A time-honored tradition of serving customers and communities.

Holmes Electric Supply Company March 5, 1936

Our Commitment

Horizon Solutions™ is defined by our commitment to understanding customer applications and applying current technology and solutions to solve their problems.

Rooted in our deep understanding of the industries we serve, we help improve our customers’ efficiency, productivity, and safety through our expertise in electrical, automation, industrial, energy, and safety products and services. It’s our customer-centric approach that has made us successful, and it is the secret to our longevity. From our first days to today, our character emboldens us to anticipate customer needs and deliver solutions that help our customers run their business safely and efficiently.

Our Solutions

We are a wholesale distributor of electrical, industrial, and safety solutions with a footprint that spans across New York and New England, serving industrial, commercial, and institutional customers. Throughout our long history, we’ve developed strong, established relationships with industry-leading suppliers to offer our customers the very best products and services available. From construction to chemicals, we serve a wide variety of industries. And our job sites range from highly automated manufacturing facilities to elementary schools and Ivy League campuses. We provide electrical contractor supplies and have products and services for industrial automation, metalworking, and other manufacturing functions. Additionally, we offer services and technology to improve energy efficiency and enhance workplace safety.

In addition to hard-goods distribution, we offer services to increase our customers’ productivity, safety, and efficiency. Leveraging our expertise in technology, energy, supply chain, and training, we design comprehensive solutions, utilizing products from proven best-in-class automation, electrical, safety, and industrial suppliers.

Our People

Horizon Solutions Rochester Team

Horizon Solutions Portland Team

NH Bragg Team Bangor

Jack from the Horizon Solutions Bangor Will Call Counter

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Albany CDC Team

Jerry and Matt Rochester Will Call Counter

Horizon Solutions Safety Certified Specialists

Horizon Solutions employs inside and outside sales professionals, specialists, and customer service experts to provide the best customer experience with every interaction. Our culture and processes were developed to meet the dynamic demands of our customers and the marketplace. We build lasting customer relationships based on knowledge, respect, and understanding.

We have over 270 employees, across twelve branch locations, committed to providing unparalleled service and support. With over 140 sales professionals and 40 specialists, all with extensive industry and product knowledge, we’re staffed to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Holmes Electric Supply - April 26 1964

Holmes Electric Supply April 26, 1964 
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Our History

Our rich tradition of combining industry expertise with a customer-focused approach—the secret to our continued success—dates back to 1854. That’s the year our latest acquisition, NH Bragg opened its doors in Bangor, Maine.

Horizon Solutions was formed in 2000 as the result of a merger by three family businesses:

  • RERO Distribution, of Rochester, New York (founded in 1857)
  • Oakes Electric, of Holyoke, Massachusetts (founded in 1885)
  • Holmes Electric Supply Company, of Portland, Maine (founded in 1918)

On January 1, 2019, we completed the acquisition of NH Bragg (now a Division of Horizon Solutions). They offer industrial and safety supplies to over 4,000 customers across New England. NH Bragg serves paper mills, machine shops, construction sites and shipyards from their three stocking locations. The longevity of our companies is due in part to creating a legacy of integrity, trust, and excellence, exemplified in our company cultures that value our customers and our people. Both companies enjoy deep relationships with customers and suppliers and a commitment to value-added capabilities that address complex problems.

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