RW Mercer acquires electricity company

RW Mercer Co., a construction company in Jackson, acquired the assets of its subcontractor West Michigan Electrical Systems Inc.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

West Michigan Electrical Systems, based in Cedar Springs, will move into the Walker offices of RW Mercer. The company will merge its services and expertise with the RW Mercer team to expand its services offered throughout the state.

“West Michigan Electrical Systems has built an excellent reputation and we welcome their highly skilled electricians,” said Andy Mercer, president of RW Mercer. “In addition, their expertise in installing electric vehicle charging stations will further strengthen our ability to support electric vehicle transportation infrastructure.”

West Michigan Electrical Systems owner Brad Kober will assume the title of project manager within RW Mercer’s electrical department.

“Although our teams have worked together a lot, Brad and I only recently met,” Mercer said. “We had an instant connection and were able to find a deal quickly. Growth through acquisition is an effective strategy for us in the electricity business, and we will continue to evaluate opportunities to ensure that we are able to meet the current and future needs of our customers.

“I’ve worked side-by-side with the RW Mercer team for years and been impressed with the build quality and company ethos,” Kober said. “This partnership is a great opportunity for our employees and brings together the best of both companies to meet customer needs.

In addition to electrical contracts, RW Mercer Co. specializes in petroleum contracts, services and general contracts. The company has seven locations, including six in Michigan and one in Indiana.