Letter of Introduction
As years pass through time, there arrives occasions when it's ripe to re-introduce Gibbs Brothers Electric to our longtime customers bringing you up to date with changes that have shaped our organization through the years. If you are a prospective customer evaluating our firm for the first time, then, I offer a word about our firm's history, current nature of operation, and services we presently render.
Gibbs Bros. Electric was established by Carl Gibbs and his brother George (my grandfather) in 1919. During the first half of the century, the business was conducted from the Sepulveda block on Olvera Street (the renown La Golondrina Restaurant as neighbors to the north). Radio repair and building wiring were the first services sold. As the business grew Gibbs Brothers expanded into appliance sales, opened a full retail hardware store, and performed large scale commercial wiring installations. During the war years operations were moved to 702 N Broadway where sales peaked in the mid 1950's. Meanwhile, the Sepulveda block was sold to California in 1955 and became part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Monument.
In 1957 the business was incorporated and relocated to our present site on North Main Street within a mile of its original birthplace in 1919. At that time we closed our retail appliance and hardware stores, and expanded our line of electrical services and wiring systems. We have now been serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs continuously through three generations. I have included a short newspaper reprint with this letter to add interesting details about the historical background of the original Gibbs Brothers founders.
At the time Gibbs Brothers opened its doors electricity was still a new technology. Wiring systems were relatively simple. During the last 99 years, and especially in the 21st Century, the rate of expansion in electronic and electrical technologies has been accelerating. New domains of integrated circuits, wireless technology, fiber optics, and automated systems have entered virtually every facet of life. They have created interrelated specialties so numerous and complex that even the most brilliant find it more than challenging to navigate their way through these intricate fields of advanced technology.
Along with these advancing technologies is a growing spectrum of electrical applications that have found their way into the commercial market place. We have been hearing continuous cries for knowledgeable and competent professionals to support the installation, maintenance, expansion, and repair of these new systems. It has been Gibbs Bros. aim to apply its vast experience and continuing education in keeping up with advancing technologies and providing these new levels of support.
As a full service electrical contractor Gibbs Bros. employs a crew of in-house trained and experienced electricians covering a wide range of electrical expertise. Our strength lies in the installation and service of power distribution systems, lighting systems, machine wiring, computer networks, access control systems, intercoms, and motor control. We have also developed exceptional expertise in telecommunications, Video camera surveillance systems and telephone systems.
Gibbs Bros. shop facility embodies a full complement of engineering and estimating offices, parts and service department, computerized office administration and construction equipment yard. We are a member of IEC (Independent Electrical Contractor's).
We have joined forces with our colleague Albert Romo; he brings to our operation an unsurpassed knowledge of industry dynamics, excellence in technical versatility, and exceptional management skills. He has expanded our range of services and logistical abilities in a manner that swiftly responds to the varied needs of our clients. Albert runs our solar panel and energy efficient system installations.