R.W. Mercer Co. expands services, supports EV transportation infrastructure growth through acquisition

R.W. Mercer Co. has acquired the assets of long-time subcontractor West Michigan Electrical Systems Inc.

R.W. Mercer Co. is a family-owned construction and service company headquartered in Jackson, with locations in Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids (Walker), Kalamazoo and Saginaw, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

West Michigan Electrical Systems is a full-service electrical contractor in Cedar Springs, north of Grand Rapids. Founded by owner Brad Kober, the firm has served petroleum, industrial and commercial customers for over 20 years.

Kober and his team will be based in R.W. Mercer’s Grand Rapids-area office. They will combine with R.W. Mercer’s electrical team to enhance capabilities and expand self-perform electrical services for customers. Kober will become project manager in the R.W. Mercer Electrical Department.

R.W. Mercer President Andy Mercer said, “West Michigan Electrical Systems has built an excellent reputation. We welcome their highly skilled electricians. Their expertise in electric vehicle charging stations will further strengthen our ability to support EV transportation infrastructure.”

Kober said, “I have worked side-by-side with the R.W. Mercer team for years and have been impressed with the company’s quality construction and ethics. This partnership brings the best of both companies together to meet customer needs.”

Mercer continued, “While our teams had worked together a great deal, Brad and I only met recently. We had an instant connection. Growth by acquisition is an effective strategy for us in the electrical sector. We will continue to evaluate opportunities to ensure we are able to meet current and future needs of our customers.”

R.W. Mercer Co. markets in three areas of construction: petroleum contracting and service, general contracting, and electrical contracting. In each, R.W. Mercer provides a turn-key approach that includes planning, design, construction, installation, monitoring and maintenance. More info at www.RWMercer.com.