Gerald “Snake” Acker began the foundations of Acker Electric Company with only himself and a truck. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned home and began wiring houses around the Anniston area. With much energy and effort, he began to grow the company from a small, residential contractor into a commercial and industrial contractor equipped to take on large, challenging projects offering a wide array of electrical services.
After a few name changes and a switch from a union shop to a merit shop in 1977, Acker Electric Company has never looked back and continued to grow as a full-service electrical contractor. Though Gerald passed the company over to two of his sons, Aaron and Mark, the commitment to maintain the standards of integrity he established has remained the same.
Acker Electric still holds true to the principles instilled by Gerald Acker almost 60 years ago. This has helped us develop a reputation for having an Attitude of service, Excellence in quality, and a Commitment to safety.
As we move forward in today’s ever demanding market, Acker Electric stands equipped to take on the challenges of a fast paced industry.
"Acker Electric still holds true to the principles instilled by Gerald Acker almost 60 years ago."
Acker Electric is primarily a Small Business Electrical Contractor; however, we are also licensed by the State of Alabama as a General Contractor with additional self-perform capabilities.
With almost 60 years of successful business practice, we are able to offer our customers substantial bonding capacity and financial capital for any size projects. Our experience, ranging from small to multi-million dollar projects, allows us to provide flexible, creative management for any opportunity.
Acker Electric has served many local customers including Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, Honda of Alabama, Westinghouse Anniston/ANCDF, and Kronospan. Also, we have worked extensively with the local military community, with projects at Anniston Army Depot, the (former) Fort McClellan, Redstone Arsenal, Maxwell Air Force Base, and other military installations. Acker Electric has received outstanding ratings on our performance reviews for many of the direct contracts with the US Corps of Engineers.
The driving force to Acker Electric is our employees. With many employees having over 30 years of service and experience, their dedication and expertise is an invaluable asset to the our continued growth and success. While many of our employees are licensed Master Electricians and Journeyman, we also offer a state certified training program for new hires to who wish to work towards their Journeyman license.
"Safety in all construction operations is not just a corporate goal, it is a requirement" - Aaron Acker