Co-owned by brothers Lou Schuler and Mike Schuler, Kings Electric Services
provides commercial electrical services for the Cincinnati and Columbus markets.
With over 80 full-time employees and sales of $20 million/year,
KES has a 40-year history of bringing power to projects big and small.
We’re the most trusted partner of contractors, architects, and building owners.
Starting a business, raising a family: These are cornerstones of the American dream. Our founder, Kingsley Wientge, was lucky enough to get to do both of them.
The son of a small business owner, Wientge wanted to start his own business to support his family. He had worked at an electrical supply house during his high school years, and thought he could make a difference in the electrical services industry.
So, in 1983, Wientge borrowed $10,000 from his father to start Ohio King’s Electric Services in Lebanon, Ohio.
In 1986, Lou Schuler joined the company and entered the Associated Builders and Contractors, Electrical Apprenticeship program. Schuler quickly took initiative. Before the end of his fourth year in the apprenticeship program, he was leading his first project. Over the next 30 years, he worked his way up to Vice President.
New Ownership for Kings Electric Services
In early 2019, Wientge decided to retire and focus on ministry work. He wanted to sell the business. There was really only one person he trusted: Lou Schuler.
Schuler was the ideal choice because he had years of experience with the business—having helped grow it almost from the beginning.
Schuler wanted a partner with a deep background in business and finance. He asked his younger brother, Mike, to join forces. By the end of 2019, Lou Schuler and Mike Schuler were the new owners of Kings Electric Services.
Expansion into Columbus Market
The company has continued to thrive and grow, and in 2023, Kings Electric opened an office in Columbus, Ohio, with headquarters in the Short North neighborhood. KES now serves both the Greater Cincinnati and Columbus markets, offering best-in-class services to commercial developers and industrial clients.
No matter how much we grow, Kings Electric is still the same independently-owned company, focused on taking care of its customers by providing quality service for a fair price.
Trustworthiness, reliability, and transparency: These should be the baseline for our industry. Living these values is how we’ve been able to build and maintain decades-long relationships with contractors, vendors, and customers.
Kings Electric Services is truly a team, and as such, we support and nurture our people. We also seek to give back to the community, supporting organizations such as CityLink, Chautauqua, Junior League of Cincinnati, and others.
We still feel like the family-owned company we are. We learn together, have fun together, and win together.
Join the KES Team
Whether you’re considering becoming an Apprentice or are mid-career, you can take your career to the next level at Kings Electric Services.
As your most trusted commercial electrical partner, we will do the highest quality work in the safest, most transparent way.
We will collaborate with you, rise to every challenge, and exceed your expectations.
Meet Our Leadership Team
The Kings Electric Services leadership team is made up of industry veterans, many with decades of experience. See the faces and the names of the people leading KES into the next generation.
Lou joined Kings Electric Services as an apprentice in 1986. He attended school at ABC (Associated Builder & Contractors) and successfully obtained his journeyman license. He continued to take on responsibilities, serving as VP of KES and 2019, became president and co-owner of KES.
Lou and his wife Joy enjoy spending time with their 5 children and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking, golf and target shooting.
Mike joined Kings Electric Services in 2019 when he and his brother Lou purchased the company. Prior to joining Kings, Mike spent over two decades in the financial services industry consulting with 401k providers.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Marti. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mike has a passion for soccer, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling.
Matt has a passion for electrical construction, and started his career in 2010, as an apprentice at Kings Electric, completing the program at the IEC.
He has experience in estimating, design, and project management. He also sits on NFPA 70 code making panel 13.
He and his wife, Jessica, have two daughters and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Randy joined Kings Electric Services in 2019, and has over 40 years of experience in all phases of electrical construction management.
With his wife, Deniece, they have four children and eleven grandchildren. His favorite pastimes are spending time with his family and fishing.
Warren joined Kings Electric Services in 2019 after 15 years working in management, operations, and finance.
Warren loves working at KES and in the electrical construction industry.
He and his wife, Mollie, have a daughter. In his free time, you will find Warren with his family, working on Excel spreadsheets, or outside playing basketball.
Dave joined the KES team in the fall of 2018 as a senior project manager in the industrial division.
Dave has worked 40+ years in the electrical industry, with roles in construction, maintenance, repair, design, estimation, and project management,
Dave and his wife, Nancy, enjoy spending time outside, doing activities such as backpacking, fishing, golf, gardening and yardwork.
Andrew began his electrical career with Kings Electric Services in 2008 as an apprentice. After completing the apprenticeship program, he continued his career as a journeyman electrician, overseeing his own projects. In 2020, Andrew moved into a project management role where he successfully coordinates and executes many large projects.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Nick started his electrical apprenticeship in 2006 during his senior year in high school.
He worked his way up to the role of service manager, where he oversaw operations, ensured customer satisfaction, and developed a reputation as an exceptional leader as a project manager.
He and his wife, Lena, have three children, and live on the eastside of Cincinnati.
Gloria joined Kings Electrical Services in 2014.
Throughout her time at KES, she has held various positions, including warehouse and prefabrications manager.
Since 2016, Gloria has been supporting our electricians as the purchasing manager.
She enjoys long walks and hikes with her husband, and together they plan on visiting the Seven Wonders of the World.
Meet Our Customer Service Staff
The Kings Electric Services customer service team is here to make sure you have a great experience working with KES, and that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.
Phil has been with Kings Electric since 2015. He began and completed his apprenticeship with KES with a focus on fire alarm systems.
He currently is the fire alarm manager responsible for design, estimation, project management, and service.
Ken started as an apprentice in the IEC program at Kings Electric Services in 2014 and gained hands-on experience at various projects while completing the program. Currently, he is a project manager for small projects at Kings and an IEC Cincinnati instructor.
He and his wife, Angel, have three children and enjoy attending rock, jazz, and bonsai shows.
Darrick joined Kings Electric in January of 2007. With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in electrical design and detailing. His electrical drawings include small renovations to multimillion dollar design projects.
Darrick enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Scott started in 2013 as an apprentice at Kings Electric. He completed the four-year apprenticeship program through the IEC.
He’s worked as an estimator since 2021, and currently resides in Florida, where he is KES’s first full-time remote employee. He and his wife, Alyse, have one daughter and enjoy spending time with family and traveling.
Marilyn joined Kings Electric Services in early 2020 and carries out many of the day-to-day administrative tasks that keep the company running smoothly.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, Andrew, and their three children. She also enjoys reading and is a die-hard Tarheel basketball fan.
Brian did his apprenticeship through the ABC program. He's been with Kings Electric Services for 30 years and has worked in the field in different roles. He now works with the preconstruction team as the prefab designer.
Brian enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and his two grandsons.
Kim joined Kings Electric Services in 2013. With over 29 years of experience in the construction industry in various roles, she is now the assistant to the project management team.
She enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Josh started his apprenticeship in 2011, then graduated from IEC Cincinnati. He joined Kings Electric in 2018, and worked as a project leadman, senior project leadman, and superintendent. Josh now works in the pre-construction department, where he helps with pre-construction design, 3D BIM coordination, and project installation layout.
He is married to Nancy, and they have two amazing sons.
Peter joined Kings Electric Services in 2019 as the logistics and warehouse manager. Since then, he has become the KES safety manager, learned Trimble RTS field layout, and was the project manager for the update of a KES built tool tracking software.
Peter is married to Liz and they share two children together. They enjoy traveling, the beach, boating, and spending time together.
Heather joined Kings Electric Services in 2023 as a payroll and HR specialist. Prior to joining Kings, Heather was a store manager for a retail pharmacy, specializing in operations and people leadership.
She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy camping, playing games, and traveling. She also loves baking and crafting with her daughters.
Diane joined Kings Electric in 2005. She has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of electrical and commercial construction.
For over 15 years, she's handled all billings, pay applications, legal documents, and collections.
She and her husband, Doug, enjoy spending time with their daughters, their grandchildren, and their golden retriever.
Valerie started her career at Kings Electric Services in 2019 in prefabrication, later joining the logistic support team. You can now find her in the front office, where she works in accounts payable and assists with many accounting and administrative functions.
Valerie enjoys spending time with her family and growing her impressive collection of penguin decorations.
Nick joined the Kings electric team in 2020. Originally from the automotive repair industry, Nick now serves Kings Electric as our go-to for equipment repair and maintenance. Nick works to ensure our fleet vehicles, heavy equipment, and power tools are all working and in good order.
On weekends Nick is on the offroad 4x4 trails or enjoying other outdoor activities with friends and family.
Brigand joined Kings Electric Services in 2022 as a draftsperson and designer.
In his free time, he enjoys cycling, drawing, and gaming
Dallas has worked his way through all facets of the electrical industry. Starting as an apprentice and working his way to journeyman, foreman/ superintendent, project manager, estimator, service department manager, electrical engineer to his current role as a workforce manager.
Dallas and his wife Lynne have 4 children and 3 grandchildren residing in Brown County Ohio.
Awards of Excellence in
2023 Winner (Hi Rise Residential)
2018 Winner (Hi Rise Residential)
2016 Winner (Commercial)
2015 Winner (Commercial)
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2021 Outstanding Trade Contractor of the Year
This peer award celebrates trade contractor partners who have made outstanding contributions.
These awards recognize the top graduates from IEC apprenticeship programs across the country.
Kings Electric Services winners include:
2018: 2nd place
2016: 3rd place
Kings Electric Services designs and installs the highest quality electrical systems while exceeding customer expectations.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I have been working with Kings Electric Services for over 20 years now and the high level of service and workmanship has never failed me.
Their honesty and integrity stand above all others.
King’s Electric Services are professional and they approach a project with thoughtful planning and organization, yet they have the flexibility to adjust their plans when necessary. Their team is highly skilled and brings to a project a focus on safety, performance, quality and collaboration.
From pre-construction to punchlist, Kings Electric performs at or ahead of schedule and budget projections. Meticulous record keeping, hands-on management and professionalism, clear pride in their work, plus deep compliance experience across key city agencies makes them an invaluable part of the project team from start to finish.