Company of the Month: Wayne J. Griffin Electric celebrates 40 years as a leading Merit Shop

July 27, 2018 - Spotlights





Holliston, MA This July, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrates 40 years of successful business in the electrical contracting industry. And while the company takes great pride in this achievement, building a name as a leader did not happen overnight. The industry has experienced many highs and lows through the years, but Griffin Electric’s commitment to building an experienced and knowledgeable team to provide “a higher level of quality, safety, commitment and value for our customers and employees” has always remained the same. 

This focused approach has kept the organization in a position to stay ahead of changes that have shaped the industry, and began with Wayne Griffin’s determination early in his career as an electrician to make an impact on the industry and build a successful business. With hard work, persistence and understanding the importance of delivering results, the company was incorporated in July of 1978, only two years after it was started. Reaching the milestone of 40 years as one of the leading merit shops in New England and the Southeast, and having installed over $4.7 billion of electrical construction, is an achievement that could not have been imagined at the outset, but is one that the Griffin team has worked hard for. 

At the core of its success is Griffin Electric’s most valuable asset – the nearly 1,500 men and women who tirelessly offer their dedication, skill and knowledge to help the company earn new business and exceed client expectations. Since the start of the company, it has been the expertise and competence of these individuals that has allowed Griffin Electric to maintain the highest standards and given the company the opportunity to earn work on a wide range of projects. As they bid on new projects, or have clients who request to work with them again, it is a source of pride to know that the reputation of the Griffin team as highly regarded professionals allow their friends in the industry to recommend them with confidence. 

In order to stay ahead of the curve, the company stresses the importance of continual education, growth, and development, starting with their in-house Apprenticeship Training Program, which is in its 25th year of existence. The program strives to reinforce the values and relationships which drive the company’s mission and success. Offered at no cost to participants, the program is federally recognized, state approved and fully accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students are exposed to 600-hours of classroom instruction—plus 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning—encompassing all aspects of electrical theory and applications. 

A quality finished project does not happen without the right team in place, and the proficiency and work ethic of the Griffin Electric team across five regions and more than 200 active jobsites, is evident. Headquartered in Holliston, Mass. and with regional offices in Pelham, Ala.; Duluth, Ga.; Charlotte and Durham, N.C., the company serves clients in markets ranging from commercial, educational and municipal to medical, industrial and retirement/residential.

“The relationships we have built with general contractors and project owners, vendors, and most importantly, the men and women who work for the Griffin Electric organization allows us to be successful,” said Griffin, the company founder and president. Griffin believes hiring and maintaining a dedicated workforce is the key to exceeding the expectations of clients, beginning with the original bid of a job, through on-site contributions and final project closeout. Establishing long-lasting relationships with partners through the years has resulted not only in a portfolio of impressive work, but in a roster of clients who have chosen to work with Griffin Electric again and again.

“Our commitment and passion to deliver the best results for our clients remains steadfast even after four decades in business,” Griffin said. “Sticking to the high standards of our motto:  ‘Work with the Best. Be the Best.’ will allow us to continue to raise the bar and take on the challenges of the future.” 


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