An Electrical Sales Agency Leader Since 1958
Lester Sales Company was founded in 1958 by Ernie Lester. His vision was to offer the premier level of representation for the top electrical manufacturers in the industry. Ernie’s success was due largely to his ability to locate, recruit and hire the best possible sales team who shared his vision of “being the best” and representing “only the best”.
John Scott joined Lester Sales in 2009 and spent three years developing a deeper knowledge of the agency sales business. In 2012, John purchased Lester Sales from the previous owner. John has over twenty years of experience in electrical distribution and holds a master degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. Under his leadership, the company has continued Ernie’s legacy by building their future success on a foundation of strong relationships with employees, manufacturers and customers.
Ernie Lester establishes Lester Sales Company
Lester Sales becomes representative for ADVANCE
Lester Sales becomes representative for HOFFMAN
Lester Sales becomes representative for P&S
Lester Sales becomes representative for Perma-Cote
Arnie Haley joined Lester Sales
John Scott joins Lester Sales as VP
John Scott acquires Lester Sales from the previous owner
Rick Gill joins Lester Sales as VP-Sales and Operations
John Scott launches ARCHER LIGHTING – new lighting agency partnered with Philips
Kevin Wood joins Lester Sales as VP-Sales for the Ohio market
Expansion in Ohio continues adding 6 new lines
Purchased new building at 3233 N. Post Rd