicing the area’s commercial, industrial and residential electrical needs. Take a walk with us down memory lane.

1950s

Everett “Clark” Converse established his career at Columbus based F.A. Davis & Son as an electrician.

1960

Everett “Clark” Converse follows his entrepreneurial spirit and establishes Clark Converse Electric, a service-oriented company, located out of his garage on the city’s South side.

1962

Converse Electric moves to its first office on Morrill Avenue on Columbus’ South side.

1968

Clark’s son Jerry joins the company as an electrician, bringing in the second generation for the first time.

1971

Converse Electric moves to a larger office on Kenton Avenue on the city’s East side.

1975

Jerry Converse is promoted to President.

1976

Converse Electric makes it to the second generation when Jerry purchases the company from Clark.

1977

A tornado rips through the Converse office, damaging the building, equipment and vehicles, and injuring Jerry.

1979

Converse Electric throws its hardhat into the construction world by completing its first new build project – La Quinta Inn.

1983

Converse Electric more than doubles the size of the company when completing the complicated AP Technoglass facility in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

1990

Converse Electric expands again to accommodate its growth by building a brand new shared headquarters in Grove City.

2000

Converse Electric is featured in the book, Columbus Celebrates the Millennium, as the third generation is ushered in when Chris Converse joins the team as an electrician.

2005

Chris Converse is promoted to Construction Supervisor.

 

Converse Electric grows again by expanding to take over the entire facility in Grove City.

2006

Converse Electric develops its project management department to keep up with the changing demands of the construction industry.

2007

Laura Converse-Haines joins the team, adding more support from the second generation.

2008

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2009

Converse Electric establishes its Safety Initiative Program.

 

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2010

Converse Electric celebrated its 50th anniversary by promoting Chris Converse to President and being featured in Columbus CEO magazine.

 

Converse Electric received the Family Succession award from the Conway Center of Family Business along with winning the BX Safety Achievement award.

2011

Converse Electric grows again by adding new construction residential to help round out our construction services.

 

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2012

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2013

Brad Marcus a twenty plus year veteran of Converse Electric wins the coveted Builders Exchange Craftsman of the Year award for his work at the Whole Foods project.

 

Winner of BX Safety Achievement award.

2014

Converse Electric officially moves into its third generation of ownership when Chris buys the company from Jerry and Laura is promoted to Vice President of Client Assurance.

 

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2015

Converse Electric promotes its believe of constant learning by establishing Converse College for all of its continuing education, training, on boarding , and development needs for its employees.

2016

Converse electric pursues the future by establishing itself as an E.O.S. led company.

2017

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2018

Converse electric starts its prefabrication department to get ahead of the ever demanding construction industry.

 

Converse Electric wins the BX Safety Achievement award.

2020

Come celebrate our 60th anniversary with us!

Can you see a bright future working at Converse Electric?

Are you ready to work on your next project with Converse Electric?