Our History

Volland Electric: A Family Run Company


Volland Electric was founded in 1943 by Alexander T. Volland, as an electric motor and transformer repair shop on Ellicott St. in Buffalo, NY.  In 1946, the company's growth forced a move to 1511 Niagara St, which is still in operation today.  Mr. Volland remained active in the business, until his death in 1975.  In 1991, Volland Electric built a brand new state-of-the-art facility at its present location, 75 Innsbruck Dr., Buffalo, NY.  Further growth then precipitated a major expansion of the new facility in 1997.  Since the turn of the millenium, Volland Electric has acquired several other companies in the interest of diversification, to better meet the needs of their customers.   

Today, the company is still family run by Mr. Volland's son-in-law Ron Graham (CEO), and his sons Chris (President) and Kirk (Vice President).  Ron describes Mr. Volland as a hardworking and conscientious man who recognized the need for high quality and timely repair of electric motors during World War II, a time when the country and the Buffalo/Niagara region was suffering from a shortage of new motors.

Mr. Graham noted that Volland Electric still prides itself on anticipating customer needs, and is firmly committed to developing fast and economical solutions to electrical and mechanical problems.  This philosophy is the driving force behind the company's longevity.  Volland Electric has adapted and diversified a great deal over the years, offering an ever expanding range of products and services to a growing base of customers.  The Graham family understands that their professional, dedicated, expertly trained, long-term employees have made it possible for Volland to prosper in the WNY area for over 70 years.


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