Huston Electric Embarks on a New Chapter with the Strategic Merger of Cassady Electrical Contractors

April 19 16:45 2024

In a significant development marking a new chapter of electrical service excellence in Indiana, Huston Electric, a renowned leader in the electrical contracting industry, proudly announces its merger with Cassady Electrical Contractors. This alliance, effective April 1, 2024, ushers in a combined legacy of over 145 years of innovation, quality, and dedicated service in the electrical sector.

The mergerestablishes Cassady Electric, LLC, as a dynamic division under Huston’s expanding brand umbrella, signifying an important strategic expansion into the Bloomington area. This move is clear evidence of both companies’ commitment to delivering exceptional electrical solutions and expanding their service reach throughout Indiana.

A Legacy of Excellence and a Future of Innovation

Founded in 1939, Huston Electric has been at the forefront of the electrical contracting industry, celebrating 85 years in operation. The company has diversified its services across various sectors in addition to electrical construction, including solar energy, telecommunications infrastructure, and visual communications, showcasing an unwavering commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction.

Cassady Electrical Contractors, established in 1965, has distinguished itself with specialized expertise in commercial, industrial, and medical construction. The company’s comprehensive service range, from historic renovations to residential and commercial electrical service complements Huston’s portfolio, setting the stage for a diversified service offering.

The Cassady’s and Huston’s share a rich history spanning multiple generations within the electrical industry, collaborating on numerous projects over the years. Matt Huston, President of Huston Electric, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “Our union with Cassady Electrical Contractors is a strategic step forward in our mission to provide unparalleled electrical services and contracting work across Indiana. This merger is not just a blend of two companies but a fusion of shared values, expertise, and a vision for a brighter, more innovative future.”

Strengthening Connections and Expanding Horizons

The merger is more than a business decision; it’s a unification of two family-owned companies with deep roots in Indiana’s electrical industry. The collaboration between Huston and Cassady is built on a foundation of mutual respect, shared heritage, and a commitment to community service. This partnership aims to leverage the combined strengths and resources of both companies to enhance service offerings and meet the evolving needs of clients across a broader geographical area.

Mike Cassady, President of Cassady Electric, reflected on the merger’s significance, noting, “The merger of our two long established, family-owned businesses will strengthen our position in the electrical service market and allow us to provide new services to our valued customers.”

A Vision for the Future

The merged entity is driven by a shared vision of empowering people and powering innovation. This vision guides the strategic goals of the merger, focusing on expanding service offerings, enhancing operational efficiencies, and fostering a continued culture of excellence. By combining resources, Huston and Cassady are better equipped to tackle the challenges of the modern electrical industry and seize new opportunities for growth.

The strategic integration of both companies’ operations and services promises to deliver enhanced value to customers. From advanced technology solutions to sustainable energy projects, the merger enables a broader range of services, ensuring clients receive the best in electrical contracting and service.

“As we reflect on our journey, Huston Electric remains steadfast in our commitment to serving the North Central region of Indiana but over the recent years, we’ve pursued expansion, reaching beyond our original borders to extend our services southward from Indianapolis. With the merger with Cassady Electric, we embrace a natural and strategic evolution, enabling us to fortify our position as a leader in the electrical industry here in Indiana.” – Jon Huston, CEO

Employee and Culture Integration

When asked about integrating the culture of Huston Electric and Cassady Electrical Contractors, Matt Boor, Chief People Officer and one of the owners of Huston replied:

“Huston is committed to preserving and enhancing the unique identities of both companies while fostering a cohesive and unified environment. Central to our approach is the alignment of values, as we believe that shared principles serve as the cornerstone for successful integration. Drawing from Huston’s strong company culture, rooted in our core values of Safety First, Own it, Embrace Relationships, Serve Always, and Lead by Example, we plan to instill these principles throughout the newly integrated entity. Furthermore, both Huston and Cassady share the distinction of being family-owned businesses with a proud legacy of delivering quality workmanship and demonstrating unwavering dedication to our communities. This shared ethos serves as a strong foundation for cultural integration, as we unite around common values of hard work, integrity, and commitment to serving our communities with our electrical expertise.”

Commitment to Community and Excellence

As Huston Electric and Cassady Electrical Contractors move forward together, they remain dedicated to their foundational values their companies were built on. This merger is a pledge to continue providing high-quality, innovative electrical solutions while strengthening the bond with the communities they serve.

Jon Huston, CEO of Huston Electric, encapsulated the spirit of the merger, saying, “Our journey has always been about more than just business growth; it’s about building lasting relationships and making a positive difference in the communities we serve. As we embark on this new chapter, we remain committed to these principles, ensuring a future where innovation, quality, and community service are at the heart of everything we do.”

The merger of Huston Electric and Cassady Electrical Contractors is not just a significant moment in the history of these two companies but a milestone for the electrical services industry in Indiana. As they unite under a shared vision and commitment to excellence, the future looks brighter than ever for Huston, Cassady, and the communities they serve.

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