About Us


In 1958, Joe T. Robison founded Mid-State Electric Supply Company out of the trunk of his car.  Working in his father’s Hardware store while growing up, he learned the basic principles of building and operating a successful business:  Honesty, Integrity, Product Knowledge and Quality Service.  Instilling these principles into his company’s culture, he expanded his business into a group of world-class, project-oriented companies serving electric utility, electrical contractor and forest industries.  Crest Industries, LLC, the holding company for these subsidiaries, is a private, closely held, family owned limited liability company.  Crest Industries and its subsidiaries have strong financial resources, experienced management teams and second-generation succession in place for continued growth and success.

Who We Are

Mid-State Supply Company serves customers across the state of Louisiana by providing products and services to electrical contractors, industrial manufacturers, institutions, government agencies, utilities and power line contractors.  We also furnish materials to our customers performing electrical projects around the United States.  Whether the job is next door, on the East Coast, West Coast or anywhere in between, Mid-State Supply Company has the systems in place to ensure that our customers have what they need, when they need it, to complete their project on time.

Mid-State Supply Company provides more than just high quality, reliable products.  We also provide the services of a highly trained and experienced staff that has a thorough understanding of the electrical industry.  From sourcing products for customers to coordinating time-sensitive deliveries and drop shipments to all fifty states, our team knows that they succeed only when our customers succeed.

Turnkey Solutions

Mid-State Supply Company is a full-line distributor.  Our inventory is all-inclusive and stocked to serve the needs of our broad customer base.  Mid-State Supply Company is the “Distributor of Choice” for everything that you will need for all types of electrical projects.

  • Lamps, Ballasts, Fixtures and Controls
  • Wire, Cable and Cord
  • Steel, Aluminum and PVC Electrical Conduit
  • Switchgear, Motor Controls, Starters and Relays
  • Load Centers, Panelboards and Breakers
  • Fuses, Disconnects, Meter Sockets and Circuit Protection Products
  • Wiring Devices, Terminations, Splices and Marking Products
  • Power Tools, Lineman Tools and Safety Products
  • Transformers
  • Fittings, Connectors and Tapes
  • Support Systems, Strut, Cable Tray and Fasteners
  • Heating and Ventilating Products
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Customized Enclosure and Component Solutions
  • Custom-made Line Grounds and Mechanical Jumpers
  • Air and Liquid Cooled Home Standby Generators, Portable Generators and Transfer Switches
  • Lighting Audits
  • Solar PV Modules, Racking Solutions, String and Micro-inverters and Balance of Systems Products
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Our Affiliations

Affiliated Distributors (A-D)

Affiliated Distributors is the largest wholesale buying and marketing group in North America and is comprised of more than 530 independent distributor companies with over 3,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada.  A-D’s membership commands over $27 billion in sales across six industries:  electrical supplies; industrial supplies; plumbing supplies; HVAC equipment and supplies; drywall related products; and pipe, valves and fittings.

Affiliated Distributors provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth.

A-D helps quality independents, of all sizes, better compete with national chains.  A-D helps quality manufacturers build their brands, introduce new products and reduce their reliance on national chains.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)

National Association of Electrical Distributors is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel.

Thanks to the support and involvement of its members, NAED has become the central source of the nation’s distributors and their affiliates.  It continues to be the meeting place of the industry, providing the only meetings attended by the entire electrical industry.