Joe Dickey Electric

A trusted electrical contractor since 1957

Our Company:

Our History

Joe Dickey IV, Joe Dickey III, Joe Dickey, Jr. and Dave DickeyFirst Dickey VanDickey Electric wired the first Robot Locomotive

“Joe” Dickey Electric is the Mahoning Valley’s foremost electrical contractor and energy solutions provider.

From replacing light bulbs in your home to building a substation for your company’s power plant and everything in between, we’ve built a reputation of being the company that can tackle any job with the highest level of quality and precision.

Since 1957, we’ve continued to challenge ourselves and refine our skill by keeping current with groundbreaking technology and training; a standard that CEO, Joe Dickey Jr. put into practice from the start.

“Dickey Electric consistently strives to improve our services to be the area’s most trusted and cost-effective electrical contractor,” Joe says. “We take pride in the fact that we are ‘Everything Electrical.’”

In addition to our growing local customer base, our wiremen have traveled to clients as far as Puerto Rico and South Korea.

We work closely with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and enjoy a steady stream of talented electricians that come from the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program we helped establish with the union. Our work with the IBEW also allows us to offer lower service rates to our residential customers and helped create many new aspects of the business.

A brief timeline of the company:

1957: “Joe” Dickey Electric opens for business.

1960: Company establishes its first 1,200-square-foot showroom on Woodworth-Springfield Road.

1962: Dickey adds 4,800 square feet of space to its showroom.

1969: Dickey moves from its Woodworth-Springfield showroom to the three-acre site of the former North Lima Lumber at 180 W. South Range Road.

1980: Built additional 3,000-square-foot building on the site and increases staff to 30 electricians, two superintendents and additional office staff.

1993: Joe Dickey’s son, David, takes over as president and chief operating officer. Joe remains CEO.

Today, the company employs up to 250 electricians, has an office staff of 20 professionals and maintains a fleet of more than 50 specialized vehicles. It recently completed a full renovation of its office and warehouse in North Lima, Ohio.

Since 1957, we've completed many projects:

1957 to 1961
  • Fire Repair for Fithian
  • Insul
  • Sinclair Refineries
1962 to 1967
  • A&P Grocery Stores
  • Golden Dawn Grocery Stores
1968 to 1972
  • East Liverpool WWTP
  • Toronto WWTP
  • Wellsville Fire Station
  • Youngstown Sheet and Tube
  • Wintersville Township Building
1973 to 1979
  • Wired the first ever “Robot Locomotive” for use in the Steel Industry
  • Boardman Fire Station
  • Mingo Junction WWTP
  • Chippewa Township WWTP
  • Struthers WWTP
  • SOHIO Service Stations
  • Compco
1980 to 1985
  • Packard Electric – Cortland
  • Packard Electric – Austintown
  • Texaco
1986 to 1991
  • St. John Villa
  • Carollton WWTP
  • RMI
  • LTV
  • Boardman Baseball – Field of Dreams
1992 to 1995
  • WCI
  • JCPenney – Southern Park Mall
  • Trumbull County Prison
  • Mahoning County Justice Center
  • North Side Hospital
  • Murphy Marts
  • Ames
1996 to 2000
  • BOC Gases
  • Taylor Steel
  • CSC
  • Vari-Wall Tube
  • Youngstown State University
  • SMS Mueller Brass
  • Giant Eagle – Boardman and Poland
  • Wal-Mart – Austintown
  • Extrudex Aluminum
2001 to 2005
  • Winner Steel
  • Emergency Department for St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center
  • Central Power Plant for Salem Community Hospital
  • East Palestine, South Range, West Branch Schools
  • Exal Corp
  • Austintown Library
  • Fellows Riverside Gardens
  • Little Tikes Warehouse
2006 to Present
  • Amusement Park in Na Ju, South Korea
  • Emergency Feeder Replacement Project for St. Elizabeth Health Center
  • Surgery Expansion for Salem Community Hospital
  • Body Shop Expansion for General Motors Lordstown
  • Electrical Emergency Response for Rieter Automotive (Bloomsburg, PA)
  • Ardagh Group – New Plant (Conklin, NY)
  • Ardagh Group – Press Relocation (Puerto Rico)