Edwin L. Heim Company
Edwin L. Heim Company


Sustainable growth through efficient execution and customer awareness of company offerings.


Providing unsurpassed customer satisfaction through valued soulutions.


  • We believe safety is a top priority
  • We value customer relationships
  • We value family culture and employees
  • We take pride in the quality of our work

About Us

The Edwin L. Heim Company was established in 1931.  To serve our customers' needs we created motor and industrial controls, electrical, telecommunication and mechanical divisions. We strategically created the broad offering of solutions to achieve the goal of solving our customers simple repair needs to complex turnkey solutions and everything in between.

With annual sales of over $65 million and the impressive reputation our employees have created over the past 86 years in Central Pennsylvania you can be confident we will complete your project with the highest quality, economically, efficiently and on time.

When you choose to partner with the Edwin L. Heim Company you have chosen to ensure your success.

The Edwin L. Heim Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Company History

  • Mr. Edwin Heim started in a garage at the rear of 1408 Vernon Street, Harrisburg, PA as a motor repair shop in 1931.
  • In 1945 Mr. Heim formed a corporation, including himself and two associates:
    Edwin L. Heim, President
    Charles Bashore, Treasurer
    Richard Fisher, Secretary
  • In 1947 the company moved from the original 1408 Vernon Street location to 671 South 19th Street.
  • Mr. Heim remained active in the business until December 1954 when he retired.
  • In the reorganization Charles Bashore was elected President
    Helen Bashore, Vice President
    John Donson, Vice President in charge of construction
    Richard Fisher, Treasurer
    Mary Fisher, Secretary
  • As sales increased, operations began to expand allowing for the establishment of a complete industrial wiring department.
  • Heim was referred to as a drug store electrician in the fifties by the large national electrical contractors ( H. P. Foley and E. C. Ernst ) which no longer exist.
  • Heim continued to grow, building a new office and warehouse in 1962 and having 2 major expansions since, as well as many internal expansions.
  • This allowed us to open a Carlisle branch on June 10, 1963 at 501 Louther Street. Paul Estep managed the Carlisle shop.
  • We renovated the motor shop and added a high bay addition to house an overhead crane in 1969-1970.
  • Heim Purchased 2020 Greenwood Street to use as additional warehousing in 1974.
  • Carlisle shop was closed in 1978.
  • Mr. Richard Fisher passed away in 1978 and Heim later purchased his interest in the company.
  • Heim entered into the telecommunications and telephone market in 1984.
  • Purchased 630 Dunkle Street in 1990 to expand warehouse facilities.
  • Heim purchased GES Technology in 1991 which moved into part of the 2020 Greenwood warehouse, and as time went on took over the whole building.
  • Company President Charles Bashore passed away in 1995 and his son Larry Bashore became President.
  • In 1997 Heim purchased more adjacent property at 1928 Greenwood Street, which is currently used as warehousing.
  • In 1999 Edwin L. Heim Company became an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company with 350 plus employees.
  • In 2002 the Mechanical Division was started in response to the growing needs of our existing and new customers. 
  • In 2012 Heim purchased the old Safelite Autoglass at 2030 Greenwood Street which currently houses the GES Panel Fabrication Shop

Contact Us

Edwin L. Heim Company
1918 Greenwood St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: 717 233-8711

Fax: 717 233-8619

Emergencies: 800 692-7316

Email: info@elheim.com


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Project Showcase

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Heim is a COSTARS Member

The Edwin L. Heim Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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