Our History

Our History
95 years of servicing electrical needs for all markets

It began in 1924 when Schaedler Brothers was created by Harry, Andrew, and William Schaedler, a sibling partnership that started simply with the purchasing, plating, assembling, and selling of light fixture parts.

As a piece of our heritage, we have developed the same capabilities of a large chain, but continue to operate as your neighborhood supplier with a personal touch. We invite you to try all of our services from basic to specialty.


1924
  • Schaedler Bros., is founded by Harry, Andrew, and William Schaedler in Philadelphia, PA
1946
  • The beginning of the second generation with Tom Schaedler Sr.
1949
  • Schaedler Bros., celebrates its 25th year.
1952
  • Schaedler Bros., relocates to 1030 S. 13th Street due to cramped offices and warehouse at its Briggs Street location.
1954
  • Schaedler Bros., takes on Allen-Bradley
1955
  • Schaedler Bros., is incorporated under the management of Harry and Andrew
1972
  • Jim Schaedler starts with Schaedler Bros., Inc. (SBi) marking the beginning of the third generation
1973
  • Henry Schaedler starts with the company
1974
  • SBi celebrates its 50th year.
 1979
  • SBi purchased its first computer used for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, and sales analysis.
1982
  • Industrial Automation department is born
1985
  • Tom Schaedler Jr. starts with the company completing the third generation
1988
  • SBi's first branch is opened in Carlisle, PA consisting of 18,000 sq. ft
1990
  • SBi's second branch opens in Williamsport, PA consisting of 17,000 sq. ft.
1992
  • Data & Communication department was born
1999
  • SBi celebrates its 75th year.
 
  • Schaedler Brothers and York Electrical Supply Co (YESCO) merge to form Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc (Schaedler Yesco).
2000
  • A new corporate office headquarters was purchased from Life Center, 951 S 13th Street, Harrisburg
2003
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its York, PA branch from George Street to Smile Way in York City Industrial Park.
2005
  • Schaedler Yesco officially opens a location in State College, PA in a 13,000 sq. ft. facility at 2553 Carolean Industrial Drive.
2006
  • Schaedler Yesco, APR, and IPS officially open its first, joint-venture location in Chambersburg, PA. This multi-distributor business model is a unique, one-of-a-kind concept in the distribution industry.
 
2007
  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and officially opens a location in Lebanon, PA at 305 N. Fifth Avenue.
2008
  • Schaedler Yesco and APR Supply jointly open a 7,500 sq ft. location in the Pocono Mountains along Route 191 in Cresco, PA
 
 
2009
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires the Indiana, PA branch of Gertz Electric.
2010
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires Service Electric Company adding branches in Pittsburgh, PA and New Kensington, PA.
2011
  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and opens Wilkes-Barre location at 800 Mercer Avenue, Kingston, PA.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco opens a 3,200 sq ft. Towanda location along Route 6 just east of Route 187 in Wysox, PA.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its St. Marys, PA location to 116 W. Mill Street.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires the DuBois (Falls Creek, PA) location of Gertz Electric.
2012
  • Schaedler Yesco opens a joint-venture location with APR and IPS located at 745 North Keyser Avenue in Scranton, PA.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its Indiana, PA location to a newly constructed building at 2040 Shelly Drive. Joint venture partner APR Supply joins Schaedler Yesco at the new facility.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates and merges its Pittsburgh and New Kensington branches into one building at 640 Alpha Drive, RIDC Industrial Park, Pittsburgh, PA.
2013
2014
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its DuBois, PA location to 73 Corbet Road.
 
  • Schaedler Yesco opens its Hazleton, PA location at 171 South Filmore Court.
2015
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires Queen City Electrical Supply in Allentown, PA.

  • Schaedler Yesco opens its Greensburg, PA location on Garden St, joining APR Supply.


  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its Towanda, PA location across town to a newly constructed, 10,000 sq. ft. building at 22925 U.S. Route 6.

2017
  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and officially opens a location on the west shore of Harrisburg at 205 Lyndale Ct., Mechanicsburg, PA.



Andrew Schaedler
Schaedler Bros. Truck

Schaedler Bros. Truck
Tom Schaedler Sr.

Henry, Jim, & Tom Schaedler
3rd & 4th Generation Schaedlers