Our History

When Len Aldridge first started his business in Nebraska in 1932, he helped bring power into peoples’ homes, barns, and businesses. Little by little, his reputation for fast, dependable service grew and his commitment to his customers soon set him apart as the best electrical contractor around.

In 1952, Len moved the business to Lake Forest, Illinois, where the operation thrived and by 1968, he acquired a new, larger facility in nearby Libertyville, Illinois.


Over time, Aldridge Electric built a stable backlog of highway work and expanded into the commercial, industrial, and airport markets. As the company grew, Len’s sons, Warren and Ken Aldridge, joined the company and took on larger, more challenging projects in the markets of mass transit, heavy infrastructure, utility, and drilling. Len Aldridge ran the company himself until 1979, when Ken and his brother Warren took the reins of the family-owned business.

Today, Aldridge has become known as one of the leading electrical contractors in the nation; actively pursuing large, complex projects in the transit, drilling,  transportation, power and utility, and industrial markets and always seeking opportunities for growth and improvement. Ken's sons, Steve and Alex, share in the strategic vision for the company and will help to lead Aldridge into the future.

Aldridge Timeline

Take a journey back to learn about Aldridge’s long history of hard work, innovation, and diversification.

25+ Year Club

Aldridge is proud of our history of long-term employee retention. View the faces of our 25+ year employees. Each of them played a significant role in growing Aldridge to the company it is today.


Check out these blast from the past moments capturing many hard-working people and a lot of great memories.