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About Us | Our History

Gem State Electric Co. is the oldest electric motor and pump repair company in the State of Idaho. Established in 1920 as a resource for the ever expanding electrical markets, we have evolved through a series of owners to become one of the key players in the industry in Southern Idaho. The many years of experience that Mike Lockwood has repairing and rewinding electric motors was supplemented in 2005, when Jerry Finnegan brought his experience and reputation to the company as a partner in what has become the Gold Standard in the service and sales of submersible sewage and centrifugal pumps through out the state. There is a reason that people ship pumps right past the front doors of our competitors to get their equipment into the experienced hands of Mike and Jerry. We bring Old World quality and experience to modern equipment repair and rewinding. From the State-of-the-Art Spike Resistant Magnet Wire used in our rewinds to the hand polished machined surfaces of the submersible sewage pumps we repair for Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants state wide, you’ll find that rare combination of quality and affordable prices in every job we touch. Irrigation pumps, large air handlers in the biggest buildings in the states, time sensitive repairs for hospitals where down-time is not a luxury, domestic and commercial sewage pumps, industrial compressors, wind generators – you name it, we can do it. We’ve serviced a tracking motor for a WWII Anti-Aircraft Searchlight and the controls for an automated seed bagging machine. We go out of our way to treat every customer as our biggest customer and strive to keep the customer in the drivers seat during the repair process. If you would like to read more about the history of Gem State Electric click here