Company History

A Humble Beginning

Andy and Tom Volpenhein joined their complimentary talents and backgrounds to establish Volpenhein Brothers Electric, Inc. in December of 1987 and became officially incorporated in January of 1988.  The purpose behind their venture was to combine the 16 years of consulting engineering and design experience of Tom with the 14 years of electrical construction experience of Andy to fill a need in the growing Design-Build construction market.  With one van, one helper, a small office, and a big confidence in the value of the Design-Build method of construction, they began providing services to such companies as Sun Chemical, Cincom Systems, and Pierre Foods.  With whom they still maintain great relationships. 

Growth was controlled, but steady through the years, allowing biblical principles of good stewardship as a guide to financial stability.  We presently have 90 full time employees and continue to grow.  Our strength has been our ability to attract like-minded, hard working people who understand that providing the best value for the end user is our best assurance of continued success.

We work in the industrial, commercial, and healthcare sectors which provides us with a good balance and great confidence that no project is beyond our capabilities.  A good measure of our success is that we continue to service our first customers and have grown by adding many satisfied customers to our client list along the way. By nature of our Design-Build capabilities, many of our larger projects involve developers with whom we have gained a strong reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and creative design.  We consider it another measure of means that we are not now or have ever been involved in any performance litigation or arbitration since the founding of the company.