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Our History

1972-1977

1972-1977

   

1977-1980

1977-1980

   

1980-1990

1980-1990

   

1990-2006

1990-2006

   

2006-2009

   

2009-present

DL Smith ElecAboutUstric is a full-service electrical service and construction company. We were founded in 1972 by DL Smith. Our main office is located in Topeka, however we work regionally in the area of in commercial and industrial markets. We perform a wide variety of electrical construction and renovation projects. Our majority of work is generated from the industrial and commercial construction environment. We have a large service contracting department that performs an extensive amount of residential and business renovations and repairs. To maintain an effective service department, we integrate emergency response service work within our business to facilitate quick and timely response to our customers. We perform a sizable amount of industrial installations for our customers, many times working on scheduled maintenance and shutdowns.

Our management philosophy is standardization and tight cost controls, combined with accountability and pro-active planning. Our goals are providing a safe, inspiring workplace for our employees to grow and learn. By requiring everyone in our firm to use these standardized methods of working, from field to office personnel, we ensure our projects are estimated and managed in the least costly and most productive manner, thereby creating the best “value” for our customer. And that is the one thing we strive to deliver: value.

History
In 1972, DL Smith Electric was created when DL bought a small one-man electrical contracting firm, located at 1935 ½ Gage. The company rapidly grew through the decades by consistently listening to the customers. DL Smith Electric moved to it’s current location in 1982. The company was about to expand it’s client base and experience through the 80’s and 90’s. In the late 90’s, the company established itself within into the healthcare, industrial, and energy markets, while expanding in the traditional commercial markets as well.

In 1997, DL Smith Electric began a complimentary company to support the growing demand for high-tech telecommunications and audio-visual industry. DL Smith Communications provided structured cabling fiber and copper solutions,business telephone systems, CCTV, security and card access systems, and audio-visual systems customers. DL Smith Communications was renamed Alltech Communications in 2006, to help expand and develop a larger market share throughout the Midwest.

Safety
DL Smith Electric has consistently provided a safe work environment for their employees. We have an industry-leading safety record and drug-free workplace policy, to ensure both our employees and customers are well taken care of.
We were one of the first in the industry to initiate mandatory drug testing for prospective and current employees. Our Experience Modification Rate, which is used to measure our overall safety performance, for the last several years has varied from .67-.79 which is well below the industry average of 1.0.
Our Total Recordable Incident Rates have always averaged well below our industry benchmarks. We continually strive within the company to achieve and maintain a Zero Incident Rate.

 

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