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History

History

The Story of Dominion

1940

With just one employee, one truck, and a small storefront at 4754 Lee Highway, Meyer H. Sharlin started selling electrical supplies to contractors and homeowners in the Washington, D.C. area.

A group of men standing around a table
A group of men standing together

1947

In 1947, Dominion Electric moved to 5053 Lee Highway, Arlington, its current headquarters, which at that time was about one-third the size of the current building.

1957

The year 1957 was one of growth for Dominion. A new location was opened at 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC, and the main location in Arlington underwent its second remodel.

A brick building with a truck parked outside
A person standing at a podium

1986

By the mid-1980s, business was in full swing. Warehouse staff was working through the night to get orders packed for the next day's delivery. It was time to expand. Meyer and Richard Sharlin found a tract of land near Dulles airport and built a new distribution center and showroom. A new 25,000 sq ft. space is opened in Chantilly, VA. Assumed to be too big at the time, Dominion grew into the space within 18 months.

1993

In 1993, Dominion purchased the assets of US Electric Supply and moved into the space in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Dominion Electric Supply Company
Dominion Electric Supply Site

1997

Expansion in the market continues with the acquisition of Leesburg Lighting which moves Dominion Electric into the western suburbs.

2012

In 2012, Dominion purchased the YES Electric in Alexandria, continuing to expand our footprint. 

A group of men cutting a ribbon
Dominion Electric Supply CO.

2017

Stephen Krooth assumes the role of CEO and corporate headquarters expand to 5015 Langston Blvd.

2021

In 2021, a major renovation of the Arlington showroom was completed to coincide with the launch of the new Dominion Lighting brand. 

A room with different lightings
Dominion Electric Supply Company, Inc.

2022

In 2022, the Twin Springs/Baltimore South location moved to a new 125,000-square-foot distribution center and supply counter in Curtis Bay, MD.

2023

In 2023, The Chantilly showroom underwent a major renovation to align with Dominion Lighting.

A room with chandeliers
Dominion Electric Corporate hallway image

Today

Dominion consists of 300+ Employees, 50+ delivery vehicles, 700+ manufacturers, 10 counter locations, 2 Distribution Centers: Chantilly, VA (85,000 sq ft) & Curtis Bay, MD (125,000 sq ft), 2 Dominion Lighting showrooms: Arlington, Chantilly, 18,000+ individual inventory items. The Sharlin family also owns a sister company, Dominion Electric Supply Company of Washington, LLC which operates in the DC market. But our greatest strength is and always has been our people who have adapted and evolved with the marketplace, the needs of our customers, and the trends shaping our industry. Dominion employs about 300 people, some of whom are second- and even third-generation employees. Some of our staff have been here for as long as for 50 years. Their dedication, knowledge, experience, and commitment to learning and growing is why Dominion has been around for 80 years, and will be around for 80 more. Most importantly, Dominion Electric Supply is still a family-owned, independent, and locally operated company. This gives leadership the freedom and flexibility to make decisions quickly and continue to build and nurture close, lifelong relationships.

The Story of Dominion

1940

With just one employee, one truck, and a small storefront at 4754 Lee Highway, Meyer H. Sharlin started selling electrical supplies to contractors and homeowners in the Washington, D.C. area.

A group of men standing around a table
A group of men standing together

1947

In 1947, Dominion Electric moved to 5053 Lee Highway, Arlington, its current headquarters, which at that time was about one-third the size of the current building.

1957

The year 1957 was one of growth for Dominion. A new location was opened at 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC, and the main location in Arlington underwent its second remodel.

A brick building with a truck parked outside
A person standing at a podium

1986

By the mid-1980s, business was in full swing. Warehouse staff was working through the night to get orders packed for the next day's delivery. It was time to expand. Meyer and Richard Sharlin found a tract of land near Dulles airport and built a new distribution center and showroom. A new 25,000 sq ft. space is opened in Chantilly, VA. Assumed to be too big at the time, Dominion grew into the space within 18 months.

1993

In 1993, Dominion purchased the assets of US Electric Supply and moved into the space in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Dominion Electric Supply Company
Dominion Electric Supply Site

1997

Expansion in the market continues with the acquisition of Leesburg Lighting which moves Dominion Electric into the western suburbs.

2012

In 2012, Dominion purchased the YES Electric in Alexandria, continuing to expand our footprint. 

A group of men cutting a ribbon
Dominion Electric Supply CO.

2017

Stephen Krooth assumes the role of CEO and corporate headquarters expand to 5015 Langston Blvd.

2021

In 2021, a major renovation of the Arlington showroom was completed to coincide with the launch of the new Dominion Lighting brand. 

A room with different lightings
Dominion Electric Supply Company, Inc.

2022

In 2022, the Twin Springs/Baltimore South location moved to a new 125,000-square-foot distribution center and supply counter in Curtis Bay, MD.

2023

In 2023, The Chantilly showroom underwent a major renovation to align with Dominion Lighting.

A room with chandeliers
Dominion Electric Corporate hallway image

Today

Dominion consists of 300+ Employees, 50+ delivery vehicles, 700+ manufacturers, 10 counter locations, 2 Distribution Centers: Chantilly, VA (85,000 sq ft) & Curtis Bay, MD (125,000 sq ft), 2 Dominion Lighting showrooms: Arlington, Chantilly, 18,000+ individual inventory items. The Sharlin family also owns a sister company, Dominion Electric Supply Company of Washington, LLC which operates in the DC market. But our greatest strength is and always has been our people who have adapted and evolved with the marketplace, the needs of our customers, and the trends shaping our industry. Dominion employs about 300 people, some of whom are second- and even third-generation employees. Some of our staff have been here for as long as for 50 years. Their dedication, knowledge, experience, and commitment to learning and growing is why Dominion has been around for 80 years, and will be around for 80 more. Most importantly, Dominion Electric Supply is still a family-owned, independent, and locally operated company. This gives leadership the freedom and flexibility to make decisions quickly and continue to build and nurture close, lifelong relationships.

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