Schaedler Yesco



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.

Since then we've grown to support the market, opening branch locations, adding services, and developing a strong company culture built around the needs of our customers.



1924   Schaedler Brothers, is founded by Harry, Andrew, and William Schaedler in Philadelphia, PA

1944   Schaedler Brothers is incorporated and the name is changed to Schaedler Bros., Inc., 

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 joins Schaedler Bros., Inc. marking the beginning of the third generation

1973    Henry Schaedler joins the company

1974    Schaedler Bros., Inc. celebrates its 50th year

1979    First computer is purchased to manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, and sales analysis

1982    Industrial Automation department is developed to support increasing business

1985    Tom Schaedler, Jr. joins the company completing the third generation

1988    Branch Opens:  Carlisle, PA 

1990    Branch Opens:  Williamsport, PA 

1992    Data & Communication department is created to support thriving data business

1999    Schaedler Bros., Inc. celebrates its 75th year       

1999    Schaedler Brothers and York Electrical Supply Co (YESCO) merge to form Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. and acquire two locations in York and Lancaster, PA.

2000    Corporate headquarters is moved to 951 S 13th Street, Harrisburg

2003    Schaedler Yesco relocates its York, PA branch (originally a YESCO location) from George Street to Smile Way in York City Industrial Park.

2005    Branch Opens:  State College, PA

2006    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco, APR, and IPS become joint partners in Chambersburg, PA. This multi-distributor business model is a unique, one-of-a-kind concept in the distribution industry.

2006    Corporate headquarters and Central Distribution Center are built at 3982 Paxton Street, Harrisburg

2007    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco joins the APR location in Lebanon, PA

2008    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco and APR jointly open a location in the Pocono Mountains in Cresco, PA

2008    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires B&R Electric in St. Marys, PA

2008    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires the electrical division of H&S Supply of New Oxford, PA. The location houses the Lighting Design Center.

2009    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Gertz Electric in Indiana, PA

2010    Branches Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Service Electric Company with branches in Pittsburgh, PA and New Kensington, PA.

2011    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco joins APR's Wilkes-Barre area location in Kingston, PA

2011    Branch Opens:  Towanda, PA

2011    Relocation:  St. Mary's relocates to W. Mill Street              

2011    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Gertz Electric in Dubois, PA

2011    The last of the 4th Generation joins the company; Elizabeth Scheadler-Gillespie, Tom G. Schaedler, Greg Schaedler, Christine Schaedler-Notarfrancesco, and Kate Schaedler

2012    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco, APR, and IPS jointly open a location in Scranton, PA                

2012    Relocation:  Indiana relocates to newly constructed facility on Shelly Drive; soon after APR joins

2012    Relocation:  Pittsburgh and Kensington locations are merged and moved to RIDC Industrial Park in Pittsburgh

2013    Branch Opens:  Meadow Lands, PA

2014    Relocation:  Dubois relocates to Corbet Road              

2014    Branch Opens:  Hazleton, PA

2015    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Queen City Electrical Supply in Allentown, PA

2015    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco joins the APR location in Greensburg, PA    

2015    Relocation:  Towanda relocates to a newly constructed facility on Rt. 6              

2017    Branch Opens:  Schaedler Yesco joins the APR location in Mechanicsburg, PA      

2018    Relocation:  Dubois relocates to Beaver Drive to meet growing customer needs

2019   The Schaedler Yesco ModCenter is introduced to offer custom cut enclosures. Schaedler Yesco is the only distributor in PA and one of only 21 distributors in the United States.

2020    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Rexell in Pittston, PA expanding Rockwell service area

2020    Branch Opens: Schaedler Yesco acquires Rexell in Johnson City, NY -- the first location outside of PA

2020   Schaedler Yesco Distribution relocates its Williamsport, PA location to 1324 Commerce Park Dr.

2021   Jim Schaedler retires as CEO of the company and joins the board of directors.  Greg Schaedler is appointed CEO, succeeding his father.

2022   Schaedler Yesco Distribution purchases location in Lower Burrell, PA (former JC Penney retail store). The facility will serve as a Regional Distribution Center offering improved service to the western market. Opening is expected in 10/2023

2022   Allentown, PA location moves to newer, larger facility at 601 E Highland St, Allentown, PA 18109

2023   Schaedler Yesco Distribution finalizes the acquisition of YESCO Electrical Supply headquartered in Youngstown, OH. The purchase includes 5 locations including:  Youngstown & Columbiana, OH / New Castle, New Brighton & Pittsburgh North Shore, PA bringing the company to 475 employees.

2023   Schaedler Yesco Distribution finalizes the acquisition of Clarion Electric Supply headquartered in Clarion, PA. The purchase includes 2 locations including:  Clarion, PA and Grove City, PA.  Total employee count is now 480 employees.

2024   Schaedler Yesco Distribution celebrates 100 years

2024  President, Farrah Mittel, is awarded NAED Women in Industry Trailblazer Award