R.W. Mercer Co., a family-owned construction and service company headquartered in Jackson, announced it has acquired the assets of a long-time subcontractor, West Michigan Electrical Systems Inc. in Cedar Springs (north of Grand Rapids).
West Michigan Electrical Systems was founded by owner Brad Kober more than 20 years ago and has served petroleum, industrial, and commercial customers for over 20 years. Kober and his team will be based out of R.W. Mercer’s Grand Rapids-area office in Walker.
They will combine with the existing electrical team at R. W. Mercer to enhance its current capabilities and to expand the company’s ability to self-perform electrical services statewide for customers. Kober will be taking on the position of project manager in the R.W. Mercer Electrical Department.
“West Michigan Electrical Systems has built an excellent reputation, and we welcome their highly skilled electricians. Additionally, their expertise in installing electric vehicle charging stations will further strengthen our ability to support EV transportation infrastructure,” says Andy Mercer, president of R.W. Mercer.
R.W. Mercer has six Michigan locations and one Indiana location. It offers services in three areas: petroleum contracting and service, general contracting, and electrical contracting. It provides services from planning, design, construction and installation, as well as service, monitoring, and maintenance.
“I have worked side-by-side with the team from R. W. Mercer for years and have been impressed with the company’s quality construction and ethics. This partnership is a great opportunity for our employees and brings the best of both companies together to meet the needs of customers,” says Kober.
Mercer continued, “While our teams had worked together a great deal, Brad and I only met recently. We had an instant connection and were able to come to an agreement quickly. Growth by acquisition is an effective strategy for us in the electrical sector, and we will continue to evaluate opportunities to ensure we are able to meet the current and future needs of our customers.”