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2016

New Partner

Bruce Henderson and David Gross welcomed Joe Logan as part owner to the Henderson Services, LLC team.

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2015

Safety Awards
Henderson Services continued commitment to safety has resulted in the following awards this past year.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Governor’s Safety & Health Award
TAUC Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Excellence Award
NECA Safety…

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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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2013

New Owner on Board
As Rod Henderson looks to retirement he steps down as part owner and welcomes David Gross to join Bruce Henderson in ownership of Henderson Services, LLC.

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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

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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