About Us

Serving customers and communities in time-honored tradition since 1857.

Holmes Electric Supply Co. 1936

Horizon Solutions® helps improve efficiency, productivity, and safety through our expertise in electrical, automation, energy, industrial, and safety solutions. We take the time to learn about your business, so we can recommend the right solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Our Commitment

We’ve been serving customers for over 160 years, and our success is built upon our commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of customers like you. Our focus on honing an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industries we serve allows us to work with you to design innovative solutions using the latest technology.
It’s our customer-centric approach that has made us successful, and it is the secret to our longevity. From our first days to today, our commitment to excellent service and industry expertise allows us to anticipate customer needs. Our objective is to deliver solutions that will help you reduce downtime and streamline operations while staying ahead of your competition—because your success is our success.

Our Solutions

We are a wholesale distributor of electrical, automation, industrial, energy, and safety solutions with a footprint that spans across New York and New England. Throughout our long history, we’ve developed strong, established relationships with industry-leading suppliers to offer you the very best products and services available.

From construction to chemicals, we serve a wide variety of industries. And our job sites range from highly automated manufacturing facilities to elementary schools and Ivy League campuses. We provide electrical contractor supplies and offer products and services for industrial automation, metalworking, and other manufacturing functions. Additionally, we offer services and technology to improve energy efficiency and enhance workplace safety.

In addition to hard-goods distribution, we offer services to increase your productivity, safety, and efficiency. Leveraging our expertise in technology, energy, supply chain, and training, we design comprehensive solutions, utilizing products from proven best-in-class automation, electrical, safety, and industrial suppliers.

Our People

Horizon Solutions Portland Team

Horizon Solutions Portland Maine Team

We employ specialists, customer service experts, and inside and outside sales professionals to provide the best customer experience with every interaction. Our culture and processes were developed to meet the dynamic demands of the marketplace and customers like you. We build lasting customer relationships based on knowledge, respect, and understanding.

We have over 275 employees, across twelve branch locations, committed to providing unparalleled service and support. With over 40 specialists and 140 industry-focused sales professionals, all with extensive industry and product knowledge, we’re staffed to meet and exceed your expectations.

Building Upon a Rich Heritage of Innovation

Our time-honored tradition of combining industry expertise with a customer-focused approach—the secret to our continued success—dates back to 1854. That’s the year NH Bragg, our latest acquisition, opened its doors in Bangor, Maine.

Horizon Solutions was formed in 2000 as the result of a merger by three family businesses:

  • RERO Distribution, of Rochester, New York (founded in 1857)
  • Oakes Electric, of Holyoke, Massachusetts (founded in 1885)
  • Holmes Electric Supply Company, of Portland, Maine (founded in 1918)

Horizon Solutions acquired NH Bragg
January 1, 2019
NH Bragg was founded in 1854

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