Our History

Our History
Over 90 years of servicing electrical needs for all markets

It began in 1924 when Schaedler Brothers was created by Harry, Andrew, and William Schaedler, a sibling partnership that started simply with the purchasing, plating, assembling, and selling of light fixture parts.

Twenty years later, Motter Electric Company was incorporated to distribute electrical supplies.  In 1956, Motter officially changed its name to York Electrical Supply Company (YESCO).
In 1999, Schaedler Brothers, Inc., and YESCO merged, creating what to this day is the largest electrical distributor headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.

As part of our heritage, we have developed the same capabilities of a large chain, but continue to operate as your neighborhood supplier with a personal touch. We invite you to try all of our services from basic to specialty.

  • Schaedler Bros., is founded by Harry, Andrew, and William Schaedler in Philadelphia, PA
  • The beginning of the second generation with Tom Schaedler Sr.
  • Schaedler Bros., celebrates its 25th year.
  • Schaedler Bros., relocates to 1030 S. 13th Street due to cramped offices and warehouse at its Briggs Street location.
  • Schaedler Bros., takes on Allen-Bradley
  • Schaedler Bros., is incorporated under the management of Harry and Andrew
  • Jim Schaedler starts with Schaedler Bros., Inc. (SBi) marking the beginning of the third generation
  • Henry Schaedler starts with the company
  • SBi celebrates its 50th year.
  • SBi purchased its first computer used for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, and sales analysis.
  • Industrial Automation department is born
  • Tom Schaedler Jr. starts with the company completing the third generation
  • SBi's first branch is opened in Carlisle, PA consisting of 18,000 sq. ft
  • SBi's second branch opens in Williamsport, PA consisting of 17,000 sq. ft.
  • Data & Communication department was born
  • SBi celebrates its 75th year.
  • Schaedler Brothers and York Electrical Supply Co (YESCO) merge to form Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc (Schaedler Yesco).
  • A new corporate office headquarters was purchased from Life Center, 951 S 13th Street, Harrisburg
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its York, PA branch from George Street to Smile Way in York City Industrial Park.
  • Schaedler Yesco officially opens a location in State College, PA in a 13,000 sq. ft. facility at 2553 Carolean Industrial Drive.
  • Schaedler Yesco, APR, and IPS officially open its first, joint-venture location in Chambersburg, PA. This multi-distributor business model is a unique, one-of-a-kind concept in the distribution industry.
  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and officially opens a location in Lebanon, PA at 305 N. Fifth Avenue.
  • Schaedler Yesco and APR Supply jointly open a 7,500 sq ft. location in the Pocono Mountains along Route 191 in Cresco, PA
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires the Indiana, PA branch of Gertz Electric.
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires Service Electric Company adding branches in Pittsburgh, PA and New Kensington, PA.
  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and opens Wilkes-Barre location at 800 Mercer Avenue, Kingston, PA.
  • Schaedler Yesco opens a 3,200 sq ft. Towanda location along Route 6 just east of Route 187 in Wysox, PA.
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its St. Marys, PA location to 116 W. Mill Street.
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires the DuBois (Falls Creek, PA) location of Gertz Electric.
  • Schaedler Yesco opens a joint-venture location with APR and IPS located at 745 North Keyser Avenue in Scranton, PA.
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its Indiana, PA location to a newly constructed building at 2040 Shelly Drive. Joint venture partner APR Supply joins Schaedler Yesco at the new facility.
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates and merges its Pittsburgh and New Kensington branches into one building at 640 Alpha Drive, RIDC Industrial Park, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its DuBois, PA location to 73 Corbet Road.
  • Schaedler Yesco opens its Hazleton, PA location at 171 South Filmore Court.
  • Schaedler Yesco acquires Queen City Electrical Supply in Allentown, PA.

  • Schaedler Yesco opens its Greensburg, PA location on Garden St, joining APR Supply.

  • Schaedler Yesco relocates its Towanda, PA location across town to a newly constructed, 10,000 sq. ft. building at 22925 U.S. Route 6.

  • Schaedler Yesco moves in with APR Supply and officially opens a location on the west shore of Harrisburg at 205 Lyndale Ct., Mechanicsburg, PA.

Andrew Schaedler
Schaedler Bros. Truck

Schaedler Bros. Truck
Tom Schaedler Sr.

Henry, Jim, & Tom Schaedler
3rd & 4th Generation Schaedlers