Brownstown Electric Supply Company was started in 1970 by Mr. Carl Shake and a long time friend and industry associate Mr. Earl Hobbs, who had been in the line construction contracting work since 1956. Carl came from a long history in the electric utility business, starting as a lineman for Northern Indiana Power Service (NIPSCO), Public Service Indiana (PSI) and then working for General Electric in their supply divisions (GESCO) in the cities of Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana, before starting Brownstown Electric Supply Company in 1970.
Incorporated in the State of Indiana in 1970, Brownstown Electric grew from a sales area that served the southern Indiana area, to a company with five locations, serving a four state region including the States of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio. Today Brownstown Electric operates from their five locations in the States of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.
We are a "utility only" supplier serving the utilities in the region we call home at the Municipal, Cooperative and Investor Owned utility levels. This region consists of the States of Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio. Brownstown Electric Supply Company is a closely held, privately owned corporation. We feel this gives us the versatility we need to be able to serve our customers to the best of our abilities without the constraints of a large distant national corporate directive.
Brownstown Electric has a sales staff with extensive electric utility experience with backgrounds in line construction, engineering (EE & PE), safety, purchasing and a first class technical and metering department that offers metering training.
We offer a full line of services to our utility friends with the versatility to modify any of our processes, to mold a procurement process that best suits the utilities needs, be they Cooperative, Municipal or Investor-Owned Utility.