Our company was founded by Mr.
J. Frank Blakely in 1931. Prior to the Great Depression, Mr. Blakely had
opened a branch of Huntington and Guerry Electrical Contractor in the
Spartanburg area. As the nationís economy rebounded, Mr. Blakely decided
to open his own electrical business. Under his leadership, the business
prospered, and upon his death, in 1945, Mr. E. L. "Joe" Hannah took over
the company. Mr. Hannah was a Georgia Tech graduate, who had been working
for Westinghouse. With his guidance, Blakely served the growing textile
industry in the Upstate. In 1968, Mr. Hannah sold the business to Mr.
Billy G. Watson. Mr. Watson, a Clemson graduate and professional engineer,
continued the emphasis on textile related projects and expanded the
business to serve more new construction. Although Mr. Watson sold the
company in 1998 to Mr. Danny Phillips, he continues to work as a
consultant. Although the industrial make-up of our area today has
changed, J. Frank Blakely Company continues to serve the electrical needs
of a growing community.
J. Frank Blakely Co. is in the business of electrical design and
construction of industrial, commercial and institutional projects. We can
handle projects up to $2.5 Million within a 50 mile radius, and $50,000 to
$1,000,000 within a 100 mile radius of Spartanburg, SC. With two
professional design engineers fully qualified for design of industrial
construction and registered to work in North Carolina, South Carolina and
Georgia and over 60 field employees, including 8 superintendents and 10
foremen we have the experience and resources to handle the most demanding
Our philosophy is to give customers a quality installation at a
competitive price. We strive to meet our customers goals and schedule,
while maintaining a safe working environment.