Don and Ruth Edwards founded Edwards Electrical and Mechanical, Inc. in 1968. The company started out as a small union commercial shop based out of their garage. The business quickly grew and was moved to an old two-story house at the corner of East Street and Terrace in 1970. In 1972 Edwards Electric changed its operation to a merit based shop and six short years later,1978, Edwards electric moved to a 2500 square foot building at the corner of East Street and Merrill. By 1981 this structure became too small and working with a customer at the time. MacDougall and Pierce, 2500 square feet were added to the building. During the 70's and early 80's the annual sales averaged between $750,00.00 and $1,000,000.00. The company name was changed to Edwards Electrical and Refrigeration in 1980 and refrigeration is still a part of our product portfolio. In 1998 FirstEnergy Corporation, a registered public utility holding company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, acquired Edwards Electrical & Mechanical. Today Edwards is still one of the largest electrical & mechanical companies in the Midwest. In 2006 Edwards was purchased by the Management Team and once again became privately and locally owned.