Broken Arrow Electric Supply was founded by Dave Whitney and Bob Garner in 1977 to meet the needs of small electrical contractors. The
BAES’s industrial/OEM presence was greatly expanded when the company acquired the John H. Cole Company in 1984. Bruce Garner purchased the company in 2007. The company acquired White Electric Supply of McAlester, OK in 2008. The Muskogee, OK branch was added in 2009. The Ada, OK branch was opened in 2011. The Cushing, OK branch was opened in 2012. The Durant branch was opened in 2013. The Oklahoma City branch was opened in 2015. Lighting Inc. was acquired in 2016. Broken Arrow Electric Supply is Oklahoma owned and operated.