History of Gilman Electric
Goodwin “Goody” Gilman established Gilman Electrical Supply in Newport Maine back in 1961 and still manages our 23 locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Goody sold his company to another family owned business in 1985. This company owned by the Colburn family was established in California back in the 1950’s and officially rebranded Consolidated Electrical Distributors in 1964. CED allows all of our locations to operate under the CED name or the name of the company that originally owned it before selling to CED. Gilman Electric currently has 10 locations in Maine.
- Sebasticook Valley chamber of Commerce business of the year 2011
- Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner of the year 2010
- Efficiency Maine Supplier of the year 2012
- Goody Gilman was Anah Temple Potentate 1995
- Gilman Electrical Supply was recognized by the Newcomen Society of the United States October 2, 1998
Gilman – Medway and Presque Isle
The Northern most Gilman Electric locations in Medway and Presque Isle operate as a combined location to service the electrical needs of everyone North of Bangor. We opened a location in Millinocket in 1988 which moved to Medway in 2006. The Medway location opened a sister location in Presque Isle in 2013.
We are proud of our 28 year involvement with the communities of Northern Maine. We have survived many changes that have driven others to leave the Katahdin Region and we will continue to be a good citizen doing business throughout Northern Maine for many years to come.
From general electrical home improvements and repairs, to hard-to-find parts, Gilman Electric has staff that is trained to help you select the best products for your project. Gilman is one of over 600 locations nationwide and local ownership allows each local store to stock what’s best for their market. Gilman uses their national buying power to give local customers the very best prices possible, while supplying contractor grade products. With free local delivery, expert support and service, and an extensive selection, Gilman makes sense for your budget.
- Free local delivery
- Excellent prices
- Expert staff
- Free consultation
- Onsite project consultation
- Extensive selection
- Personalized Service
Gilman has an extensive listing of licensed and insured electricians, plumbing and heating professionals, HVAC technicians, appliance repair technicians and other trades professionals.
Many local customers and businesses have been pleasantly surprised when they learn that items such as batteries are cheaper here at their local Gilman outlet than they are in the “Big Box Stores”. We use our national buying power to give our local customers the very best prices possible, while supplying contractor grade products.
Beyond the simple, everyday items, Gilman’s is a great resource for you to come have a brainstorming session to discuss how many different ways there is to solve an electrical issue that you are trying to resolve. We are in constant contact with the leading manufacturers in the electrical world and have an extremely well trained staff that will take the time to help you find the best solution possible, while attempting to work within your budget.
Another service that we have at your disposal is a personal visit by one of our trained sales professionals to take a look at the project that you are trying to complete. Given proper notice, we will have someone stop by with catalogs and samples to assist you with product selection.
We will deliver products to you anywhere within our service area free of charge with our fleet of vehicles with proper notice. Even if you are outside of our normal trading area, we have great national discounts with all the normal LTL carriers, UPS, Fed Ex ground etc. We will ship anywhere that you need us to.