Lights installed in Jackson, Michigan by Hirst Electric

About

Hirst Electric Company has been a small family shared business since 1986, owned and operated by Mike Hirst and his daughter, Jill McEldowney. As a team they have consistently improved to meet the needs and demands of a rapidly changing electrical industry. Their ability to identify and adapt to technologically advanced concepts helps position them as a market leader in Jackson and the surrounding areas.

Mike has been a Master Electrician for 47 years, starting his career at RW Mercer Company and eventually turning his dreams of owning his own business into a reality. Mike has given his life to Hirst Electric and has always gone above and beyond to make his customers and employees feel like family.

Jill has worked on and off for her father for over 25 years, first doing clerical work while diving deeper into the means of how an electrical business is run on a day-to-day basis. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University she came back to Jackson to work for Mike full-time, earning her Electrical Journeyman’s card in January of 2017 and taking majority ownership in the fall of 2015.

Small Business Person of the Year

Mike and Jill were privileged in 2018 to earn the award for Small Business Person of the Year. Recognizing their achievements wouldn’t be possible without their trusted community and the demanding work and dedication of their employees. “We are so grateful to receive this amazing award! They say your team is only as good as your weakest player which is why we are so honored to have such dedicated, loyal and hard-working men and women on our team at Hirst Electric. They truly make all of this possible!”

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Best of Jackson 2019

Every fall Jackson Magazine chooses new award categories and the winner for each is determined by their readers. Due to the overwhelming support from our local clients we are proud to say that we have received the award for best Electrician in Jackson, Michigan.