Rockingham Electric Supply Co.
Rockingham Electric Supply Company is a third generation, family owned company with ten locations throughout the Northern New England Region. The company was launched in 1951, having been originally run out of the founder’s cellar in Portsmouth before it was officially incorporated in 1954. After being sold to Herbert Clifford, the company continued to grow and expand, over time purchasing other small electric company’s throughout New Hampshire and Maine.
In 1968, a devastating fire destroyed the company’s original Portsmouth location, including its entire inventory. While the blaze was initially devastating, Rockingham eventually regrouped, and in 1969 opened their new Newington location, where the main store still stands today. Over the next few decades, the company continued to grow, along the way acquiring a number of smaller businesses under the Rockingham umbrella.
In 1995 they purchased Ralph Collins Electrical Supply Company in Rochester, giving Rockingham Electric its sixth location. One year later, a seventh branch was added with the purchase of Village Electric Supply Company, in Conway. The first Massachusetts branch arrived in 2002 with the opening of an Amesbury store. October of 2003 brought the opening of Rockingham Electric’s Laconia branch. The most recent addition, The Harbor Lights in Hampton Falls, was purchased in February 2007.
When it comes to going green, the folks at Rockingham go out of their way to practice what they preach. They work hard to educate the general public as well as the professional on energy efficient products and solutions. Let them help you out with your next electrical or lighting project!
What makes us green?
- free lighting audits for their commercial clients
- recycle lightbulbs & thermostats (including those with mercury)
- a wide selection of energy-efficient lighting products
- significant education efforts for customers and suppliers
- actively exploring products using energy-efficient direct current motors
- have made susbstantial equipment changes to mimimize energy use
- have completed internal structural changes to some of their facilities to minimize heat loss in the Winter
- offers sharp discounts to employees to switch to CFLs
- substantially reduced paper waste through recycling and electronic documentation and billing systems
- supports local vendors as part of their operations
- encourage employee carpooling, and utilize tele-conferencing to reduce employee travel
- extensive support for community and charity organizations
- have implemented a robust anti-idling policy for the company's multiple suppliers
In the News
- Small business forum scheduled
- Seeing the Green Light
- Rockingham Lighting Center and IBEA kick off WSAC Environment Radio Show
- Rockingham Electric prepares for 2012 lighting laws with green push
- Rockingham Electric hosts energy-efficiency forum
- Meet the new light bulb
- Meet the New Light Bulb
- Let There Be (Less Expensive, More Sustainable) Light
- Jim Pender Jr., President and COO of Rockingham Electric
- Home generators an insurance policy for bigger, more numerous storms
- Green Tips from Rockingham Electric Supply Co.
- Green Collar Careers: Jim Pender Jr., president and COO of Rockingham Electric
- Generators offer insurance for storms ahead
- Forum Will Offer Businesses Bright Ideas on How to Spend Less on Lighting Energy
- Energy-aware consumers, meet the new light bulb
- After five decades, Rockingham takes aim at green
- A Change in Lighting
- $25 Bulb Boasts High Efficiency