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The Henderson tradition started in 1919 when a young entrepreneur by the name of Harry Henderson organized historyHenderson Electric Company to supply products and equipment to the emerging electrical contracting business in Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout the roaring twenties and the depression era of the thirties, Henderson Electric Company transformed its electrical supply operation into a full service electrical contracting business. In 1924 Henderson joined NECA, the National Electrical Contractors Association and is still a member today. The tumultuous events of World War II and the need for expanding industrial capacity helped establish Henderson Electric as a prominent local electrical contractor with the potential of performing complicated projects in a timely, cost efficient manner.

By the mid-fifties Henderson maintained a solid position as one of the capable electrical contractors in Kentucky by completing such projects as the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, major projects at G. E. Appliance Park, and a major retrofit project at International Harvester’s Farm Machinery foundry and manufacturing operation. In 1960, Henderson opened an office in Lexington, Kentucky to better serve the rapidly growing central Kentucky market. Within a few short years, this office was managing some of the largest projects to date for the University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in and around Frankfort, the state’s capital.

In 1986, Henderson opened a field office on site of the construction of the new automotive assembly plant owned and operated by Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky. Due to our involvement in the construction of this large facility and the resulting relationship with Toyota, we have established a permanent presence on-site. Today we continue to service Toyota, as well as other customers, from our Georgetown office.

As the company’s customer base continued to expand with large customers who maintained operations in diverse geographic locations, the need for a strategy to continue to offer quality service emerged. Partly as a solution to this need and partly as a way of preparing the company for management succession, Henderson Electric Co., Inc. merged with five other prominent national electrical contractors in 1998 to form Nationwide Electric, Inc. (NEI). However, nearly a year later in November 1999, NEI was purchased by a large publicly held Canadian corporation by the name of Bracknell (TSE: BRK) to serve customers throughout North America. We serviced our customers as Henderson Electric Co., Inc., a Bracknell Company.

Bracknell, and its entire North American operation, was affected when the construction and telecommunications market started to dramatically slow down in 2001. By November of 2001 Bracknell Corporation had collapsed and ceased to exist. On December 1, 2001 the Henderson management group repurchased the assets of Henderson Electric Company, Inc. and began operating as Henderson Services, LLC. The name change reflects our new marketing strategy. We are a company that is now a provider of many other services in addition to traditional electrical construction.

The Henderson tradition is still alive and well as a result of many decades of change. We believe that its’ founder, Harry Henderson, would be proud of the continuing tradition that still bears his name. Harry’s company has embraced these changes without losing sight of the tradition of quality performance and a passion for customer service; a passion that motivated Harry Henderson more than ninety years ago. The current third-generation management remains focused on these ideals, while leading TEAM Henderson by embracing the use and implementation of technology to provide world-class performance in all aspects of our business.

“Thank you so much for always responding quickly and doing your best to help. We really appreciate your help in getting our problems solved – you are awesome!” – Kathy MacCurdy, Asset Management Consultants

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you guys. You have been top notch.” – Andrew Hoppe, Clune Construction

“There is a great comfort level I have when Henderson employees are doing work at probably the most critical asset owned by our company Louisville Gas and Electric. Their commitment to safety and their professional work ethics are appreciated and should be noted as a job well done.” – Steve Hunt, LG&E

“Thank you and the Henderson Team for the excellent work that you performed for Encompass at Churchill Downs Race Track on both the Sound System project and the new Rooftop Garden project. Your team was professional in execution and worked as part of an amazing team to accomplish the goal to meet our client’s expectations to complete these projects on time for the greatest two minute in sports, the Kentucky Derby. Thank you for that and for providing us with professionals that worked with safety as the number one priority. We value the relationship that we are building with Henderson though this project and look forward to building that relationship for years to come.” – John Stewart, Encompass Develop, Design, & Construct

“…we received nothing but compliments and high marks from our customer on the Churchill Downs DAS installation project this year. We appreciate everything your team did to accommodate the accelerated timeline that came with long hours and hard work. Henderson certainly a vendor we can count on and I look forward to working with you in the future.” – Jim Novak, Connectivity Wireless Solutions

FEATURED PROJECTS

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Thorntons Store Support Center

A 2 story 92,500 sf support center consisting of open and private offices, conference rooms, full commercial sized kitchen for research and development as well as a cafeteria for employees. Our scope of work included all site electric include primary service duct bank and secondary service for all switchgear, panels and transformers. As well as all raceways, wiring and devices, including light fixtures and controls. In addition to the emergency power system, fire alarm system and voice/data systems.

Norton Data Center

Construction of a 18,000 square foot, single story, data center.

Services Performed:
Install a 3000A service
Install two 1500 KW generators
Install two 1000 KVA UPS systems
Lighting controls
Site lighting
Above ceiling cable tray systems
Below floor cable tray systems
Data floor grounding system
Lightning protection

MSD Morris Forman WWTP

The Alternative Solids Project was installed at the Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant to replace MSD’s existing Zimpro process in order to help reduce the majority of the odor produced by the plant. Henderson Services partnered with Guarantee Electrical Company out of St. Louis, and B & S Electrical Supply in Louisville, to meet the demanding challenges of the design/build electrical contract, which required an extreme amount of coordination.

Services Performed:
(2) 15 KV switches
(2) double ended substations – 13.5 KV pri/480V sec
(8) 480 volt motor control centers
HVAC power and controls
Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers
Process control and instrumentation
Fire alarm system
Gas detection system
Fiber optic and CAT 5 communications
Emergency egress lighting
High pressure sodium lighting

Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel

Construction of a high rise luxury hotel with state-of-the-art business center, two ballrooms, and gift shop as well as 616 deluxe rooms and suites, indoor pool, whirlpool, health club, full-service restaurant and sports bar.

Services Performed:
Furnish and install 480 V power distribution with four 2000 Amp service bus duct risers
Electrical and kitchen connections in restaurant for two full-size kitchens
Lighting and dimming system for the Grand Ballroom consisting of over 22,000 square feet of space, divisible into 10 sections, with a capacity for up to 2,500 guests
Lighting and dimming system for the Kentucky Ballroom consisting of 11,000 square feet, divisible into 7 sections, with a capacity for up to1,100 guests
Lighting and dimming systems for over 50,000 SF of meeting space in 30 rooms, as well as restaurant, and sports bar
Furnish and install custom made specialty lighting including chandeliers and cold cathode
Fire alarm system
Complete voice/data system
CATV system
Lightning protection

Jefferson County Judicial Center

The building contains approximately 284,000 gross square feet on twelve floors, including the parking level and an interspatial, mezzanine type level for prisoner movement. Housed in this facility are offices for the Supreme Court and Appellate Court, as well as twenty three court rooms and support space.

Services Performed:
(1) 4000 amp, 480/277 volt service entrance
480/277 volt power distribution
120 volt building power
HVAC power
Decorative exterior building lighting
Interior lighting and controls
Lightning protection system
Fire alarm system
Emergency power (1250 KW generator)
Emergency egress lighting
Telephone and data raceway
CCTV security system
Access control security system

UPS Hub 2000

Installation of literally thousands of voice/data outlets in the entire new hub

The one billion dollar expansion of its global all-points air facility in Louisville more than doubled the size of the sorting complex to 4,000,000 square feet. Packages are routed through the system’s 122 miles of conveyors in as little as eight minutes. The entire operation is expandable to accommodate up to 500,000 packages per hour.

Services Performed:
480 volt power distribution – Wing B
HID high-bay lighting – Wing B
Fire alarm system – entire new hub
Lightning elimination system – entire new hub
CAT 3 telephone backbone – entire new hub
Horizontal structures cabling system utilizing CAT 6 – over 200 miles of cabling for data collection
Emergency power system-100 KW generator set

Eastern State Hospital Replacement Facility

New Facility to provide contemporary psychiatric treatment in a residential setting. The main building is 273,000 sf, three story, on a 28 acre site at the University of Kentucky Coldstream Farm. The project includes four personal care homes at 12,616 sf each. The new campus includes 168 adult psych beds, 25 forensic beds, 25 geriatric beds, 12 acquired brain injury beds and 48 personal care home beds. The project will be LEED Certified (Silver) when completed.

Services Performed:
Primary Service
Power Distribution
Branch Circuitry
Emergency Power
Generator
Tele/Data Duct
Lighting Systems
Fire Alarm System
Nurse Call
Food Service Connections
Mechancial Equipment Connection

KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

The KFC YUM! Center project is a new, multi-purpose, 22,000 seat, 721,762 square foot arena located in Louisville Kentucky. It will be the home arena for the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as accommodating a variety of other events including NCAA championships and concerts. It has seven levels, 71 suites, four party suites, 62 junior suites, and nearly 3,000 club seats. The arena has multiple club lounges, a 2,500 square foot store, a restaurant overlooking the Ohio River and 32,000 square feet of meeting space.

Services Performed:
Tele/Data Duct Bank
Primary Service Duct Bank
Electrical Power Distribution:
Medium Voltage Switchgear
Medium Voltage Distribution
Switchboards, Transformers, Panels, etc.
Riser Distribution
Mechanical Equipment Connections
Food Service Connections
Branch Circuitry
Emergency Power Distribution System:
Generators
Automatic Transfer Switches
Paralleling Switchgear
Emergency Egress Lighting
Lighting Systems
General Lighting
Site Lighting
Facade Lighting
Sports Lighting
Architectural Lighting
Lighting Controls
Lightning Protection
Grounding
Fire Alarm System
Conduit Rough-Ins:
CCTV
Telecommunications
Card Access
Broadcast Cabling
Audio/Sound
TV

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant, Louisville, KY

Construct new generator building, install new primary service, secondary services, switchgear and controls.

Services Performed:
Installation of 13.8 KV underground primary cabling, transformers, and switchgear
Install 4160 V secondary switchgear, transformers, cabling and motors
120 V controls for 4160 V motors and Scada system
Install two (2) 2-megawatt 13.8 KV emergency power generators and automatic transfer switches
480 V motor control centers
1500 HP pump and motors

Aegon Center, Louisville, KY

Working closely with world renowned architectural firm, John Burgee Architects, the vision of a heroic skyscraper of the 1920’s was achieved. Rising 35 stories in height, with 700,000 square feet of space, this building commands attention as Kentucky’s tallest office tower. At the top, a series of setbacks creates a distinctive roofline that culminates in a filigreed, classical dome.

Services Performed:
(4) 4,000 amp services fed from LG&E vaults
(4) 3,000 amp bus way risers
480/277 volt power distribution in electric rooms on each floor
Emergency power (500 KW generator)
Decorative interior and exterior lighting
Fire alarm system
Card access system
Electronic surveillance equipment

Thorntons Store Support Center

A 2 story 92,500 sf support center consisting of open and private offices, conference rooms, full commercial sized kitchen for research and development as well as a cafeteria for employees. Our scope of work included all site electric include primary service duct bank and secondary service for all switchgear, panels and transformers. As well as all raceways, wiring and devices, including light fixtures and controls. In addition to the emergency power system, fire alarm system and voice/data systems.

Cabela’s

With approximately 92,000 square feet of space, the multistory Cabela’s was a very much welcomed addition to the Old Brownsboro Crossing retail area. This facility is the first in Kentucky. The project was especially challenging beause it was a fast-track project, which included 100+ floor boxes and “live” Mountain with fresh water tank.

Features of this Cabela’s store include an indoor cafe/restaurant, a gun library, and archery range, boat retail and maintenance areas and expanded footwear retail. The store is illuminted with three (3) 20′ diameter chandeliers and four (4) smaller chandeliers in the entryway and 200+ hi-bay over the retail areas.

Services Performed:

Installation of 1600A 480V service and switchgear
New 125KW emergency power generator with two (2) ATS
Installation of all data and voice cabling, hardware and data room build-outs
Installation of eighteen (18) new poer and lighting panels
Specialized lighting systems
Specialized casework systems
Fire alarm system
Site and exterior building lighting

Bass Pro Shops

With approximately 286,000 square feet of space, the Multistory Bass Pro Shop in Clarksville, Indiana is the company’s largest facility east of the Mississippi River; second in size only to the Corporate Headquarters located in Springfield, Missouri. The project was especially challenging because it was a fast-track project, which involved renovating a large portion of an existing mall.

Features of this Outdoor World Superstore included an indoor seafood restaurant overlooking the Atrium, Clerestory, and Retail Areas • a stream meandering through the center of the store • a 45,000 gallon aquarium stocked with native fish • Children’s Interactive Shooting Arcade • Water Fall • Full Size Biplane • Indoor Archery • Golf Range • Movie Theater • Museum Quality Wildlife Displays, and a Starbucks Coffee Shop.

Services Performed:
Demolition of existing store interior
Installation of 480V service and switchgear
Installation of data and voice
Installation of 42 new power & lighting panels
Emergency power system
Specialized lighting systems
Specialized casework systems
Fire alarm system
Electronic surveillance equipment

Aegon Center, Louisville, KY

Working closely with world renowned architectural firm, John Burgee Architects, the vision of a heroic skyscraper of the 1920’s was achieved. Rising 35 stories in height, with 700,000 square feet of space, this building commands attention as Kentucky’s tallest office tower. At the top, a series of setbacks creates a distinctive roofline that culminates in a filigreed, classical dome.

Services Performed:
(4) 4,000 amp services fed from LG&E vaults
(4) 3,000 amp bus way risers
480/277 volt power distribution in electric rooms on each floor
Emergency power (500 KW generator)
Decorative interior and exterior lighting
Fire alarm system
Card access system
Electronic surveillance equipment

Norton Data Center

Construction of a 18,000 square foot, single story, data center.

Services Performed:
Install a 3000A service
Install two 1500 KW generators
Install two 1000 KVA UPS systems
Lighting controls
Site lighting
Above ceiling cable tray systems
Below floor cable tray systems
Data floor grounding system
Lightning protection

Churchill Downs

This $95 million Phase II project took nearly two years to complete and included an expanded Turf Club, 15 luxury suites, new group sales areas, premium outdoor third-floor boxes, indoor box seats, a new media center and television production compound, new dining and entertainment areas, a new grand entrance at Gate 17 leading to the track’s integrated simulcast wagering areas, a new central kitchen, and satellite kitchen facilities. The construction provided an additional 404,000 square feet and increased the permanent seating capacity to approximately 52,000. A large scale renewal of the Twin Spires Clubhouse, including demolition and renovation, seating improvements in all areas, restaurants, Millionaires’ Row, enhanced wagering areas and equipment for a first class facility.

Services Performed:

2000 Amp power distribution system and equipment
600 KW stand-by generator and equipment
Lighting solutions including state-of-the-art light fixtures and controls
Data, CATV and CCTV cabling
National and local media broadcasting cabling
Installed over 1 million LF of conduit and wire
Sound and paging system
Audio/visual system
Fire alarm system

Jefferson County Judicial Center

The building contains approximately 284,000 gross square feet on twelve floors, including the parking level and an interspatial, mezzanine type level for prisoner movement. Housed in this facility are offices for the Supreme Court and Appellate Court, as well as twenty three court rooms and support space.

Services Performed:
(1) 4000 amp, 480/277 volt service entrance
480/277 volt power distribution
120 volt building power
HVAC power
Decorative exterior building lighting
Interior lighting and controls
Lightning protection system
Fire alarm system
Emergency power (1250 KW generator)
Emergency egress lighting
Telephone and data raceway
CCTV security system
Access control security system

Norton MOB Brownsboro Crossing

The Norton Medical Office Building is located in the heart of Old Brownsboro Crossing off of Brownsboro Rd. It is a 125,000 sf, four floor medical office building.

Services Performed:
Primary Service
Power Distribution
Branch Circuitry
Emergency Power
Tele/Data Duct
Lighting Systems
Fire Alarm System
Food Service Connections
Mechanical Equipment Connection

 

Eastern State Hospital Replacement Facility

New Facility to provide contemporary psychiatric treatment in a residential setting. The main building is 273,000 sf, three story, on a 28 acre site at the University of Kentucky Coldstream Farm. The project includes four personal care homes at 12,616 sf each. The new campus includes 168 adult psych beds, 25 forensic beds, 25 geriatric beds, 12 acquired brain injury beds and 48 personal care home beds. The project will be LEED Certified (Silver) when completed.

Services Performed:
Primary Service
Power Distribution
Branch Circuitry
Emergency Power
Generator
Tele/Data Duct
Lighting Systems
Fire Alarm System
Nurse Call
Food Service Connections
Mechancial Equipment Connection

Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel

Construction of a high rise luxury hotel with state-of-the-art business center, two ballrooms, and gift shop as well as 616 deluxe rooms and suites, indoor pool, whirlpool, health club, full-service restaurant and sports bar.

Services Performed:
Furnish and install 480 V power distribution with four 2000 Amp service bus duct risers
Electrical and kitchen connections in restaurant for two full-size kitchens
Lighting and dimming system for the Grand Ballroom consisting of over 22,000 square feet of space, divisible into 10 sections, with a capacity for up to 2,500 guests
Lighting and dimming system for the Kentucky Ballroom consisting of 11,000 square feet, divisible into 7 sections, with a capacity for up to1,100 guests
Lighting and dimming systems for over 50,000 SF of meeting space in 30 rooms, as well as restaurant, and sports bar
Furnish and install custom made specialty lighting including chandeliers and cold cathode
Fire alarm system
Complete voice/data system
CATV system
Lightning protection

UPS Worldport Expansion – Wing E – Power and Lighting

Installation of 13.8 KV incoming service with three (3) high voltage substations, 480V power distribution, and lighting package for a 500,000 square foot building to supply power to new conveyor system.

Services Performed:
Furnish and install 13.8 KV cabling
Install three (3) high voltage substations
Furnish and install 480V power distribution
3D AutoCadd coordination drawings
Miscellaneous branch circuit power and HVAC
Install fluorescent high-bay lighting system and associated flexible wiring system

UPS Worldport Expansion – Connection Line Conveyors

Installation of transport conveyor systems, motor control centers, and fiber optic cabling on a design/build turnkey basis. We partnered with Motor City Electric out of Detroit, Michigan as the prime electrical contractor.

Services Performed:
Installation of 56 motor control centers
Installation of 2,500 VFD’s controlling approximately 35 kilometers (nearly 22 miles) of conveyors
Installation of conveyor interlock, e-stop and horn circuits
Installation of fiber optic network

UPS Hub 2000

Installation of literally thousands of voice/data outlets in the entire new hub

The one billion dollar expansion of its global all-points air facility in Louisville more than doubled the size of the sorting complex to 4,000,000 square feet. Packages are routed through the system’s 122 miles of conveyors in as little as eight minutes. The entire operation is expandable to accommodate up to 500,000 packages per hour.

Services Performed:
480 volt power distribution – Wing B
HID high-bay lighting – Wing B
Fire alarm system – entire new hub
Lightning elimination system – entire new hub
CAT 3 telephone backbone – entire new hub
Horizontal structures cabling system utilizing CAT 6 – over 200 miles of cabling for data collection
Emergency power system-100 KW generator set

MSD Morris Forman WWTP

The Alternative Solids Project was installed at the Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant to replace MSD’s existing Zimpro process in order to help reduce the majority of the odor produced by the plant. Henderson Services partnered with Guarantee Electrical Company out of St. Louis, and B & S Electrical Supply in Louisville, to meet the demanding challenges of the design/build electrical contract, which required an extreme amount of coordination.

Services Performed:
(2) 15 KV switches
(2) double ended substations – 13.5 KV pri/480V sec
(8) 480 volt motor control centers
HVAC power and controls
Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers
Process control and instrumentation
Fire alarm system
Gas detection system
Fiber optic and CAT 5 communications
Emergency egress lighting
High pressure sodium lighting

B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant, Louisville, KY

Construct new generator building, install new primary service, secondary services, switchgear and controls.

Services Performed:
Installation of 13.8 KV underground primary cabling, transformers, and switchgear
Install 4160 V secondary switchgear, transformers, cabling and motors
120 V controls for 4160 V motors and Scada system
Install two (2) 2-megawatt 13.8 KV emergency power generators and automatic transfer switches
480 V motor control centers
1500 HP pump and motors

KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

The KFC YUM! Center project is a new, multi-purpose, 22,000 seat, 721,762 square foot arena located in Louisville Kentucky. It will be the home arena for the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as accommodating a variety of other events including NCAA championships and concerts. It has seven levels, 71 suites, four party suites, 62 junior suites, and nearly 3,000 club seats. The arena has multiple club lounges, a 2,500 square foot store, a restaurant overlooking the Ohio River and 32,000 square feet of meeting space.

Services Performed:
Tele/Data Duct Bank
Primary Service Duct Bank
Electrical Power Distribution:
Medium Voltage Switchgear
Medium Voltage Distribution
Switchboards, Transformers, Panels, etc.
Riser Distribution
Mechanical Equipment Connections
Food Service Connections
Branch Circuitry
Emergency Power Distribution System:
Generators
Automatic Transfer Switches
Paralleling Switchgear
Emergency Egress Lighting
Lighting Systems
General Lighting
Site Lighting
Facade Lighting
Sports Lighting
Architectural Lighting
Lighting Controls
Lightning Protection
Grounding
Fire Alarm System
Conduit Rough-Ins:
CCTV
Telecommunications
Card Access
Broadcast Cabling
Audio/Sound
TV

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Dynamics
  • Belden
  • BICSI
  • Corning
  • DSX Card Access Systems
  • False Alarm Reduction
  • Kantech
  • Leviton Network Installer
  • National Burglary False Alarm Certification
  • Ortronics Data Connectivity
  • Panduit
  • Pelco Video Equipment
  • Siemon
  • Southwest Microwave
  • Sytron Access Control Systems
  • Tyco Electronics
  • Xblue Networks

IT CERTIFICATIONS

  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • Microsoft Server Certified
  • Microsoft Office Certified

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

  • KSHE Certified Healthcare Contractor

Bruce Henderson
Chairman / CEO
MEng Electrical Engineering
University of Louisville
42 Years Industry Experience

David Gross
President
34 Years Industry Experience

Joe Logan, II
Vice President
22 Years Industry Experience

Rod Henderson
Treasurer

Julie Dean
Chief Financial Officer
BS Business Administration
University of Louisville
30 Years Industry Experience

Rich Masterson
Director of Estimating & Engineering
34 Years Industry Experience

Mike Jury
Project Executive
26 Years Industry Experience

Dwayne Rice
Director of Business Development
BS Construction Management
Northern Kentucky University
Master of Business Administration
University of Louisville
16 Years Industry Experience

Bruce Evans, CHST
Safety Manager
Eastern Kentucky University
42 Years Industry Experience

Greg Brey, PE, RCDD, LEED AP
Engineering Manager
BS Electrical Engineering
Master of Engineering
Master of Business Administration
University of Louisville
23 Years Industry Experience

David True
Project Manager / Manpower Coordinator
39 Years Industry Experience

Cheryl Banks
Project Manager
29 Years Industry Experience

Tommy Howell
Project Manager
26 Years Industry Experience

Rob Ruttle
Project Manager
36 Years Industry Experience

Rob Yates
Service Manager
17 Years Industry Experience

Jimmy Adams
Financial Manager
9 Years Industry Experience

Paul Hamilton
Project Manager
40 Years Industry Experience

Matt Templin
Project Manager
33 Years Industry Experience

Bill Bryant
Project Manager
19 Years Industry Experience

Luke Templin
Project Manager
11 Years Industry Experience

Neal Cropper
General Manager of TEGG
9 Years Industry Experience

Alex Ochs
TEGG / Service Manager
20 Years Industry Experience

COMMITMENT

Commitment defined, is “to pledge or assign to some particular course or use.” Henderson, rich in family tradition and value, has committed to many courses of action over our long history. Our employees are encouraged to be involved and commit themselves to worthwhile causes. We are committed to give back and make a difference in the community that we live in, which has supported us for many years.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Commitment to our “community” is part of our culture. Henderson Services is proud to be part of the Kentuckiana community and honored to serve its citizens for more than 90 years. We are pleased to give back through the following charities:

  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Apple Patch Community
  • Metro United Way
  • Salvation Army
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • St. Elizabeth-Catholic Charities
  • American Cancer Center
  • Hosparus
  • Sunrise Children’s Home
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • IBEW Faith Fund
  • Toys for Tots
  • Masonic Homes of Kentucky
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
  • Friends for Hope

DIVERSITY

Commitment to “diversity” has been a continuous effort on the part of the management of the company by assisting with the development of employees, businesses, and vendors, through the cooperation of many organizations and major customers such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company.

We believe continued growth toward a more inclusive culture is necessary for business success. Our customers, business partners, and employees should see themselves represented in our workforce, in the communities, and in the organizations we support.

As a major electrical subcontractor in the local construction industry, Henderson Services has developed working relationships with our labor partners – IBEW, NECA and the JATC to promote the development and employment of minority electrical workers. Our owners have personally participated in mentoring two minority union electrical contractors in recent years as further evidence of our commitment to diversity.

In order to promote the use of qualified electrical suppliers in our industry we have established a strong relationship with several women and minority owned business enterprise (WMBE) companies. Henderson has been recognized as one of the leaders in the construction industry in its use and development of minority firms.

SCHOLARSHIP

Commitment to “scholarship” was firmly in place when both third generation owners became college graduates of the University of Louisville (U of L) in the 1970’s, one from the College of Business and the other from the Speed Scientific School (now the current J.B. Speed College of Engineering). Both owners have been and are now active alumni of U of L. Henderson Services is very committed to promoting higher education and giving back to the University and making a difference in the quality of education in this community.

Following are a few examples of the financial commitment made on the part of the owners and the company:

  • Rodney and Bruce Henderson established the “Henderson Electric Industry Fund” in 1997 for scholarships in support of students who are seeking an electrical engineering degree at Speed School. The scholarships are limited to graduates from high schools within Jefferson County.
  • A significant commitment was made in 2009 towards the renovation of the existing Kersey Library into the Duthie Engineering Center. A classroom bearing our name is utilized for the purpose of teaching fundamental engineering courses to incoming freshmen.
  • In 2010, as part of a new $750 MM capital campaign for the entire university, Henderson Services once again made a significant pledge to J.B. Speed School of Engineering to enhance engineering education.

Our continuing commitment to personal involvement is shown by participation on many UL boards and committees on campuses in a continuing effort to improve the quality of education for our future leaders in the numerous colleges that make up the University of Louisville.

Henderson Employee Advisory Team

Commitment to listening and employee development led us to the concept of HEAT. The life blood of any company is contained in its future leaders. HEAT was created to encourage employees to begin thinking about a possible career path for the future, which would involve becoming a part of the management team of Henderson Services. The upper management of Henderson Services hosts periodic meetings with the employee advisory team. These employees are nominated by their piers or supervisors and include electricians, technicians, or administrative and support staff. The agenda for HEAT meetings is designed to raise issues that are relevant not only to the industry, but which also specifically effect the operation of Henderson Services.

These issues and subjects include safety, productivity, human resource topics, strategic planning sessions and more specific themes, such as where to hold a company function for all employees, what charities should the company be supporting, what additional training and education does the company need in order to improve the execution of our work. HEAT has an opportunity to learn about industry and company financial realities and goals. Input from HEAT helps management focus on problems that are occurring in the field that may not have had time to filter up to management. This allows Henderson to adjust policies and procedures which enable the company to be more attentive to customer demands, while giving employees a forum in which to become stakeholders in the company.

The quality of our employees has been a Hallmark of Henderson Services. In order for the company to continue attracting these quality people, it is important that we offer ways for our employees to become active, impassioned advocates for Henderson Services. HEAT facilitates our employees having a voice in our operations. This encourages a loyalty and commitment – two powerful expressions of success.

KEY PARTNERSHIPS

NECA

Hennecaderson Services is actively involved in the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) on a local and national level. NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities. NECA is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote high standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.

Henderson has been a member of NECA since March 1924. All three generations have been very involved serving in a variety of capacities of Board Member, Vice President and President. We have participated in and are currently involved in many committees as a Trustee and Board member. Henderson has been one of the major electrical contractors behind NECA’s involvement in the Kentucky marketplace. We are very committed to being an integral part of this organization and striving to improve the industry.

IBEW

Through ouinternational_brotherhood_of_electrical_workers_logor relationship with NECA we have been a signatory contractor to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for over 60 years. We have maintained an excellent relationship with various localsthroughout the Midwest and currently enjoy a good working partnership with the IBEW local in Louisville. Our qualified and trained electrical wiremen, linemen and communication technicians are members of the IBEW.

NJATC

The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) is our partner to develop and provide standardizenjatcd training to educate the members of the IBEW and NECA to ensure the electrical construction industry has the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. We utilize their services to provide additional training to our office and field personnel as well.

The local JATC is an approved electrical license training provider in Kentucky for master electrician and electrician licensing in compliance with Kentucky law. They also provide continuing education classes for journeymen wiremen and communication technicians, providing them with the knowledge needed to keep up with the ever changing technologies incorporated into projects.

ISNetworld

ISNetworldISN® is a global leader in contractor and supplier management. We support more than 350 Hiring Clients in capital-intensive and public sector industries to help manage more than 52,000 contractors and suppliers with operations in over 75 countries. We are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with additional offices in Calgary, Sydney,London, Los Angeles and New York. ISN takes pride in leading efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor management systems and in serving as a forum for sharing industry best practices among our members..

AGC Protect

AGC PROTECT safety designation will have exceeded the established OSHA construction safety standards as demonstrated through successful completion of a four-step qualification process. AGC is seeking members who are willing to continuously improve and who are innovative industry leaders with respect to safety. The process includes an initial formal application and qualification checklist, a written program audit, and a minimum of at least one jobsite audit.

KCUC

Henderson has been an active associate member with the Kentuckiana Construction Users Council (KCUC) since its start in 1970. KCUC is the local affiliate of the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), a national organization of companies that purchase the services of contractors for maintenance and new construction.

KCUC’s slogan of “Committed to Safety and Cost Effectiveness,” integrates very well with our “Commitment to Safety and Performance” philosophy. KCUC provides safety orientation for many of our local industrial customers. Therefore, most of our employees are KCUC trained and prepared at any time to work at one of the sites that require this training. Our safety director works closely with the KCUC staff to implement this training for all area contractors.

KCUC provides monthly meetings as well as special events to help educate us, as well as the users that are members, on current issues affecting us all in the construction industry. We have enjoyed and embrace our continuing relationship with KCUC.

Builders Exchange of Kentucky

builders_exchange_of_louisvilleBuilders Exchange of Kentucky was founded in 1927 and is a full service construction trade association with a membership in excess of 1,000, consisting of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturing representatives, and others engaged in the commercial and industrial construction industry.

The Builders Exchange provides an essential clearing house for plans and documents for bidding purposes from owners and architects through out Kentucky. In addition to the plan room benefit, they now offer training through their Center for Education and Training Excellence which we participate in.

Henderson has been a member of the Builders Exchange since 1934. The three generations of Henderson have served in many capacities over the years. Our involvement with this organization has been an essential part of our development as a contractor in this area.

Electrical Clearing House of Louisville

The Electrical Clearing House of Louisville (ECHL), organized in 1912 and in continuous operation since that time, has the purpose of promoting the professional improvement of its members and encouraging fellowship between members of the electrical industry. The ECHL promotes the education of its members in the art and/or installation of electrical services, and the enactment of laws and licenses in order to prevent the destruction of life and property regarding the utilization of electricity.

The ECHL is approved to be an Electrical License Training Provider in Kentucky for master electrician and electrician licensing. They provide this service to its members to enable them to meet the licensing laws of Kentucky.

Henderson has been an integral part of this organization throughout the years and will continue to be. Many of our field and office employees are members and utilize their service to enhance their abilities.

BOMA

Henderson participates as an associate member of the local branch of the Building Owners and building_owners_and_managers_association_logoManagers Association (BOMA). Our involvement keeps us informed of the latest developments in building management andtechniques and allows networking with building managers and the exchange of ideas.

BICSI

BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety and security, and audio and video technologies. It encombicsi_logopasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-basedsystems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communication and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. As a member, Henderson has professionals on staff, whom have BICSI certifications and utilize their education and training for our continuing educational needs. This organization is a vital link to the world of technology and meeting our customers’ communications needs.

Henderson Services Timeline

2014

Henderson Services purchases franchise to provide TEGG Services to the Central Kentucky and Bowling Green markets, operated out of our Lexington Office.

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2012

Lexington Resurgence in hiring Joe Logan as Lexington Operations Manager to lead Henderson’s efforts in Central Kentucky.

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2011

Liberty Mutual Insurance awards Henderson Services their Gold Safety Award.

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2010 and beyond

Henderson continues to pursue work for the Corps of Engineers at the Blue Grass Army Depot and Fort Knox, East Kentucky Power, Toyota Motor Manufacturing , UPS and concentrating on servicing it’s industrial customer base by bringing innovation…

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2010

Henderson Services receives the Toyota Outstanding Safety Performance Award for their work at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, KY.

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2009 – 2010

The home office In Louisville, dating back to the 1940’s, undergoes a major building renovation of the exterior as well as the majority of the interior office spaces.
This included new a design to make our building more energy efficient and…

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2009

Henderson also secured the $7MM contract for the expansion of the University of Louisville Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium with Hunt Construction Group.

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2009

Henderson and its Partner, Ermco out of Indianapolis secured the $25 MM contract for the electrical work on the new KFC Yum Center in downtown Louisville with M.A Mortenson based out of Minneapolis.
The new 700,000 square foot state of the art…

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2008

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We secured an electrical contract for the construction of a 50,000 square foot Data Center for Louisville Gas & Electric.
This is one of several new and renovated data centers that Henderson has completed for several customers including IBM,…

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2006 – 2010

United Parcel Service (UPS) invested nearly $2Billion on renovating and expanding their main sorting hub facility in Louisville to a total of 3,000, 000 square feet of state facility.
This included HUB 2000 and the Worldport Expansion Henderson…

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2006

As part of a $121 Million renovation to Churchill Downs, Henderson was chosen to perform all the electrical and communication systems installation at the most recognizable race track in the world.
Due to the challenging schedule issues and…

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2002

Henderson Services has now branded itself as a diversified electrical and communication contractor capable of pursuing any project and completing them efficiently and safely.
Henderson establishes a security and telecom system component as well…

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2001

In December of the same year, the previous Henderson owners, Rodney and Bruce, along with an outside investor purchased the assets of Henderson Electric Co., Inc. and started Henderson Services LLC.
The transition was challenging, but once again…

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2001

In November due to the crash of major Communication companies and the internet bubble bursting, the Bracknell Corporation fell victim and was forced to cease it’s operations and began owned by the Royal Bank of Canada.

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1999

In September of that year, NEI was acquired by a large publicly traded Canadian company called Bracknell.
This acquisition soon led to a North American service provider generating nearly $1.5Billion of revenue.

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1998

As a subcontractor to Hunt Construction Group we were chosen to the perform the entire electrical and communication package with an approximate value of $9MM for the new state of the art college football facility for the University of Louisville…

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1998

Henderson Electric Co., Inc is acquired and becomes part of a roll up group called Nationwide Electric, Inc. (NEI) based in Minneapolis Minnesota.

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1993

Our business with Ford Motor Company continued to grow as a result of Henderson getting a major contract with ABB/Fluor Daniels for the electrical work on the new 1 MM square foot CLT Paint Shop at the Ky Truck Plant.

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1991

Henderson is chosen as the successful electrical contractor on the 700,000 square foot Capital Holding Center ( AEGON Center ) by Hines Interests out of Houston Texas.
This structure is the crown jewel and signature 35 story office tower in the…

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1990’s

The decade of the 90’s signifies a changing market place. Henderson Electric becomes more involved in negotiated, design build projects, and places less emphasis on plan and spec bid work.
Henderson becomes a member of an electrical contractor…

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1986 – 1988

The largest manufacturing facility for Toyota Motor Manufacturing outside of Japan was constructed in Georgetown, Ky.
Henderson along with our partner Dynaelectric Company participated on numerous large projects during this time frame to…

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1984

This was another milestone date in our history as we partnered with Dynalectric on a major addition to the existing cigarette manufacturing facility for Philip Morris.
This project was a challenging project due to the state of the art…

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1982

Henderson participated as the electrical contractor on the construction of the Lexington Financial Center in Lexington, Ky. developed by the Webb Companies.
This 350,000 sq ft high building featuring tinted blue glass soon began the identifying…

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1980’s

Henderson achieves prominence in the construction market by adding to its customer base such companies as Huber Hunt Nichols, Turner Construction, Pepper Construction, Algernon Blair, Whiting Turner, Flour-Daniels, and other prominent national…

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1979

Once again, tragedy strikes the company as Rodger Henderson, current president and son of founder, prematurely dies at age 54.
Rod and Bruce, sons of Rodger, had already begun their career with the company and stepped in to fill void in…

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1979

In his new role as VP of Engineering and Construction, Bruce focused on using technology to update and advance the company.

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1975 to 1977

Henderson engages in its largest project to date with the construction of the Kentucky Department of Human Resources office building in Frankfort, KY.
The electrical contract was in excess of seven (7) million dollars and contracted through…

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1975

Bruce enters the company full time as an estimator and project manager after 2 years of industry experience as an application engineer in the marketing group with American Air Filter.
With his educational background in electrical engineering…

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1974

Henderson entered into a large contract with Austin Company on the construction of Clark Equipment Company in Georgetown, Ky.
Our relationship with Austin Co goes back to 1945.

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1970’s

Large projects in the burgeoning medical industry in both Louisville and Lexington add more customers to their growing customer base.
Henderson establishes relationship with the future owners of Humana and is involved with construction projects…

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1966

Rodney enters the company on the business administration side while pursuing his business degree at UL.

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1965

E.I. DuPont Louisville Works starts a massive modernization and expansion due to the devasting blast at the plant that was felt and heard all around Louisville on August 25, 1965.
Henderson was already involved with at the plant and responded…

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1960

Schools, Interstate Highways, and Heavy Industry generate revenue for the company.
The King library at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington exposes Henderson to central Kentucky market. Henderson opens a branch office in Lexington in order…

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1958

Tragedy strikes the company as its founder, Harry Henderson, meets his untimely death in an automobile accident.
Rodger Henderson, Harry’s son, becomes president of company at age 33.

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1956

The Ky Fair and Exposition Center was built and Henderson Electric had the electrical contract to perform the work and once again gained major recognition as one of the leaders in the electrical industries in the area.

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1951 to 1953

GE Appliance Park is constructed covering nearly 1000 acres in Louisville and developed into the major industrial facility for the area as well as the largest employer for many years.
Henderson was positioned well to participate in the massive…

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1950

Birth of second son, Bruce Michael, in April.

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1950

Harry relocates the downtown office on Jefferson Street to the current location at Poplar Level Road.

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1946

Rodger marries is long time sweetheart, Mary Rose Morris, and quickly build a family starting with the birth of Rodney James in September 1946.

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1945

Rodger returns from the war as a decorated Marine and goes into the business with Harry.
Rodger becomes a trained IBEW electrician and works along side his dad to learn the business. Many of his fellow employees were veterans who established…

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1940

Henderson started our long term relationship with Churchill Downs and continues strong today 77 years later.
Henderson’s ability to maintain the track facilities year round and provide skilled trained electricians and techniques to make sure…

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1940’s

The United States involvement in World War II provided opportunity for participation in heavy industry in the Louisville area.
Henderson Electric begins to form relationships with future long term customers such as E. I. DuPont, Olin Chemicals,…

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1939 – 1945

World War II

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1937

The 37 Flood

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1930’s

Due to establishing relationships in industry through the electrical supply business, Henderson Electric becomes an electrical contractor

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1930

Becomes a seller of electrical supplies to survive the Depression

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1929

Great Depression

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1925

Rodger James Henderson is born to Harry and Amelia Henderson

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1919

Harry Henderson establishes Henderson Electric

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