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SW Electric Supply was established in 1989 in Beaumont, Texas and now has locations in Houston and Beaumont.
Who We Are
SW Electric Supply is one of the top rated electrical parts distributors targeting Mid and Upstream Oil and Gas producers/ contractors in North America. We are one of the leading company in the O&G electrical supplies distribution industry, with stores centrally located in Texas. Our vision is to provide quality service in a cost effective way to each customer. SW Electric Supply is your reliable partner while choosing an electrical supplier.
The Early YearsCharlie Wulf our company’s founder and current Chairman of Board entered the electrical supply business by beginning work in the collections department for Westinghouse in Kansas City, MO. He worked for Westinghouse for seventeen years, during which time he quickly rose to the top. He was transferred to Beaumont, Texas in 1974 and was promoted to the branch manager position of WESCO in Beaumont. In 1988 Charlie began looking for a place to start a company of his own. Through his many business contacts he located and rented a rather small office from MD Valve. With his wife Shelly Wulf as the bookkeeper, Charlie put the beginnings of SW Electric Supply into motion. Within a very short time he hired both of his sons, Mark and Brian Wulf. Brian is currently serving as President and Mark is currently a Director for the company. The first couple of years were a struggle shortly thereafter the operation was a success, the resulting small profits were reinvested into the company.
Our company has followed the ups and downs of the oil market starting in leanest of times during the late 1980’s, the rollercoaster of boom and bust has condition our company to have great deal of fiscal constraint and responsibility. Our first expansion was during 2008 our Houston Texas sales office was established. Mere months before the tragic incident in the Gulf of Mexico brought domestic offshore drilling to a screeching halt. During this challenging time our company embraced the domestic land drilling, since then it has experienced a nice period of continued growth. In September 2012 our company’s first branch was established in New Braunfels, Texas serving the Eagle Ford Shale and surrounding areas. In 2015 due to the market conditions and a downturn in demand we were forced to close the branch in New Braunfels, TX location. As we push to expand our customer base and explore new markets we look forward to more years of growth.