Celebrating Over 60 Years of Service

 

An Electrical Sales Agency Leader Since 1958

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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.

Timeline:

1958

Ernie Lester establishes Lester Sales Company

1961

Lester Sales becomes representative for ADVANCE

1970

Lester Sales becomes representative for HOFFMAN

1982

Lester Sales becomes representative for P&S

1986

Lester Sales becomes representative for Perma-Cote

1988

Arnie Haley joined Lester Sales

2009

John Scott joins Lester Sales as VP

2012

John Scott acquires Lester Sales from the previous owner

2013

Rick Gill joins Lester Sales as VP-Sales and Operations

2013

John Scott launches ARCHER LIGHTING – new lighting agency partnered with Philips

2015

Kevin Wood joins Lester Sales as VP-Sales for the Ohio market

2017

Expansion in Ohio continues adding 6 new lines

2018

Purchased new building at 3233 N. Post Rd