Dickey History

Click below to read more on how “Joe” Dickey Electric has grown throughout its 60-plus year history to become one of the Mahoning Valley’s premier electrical contractors.

Part 1: The Banker Who First Believed in Joe

Part 2: Building a Business the Joe Dickey Way

Part 3: Joe’s Impact in the Community is His Legacy

Our History

“Joe” Dickey Electric is the Mahoning Valley’s foremost electrical contractor and energy solutions provider.

From replacing light bulbs in your home to building a substation for your company’s power plant and everything in between, we’ve built a reputation of being the company that can tackle any job with the highest level of quality and precision.

Since 1957, we’ve continued to challenge ourselves and refine our skill by keeping current with groundbreaking technology and training; a standard that CEO, Joe Dickey Jr. put into practice from the start.

“Dickey Electric consistently strives to improve our services to be the area’s most trusted and cost-effective electrical contractor,” Joe says. “We take pride in the fact that we are ‘Everything Electrical.’”

In addition to our growing local customer base, our wiremen have traveled to clients as far as Puerto Rico and South Korea.

We work closely with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and enjoy a steady stream of talented electricians that come from the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program we helped establish with the union. Our work with the IBEW also allows us to offer lower service rates to our residential customers and helped create many new aspects of the business.

A brief timeline of the company:

1957: “Joe” Dickey Electric opens for business.

1960: Company establishes its first 1,200-square-foot showroom on Woodworth-Springfield Road.

1962: Dickey adds 4,800 square feet of space to its showroom.

1969: Dickey moves from its Woodworth-Springfield showroom to the three-acre site of the former North Lima Lumber at 180 W. South Range Road.

1980: Built additional 3,000-square-foot building on the site and increases staff to 30 electricians, two superintendents and additional office staff.

1993: Joe Dickey’s son, David, takes over as president and chief operating officer. Joe remains CEO.

Today, the company employs up to 250 electricians, has an office staff of 20 professionals and maintains a fleet of more than 50 specialized vehicles. It recently completed a full renovation of its office and warehouse in North Lima, Ohio.

Since 1957, we’ve completed many projects:

1957 to 1961

Fire Repair for Fithian
Sinclair Refineries

1962 to 1967

A&P Grocery Stores
Golden Dawn Grocery Stores

1968 to 1972

East Liverpool WWTP
Toronto WWTP
Wellsville Fire Station
Youngstown Sheet and Tube
Wintersville Township Building

1973 to 1979

Wired the first ever “Robot Locomotive” for use in the Steel Industry
Boardman Fire Station
Mingo Junction WWTP
Chippewa Township WWTP
Struthers WWTP
SOHIO Service Stations

1980 to 1985
Packard Electric – Cortland
Packard Electric – Austintown

1986 to 1991
St. John Villa
Carollton WWTP
Boardman Baseball – Field of Dreams

1992 to 1995
JCPenney – Southern Park Mall
Trumbull County Prison
Mahoning County Justice Center
North Side Hospital
Murphy Marts

1996 to 2000

BOC Gases
Taylor Steel
Vari-Wall Tube
Youngstown State University
SMS Mueller Brass
Giant Eagle – Boardman and Poland
Wal-Mart – Austintown
Extrudex Aluminum

2001 to 2005

Winner Steel
Emergency Department for St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center
Central Power Plant for Salem Community Hospital
East Palestine, South Range, West Branch Schools
Exal Corp
Austintown Library
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Little Tikes Warehouse

2006 to Present
Amusement Park in Na Ju, South Korea
Emergency Feeder Replacement Project for St. Elizabeth Health Center
Surgery Expansion for Salem Community Hospital
Body Shop Expansion for General Motors Lordstown
Electrical Emergency Response for Rieter Automotive (Bloomsburg, PA)
Ardagh Group – New Plant (Conklin, NY)
Ardagh Group – Press Relocation (Puerto Rico)