RW Mercer in Jackson expands electrical services with acquisition

RW Mercer Co. in Jackson announced the acquisition of the assets of West Michigan Electrical Systems Inc. // Courtesy of RW Mercer

RW Mercer Co., a family-owned construction and service company based in Jackson, announced that it has acquired the assets of longtime contractor, West Michigan Electrical Systems Inc. in Cedar Springs (north of Grand Rapids).

West Michigan Electrical Systems was founded by owner Brad Kober over 20 years ago and has served oil, industrial and commercial customers for over 20 years. Kober and his team will be based at RW Mercer’s Grand Rapids office in Walker.

They will partner with RW Mercer’s existing electrical team to enhance its current capabilities and expand the company’s ability to provide statewide electrical services for customers on its own. Kober will serve as a project manager within the electrical department of RW Mercer.

“West Michigan Electrical Systems has built an excellent reputation and we welcome their highly qualified electricians. Additionally, their expertise in installing electric vehicle charging stations will further enhance our ability to support electric vehicle transportation infrastructure,” said Andy Mercer, President of RW Mercer.

RW Mercer has six locations in Michigan and one location in Indiana. It offers services in three areas: oil business and service, general business and electrical business. It provides services ranging from planning, design, construction and installation, as well as service, monitoring and maintenance.

“I have worked side-by-side with the RW Mercer team for years and have been impressed with the quality of construction and company ethos. This partnership is a great opportunity for our employees and brings together the best of both companies to meet customer needs,” says Kober.

Mercer continued, “Although our teams have worked together a lot, Brad and I only recently met. We had an instant connection and were able to strike a deal quickly. Growth through acquisition is an effective strategy for us in the electricity business, and we will continue to evaluate opportunities to ensure that we are able to meet the current and future needs of our customers.

Mara W. Anderson