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These Are the Divisions
of Border States

Meet the Divisions of Border States

Our company, Border States, began in 1952 as Thompson-Stolee Company, Inc. Since then, we’ve grown organically and through mergers and acquisitions with exceptional companies.

These connections have helped us become the company we are today: Border States. We’ve built a solid foundation to provide quality products, services and solutions. The goal is clear: Provide supply chain solutions for electrical contractors; industrial operations; and power, natural gas and telco utilities.

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, a division of Border States

Shealy has 17 branches in North and South Carolina, and it became a division of Border States in August 2016.

North Carolina

  • Charlotte
  • Clinton
  • Concord
  • Dunn
  • Gastonia
  • Kernersville
  • Monroe
  • Mooresville
  • Raleigh

South Carolina

  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Florence
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Ladson
  • North Augusta
  • Sumter

Western Extralite, a Division of Border States

Western Extralite has 19 branches throughout Kansas and Missouri, and it became a division of Border States in October 2014.


  • El Dorado
  • Hays
  • Lawrence
  • Lenexa
  • Manhattan
  • Newton
  • Salina
  • Topeka


  • Kansas City
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Liberty
  • Sedalia
  • Springfield
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis
  • South County
  • Warrensburg

Electrical Wholesale Supply, a Division of Border States

Electrical Wholesale Supply has eight branches throughout Utah, and it became a division of Border States in September 2013.

  • Heber
  • Layton
  • Logan
  • Orem
  • Park City
  • Salt Lake City
  • Springville
  • St. George

Additional Mergers & Acquisitions

We have a history of growth through mergers and acquisitions. These connections helped us gain industry knowledge, grow our product expertise and fulfill our customers’ needs.

Our company has become a source of incredibly talented people and great companies. These companies no longer operate under these names—they do business as Border States.




Harris Electric


Minnesota Electric Supply


Nunn Electric Supply
Texas and New Mexico


Bates & Associates

Miller Electric


Electro Service Center


Gorman-Bruce Electric Supply

Gorman de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Juarez, Mexico

Gorman de Chihuahua, S.A. de C.V.
Chihuahua, Mexico


Michigan and Wisconsin


J.E. Redmond Supply


Sterling Electric Supply


Korber Electric Supply
New Mexico


Heritage Electric Supply


Northwest Electric Supply
North Dakota

Excellence Connects with Divisions of Border States

For more than 60 years, we've delivered innovative products and supply chain solutions to the construction, industrial and utility industries. And the core values from our very beginning have always stayed the same: We make customers our primary focus.

Our solutions and services—rooted in deep expertise and industry diversity—make us a powerful supply chain partner for businesses across a broad, growing customer base. Are you ready to partner with an industry leader and start delivering more revenue to your bottom line?

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