Contracting and motor rewinding were mainstays of the business. In about 1975 Al sold the business to two of his sons, Lyn and Chris. Al died of a heart attack in 1976 shortly after retiring. Lyn and Chris moved the business from the old Whittier location to Northgate Mile in 1977. With the move the business focused more on selling electrical parts, and providing repairs in homes and businesses. The motor repair shop was shut down. Heating and later air conditioning were added and started to become a bigger part of the business.
Evolution of the Logo
In the early 1990’s the name was changed to Jewel Inc. since they now did much more than electric.
In 2006 the logo was changed and updated to a more modern style, with a company spokesperson being created. That image is now commonly seen on the trucks and in advertising around the community.
Bob, Lyn, and Chris 1997 50th Anniversary
In 2007 a new building was built on Hollipark Drive that made them much more efficient and gave them room to grow. The new building did not include a sales counter, and they quit selling parts directly to the public. The business has continued to grow and has added services like air duct cleaning, and drain cleaning and drain restoration.
In 2013 they purchased a local water treatment company, “Pure Water Plus” and its former owner Bruce Ottley became part of the team. With that purchase, they now have more expertise and experience with water treatment and water quality. The company is still locally owned by the Bidstrups, and Bob is currently the President and General Manager. You can always learn more about us by giving us a call.