Gillis Electric, Inc. is a family owned, medium-sized electrical contracting firm, engaged primarily in commercial and institutional electrical construction. Our main emphases are educational facilities, health care, large retail and office buildings. We are actively involved in new construction and the remodeling of existing structures, employing 70 electricians on average, all licensed members of IBEW Local #58 & #252.
We are located in Livonia, MI. (I-96 service drive), in a building constructed by Gillis Electric ownership in 1973. In this building, we employ an office/shop staff of thirteen (13) professionals engaged in the procurement and administration of electrical construction.
Founded by John Gillis in 1955 as John Gillis Electric Co., the first 5 years John and his wife Margaret were the sole employees, John doing the electrical work, Margaret managing the office from their home. In 1960 they started hiring other persons, incorporating as Gillis Electric, Inc., in 1966, then building and moving to our present location
Over the last 56 years, we have enjoyed being an integral partner in the construction of many buildings in the Detroit Metro area. The most lasting and rewarding aspect of our endeavors are the many relationships we have made and continue to make within the construction industry. These are truly the building blocks to our success.