Our Story

Bob and Betty Williams started their family business over 60 years ago as an electrical contracting company shortly after Bob completed a successful tour with the U.S. Marines Corp during the Korean War. Today, Williams Electric Supply is still a veteran owned and family operated business. It is one of the largest electrical distributors in the east Tennessee region and one of the largest lighting showrooms in the southeast United States. Williams Electric Supply has built its business over the last 60 years by focusing on customer needs. We pride ourselves on having hard to find and one-of-a-kind items in stock and ready to sell at the best prices. Williams Electric Supply specializes in electrical distribution supplies for residential, commercial and industrial applications. In addition, our Johnson City location is home to one of the largest lighting showrooms in the southeastern United States! Come visit us today at one of our four convenient locations in Johnson City, Bristol, Greeneville or Kingsport, TN. Our four locations house thousands of products by the very best manufacturers in the industry. Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you with your residential, commercial or industrial electrical supply needs. We have Amazon and eBay stores with some great deals. This will be expanding soon as we are redoing our entire website to better serve our customers’ needs. We can also provide you with contact information for an experienced professional electrical engineer who is licensed in eight states to assist with your commercial or industrial design needs.

Our Values


We are a family-owned business and have been around for 60 years. Over our many years in business we have always strived to treat our customers and our team as family. We always look forward to getting to know those around us and finding new ways to meet their personal needs.


The lighting industry is ever-changing, making innovating crucial to our growth and success. We always encourage our team to learn and expand their knowledge of lighting and the lighting industry. Which in return gives our customers up-to-date tips, answer, and information.


Our passion comes from loving what we do and doing what we love. You’ll find we are passionate about all things lighting which makes us excited to help customers with their lighting needs.


We are dedicated to going beyond what people expect out of a business. We pride ourselves on our customer service and dedication to our customers.


Care is a significant part of who we are and how we conduct our business. We care about our customers, our team, and the products we sell. Care drives us to always find positive results and solutions.

Our Mission

Provide hard to find and one-of-a-kind products with outstanding customer service

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