Johnston Memorial Hospital

History of the East Tennessee Chapter

In 2001, NECA celebrated a century of leadership to the electrical industry.  In July of 1901, forty-nine electrical contractors established NECA in Buffalo, NY.  Today, NECA has grown to over 4500 members in 119 U.S. Chapters and 11 International Chapters.  Among the 119 U.S. Chapters of NECA is the East Tennessee Chapter.  With organizational roots in Chattanooga, the Chapter was chartered on May 14, 1957 when Herbert Haile was installed President.  Joining Mr. Haile as Charter Members were the following:

 

ABC Electric, Chattanooga, TN - W.H. Ashmore

Chattanooga Neon & Electric, Chattanooga, TN - W.A. Jewell

Cofer Electric, Chattanooga, TN - W.A. Cofer

Curtis Electric , Chattanooga, TN - John Curtis

John R. Dobbins Electric, Chattanooga, TN - John Dobbins

Ragon Electric, Chattanooga, TN - L.A. Ragon

Sweet Electric, Chattanooga, TN - Phillip Sweet

W.C. Teas Company, Chattanooga, TN - Herbert Haile

Terrell Electric, Chattanooga, TN - John Terrell

Turner Electric, Chattanooga, TN - Paul Turner 

Hagaman Electric, Oak Ridge, TN - C.L. Hagaman 

Ideal Electric, Knoxville, TN - Glenn White

Wright-Carson Electric, Knoxville, TN - C.R. Wright

Broadway Electric, Knoxville, TN - Rodney Napier

Tennessee Armature, Knoxville, TN - W.G. Hoffman

Davis-Longsworth, Knoxville, TN - Glyn Davis

Epperson Electric, Knoxville, TN - Bob Epperson

Acme Electric, Knoxville, TN                          

Electric Service, Knoxville, TN - W.D. Ward

Sherrod Electric, Knoxville, TN - J.A. Sherrod

 

From these beginnings in 1957, our Chapter now consists of 39 Contractor Members and 29 Associate Members