Posts By: Matt Bergmann

LEC Utilizes Creative Solutions for Supply Chain Issues

It should come as no surprise that supply chain is hitting the construction industry and electrical contractors like Laketown Electric Corporation hard.

A few things that you may not know, is what specific items are becoming more troublesome to get in a realistic timeframe. Many of these items require thoughtful planning ahead, and for general contractors and owners, it is in your best interest to consider releasing many large leadtime electrical items just like you would look to do the same for structural steel, precast, etc.

Currently, it will take one year to get a 320 amp meter socket. We can get a 400 amp CT cabinet instead.

Generators are currently taking in excess of a year when looking at sizes over 125KW.

Switchgear from the large manufacturers such as Siemens, Eaton, Square D, GE, etc MDP’s in excess of 800 amps can run from 30-60 weeks. We can evaluate other companies to expedite and or make custom gear.

We have significant warehousing capabilities and intuitive ways to deliver for your vision despite these challenges. Let us know how we can get to work for you!


LEC Continues to Grow Relationship with Knutson Construction

LEC Provides Commercial and Industrial Service with a Smile from St. Cloud to Northern Iowa!

Laketown Electric Corporation is often seen in the industry as a company that primarily takes on large-scale $1M+ electrical projects.

No small job is beneath our team. We perform 24 hour service and maintenance to nearly 1,000 commercial and industrial customers from St. Cloud, MN to Northern Iowa. Service, maintenance and special projects represent over 20% of our annual sales.

Organizations that rely on Laketown Electric Corporation‘s service department include manufacturers, food processing plants, educational facilities, property managers, HVAC companies, mining operations, hospitality facilities and so much more.

If you are unsatisfied with the lack of response or service from your current electrical contractor, reach out to us! We would be happy to visit with you face to face, learn about each other’s organizations and see if we can help your facility to run smoother and more efficiently.


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LEC’s Longest Tenured Employee Shares His Story

Eric Roepke has been with Laketown Electric Corporation since 1989 and is LEC’s longest tenured employee. CEO Matt Bergmann has known Eric since he was seven years old. He was just as important to the company’s success then as he is now. At one point in 2008, we were down to three employees including Eric. Today we are 135+ strong.
Eric’s traits and attitude exemplify what we strive for at LEC. He is conscientious, a teacher, an excellent communicator, and our customers absolutely love him.
Why do our customers love employees like Eric and the rest of our service leaders? His experience in being able to dissect and troubleshoot issues as well as conceptualize the most efficient way to do things in commercial and industrial environments is unparalleled.
Our leaders like Eric and our many other long-term, lifelong employees deserve all of the credit for being the backbone of our collective successes.
Our service department is always growing thanks to the referrals of happy clients. If you know anyone that would be a great match for this division, contact me directly!


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LEC’s Capabilities Shine on $7M & $9M Electrical Projects

Large projects, like the 200,000 SF John Glenn Middle School project require contractors with lots of horsepower like Laketown Electric Corporation.

This nearly $7M electrical contract includes the remodel of the entire existing school, plus 24 new classrooms and a state of the art pool. We are nearing the end on this 30,000 hour job with Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

Our next challenge for this district is the nearly $9M electrical contract for Tartan High School.

If you are looking for a new face in the large electrical market, we are your team. With a single project bonding capacity of $20M+, and top 10 in statewide revenues among three markets – Twin Cities, Rochester and Mankato – we have the resources to exceed your expectations.


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