Tom Erickson began Erickson Electric Service in 1987, and it was not long before he was hiring additional employees. Within a year it became obvious that Tom could no longer operate his business from his home, so he purchased a vacant lot and had a building designed and built to his specifications in order to optimize his growing business. In February of 1989, construction was completed on Erickson Electric’s current facility. An addition was completed in June of 2000, bringing the total work area to 5,150 square feet.
Over the past three decades, Tom and Erickson Electric have taken on larger projects and expanded their capabilities in order to better serve both commercial and industrial customers, adding communications and controls as well as building and repairing industrial equipment. Erickson Electric has been contracted to work on large-scale renewable energy projects, including solar and LED re-lamping projects, continually offering an ever broader array of skills to the growing West Michigan community.
The team at Erickson is capable of performing a broad range of electrical and communication service work on existing systems, as well as servicing many different types of industrial and commercial equipment and machinery. For many customers Erickson Electric is the service contractor of choice, providing them with all of their necessary electrical and communication service needs that are not able to be performed in house by the customers’ own maintenance personnel. The company has a twenty-four-hour emergency service with ten dispatch trucks and personnel available to fix any electrical problem, large or small, around the clock.
The company utilizes ten service trucks plus one 55-foot bucket truck to service lighting poles and powerlines, and one 45-foot reach line truck for setting up light poles, power poles and lifting heavy equipment. All of the vehicles are outfitted with GPS monitors. These provide an important advantage to tracking activity when employees are working around-the-clock emergencies such as repairing storm damage.