City Electric San Bernardino

CES Opens New Branch in San Bernardino, CA

Oct. 31, 2022

City Electric Supply (CES) is open in the city of San Bernardino, the second location the company has opened in Southern California in the past months. “San Bernardino is the newest CES location in the Inland Empire,” said District Manager Brian Andringa in the press release. “The company has been working hard to expand in this area for two years now, and we are continuing to add locations here.” 

 A resident of San Bernardino for nearly four decades, Branch Manager Mike Chanez has been working in the San Bernardino market for half of that time.  “I’ve lived in the area for 37 years,” said Mike. “I’ve been in the industry for 20 years in San Bernardino, working on all sides of sales, from commercial and residential, to industrial.” 

 Chanez isn’t the only one on the San Bernardino team with experience in the industry. Altogether, the team at CES San Bernardino has more than 100 years of experience in the industry. “One of my team members has 30 years of experience in sales and energy management,” said Chanez. “My counter guy has 20-plus years on the utility market side, and my operations manager has experience in the warehouse.”

 After searching for the perfect location, CES found what used to be a factory for making cement mixing trucks. Taking six months to do a complete renovation, Chanez was involved throughout the entire process from day one. “For the remodel, we gutted the complete interior of the building and basically revamped everything,” he said. “We put up racking where we wanted and got to design things in a way that would benefit us the most when we opened up, which has already shown to be a big help. Getting to sit down with my district manager and help contribute to the design was awesome.”