About Us

About Laner Electric Supply

Established in 1984 by Jim Laner, Laner Electric Supply Co., Inc. is a wholesale distributor of electrical construction materials, lighting products and tools to electrical and general contractors, property developers and managers, and industrial, institutional, and government entities - operating from a 16,000 sq. ft. sales, administrative, and warehouse facility in Richmond, California.

After serving the needs of contractors and residential customers in the San Francisco Bay Area for 32 years, Jim Laner teamed up with new partner and community leader Sandra Escalante to take Laner Electric to new heights in the rapidly evolving energy, renewable energy, and electrical services markets.  Sandra Escalante, former Vice President and CEO of CBF Electric,  brings her decades of experience and leadership in electrical supply sales and distribution to the Laner brand. Nobody knows this business like Sandra; nobody understands the needs and expectations of electrical contractors as well as Sandra Escalante and Laner Electric.


The company supply chain is backed by its partnership with iMark Group, which means Laner Electric Supply musters the purchasing power and inventory reliability of the more than 900 cooperative members across the country. Laner Electric is also an active member in NAED, the National Association of Electrical Distributors. Laner is 8(a) Certified by the Small Business Administration, and designated as a Small Business Enterprise by the California Department of General Services.





Laner Electric Supply works closely with the West Contra Costa Council of Industries, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and the Golden Gate Business Association to support and improve the business interests of our clients and colleagues and the interests in the community.

Laner Electric is proud to be a leader in equal rights and opportunity for all; we are a proud member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and we are the first and only electrical distributor to become an officially certified LGBT-E business in the electrical services industry by the NGLCC. We believe deeply in diversity and fairness in hiring and employment.