RR Electric staffed by local woman [UPDATED]Published 10:54am Monday, January 21, 2013 Updated 11:18am Monday, January 21, 2013
It all started in a truck.
LeAnne Jaenisch, of Red River Electric, Inc. said the business has been in town in bits and pieces for the past couple of years.
“I started with the truck here in town about a year ago,” she said. “It’s fairly new.”
The company’s CEO, Clark Bernard, lives in Fergus Falls and that was how the company decided to set up shop in town, Jaenisch said.
“He and his family moved out here a number of years ago and he thought it was a good market, so he decided it would be a good idea to branch out to here in Fergus,” Jaenisch said.
Red River Electric, Inc. was founded in 1977 and it’s main office is located in Moorhead. They have satellite operations in Minnesota and North Dakota.
“We offer full service electrical work. We do everything, including service work. Basically if you have a lightswitch that is acting up and causing problems, we change that out,” Jaenisch said.
The company also work on bigger commercial projects. The company recently completed work on the Subway on Pebble Lake Road, according to Jaenisch.
“We also do agricultural stuff … pretty much cover the gamut. Part of the company deals in data and network cabling,” Jaenisch said. “It’s pretty much full service. We try to be prompt and take care of (customer’s) problems as soon as possible.”
The company also tries to be on the cutting edge with technology as well.
“There’s a lot of experience in that background with 35 years of business,” Jaenisch said. “People in our business have a willingness to check out what is new within the businesses (they work with).”
The electricians constantly have to take classes and keep their education up with regards to new technology, according to Jaenisch.
“We also have representatives from different companies that let us know ‘hey, did you know this is out there? Let’s check it out.’” Jaenisch said. “They come to our office in Moorhead and show us new products, give us demonstrations to allow us to be up on what is new.”
Red River Electric, Inc. is located in downtown Fergus Falls.