Our History

Approaching 90 years of service in the Milwaukee area, Lemberg is proud of its rich history. 

Scroll through our growth into one of Milwaukee's largest and most trusted employee-owned organizations for quality, collaboration, integrity and technology. We're proud to serve you through one of our five divisions -- electrical service, signs, data communication, energy technology and electrical construction. 

1928

William & Clara Lemberg Found Lemberg Electric

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1930-1940’s

Work On Downtown Buildings

Work on downtown buildings, JC Pennys and Texacos; Residential appliance repair and Insinkerator maintenance comprise large portion of business.

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1952

Ron Maassen

Ron Maassen joins Lemberg as an apprentice in 1952. He later becomes president of Lemberg Electric.

Growing Business

Four service trucks, one boom truck, fifteen journeymen, and five apprentices.

Height of Petroleum Contract Work

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1960s

Commence New Construction Projects

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1962

Joshep Bubacy Joins Lemberg as an Electrician

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1972

William Lemberg Retires

William Lemberg retires and his son Gerald takes over the company.

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1974

Thomas Perra Joins Lemberg as a Controller

1978

Dave Washebek

Dave Washebek joins Lemberg as an apprentice in 1978. He later becomes the president of Lemberg Electric.

Thomas Perra Becomes the Treasurer

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1992

Gerald Lemberg Retires

Gerald Lemberg retires and sells the company to Ronald Maassen, Joseph Bubacy and Thomas Perra - the creation of ESOP.

Beginning of the Sign Division with Shell Oil

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1995 -1997

Harley-Davidson Product Development Center Project

William Chetney of Lemberg Electric Co, Inc. installs copper cables that will carry 480 volts of electricity to a distribution system in Harley-Davidson, Inc.'s product development center being built on W. Capitol Dr. in Wauwatosa. Testing stations well use the power to compile and record performance data.

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2001

$14 Million in Annual Sales, 125 Employees

2008

Entrance Into Photo Voltaic Market with GE Project

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2009

Lemberg Acquires So-Lite Neon Sign Company

So-Lite brought a 75-year history as a quality sign contractor in Milwaukee to Lemberg's already well-established sign division.

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2010

Lemberg Acquires Waukesha Based Good Electric, Inc.

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Design Build Project For ESI

Environmental Systems, Inc.

2011

150 Office/Field Employee’s. $26 Million Annually

2014

Lemberg unveils new brand

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