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Huston Electric

Project Highlights:
Huston was the successful contractor for the electrical portion of the "The Hub" West
Lafayette, IN project which is a 289 unit apartment complex with a total of 599 student
beds. Our Pre-Fab team has been busy wiring panels, wiring devices, cutting MC cable,
and building prefab assemblies for weeks now. We are on the 8th floor of 10 total floors
with our panel assemblies and working to finish the 5th floor of our branch power
devices. The project is currently only beginning the 4th floor walls, which puts Huston
several weeks ahead of schedule! This project is one of many design/build apartment
projects that Huston has been part of over the last several years. Meeting this projects
deadline is key to the projects success, Huston's use of prefab will help maintain this
aggressive project schedule.

Construction project schedules are getting tighter and tighter, but yet the buildings electrical systems are getting more complex. The answer to meet these schedule dates is to utilize Huston Electric for our prefabrication capabilities. Huston has been perfecting the prefabrication means and methods for 6 years now, and improving our process from start to finish to meet each jobs requirements.

Huston has assisted in maintaining the rigorous project schedules while still providing a top notch quality electrical installation. We have also been able to maintain safer projects and help keep electricians safe with the use of prefab. No matter the schedule constraints Huston Electric still believes that safety and quality are the #1 priority.

Could your construction project benefit from having Huston Electric Prefabrication?
Huston is here to help! It takes great design efforts and knowledge to provide such
a great installation. All the way from electrical design, fabrication, installation and
finish; Huston is the answer! Call us if you are ready to begin planning your construction

No job is to big nor to small for Huston Electric. Apartments, mulit-family, K-12, higher
education, commercial and industrial. Huston has physical locations in Kokomo,
Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions
specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation,
telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.














Employee Recognition Dinner

We are proud to say that we just had our First Annual Employee Recognition Dinner, to celebrate the amazing people that we are fortunate to have work for us here at Huston.  We spent an evening out having dinner, giving out awards, and spending time with one another.

Huston’s Electrical Service Division recently had the opportunity to assist in retrofitting the interior lighting at the Montgomery Aviation / Indy Executive Airport in Zionsville, IN.  We worked closely with Sean White, General Manager, in finding the appropriate LED fixture for the airplane hangars.

Pete Septoski evaluated the different LED lighting options and decided on the RAB Rail225 high bay fixture.  The new LED fixtures replaced existing 400 watt HID high bay fixtures.

For the 6th year in a row Huston Electric, Inc. is proud to accept the Journal & Courier’s Reader’s Choice Award for the category “Best Electrician”.
We are so proud of our amazing staff who have made this possible, and for the community who has embraced us for so long.

Kokomo Event Center

Huston’s Electrical Service Division recently provided an LED retro-fit at the Kokomo Event Center
and the stats on cost savings are incredible!  They are saving 170-watts per fixture, increasing the
life expectancy of each fixture by 82,000 hours, and received a $238 rebate per fixture from
Duke Energy.  For a complete breakdown please see below.

Rieth-Riley is an industry leader in asphalt and concrete paving, site preparation and excavation, bridge construction, and underground utility installation . Because they supply asphalt to a huge area, there is constant traffic through the plant at all hours of day and night. They simply don’t have time for inefficient exterior safety lighting, so they called Huston Electric for a much-needed upgrade.

Huston Electric recently upgraded the lighting in Milestone’s Lafayette location. Their 12 existing 1100 watt metal halide fixtures were inefficient and expensive to operate, costing them over $5,000 a year! We installed new 400 watt Cooper Lighting HBLED fixtures, for a utility cash rebate of over $1,000. The energy savings for these new fixtures will be over $3,000 a year, not to mention maintenance savings of $1,500 since they will never have to change a lamp.

Onmi Forge’s old-fashioned 440 watt high pressure sodium lights kept their plant dull and yellowed, so they reached out to Huston Electric for a lighting upgrade. Inefficient lighting inflates energy costs and can have a negative impact on employee safety and morale.  Huston Electric recommended switching their lighting over to LED, which can cut energy costs in half, and can improve morale, safety and the overall workspace atmosphere.

To accommodate Omni Forge’s production schedule, the Huston Electric crew worked second shift, reducing any employee safety issues or down time. They got to work right away, first removing all 75 of the 440 watt fixtures and disposing of them in an environmentally safe way. Huston Electric then furnished and installed 75 brand-new 183 watt, energy efficient LED Lithonia light fixtures in the nonproduction 277 volt area.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_team_20151113-170200_1.jpgOn November 13, 2015 the Journal & Courier listed Huston Electric, Inc. as the winner of the2015 Reader’s Choice Award for the category “Best Electrician”.  We are so thankful to have received this award for the last 5 years, since “Best Electrician” has been a category.

We were founded in 1939 by Donald and Julia Huston.  They worked out of a small office and barn located on Markland Ave. in Kokomo, Indiana.  Don got his start doing small electrical work while Julia prepared and delivered the billings after a day of teaching school.  At the start of WWII, Don had some copper wire on hand.  This was an integral part of being able to do electrical work as copper wire was rationed for the war, but because he had stock he could replace it as he used it.  In the early 70’s his son, David Huston, took over and ran the company as President & CEO before he passed away in 1997.  It was around this time that Huston opened an office in Lafayette.  Jon and Jason Huston currently manage our Lafayette location and are highly involved in the local community.  In recent years we have expanded by opening a YESCO Franchise, and office in Westfield, and a large format printing division in Lafayette – Eight38 Graphics.

Our roots are firmly planted in electrical contracting, but over the years Huston has expanded to offer our customers
a wide variety of services.  We have divisions in generators and compressors, telecommunications, signs and services, Control4 home and business automation and SMART interactive displays.  Our customers appreciate that we are able to help them with so many of their home and business needs, while having employees that are knowledgeable in
their specific division to ensure that the customer is getting the best service we can provide.

We owe our success to our hardworking employees and our phenomenal customer base.  Our employees have engaged themselves in the community and have had the opportunity to really become a part of this amazing area.  This community has embraced us and allowed us every opportunity to grow and serve and we
couldn’t be more grateful!

b2ap3_thumbnail_mainstreet_fab_20150722-192543_1.jpgThe Main Street assisted living center project in Lafayette was awarded to
Huston Electric in mid-April of 2014. Once the drawings were received by
Huston Electric, Prefab shop manager Brady McKinney and Prefab shop
foreman Rob Melin instantly saw the opportunity to use the Prefab shop to
help with the coordination, planning, and budgeting of this project. They then
sat down with project foreman Ken Rayman to discuss the plan of attack, and
the steps needed to prefab all the necessary material needed for the individual
rooms and hallways. After the plan was in place work began immediately to
ensure the project stayed on schedule. The Prefab shop was in charge of
assembling all the devices needed for the rooms and hallways, as well as
the low voltage data, cutting smurf tube for the low voltage boxes, cutting
over 30,000 feet of MC Cable for homeruns, device wiring, and assembling
homerun terminal boxes. When all necessary material was assembled for a
room, it was placed into a bin labeled with the room’s number along with the
room’s drawing and was deemed ready to be shipped. These bins were then
delivered to the job site and ready to be installed in their respected rooms.
This process ensured that the room installations went smooth and were done
in the most efficient way possible. The job plans to be completed in
the winter of 2014.

Huston Electric is a full service electrical contractor that offers 24 hour emergency service, preventative maintenance, design, build, and lighting service, systems operations, professional engineering, maintenance and troubleshooting analysis, commercial and industrial service, high voltage testing and installation, structured wiring, infrared thermography, LED lighting retrofit analysis, Consultation, prefabrication services, and site maintenance management.

Huston Signs provides and installs electronic message centers, channel letters,
architectural letters, monument signs, pylon signs, neon signs and blade signs.
Huston has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette, Lebanon and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting, electrical service, Design/Build, home and business automation, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors. To learn more about Huston/ Eight38 graphics, please visit us and