Building A Legacy
Our Timeline to Success
As a local family-owned business, Northern Electric has overcome many challenges and applauded even more milestones since opening its doors in 1992. While we continuously celebrate growth, we are humbled by how far we’ve come.
How it all Began
Tracy and Jim Conard establish Northern Electric, Inc. on August 2, 1992. The first facility was located on University Avenue in Green Bay.
Move to Danz Avenue
Northern Electric outgrows the first location and moves to 314 N. Danz Avenue in Green Bay, home to the current headquarters.
First Facility Expansion
Northern Electric expands facilities on Danz Avenue to accommodate growing project management and estimator teams.
Healthcare Division Opens
Working primarily in the Midwest, Northern Electric begins a healthcare division specializing in surgical lighting and sterilization equipment.
Northern Electric receives the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Award.
On April 10, Northern Electric employees decertify with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. After ending their relationship with the union, 90% of the employees remain employed with Northern Electric and 5% retire shortly after.
Tracy Conard wins the Women’s Business Enterprise Award from the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
Second Facility Expansion
Northern Electric expands estimating and project management offices.
Northern Electric is nominated for the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Cornerstone Award. Tracy and Jim’s son, Dalton Conard, joins the business as an apprentice.
Katelyn Joins the Team
After graduating from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in family business and a minor in entrepreneurship, Tracy and Jim’s oldest daughter, Katelyn Conard-Piontek, joins the staff as director of operations.
Service and Staff Expansions
Northern Electric adds a second location on Brooks Street to be a prefab, maintenance and repair facility. Northern Electric also begins specializing in solar energy.
Youngest Master Electrician
Dalton Conard finishes his schooling as the youngest master electrician in Wisconsin while working full-time at Northern Electric.
Third Location in Door County
Northern Electric opens a third location at 231 Keel Court in Sturgeon Bay. The new office and warehouse allow the company to serve all of Door and Kewaunee Counties.
Lauren Joins the Team
Tracy and Jim’s youngest daughter, Lauren Conard, begins working at Northern Electric as systems administrator after graduating high school.
Healthcare Services Expansion
Northern Electric expands its Healthcare Equipment Installation service to provide storage, logistics and management.
Northern Electric expands Danz Avenue location with additional office space for project managers.
Secure a Bright Future
With experienced leadership, safety as top priority and exciting opportunities to grow, our positive culture helps employees thrive in the office and out in the field.