Electrical wholesale distributor opens in Palm City
Electrical wholesale distributor City Electric Supply (CES) recently opened in Palm City, Florida, the company’s 116th location in the state. The vision to open a Palm City branch came about 14 years ago. Regional Manager Mike Bertone, who was a district manager at the time, was set to open the location.
“CES originally wanted to open a location in Palm City back in 2008, but we decided to put the opening of the new branch on pause, said Mike. “I originally wanted to hire Al Fusco to run the branch, who is now the district manager over this location. It’s a full circle moment for several of us to see this branch come to life.”
“I’m looking forward to what CES Palm City is going to accomplish in this area,” said North Palm Beach District Manager Al Fusco. “The location is in a new industrial park that’s filling up with other businesses. We got in at the perfect time.”
Less than 10 miles from the nearest CES location and five miles west from where the original branch was supposed to be, CES Palm City sits in a new 6,500-square-foot building. After finishing the buildout several months ago, the showroom has 1,500 square feet of space for customers to shop.
“Our customers have been calling us prior to stopping by, so I’ve gotten to know several of them pretty well already,” Branch Manager Tina Vargas.
Tina has worked in the area for over two decades with a variety of experience in the industry and previously held several positions at other CES locations.
“I started with CES working in outside sales. And I was fortunate enough to be the branch manager at the Wellington location for a while. Our counter salesman is a former contractor. He’s familiar with the industry, the business end of things, and he’s great with customers,” said Tina. “We’re already seeing that we’re going to have customers who work in various parts of the state, so we’re excited to help them all to the best of our abilities.”
Tina and her team at CES Palm City are looking forward to the excitement that comes with helping their customers each day.
“Working in this industry, there is never a dull moment,” said Tina. “The team is excited to meet and support customers. Regardless of what their needs are, we’re here to service them in any way we can.”
City Electric Supply is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1951 by Tom Mackie in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 1983. Today, CES employs more than 3,000 people in over 550 branches across the U.S.
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