For 40 years, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has thrived on a mission to provide a higher level of quality, safety, commitment, and value for its customers and employees. Throughout highs and lows of the industry, it is this approach that has kept the company in forward motion. Just like most, Wayne Griffin started his career as an electrical apprentice — but it was the drive to build a successful business that allowed him to incorporate the company in 1978, only two years after launching out of his parents’ home. This July, Griffin Electric celebrates 40 years in business and is proud to have become one of the leading merit shops in New England and the Southeast, achieving the milestone of installing over $4.7 billion of electrical construction through the years.
At the core of its mission is Griffin Electric’s most valuable asset — the nearly 1,500 men and women who tirelessly offer their dedication, skill, and knowledge to help the company earn new business and exceed client expectations. The company stresses the importance of continual education and development, starting with their in-house Apprenticeship Training Program, which is in its 25th year of existence. Federally recognized, state approved, and fully accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the 600-hour related instruction program — plus 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning — encompasses all aspects of electrical theory and applications.
A quality finished project does not happen without the right team in place, and the proficiency and work ethic of the Griffin Electric team across five regions and more than 200 active jobsites, is evident. Headquartered in Holliston, Mass., and with regional offices in Pelham, Ala.; Duluth, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Durham, N.C., the company serves clients in markets ranging from commercial, educational, and municipal to medical, industrial, and retirement/residential.
“The relationships we have built with general contractors and project owners, vendors, and, most importantly, the men and women who work for the Griffin Electric organization, allow us to be successful,” said Griffin, the company founder and president. Griffin believes hiring and maintaining a dedicated workforce is the key to exceeding the expectations of clients, beginning with the original bid of a job, through onsite contributions and final project closeout. Establishing long-lasting relationships with partners through the years has resulted not only in a portfolio of impressive work but in a roster of clients who have chosen to work with Griffin Electric again and again.
“Our commitment and passion to deliver the best results for our clients remains steadfast even after four decades in business,” Griffin adds. “Sticking to the high standards of our motto: ‘Work with the best. Be the best.’ will allow us to continue to raise the bar and take on the challenges of the future.”