OUR HISTORY

WITH A COMPANY HISTORY DATING TO 1938, WEGMAN HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE RANGING FROM SMALL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE JOBS TO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DESIGN AND BUILD PROJECTS. OUR ORGANIZATION IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO MEET EACH CUSTOMER’S INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

Commercial • Industrial • Institutional • Power & Utility • Communications

Headquartered in East Alton, Illinois, and National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) members, Wegman Electric Company is regarded as the Metro-East’s premier electrical contractor. Our mid-sized company has the personalized service of a local company with the capability of a national firm.

The approach of our experienced management team is to form a relationship with each customer to meet their needs on each individual project. With safety as our first priority, our construction workforce of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 649) electricians is the best workforce in the industry. Each electrician is trained by the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, a cooperative program between NECA and the IBEW, designed to provide the industry with the most highly skilled workforce. As a result Wegman Electric is able to provide customers craftsmanship of the highest quality while keeping each project on time and within budget.

Our team of over 150 employees strives to maintain our solid reputation by adhering to our recognized safety program as well as the IBEW Code of Excellence, which calls for integrity, efficiency and respect.

With years of electrical industry experience, Chauncey Wegman began Wegman Electric Company in 1938.  Chauncey had a trust partnership with Principia College; thus, resulting as Wegman’s first customer.  Wegman Electric is pleased to continuously provide service to the college by maintaining complete underground distribution system, providing electrical services to new buildings and building upgrades and by providing the best electrical productivity, design and engineering support for a very complex facility.

Bob & Don (Chauncey’s sons) took over ownership of Wegman Electric Company in 1962.  With their combined business and engineering degrees and experience they continued to grow the organization into the next generation.  During their leadership the organization expanded to its current location in the St. Louis Regional Airport. 

Wegman Electric and its former leadership had a strong family culture which incorporated all employees.  This led to the organization becoming an ESOP in 1986.  At this point Terry Buhs became the first president of the now ESOP, Wegman Electric Company. 

The company existed as an ESOP for the next 30 years—throughout this period the purchase of its subsidiary Lowry Electric Company (Collinsville, Illinois) operating Local 309 occurred as well as the acquisition of former Central Electric Company (Alton, Illinois).

Adam Buhs became president in 2017.  The strategic decision to expand capabilities and services led to the acquisition of Wegman by GRP Mechanical in early 2018.  Together Wegman and GRP Mechanical can offer a wider variety of services to better serve their customers as well as the possibility of total maintenance packages.