About Efraimson Electric
We are a full-service electrical contractor for northeast South Dakota and we really focus on three things: Timely, Capable & Personable. By Timely we mean we will answer the phone and complete your project on schedule every time. We are Capable in the sense that with our diverse crew and equipment, we will be able to take care of your needs. By Personable we mean we are small town honest, real people. Our neighbors are our customers.
Way back in 1948, a big event happened in northeastern South Dakota – rural electricity became available. Wesley Efraimson was 19 years old at the time and their farmstead was getting wired. As Wesley was in need of a job, the man wiring their place hired him to help at the rate of fifty cents an hour. At that time there was no electrical test to obtain a license; any person who did electrical work could get a license if someone recommended them. So Wesley obtained his Class B Electricians License. Later he took a correspondence course on fixing electric motors. Soon he had started his own small business from his home four miles west of Bryant.
In 1995, Wesley’s son, Jeffrey, started helping with the electrical business. Later that year, two of Wesley’s boys – Jeffrey and Clinton – decided to take a four-year night class in Watertown with the IEC on electrical wiring. After completing the course, Jeffrey worked full time in the business while Clinton wired part-time until 2002 when he started full time. Wesley’s youngest son Brandon decided to further his education by going to Mitchell Technical Institute for two years. There he obtained his degree in electrical construction and maintenance, starting full time with the business in 2003.
On September 27th, 2001, Efraimson Electric became a corporation. They now had a little office and shop out on the farm that they worked out of. With Janice (Wesley’s wife) and Nancy (Wesley’s daughter) doing the book work.
On September 27, 2006, Wesley Efraimson passed away. The three brothers that had previously been working in the business purchased the company from their mother on January 1st, 2007. Jeffrey being president, Clinton the vice president and Brandon the treasurer. At that point, Efraimson Electric Inc. had 12 employees.
The fall of 2012 Efraimson Electric Inc. broke ground on the east side of Bryant to build a new office/shop and warehouse building as they had outgrown the shop and office out on the farm. On April 19th, 2013, the business moved into their new facility. Also in the year of 2013, the brothers decided to expand and hire someone to run an Aberdeen location.
During 2013 and 2014, Efraimson Electric Inc. expanded their underground division by adding 2 horizontal directional drills. The Business continues to expand and is now Serving North Eastern South Dakota offering a complete Electrical and underground service with an extensive equipment lineup and diverse crew to handle your electrical and underground needs.
On February 1st, 2016, Efraimson Electric Inc. purchased Cunningham Electric in Aberdeen SD. They moved the Aberdeen shop to the existing Cunningham building and continue to serve the customers from both businesses. Currently, they have 6 employees working in Aberdeen and 17 employees in Bryant.