Leonard Johnson Electric's origin began in 1948, when Charles Hughes and Leonard Johnson founded "Hughes and Johnson Electric Co." Fulfilling a need for electrical installers in this small community, they took pride in giving customers a solid, safe and reliable service. They also became respected for their promptness.
As the area began to attract industry, they expanded their capabilities as well. Being in a small community such as Glasgow, diversity is necessary to survival. Hughes and Johnson Electric was known as "the" contractor to call for new and remodeling electrical installations.
In 1973, Mr. Johnson purchased Mr. Hughes' half of the business and incorporated into what is known today as Leonard Johnson Electric Service, Inc. With his young and ambitious sons, Gerard and Philip, Mr. Johnson knew the Corporation could diversify even more, yet be proficient by distributing assignments. In this way, everyone knew something of each project while each had certain projects to manage directly.
Leonard Johnson retired in 1984, leaving the operations in the hands of Gerard and Philip. Through the years, they performed many design and build construction projects. They also designed and installed several equipment control schemes, utilizing the latest in PLC equipment.
Gerard left the company in 2001, thus giving Philip control to proceed into the future with outstanding personnel. With the assistance of Jerry D. Lewis, this corporation was more than capable to enter the new command with confidence and experience. Our goals are the same and well addressed.
Construction design build projects include The Glasgow/Barren County YMCA, Several R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co./Glasgow Division Pressroom and Bindery expansions.
Control projects include: General Motors/Sioux City, Iowa, Throttle Body Assembly conveyor; Toyota /Georgetown, KY Automatic Hood Lifter; SKF parts cleaning conveyor; Stewart Warner initial test bench for large truck pre-heating "Hot Box" product; Span Tech LLC Pick & Place robot and conveyor demo unit for 1985 Robot's 9 trade show in Detroit, MI, and Effluent pump controls for Glasgow Sewage Treatment facility Glasgow, KY.
Some larger contract projects include the Owensboro Community College in Owensboro KY ($1.2 million electrical), and Murray State University Industry and Technology Building, Murray, KY ($1.6 million electrical).
Some of our larger industrial clients include R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co / Glasgow, KY; AKEBONO Brake LLC / Glasgow, KY; NEMAK Plants 1 & 2/Glasgow,KY; Kingsford Manufacturing / Summershade, KY; 3-A Composites / Glasgow, KY; Mid-State Recycling / Glasgow, KY and Federal-Mogul Brake / Glasgow, KY. We have many other smaller industrial and commercial customers.