& Lighting Since 1933
D. Stokes (left) took his dream of business ownership,
combined it with 15 years of knowledge and experience
in the electrical industry, and ventured out on his
own to form Stokes Electric Company in 1933.
Company first opened its doors at 315 North Broadway
in Knoxville, Tennessee with only one employee and one
truck. By 1940, the company, which now employed seven
people and did a quarter of a million dollars worth
of business that year, had outgrown the building and
moved to the corner of Forest and Tenth Street.
In November 1962,
Stokes Electric Company relocated to the current site
of corporate headquarters at 1701 McCalla Avenue in
downtown Knoxville, This site included a lighting showroom,
warehouse, and corporate offices.
Since its origination,
the corporation has experienced tremendous growth in
all areas. Stokes has expanded with several convenient
locations in East Tennessee. The lighting showroom was
transferred to Papermill Drive in West Knoxville in
1984, which also accommodates a city counter, a warehouse
and offices for residential construction and residential
Company currently employs about 100 people and operates
two additional branches - Middle Creek Road in Pigeon
Forge and Stanley Street in Crossville, both have lighting
showrooms and City Counters.
at Stokes provide warehousing and distribution of electrical
and lighting supplies within a 100 mile radius of Knoxville,
Tennessee. With four locations, Stokes invariably fills
the electrical and lighting needs of East Tennessee.
Stokes serves the
following customer markets: Industrial, Automation/Control,
Commercial Construction, Data Communications, Residential
Construction, Heating/Ventilation/Air (HVAC), Residential
and Consumer Lighting, and Energy Management (Certified
EPA Green Light Ally).
The continued commitment
to customer service, high quality products, and competitive
prices has advanced Stokes Electric Company to be East
Tennessee's most complete electrical distributor and