Crescent Electric Supply
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Headquarters East Dubuque, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Crescent Electric Supply is one of the ten largest distributors of electrical, lighting, data communication and industrial equipment in the United States. Founded in 1919 with a single location in Dubuque, Iowa, the privately-held company has grown to over 140 branch operations in 28 states. Crescent Electric employs more than 1,700 people and exceeded $1B in sales in... More

Mission: Today, as we near our first full century of service to the industry, Crescent Electric holds fast to the principles that have guided our growth since Titus B. Schmid...More

Crescent Electric Supply – Why Work For Us?

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Crescent Electric Supply Co (CESCO) was founded in 1919 and is one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. Crescent Electric Supply Co. is a full-line distributor of electrical, electronic, automation and voice data products with more than 130 locations throughout 27 states. Our success stems from long-term, organic growth as a result of total customer satisfaction, teamwork, and an overall commitment to being the leading distributor of quality products through our value added services. Our customers range from Electrical Contractors, Industrial OEM & MRO customers to Commercial, Institutional, Educational and Government entities. 

Why Crescent? 

The effort, input and dedication of our employees provides the foundation for Crescent Electric’s continued prosperity. And we are committed to attracting and retaining the best, most highly motivated workforce in the industry.

We encourage employee input and the contributions of people at all levels of the organization are valued. This engagement with our employees enables us to constantly improve our internal processes, management practices, and the services we offer our customers.

The Company was founded in 1919 by Titus B. Schmid and continues to be owned by the Schmid family. We are managed by a professional executive team and a diverse board of directors who make solid business decisions based on the company’s best long-term interests.

Employees experience our healthy company culture:

  • Hard work and accomplishment
  • Direct, open and honest communication
  • Conducting business in an ethical way
  • Autonomy and decision making authority at the local level
  • A commitment to quality
  • Giving back to our local communities

Commitment to Diversity: 

Crescent Electric is committed to providing our employees with a safe and respectful workplace where high value is placed on equality, fairness, respect, courtesy and dignity. We promote an environment of inclusion where all individuals are able to thrive and contribute to the success of the business.

As a company, we consider respect for diversity an integral part of our core value system—fundamental to how we treat employees, serve customers and relate to the communities in which we work and live. Our commitment to diversity is based on the simple principle of treating others as we would wish to be treated. We have a culture of caring where unique perspectives and contributions are valued, without regard to individual traits such as age, gender, language, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, citizenship status or other characteristics.

Employment opportunities are available in:

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Project management
  • Quotations
  • Warehousing
  • Delivery
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Auditing

Crescent Electric offers competitive pay and benefits and we are committed to employee training, development and promotion from within. 

Interested in learning more about Crescent Electric Supply Company career opportunities? Visit our careers page or click here to view all current openings. If you have any questions feel free to email us at 

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Crescent Electric Supply Awards & Accolades

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Best of the Best Marketing Award (Over $200mil), Ted Magazine (The Electrical Distributor Magazine), 2013
Veolia Environmental Stewardship Award,, 2013
Illinois Family Business of the Year Community Service Award,, 2013
Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce,, 2013
IMARK Member of the Year, IMARK Group, Inc., 2013
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