LGE was initially formed as Landgraf, Gierke and Associates in 1987 as a manufacturing rep firm covering Northern California contractors, industrials and distribution. Landgraf and Gierke formed the company after working for Westinghouse Electric and Federal Pacific, respectively, then Industrial Electric Manufacturing (I.E.M.). Landgraf and Gierke went on to represent I.E.M. and added complimentary lines of MGM Transformers, RTE switches, transformers, and termination products (later became Cooper). In 1989 as Asea merged with Brown Boveri and purchased the Utility products group of Westinghouse, the company was asked by ABB to represent them in California and Nevada. In 1990 Dave Evans joined the company and the name was changed to LGE Electrical Sales, Inc Today, covering California, Northern Nevada, Hawaii and Guam, LGE sells electrical distribution and transmission products from ABB and other complimentary transmission and distribution lines such as Distran Packaged Substation Products, G&W, MGM, Keystone, Lectrus, and TIKA.