In late 1985, JRL Electric Supply Company opened up its doors and made it’s first purchase and sale working out of our garage in Lakeview Terrace California. We started with $3000,00 and shortly after purchased a beat up old truck. It was very exciting and the founders, Joe and Mary worked side by side ever since.

We have been a Family run Christian Company and still are. We had 3 young children that used to clean circuit breakers for Ice Cream Money. They also collected all of the copper that was received from jobsite purchases. To this very day, JRL is still Family run with two of the children running the company and almost all operations. With a family company, everybody has a stake and feel we have an obligation to try to help with the knowledge we have.

We offer excellent Customer service and have an extensive knowledge of circuit breaker form the 1950’s until present. Being a family run shop, we take pride in what we do and try to let our customers learn what options they have, what dangers there may be with used or reconditioned circuit breakers. Remember Circuit Breakers are important protective devices. We do not do modifications and never have unlike the many company’s that were established before us.

One of my favorite things about our family business is when three generations of our family are here. The children run around playing and want to help. One day they will possibly run the company.

Recently at a family get together, we all chuckled as we remembered when JRL Electric Supply, Inc. started business with $3,000.00, an old beat-up truck and a two-car garage. Today, we are thankful that JRL Electric Supply, Inc. has grown to become a large corporation.

To give you an idea what was happening when we started in 1985

Ronald Reagan was president

The Number 1 Movie was Back to the Future

The San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl

The Kansas City Royals won the World Series

The Number 1 Movie was Back to the Future

The Average price of Gasoline was $1.12

Microsoft 1.0 was released

An ounce of Gold was $327.00

The Number 1 Song starting in 1985 was Like a Virgin

Pee Wee Herman’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure came out

Recently at a family get together, we all chuckled as we remembered when JRL Electric Supply, Inc. started business with $3,000.00, an old beat-up truck and a two-car garage. Today, we are thankful that JRL Electric Supply, Inc. has grown to become a large corporation.
Only in America… God, Family, & Country!