Founders Donald L. Barrigar and Howard Smith pooled their resources to form Acme Electric in 1950. Donald’s son, Don D. Barrigar, joined the company as field supervisor in 1981 ,and after steadily advancing through the ranks, Don became president in 1991. He still serves in that role.
68 years after its founding, Acme Electric is still a family-owned business – albeit one with more than 150 employees – dedicated to providing premium-quality commercial and industrial electrical contracting services in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor. Acme foresees an exciting future and continues to serve, grounded in long-term customer relationships and the commitment to provide the acme of service and quality.