ABC Contractor Affiliation
We are proud to be a continuing partner of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors the last 5 years.
Michael Youpa Sr.
Lead Project Manager
Michael Youpa Jr.
Commercial Service Tech
At BEI Electrical, we are family oriented and passionate about giving back to the community and one of the ways we do that is with our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. We along with vendors and industry partners provide a week of groceries along with a full Thanksgiving meal through local church outreach programs. Our first year we provided these items for 50 families and have continued to grow that amount every year doing 75 families the second year and 100 families the third.
BEI began its history in the late 1960s; it was started as Bollinger Electric by its founder David Bollinger. He was at that time an Allentown Motorcycle Policeman who was looking to find a better source of income. He began by doing electrical work for local new home builders. He became instantly successful, and became known for the great quality of work he provided for the residential marketplace. He incorporated in 1976 and built his business into a highly successful residential electrical contracting company. He continued his business through the 70s, 80s and early 90s. At this point due to the downturn in the marketplace, he began to think about closing and retiring to Florida except for the fact that he wanted to ensure his son had a source of income.
David and Bill Dietrich were both having lunch at the same establishment and happened to meet. They began to chat about business in general. Bill was working for a contractor in East Stroudsburg and in the finishing stages of a very large project. David mentioned he was no longer interested in continuing in the business but felt obligated to his son who really wanted to learn the commercial end of construction. This piqued Bill’s interest because he was looking to acquire his own business since, at one point, was a one-third owner of another electrical company which was a very good experience for him. David and Bill continued to talk and finally in April of 1993, Bill became part of Bollinger Electric. He immediately began to build a small residential electrical contractor into a major player in the commercial and residential marketplace in the Lehigh Valley. They hit the ground running and built a moderate sized business into a very successful business over the next seven years. David retired fully in 1998. In 2006, the company was looking for new ways to expand and created a home service group to provide residential repairs and replacement for electrical, plumbing and heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The company was then split into two companies in 2009 and changed the name to BEI Electrical. Since 2009 Bollinger Electric, Inc. has been doing business as BEI Electrical under sole ownership of Bill Dietrich. Because of their loyal customer base, BEI is alive and flourishing, even with the economy as it is.
And the story continues…