Lighting Up Business

 Lighting Up Business

A&S Electric Supply offers professional, knowledgeable advice

When it comes to advice on home improvement projects, it helps to have the ear of an experienced professional. Whether you are a professional contractor working on a commercial or residential project, or just a DIYer upgrading your home, the knowledgeable staff at A&S Electric Supply can offer sage and savvy advice on even the most complex lighting and electrical projects.

Founded in 1969 by Robert Ash and Lawrence Smith, brothers Evan and Kyle Smith now represent the third generation of family ownership, their father Tom becoming sole proprietor of the business in 2001.

“While the majority of our business is with professional contractors buying wholesale on the commercial side of the business, we do have a fully-stocked residential lighting showroom that offers DIYers thousands of products,” says Kyle. “Our staff often helps professional contractors figure out the most complicated and technically difficult projects. We use that expertise to help out our residential clients and DIYers as well.”

The showroom staff at A&S Electric Supply will work with you on selection of the proper products for your home improvement project, helping you find everything you need from the wide variety of electrical parts and supplies it has in stock, including wire, conduit, incandescent lighting, florescent HID and LED lighting, lamps, industrial wiring devices, fuses electric ballasts and the like. Its well-stocked warehouse contains a large selection of quality electrical parts and supplies from a wide range of manufacturers, ranging from lighting units and electrical components to computer needs, including surge protectors and battery back-up.

“And if you’re looking for a part or product that is no longer made, just ask us,” says Kyle. “We’ll do our best to find it for you.

“We offer advice and design consultation on everything from ceiling fans to decorative lighting, under the cabinet lighting and task lighting—the whole nine yards,” adds Kyle. “We offer a lot more personal service from a knowledgeable staff than your ordinary, run-of-the-mill lighting store.”

In addition to its products, it is its knowledge and experience that keep folks coming back, says Kyle. And the A&S Electrical Supply staff has knowledge and experience in spades. 

As president, Tom has over 44 years of industry experience, while longtime employee Roger Musk has over 43 years. The showroom staff has a combined experience of 32 years of experience, while another salesman has been with the company for more 24 years.

“My uncle Pat has been here for over 30 years as well,” says Kyle. “I don’t think we have an employee who has been here less than six years.”

In addition, A&S maintains a database of products and services that helps it create timely and no-cost online quotes. And it provides free delivery inside of the Interstate 275 loop of the Tristate area of Cincinnati, Kentucky and Indiana. And while there may be a few exceptions, A&S can deliver anywhere in the U.S. for next-day delivery service.

If you are looking for as much help as possible, A&S can schedule either virtual or in-house meetings, the latter utilizing all the protocols designed to keep you safe during the pandemic.

“We are still scheduling in-person meetings, helping them with design consultation and selecting the right products,” says Kyle. “My staff will sit down with you and go through your lighting needs room by room.

“We don’t want you to select something that you will only like for a few years. We want you to select something that you will fall in love with for years to come.”