Koehler Electric History

J.W. Koehler Electric, Inc. was founded in 1969 by James W. Koehler. The firm concentrated on residential service work, house wiring and heating and air conditioning control systems. The work consisted of a combination of competitive bid and service contract work.In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the home construction market began to slow down and a decision was made to expand into the industrial market, as this was a familiar area of expertise for Jim Koehler. The estimating staff was expanded in both the commercial and industrial areas and we began building a strong reputation for customer satisfaction and high quality installations. As a result of our aggressive and professional style, we experienced strong growth in the commercial and industrial markets with annual sales around $20 million. Today our client list includes the following customers with whom we share a long-term partnering relationship:

  • Alcoa
  • Iowa Army National Guard
  • Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
  • SSAB / Ipsco Steel
  • John Deere Company
  • United Parcel Service
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Genesis Medical Center
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Exelon Nuclear
  • HyVee Food Stores
  • US Bank Center
  • St. Ambrose University
  • Davenport Community School District
  • Bettendorf Community School District
  • Muscatine Power and Water
  • City of Galesburg
  • Ashford University
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Skip-A-Long Day Care Centers
  • Phoenix Closures
  • YMCA – Quad Cities
  • German American Heritage Center


Koehler Electric serves as an Electrician in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. Koehler Electric prides themselves with their Friendly, On-Time Electricians with NO surprise billing! Koehler Electric has over 40 years of service experience and is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer professional and competitive electrical and communication installations. Any Industrial, Commercial, Residential or Cabling work, come to Koehler Electric! There are a wide range of services available from these Electricians, including, 24 Hour Electrician Service Department, Design-Build Electrical Expertise, Automation & Control Integration, In-house Professional CAD Services & a Full Data/Communication Division. These Electricians are looking ahead to newer technologies, Koehler is well positioned in the “LEED” recognition process as well as understanding the benefits of Wind Generation projects. Koehler Communications (sub-company of Koehler Electric) has invested heavily in certification equipment and tooling to allow us to better serve our customers. Koehler Electric brings an extremely broad range of experience to your plant to meet your needs whenever they may occur. Our employees are trained to work as a team and are experienced electrical professionals. This expertise comes from system evaluation, design, and installation of various types of electrical systems for manufactures. We have a complete line of tools & equipment to serve our customers quickly and efficiently. Residential services include, new homes, apartments, and remodels. Don’t forget to text “Koehler” @ 41513 for monthly specials!