TRENTON — The move to the former Pectic Seafood building on Route 3 was a logical step for his business, said Jeff King, owner of King Electric.
“This place offers great exposure,” he said.
His comment is an understatement when compared to the previous location of the business. His shop was in a quiet residential neighborhood in Ellsworth, a location that limited traffic from customers. Relocating to Trenton allowed the business to expand.
“We now have a retail showroom,” King said. Among the offerings are light fixtures, control systems and, soon, generators. The business also does lamp repairs, he said.
King started his business in West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1983. He moved from Maine to Florida in 1978.
“I went down on vacation and didn’t come back for 13 years,” he joked.
He came back to Ellsworth in 1991 and purchased the former M. A. Clark property on Spring Street. The florist and landscaping company had gone out of business and King set shop in one of the buildings there.
King Electric has since grown to where there are 20 employees. The company does both commercial and residential electrical construction and service work. Recent work has included additions at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and Mount Desert Island Hospital as well as a major renovation project at The Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, King said.
King Electric is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The business is set for a Business After Hours event on Oct. 22 from 5-7 p.m. The event, hosted by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is open to the public.