2023 marked the 113th year anniversary (1910-2023) of The American Light Company.
The company was founded in Zanesville, Ohio just blocks from the world famous Y-Bridge by Abe Goldenberg and Sam Goldstein. Originating as a lamp manufacturing company, it later became an electrical distribution company selling products we can recognize today. In 1994 Bernard Goldstein (Sam's Son) sold the company to the employees, which is how it remains today.
Over one hundred years later we are still located in the original Main Street building in downtown Zanesville. We consist of 15 full time employees owning and operating The American Light Company as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (E.S.O.P.). We supply wire, lamps, fixtures, wiring devices, generators, switch gear, etc. on a wholesale basis to commercial and industrial accounts. We also sell to electricians, schools, hospitals, and government accounts. We supply top of the line products backed by excellent customer service and strong community involvement.
As a company, we support our local community in many ways. We contribute to many local charities and non-taxable foundations. We are members of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Ohio State Chamber of Commerce.
Meet The American Light
At The American Light Company, we are committed to providing our customers with exceptional service with a full line of top quality electrical products backed by our valued employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Being employee owned, we conduct business with the highest integrity while taking immense pride in our customers, our communities, and our families.
We strive to be the most reliable electrical distributor in our area. The future of the ever changing electrical industry is bright. We feel our future growth and advancement as an employee owned company directly reflects the success of our customers.
What clients say?
They have hard-to-find items in stock, and they seem to be very good about pulling orders and delivering to the job site. They’ve got exceptional customer service!
I have been doing business with American Light since I got into this business 13 years ago and I am happy to say that I have the utmost respect for John and his crew. They have always treated me and the entire HC team professionally and with above board integrity. They honor their commitments 100% and if and when things don't go exactly as planned, John and his crew will work with you to come to a mutual solution. I really value the partnership we have with American Light