Lee DeRose

YESCO Electrical Supply, Inc.

Lee DeRose started YESCO Electrical Supply, 1142 Meridian Road in Youngstown, in 1986.

He began his career as a radiator repair mechanic. Hard-working and inventive, he would stay after hours to fix issues that were not easily solved by other technicians. His resourceful and positive attitude made solutions to problems come naturally to him, allowing him to build custom tools and mechanisms to circumvent failure.

After working in a garage for a period of time, he graduated to industrial refrigeration repairs, which required more technical expertise. Still in his early 20’s, packed with knowledge of energy management and electricity, he found himself working through apprentices to then become an electrician working at General Motors in Lordstown.

It was from this vantage point that DeRose saw a rare opportunity to take advantage of the world of distribution. The electricians needed not only product but also quality service to match. With a deep understanding of supply-and-demand cycles, his knowledge of the industry’s market and with a “whatever-it-takes” attitude, YESCO was established.

Company Profile: YESCO Electrical Supply, Inc.

YESCO Electrical Supply Inc. is a multi-branch/multi-state company locally owned and operated established in 1986.

Lee DeRose opened his first location in a small building in Youngstown, Ohio, to serve the growing number of electrical jobs throughout the area by representing manufacturers of electrical supplies. YESCO serves customers in a variety of segments, from government, industrial, institutional, commercial, residential and contractors to security and computer industries.

The company currently stocks and resells more than 165,000 products from over 400 manufacturers of electrical components, devices and accessories. Product families cover:

• Conduit and ducts
• Boxes and enclosures
• Control automation
• Data, video and audio
• Fasteners
• Signaling and Security
• Power distribution
• Lamps and ballasts
• Lighting and control
• Solar and Clean Energy
• Tools
• Wire and Wiring Devices

YESCO has grown to 60 employees, maintaining more than 75,000 square feet of location space and serving more than 6,000 customers. YESCO also has a professional quotation department managing multimillion dollar projects all over the United States.

With a knowledgeable sales staff, quality engineered products and a vision of the bigger picture YESCO is able to offer a unique experience and stay competitive in a growing market. To do this YESCO offers a comprehensive set of services that are designed to save the contractor and customer time and money using our technology, training and logistics. This ensures our customers receive dependable quality service each and every transaction.

Company services :

• Detailed cost estimating based on recent, relevant project cost data
• Project program review and validation against the project budget
• Constructability reviews and recommendations
• Coordination of design and planning activities
• Assist the Owner in obtaining all governmental reviews and approvals
• Administration of the contractor procurement process
• Qualification and recommendation of subcontractors
• Negotiate, prepare and administer the project estimating process
• Prepare and distribute documentation of all project related meetings
• Assist with the selection and procurement of specialized consultant’s
• Assist the Owner with occupancy planning and scheduling

Company locations:

• Youngstown
1142 N. Meridian Road
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
330 747 8593

• Columbiana
44612 OH-14
Columbiana, Ohio 44408
330 482 8593

• New Castle
218 Old Youngstown Road
New Castle, Pa. 16101
724 656 0911

• New Brighton
2230 Third Ave.
New Brighton, Pa. 15066
724 847 2820

• Pittsburgh (coming mid 2017)
1240 Western Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233
412 235 75