"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."
Tom Landry - Legendary coach of Dallas Cowboys with 20 consecutive winning seasons.
(aka - the "other" famous Landry)
Planning is and was the strength that founder Ed Landry used to craft a successful Electrical Contracting Business. After immigrating from the Chaluer Bay area of New Brunswick, Canada, the ambitious, young Frenchman and family settled in the bustling "Motor City" in the mid-1960's. Work in Detroit was plentiful, fueled by a booming auto industry. Social tensions and the desire for some fresh country air brought the Landry family to the lake strewn area of Brighton. Much like today, the cyclical economy gave way. The auto industry was forced to change the way it did business, and for a time the thriving construction industry dramatically slowed. Ed Landry began to do side jobs to make ends meet. His colorful personality and accent, along with his strong work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction, brought him early success. Such are the humble beginnings of Landry Electric and our 24-hour emergency electrician services.
The 90's on thru the mid-2000's ushered in the Dot-Com Boom. A great many people during this time experienced double digit growth in their stock market portfolios as well as increases in their real estate which led to fast paced spending and bigger homes and businesses. It was the right place and the right time to be in business in Livingston County. During this time Ed Landry wisely invested his money, and with the need to focus on his health he decided to sell Landry Electric to his consulting engineer Clifton Schmult. Mike Landry was making his own way in Denver Colorado, working as a Michigan electrician/technician on the building of Denver International Airport as well as the new home of the Colorado Rockies baseball stadium. Mike also played for the national champion Denver Barbarian Rugby club. Being away from home finally drew Mike back and in the spring of 2000 Mike founded Mike Landry's Electrical Service. For a while the two companies where competitors. Ed and wife Yolande meanwhile were happily retired living in the area of Venice Florida. In October of 2004, an agreement between Cliff Schmult and Mike Landry was made for the purchase of Landry Electric. It was a very proud and defining moment for a father and son.
Today Landry Electric continues to serve Livingston County and South East Michigan. Mike and son Aaron along with his dedicated staff can be seen regularly in surrounding neighborhoods and business's. We continue to meet the same high standards set by Ed Landry over 40 years ago. Landry Electric is no new comer to the scene or a national brand. Landry Electric Is a Livingston County Brand, where we have lived, graduated, attended church, and served our community. We encourage you to look at the following pages that list the services we offer. We offer free estimates, and as always, Have a lifetime warranty on workmanship!
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P.O. Box 1625 Brighton, Mi 48116I
Becoming a 24-Hour Emergency Electrician
The cottage town of Brighton was coming of age in the 1970's. Amid oil prices quadrupling, an ounce of gold hitting $800.00 and inflation rates of 14%, Livingston County was growing. During this time many weekenders and vacationers who came to the area for relaxation began to call Brighton and surrounding communities their home. For this reason the commercial sector began to grow. In addition the major highways of I-96 and US 23 crossed between Michigan's four major cities, making the area a perfect location for supporting manufacturing and shipping businesses serving the big three. Many area residents worked at Ford Wixom, where they in the middle of a 50-year run that produced nearly 7 million vehicles, though the economy was slow nationwide, It was a great incubator for our growing electrical business and Brighton, MI electricians.
It was the 80's when Landry Electric really hit its stride. A new administration as well as other factors, turned a dismal economy around. Taxes were cut by 25%, inflation dropped from 13.5% to 3% and our Gross Domestic Product began to grow. Michigan was back in business. During this time Landry Electric specialized in Industrial Manufacturing facilities, Commercial retail developments, and Road Material plants while its service department continued to assist local home owners and businesses. Oldest son Mike Landry was attending Lawrence Institute of Technology and later, Michigan State University pursuing a background in electrical engineering and technology. These were times of growth for Landry Electric.