Founded in 1912, Loeb Electric counts over a century’s worth of history and growth in the electrical industry. Today, it is one of the country’s largest independent electrical and lighting distributors and remains family-owned and -operated.
Originally The Avery & Loeb Electric Company, founders Oscar Avery and Arthur Loeb, Sr. first began as suppliers to the burgeoning radio and electrical industries until operations ceased during the Great Depression. A short time later, they reopened as Loeb Electric, passing from one generation to the next with Arthur’s son and grandson later at the helm.
“Over the last 110 years, we’ve remained focused on one priority—customer success, which is built on trust,” says president and CEO Charles Loeb, who took the reins in 1982 after starting his career at the Loeb Electric counter. “Within these walls, the word ‘trust’ means more than any other. I trust my team every day to make the best decisions to support our customers, and our customers trust us to deliver on our word.
“We pride ourselves on delivering unmatched service and the best possible customer experience. After all, anyone can sell materials,” he adds. “But at the end of the day, success comes down to relying on someone you trust—and we know trust is earned.”