The PayneCrest Legacy
Our reputation as the “go to” electrical contractor began more than 60 years ago as post-war America was reshaping industrial and commercial markets.
Extending Our Reach
PayneCrest creates its northern operations with an office in Green Bay, WI, expanding its expertise for heavy industrial projects throughout the upper Midwest.
PayneCrest broadens its services to build a national reputation for exceptional work on commercial and industrial projects.
Uniting Commercial/Industrial Excellence
Entrepreneurial commercial and industrial legacies unite as Payne Electric and Crest Electric merge to form PayneCrest Electric and Communications.
The Next Generation of Success
David Payne and Al Schroer acquire Payne Electric and advance company’s legacy of industrial excellence.
Surge of Growth
Pat Murphy acquires Crest Electric and begins growing the company’s revenue at an exponential rate.
Walter Murphy becomes the sole owner of Crest Electric and begins focusing on the commercial and telecommunications industries.
The Gateway to Industrial Excellence
Payne Electric comes to St. Louis for a General Motors project and plants its roots in the Show-Me State.
Walter Murphy and Clarence Schmidt found Crest Electric in St. Louis, MO. Louis Payne founds the Saginaw Valley Division of Motor City Electric in Flint, MI. It will later become Payne Electric.