Life At Springfield Electric

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At Springfield Electric we are proud of our heritage, our service to our communities, and our people.  We are looking for individuals who share our passion for service excellence and quality commitment. Being a part of the Springfield Electric family means being part of something you can be proud of.    

Leading Distributor

Springfield Electric is a leading distributor for the electrical supply market. We carry over 250 top-quality product lines, and have 20,000 products in stock. We are proud of our strong customer relationships in our industrial, commercial, and construction markets throughout Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and surrounding states. We are consistently ranked among the 60 largest electrical distributors in the country.



Over 80 years of commitment to service without compromise!

We take great pride in our nearly 280 dedicated associates; knowledgeable, experienced, and equipped with the most current technology available to give you quick, informed, and accurate responses. Dedicated to Customers, Committed to Quality is not only our mission, it is the way we promise to conduct business. We know there are many places you can purchase electrical supplies. Simply stated, we intend to be the best supplier in the markets we serve with the products we represent. We know our continued growth only comes by meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations. 

Historical perspective

In 1919, William R. Schnirring, Sr. began his career in the electrical business in Springfield, Illinois. In 1929, Mr. Schnirring acquired sole ownership of this retail outlet for lighting fixtures, electrical contracting, and appliance business and changed the name to Schnirring Electric Company. In January 1932, the focus of the company changed from contracting and retail to electrical distribution. The name was also changed at that time to Springfield Electric Supply Company. Since the 1950’s, the company has had a branch operation and company headquarters occupying the 700 block of North 9th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Several building renovations and expansions have occurred over the years.


Springfield Electric Supply Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Workplace Employer. We accept job applications from qualified individuals without regard to any protected characteristic under local, state, and federal laws. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. We maintain a strong commitment to employees to provide a safe, productive, and drug-free environment. All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. EEO Is the Law