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ERMCO was founded in 1962 by Edward M. Gossett as a small service company called Electrical Repair and Maintenance Company. The company experienced rapid growth throughout the 60’s. In 1970, ERMCO merged with Maddox Electric, with Ed Gossett and Jim Maddox becoming business partners, a partnership that lasted until Ed’s death in 1996. Jim Maddox retired as President in 1998, when Darrell Gossett became President of the company. The company continues to be owned by the Gossett family, many members of which are involved in the daily operation of the company.
From the beginnings as a small electrical maintenance company with a staff of three, ERMCO soon became known for quality workmanship and expertise. This led to our role as a major player in the construction of several prestigious projects in Indianapolis, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art ('70), Market Square Arena ('74) and the Federal Office Building ('74). In 1986, another chapter began when ERMCO opened a branch office in Orlando, Florida, where we quickly became a significant force in the central Florida construction market, completing major projects for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Tropicana Field and the Tampa Ice Palace, among others. ERMCO sold the Florida operation to Vice President, Scott Maddox in 1999, and continues to enjoy a good relationship between the two companies.
ERMCO has grown to be one of the 50 largest electrical contractors in the U.S. Major projects within Central Indiana have included the Lucas Oil Stadium, the New Indianapolis International Airport, RCA Dome, Conseco Fieldhouse, Victory Field, IU Cancer Center, the Westin Hotel, the OneAmerica Building (formerly AUL), The Bank One Tower and the Indiana State Government Center, Clarian North, Clarian West, the IUPUI Student Housing complex, and several major projects for
Eli Lilly & Co. involving all of their Indiana locations, to name a few.
ERMCO has also completed several major projects across the country including the Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, home of the NBA Rockets and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA., home of the NFL Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh.
ERMCO further diversified by entering the communications market in 1999. Major communications projects to date include Lucas Oil Stadium, Wellpoint/Anthem’s Headquarters, Adesa, the Ft. Harrison Finance Center, OrthoIndy South and Northwest facilities, INDOT Traffic Management Center, Herron School of Art and several Eli Lilly and Company communications projects.
ERMCO once again made a move into a new market by adding the Green Energy Group in 2009.
This group supplies energy solutions and green construction knowledge that leads directly to
cost savings for our customers. They perform tasks such as full building audits, solar and wind energy installations, lighting retrofits, and sustainable and LEED construction services.
The diversity of ERMCO's experience, as shown in these representative projects, allows us to provide our customers with the finest service available in our industry today. Revenues exceeded $80 Million last year, with approximately 400 staff members throughout the country.