Our History

In the early 1950s, General Electric (GE) constructed Appliance Park in Louisville, KY. It was and still is a large manufacturing facility consisting of six manufacturing buildings for assembling washers, dryers, ranges, ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. At its peak, the Park employed over 20,000 men and women.

The construction of Appliance Park involved large, out-of-town contractors, but after its completion, many small companies of all trades formed to perform service and shutdown work. United Electric was one of the four original companies that started in this time and has since become one of the largest industrial contractors in the area.


After working for various electrical contractors supporting the construction of Louisville GE Appliance Park Jerry Wirth, Buck Hulsewede, Walter Butts, Charlie Langnehs, and Richard McKenna combined to form United Electric Company, Inc.


United Electric and Tony Walsh’s and Bob Comstock’s Automatic Industrial Controls (ASI) enter a facilities sharing agreement and move to 4720 Pinewood Rd in Louisville KY.


United joins the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)


ASI is merged into United Electric. United Electric and Automatic Industrial Controls form one company and begin working on projects for the Kentucky Truck Plant.


United works on automotive projects outside the Louisville market with a few conveyor contractors.


Dan Walsh begins project managing United Electric’s large automotive projects.


Tony Walsh and Bob Comstock become sole owners of United Electric.


United enters the Cincinnati area and Jim Olliges, who had worked as an apprentice and journeyman with United, rejoins the organization.


Inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contractors


Entered Electri 21 Council at Founders Level


Tony Walsh elected as NECA District II Vice President


United Electric moves to the current location at 4333 Robards Lane.


Ownership in the company transferred to Dan Walsh, Jim Olliges, and John Walsh. United Electric moves to Governor Level within Electric 21 Council.


United Electric received its first contract with the local utility company Louisville Gas and Electric for streetlight repair and maintenance, and we have continued to grow that sector of the business.


United Electric acquires Byron Electric Company.


United joined Federated Electrical Contractors.


Dan Walsh inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contractors.


Ownership in the company continues with Dan Walsh and Jim Olliges. Dan Walsh elected as NECA District II Vice President.


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