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History of Hein Electric Supply Company

1946: Irv Hein began Hein Electric Supply Company in Downtown Milwaukee on 6th & Wells, in a building where he shared space with a furniture upholsterer.

1946: Sid Kohlenberg joined Hein Electric in the spring of 1946 and later incorporated the company.

1947: Irv Hein sold the company to Sid Kohlenberg.

1951: Hein Electric Supply moved to a new location on 6th & State in Downtown Milwaukee where the company shared space with the Kuryer Polski, a local Milwaukee newspaper published from 1888 to 1961.

1969: In order to serve its customers more effectively, Hein Electric Supply moved to the building on 5th & Cherry. The Downtown Milwaukee Service Center still operates out of this location today. This building has an underground tunnel that leads to the old Jacob Obermann Brewery & Jung Brewery across the street.

1971: The second generation of the company began when Ron Kohlenberg, son of Sid Kohlenberg, joined Hein Electric Supply as an outside salesperson.

1983: The first Hein Electric Supply service center opened in Menomonee Falls.

1984: Hein Electric Supply Waukesha opened on September 14th.

1985: Hein Electric Supply opened its third service center in Oak Creek. .

1987: Hein Electric Supply opened its fourth service center in Grafton.

1989: Hein Electric Supply opened Hein Electric Supply in Pewaukee off of I-94 and Hwy F.

1990: In January of 1990, Ron Kohlenberg became President of Hein Electric Supply, and Sid Kohlenberg became Chairman of the Board. The West Bend service center opened on August 14th.

2000: Hein Electric Supply moved its Corporate Headquarters from Downtown Milwaukee to Brookfield.

2005: Hein Electric Supply opened its 9th service center in Oconomowoc.

2006: Hein Electric Supply celebrated its 60th anniversary in the electrical industry.

2007: Hein Electric Supply was awarded the 2006 Marketeer of the Year Award from Legrand Pass & Seymour for excellence in marketing communications.

2011: Hein Electric Supply celebrated 65 years as Southeast Wisconsin's largest locally owned independent electrical
distributor.

2012: Hein Electric Supply relocated the Pewaukee Service Center to Nancys Court just off of Hwy F and I-94.

2013: Hein Electric Supply was awarded the 2012 Marketeer of the Year Award from Legrand Pass & Seymour for excellence in marketing communications.

2016: Hein Electric Supply relocates its main office and branch to 2030 S. 116th Street, West Allis, WI 53227. The Brookfield location closed permanently.

 

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Hein Electric Supply Company | 2030 S. 116th Street | West Allis, WI 53227 | Ph 262.790.8400 | Fax 262.790.5555