About Independent Electric Supply


Our Vision Statement:

To be the premier independent electrical distributor in America, by providing our valued customers with quality products, services and business solutions, our vendor business partners with enhanced market growth, our employees with rewarding career opportunities.

Our Value Statement:

We, the employees of Independent Electric are guided by the following values: We act with integrity in all we do. We are personally accountable for the highest standards of behavior, honesty and character in all aspects of our business. We will consistently treat our customer and company resources with the respect they deserve.

Doug Walo

Doug Walo, President

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric Supply operates 17 electrical supply branches in the North California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast  and one in Tempe, Arizona.

Independent Electric Supply also operates two specialty divisions—Independent Power Systems  in Sacramento, Westminster, and San Diego, California; and Independent Utility Supply in West Sacramento and Tracy, California.

Employing more than 500 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric Supply ranks 19th in the United States with nearly $450 million in sales, according to Electrical Wholesaling Magazine.

In August 2011, Independent Electric Supply was acquired by Sonepar USA, a division of the privately held Sonepar Group.