South Bend, Ind., (July 8, 2021) – Martell Electric, LLC, has acquired the assets of Tishhouse Electric in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Martell Electric is a division of Martell Services Group, Inc., based in South Bend, Indiana.
Tishhouse Electric was founded in 1998 by Carrie and Stephen Tishhouse, who will be actively involved with Martell Electric. “It was important to us that we partnered with an organization that shares our values, and we know that John Martell and his team will honor our legacy as they expand here,” noted the former owners.
According to John Martell, CEO of Martell Electric, “With the acquisition, there are 12 employees in the Portage office, and we expect that to grow to 30 or more in 2022.” Martell continued, “This market is a key part of our Michigan and overall growth strategy.”
Martell Electric has leased a 10,000-square-foot office and warehouse at 9950 Portage Road in Portage.
Today’s announcement follows the company’s June 2021 announcement about their planned expansion in Benton Harbor.
About Martell Services Group, Inc.
Martell Services Group, Inc. is a holding company established in 2020 to include both Martell Electric, LLC, and Ideal Consolidated Inc. In February 2021, the ownership of Martell Services Group was transferred to their non-bargaining employees through and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Martell Electric was formed in 2001 and began operations in 2003. Their services span electrical, infrastructure and highway specialty, and telecommunications and fiber optics for commercial, industrial, institutional and government projects. Ideal Consolidated is a mechanical contractor specializing in commercial, industrial, and institutional piping, plumbing, and sheet metal work. The companies are based in South Bend, Indiana. Martell Electric also has offices in Elkhart, Indiana and St. Joseph, Michigan.