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.

2017

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.

2010

Generating Expansion

PayneCrest broadens its services to build a national reputation for exceptional work on commercial and industrial projects.

2000
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Uniting Commercial/Industrial Excellence

Entrepreneurial commercial and industrial legacies unite as Payne Electric and Crest Electric merge to form PayneCrest Electric and Communications.

1985
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The Next Generation of Success

David Payne and Al Schroer acquire Payne Electric and advance company’s legacy of industrial excellence.

1978
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Surge of Growth

Pat Murphy acquires Crest Electric and begins growing the company’s revenue at an exponential rate.

1960

Commercial/Telecom Legacy

Walter Murphy becomes the sole owner of Crest Electric and begins focusing on the commercial and telecommunications industries.

1958
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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.

1954
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Foundations

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.