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Sidney: (937) 498-4784
Marysville: (937) 642-0386
Columbus: (614) 888-8905
Greensburg: (812) 222-0352
Marion: (740) 223-2700

Area Energy & Electric, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer


Area Energy & Electric, Inc. began as an electrical contractor in 1983. Meet the eleven original employees of Area Energy & Electric, Inc. below. Photo taken October 10, 1983 when the business started.

Area Energy & Electric, Inc. takes great pride in their employees. Employees are the heart of their business and their loyalty make them what they are today. Many employees have been with Area Energy & Electric, Inc. for years and plan on retiring from there or have retired. Of the original eleven, only one person moved on.

Area Energy & Electric founding members

Left to Right
Front Row: Phil Grillot (Deceased), Elmer Schlater (Founder, Vice President, Retired), Roger Mack (Retired), Dean Steinke (Retired), Ron Starrett (Retired)
Back Row: John Marx (Deceased), Earl Berning (Retired), Tim Dietz (Moved on), Mark Copeland (Current Employee), Bob Schmidt (Current Employee), Ken Schlater (Founder, President, Current Employee)


Since Area Energy & Electric, Inc. inception it has broadened its capabilities due to the market of demands.These demands have brought about a family of companies either expanded upon in divisions of Area Energy & Electric or companies purchased by them. The purchased companies continue to operate under the original company name and reputation. See the timeline below.

1983 | Area Energy & Electric, Inc.
    Electrical Contractor Specialists
    An independent electrical contractor with the corporate office in Sidney, Ohio. Servicing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional electrical needs. With branch offices in Marysville, Columbus, Marion, Ohio and Greensburg, Indiana.

1986 | Area Energy & Electric, Inc.
    Lighting Retrofit Specialists
    Area Energy & Electric, Inc. added lighting retrofit capabilities to it's expanding services. Specializing in high performance lighting to optimize energy efficiency and maximize lighting output. Servicing commercial and industrial facilities with significant lighting benefits.

1995 | Area Wireless Superstore
    Digital Communications Specialists
    A division of Area Energy & Electric, Inc. A leading telecommunications partner with Verizon Wireless, Dish Network, and Time Warner Cable. Providing top choices in wireless services for personal and business needs. Two storefronts located in Sidney, Ohio.

1998 | Ohio Valley Integration Services, Inc. - OVIS
    Systems Integration Specialists
    A low voltage, systems integration contracting firm specializing in the design, installation and service within the electronics field.

2008 | Regal Plumbing & Heating Company
    Mechanical Contracting Specialists
    Area Energy & Electric, Inc. acquired Regal Plumbing & Heating Company. Keeping the same unique services that was already established, and adding new services to be able to better equip the growing plumbing and HVAC needs of the community.

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