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    Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1907!

    A proud participant of Duke Energy's Mid-Stream Channel

    Greetings from our beautiful location on the banks of the Ohio.
    Our headquarters on the river

    Welcome to the home page of The Johnson Electric Supply Company. We are a wholesale distributor of electrical components and supplies with two locations in Greater Cincinnati. The market we serve consists of contractors, manufacturers and commercial users.

    Our company was founded on June 1, 1907 by Claude W. Johnson, Sr. This early century entrepreneur was ahead of his time. His desire was to create a service oriented, small business friendly company that offered one stop shopping to meet the needs of Cincinnati companies that were discovering the new world of electricity and its usage. Many of the manufacturers he chose to partner with are still our marquee partners today, including Cutler-Hammer, Westinghouse and Appleton. Both Cutler-Hammer and Westinghouse are now brand labels within the Eaton Electrical family of products. These quality brands, along with hundreds of others, allow our company to meet the needs of the marketplace while consistently setting new standards for innovative services.

    Claude W. Johnson, Jr., our founder's son, led the company from 1946 until 1998. "Bud," as he was known to his friends, joined his father in the business in 1937, serving as president from 1946 to 1989, and chairman until his death in 1998. He was a marketing innovator, playing an active role in bringing features such as drive-in windows, on site trade shows, mobile home product demonstrations and customer newsletters to the electrical industry.

    We are now celebrating our 112th anniversary year and our third generation of family ownership and operation. Our mission remains to provide unsurpassed customer service. With two warehouses/counters, over two million dollars of inventory and our staff of dedicated employees, we want you to experience doing business with us.

    Please take a few minutes to browse through our web site. If you want more information or would like to place an order with us, feel free to call our headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, right on the Ohio River. Our Cincinnati phone number is (513) 421-3700, and our toll free number is (800) 447-6506. We're confident we can satisfy your requirements.

    The Johnson Electric Supply Company

    Douglas N. Johnson

    1841 Riverside Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Phone 513.421.3700
    Toll Free 800.447.6506
    Fax 513.421.2469
    Open Mon-Fri
    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Blue Ash Branch
    4564 Cornell Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Phone 513.247.3700
    Fax 513.247.3704
    Open Mon-Fri
    7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Johnson Electric Supply Company is a proud member of these organizations:

    Affiliated Distributors

    National Association of Electrical Distributors

    Industry Data Exchange Association/Industry Data Warehouse
    Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

    Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
    Greater Cincinnati Electrical Association

    The beautiful picture at the top of this page was taken by Cincinnati photographer Miles Wolf in October, 1994 from a hillside just above our headquarters on Riverside Drive.

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