An early version of Mike Williams Electric was founded around 1980, in the Scottsville area just south of Rochester, relocated to the City of Rochester, and developed a particularly strong skill set working in older homes. Overall, the business has been active for nearly 40 years in one form or another. There were a couple of career detours along the way, including a 1990s shift into power distribution and uninterruptible power systems, or UPS, for mid- and larger computer installations. In 2009, in the aftermath of the recession, we relaunched as residential contractors specializing in older homes, and never looked back.
We are delighted to say that since 2011 we have evolved into a family business, with resident artist Mike and son Tom (now at the full apprentice level) being the lead crew out in the field, and Sue managing the phones, the calendar, and some of the office work. Most days, we remember to count our blessings.
We still practice the mysterious art of working in older homes, but with our recent Tesla Certification (and others) and the obviously growing trend towards electric vehicles (EVs), we see a major new direction taking shape.