Electric company merger continues Salem area service

Soltis-Julian Electric was founded in Hanoverton and, after assuming the assets of Julian Electric, has expanded its Salem operations at 1095 Slater Road. Owner D’Andrew Soltis said the company is based on the belief that customer needs are most important and the entire team is committed to meeting them. The Soltis team includes office Manager Rachel Moyer atop the truck while, from left are, Chris Clair, Russ Yoho, Randy Maurer, Tom Poling, owner D’Andrew Soltis, and Mike Mellinger. Soltis-Julian still maintains operations in Hanoverton. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

SALEM — Soltis-Julian Electric, a company founded in Hanoverton in 2009, has assumed the assets of Julian Electric in Salem and now operates under the Julian-Soltis name in Salem.

Owner D’Andrew Soltis is a 2004 United Local High School graduate, state-tested, licensed, bonded and fully insured electrician.

He merged his three electricians with two Julian Electric employees and Soltis-Julian Electric LLC now operates a 10-vehicle fleet from a 6,000-square-foot shop and office on 2.5-acres at 1095 Slater Road .

“My idea was to keep the Julian name,” Soltis said, noting it’s been in the marketplace for 50 to 60 years.

“We want people to know we have the same quality people, with six electricians total, including myself,” and secretary Rachel Moyer, he said.

In April, Soltis took control of Julian Electric. Former owner Ken Gross is a consultant for Soltis-Julian Electric where he brings 35 years of experience to the company.

Soltis served a five-year apprenticeship with Ray Morrow Electric before starting his own company which serves residential, commercial, agricultural and light industrial clients.

The fleet includes two large bucket trucks, a trencher, backhoe, skid loader, Bobcat and a large walk-behind trencher.

“With some of the services we provide we’ve been able to grow,” Soltis said, adding the multiple bucket trucks accommodate aerial lighting and high voltage work.

The company is working with the gas and oil industry in Pennsylvania assisting in disconnecting and moving large tanks that require moving ahead and behind the loads.

With multiple trucks and track machines, Soltis-Julian Electric also can set utility poles.

Soltis said, “That’s something not too many contractors do.”

Along with 24-hour emergency bucket-truck service, the company provides small crane services with a backyard derrick, and the company offers free estimates on jobs.

They also handle a lot of generator system work for homes where they come in and install custom-ordered equipment.

“We do a lot of generator systems for homes,” Soltis said. “Normally we order, customize to what the customer needs and truck it out.”

Farm work runs the gamut from barn lighting to pump motors.

Soltis-Julian still sells parts and provides energy-saving, sensor-controlled lighting.

“It’s going to be big,” Soltis said, noting laws are changing and the company stocks a variety of LEDs for interior and exterior use along with fluorescent retro-fits.

“We do a lot of parking lot LED conversions,” he said.

Green Township is converting to LEDs, according to Green Township Trustee Dave Slagle, and Soltis-Julian Electric is the contractor.

Soltis also installed lights in the Marc’s Plaza and at the Salem Plaza.

The company serves northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and the West Virginia panhandle and the list of services includes panel replacements, GFCI protected circuits, cable TV, phone and data wiring, aluminum wiring repair, indoor and outdoor lighting, replace breakers and fuses, knob and tube rewiring, ceiling fans and landscape lighting, troubleshooting and repair, ARC fault breakers, electrical code corrections, smoke alarms, hot tubs and spas wiring, 120 and 240 volt circuits, outlets and switches, range, dryer, and air conditioning circuits, single and three phase motors and controls, and standby generator systems.

For more information, visit www.soltiselectrict.com or call 330-337-3465 or 330-223-1655.