City Electric Co. is a woman owned (WBE certified) Independent Wholesale Electrical Distributor.

We have been proudly serving customers in the residential, commercial, governmental, healthcare, institutional and industrial markets since we began business in 1919. We are specialists in providing you with all your electrical needs with a full linecard of commercial, residential, and industrial electric products.

Serving Central New York’s electrical needs since 1919


Established in the year 1919, City Electric Company, Inc. started out as a small electrical appliance and apparatus store in Syracuse, NY.

12 Branch Locations in NYS & Still Growing


Since it’s beginnings in Syracuse, City Electric has grown into a leading Independent Electrical Wholesale Distributor, serving customers throughout New York State.

Syracuse HQ

Committed to Central New York

Centered in Downtown Syracuse

Our newly renovated & expanded campus at 501 West Genesee allows us to stay close to our loyal customers, and solidifies our commitment to Syracuse.

12 Branch Locations throughout NY

Backed by our Distribution Center

Each of our branch locations boasts its own warehouse space, backed by our East Syracuse distribution center, to ensure fulfillment to all of our locations across New York State.

Executive Staff

Sandy Rosecrans, Chief Executive Officer of City Electric, Inc. is a 37-year veteran of the electrical distribution industry. She started her career in 1979 when she joined City Electric as the vice president of administration. In 1992, she purchased a majority of City Electric and subsequently completed the entire purchase in 1996. Sandy has been very involved in the industry throughout her career, serving on several councils of the National Association of Electric Distributors (NAED) including CAP Council, Government Affairs Committee, Eastern Region Council vice president, NAED Education & Research Foundation Chair and during 2013/2014 she served as Chairperson of NAED. Sandy was also most recently named the 2016 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient from NAED. This award honored Sandy for her outstanding and dedicated service to the association, its Women in Industry Forum and the electrical distribution industry at large. Sandy resides in Alexandria Bay, NY with her husband Ed. Sandy is a market and industry leader.

Andrew Esce, President of City Electric, Inc. joined the Company as operations manager in August of 2006 and has played a critical role in the company’s expansion and growth during the past 10 years. Andrew currently sits on the Eastern Regional Council of the National Association of Electrical Distributors where he will serve as the Regional Vice President for the year 2017. He is also a member of the Product Committee of Affiliated Distributors (AD) and previously earned his Bachelor degree from Saint Michael’s College. Andrew was also honored as one of tED magazine’s  “30 Under 35” in 2012. He currently resides in Cicero, NY with his wife Kelly, son Ryan and daughter Reese.

Jamie Czaplicki, CPA, joined City Electric as the CFO in 2013 after a 13 year career in public accounting, most recently as a partner in the Central New York CPA firm Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC. He was most recently named Executive Vice President/CFO. Jamie is a graduate of Le Moyne College and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently resides in Syracuse, NY with his wife Kristen, son Benjamin and daughter Kate.

Corporate Team

Accounting Department

Project Team

Purchasing Department

Industrial Affiliates

City Electric Company, Inc. is networked throughout the electrical industry to bring you news and resources. Our close ties and industry affiliations help City Electric work better for you.

Affiliated Distributors is North America’s Largest Integrated Supply System Providers of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) materials. Members total over 200 electrical, industrial, pipe/valve/fittings distributors and product allies with more than 1,400 distribution centers.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

NAED is the electrical distributors’ source for networking, education, and service. Since 1908, the National Association of Electrical Distributors has helped electrical distributors grow, prosper, and provide value-added service to their customers, suppliers, employees and the world at large.

Maintains Standards on state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date research in the lighting industry. Nearly 300 standards and publications cover the interior and exterior lighting requirements for a number of different venues.

Founded in 1901, NECA is a membership organization compromised of the members of its 118 domestic (US) chapters and foreign Affiliates. More than 4,000 electrical contractors are members.

NYSERDA administers the New York Energy Smart program, which is designed to support certain public benefit programs during the transition to a more competitive electricity market.

SBE has been providing its members with a directory and buyers guide that contains information and services helpful to professionals in construction related businesses.

Certificates

The Certified Electrical Professional is a certification program created just for the electrical distribution industry. Several City Electric employees have met the criteria for CEP Certification, and are standing by to provide you the best possible service the electric supply industry has to offer.

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WBE Certification stands for Woman Business Enterprise and denotes that a woman (or women) has majority ownership and control of a business entity. City Electric is a WBE certified business, and has been since 2014.

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