Local Family Owned Business Since 1956

Phone 507-288-4515
Fax 507-288-4841


Company History

WINKELS ELECTRIC, INC. has been a local, family-owned electrical company serving the Rochester, Minnesota, area ever since it was founded in 1956 by John J Winkels. He started the business working out of his garage with one other employee. They used a couple of service trucks for mainly service calls, small jobs, and appliance repair. In 1981, his son, John H Winkels, and his wife, Sheila, purchased the company and are the current owners. Several of John J Winkels' other sons also worked as electricians at WINKELS ELECTRIC, INC. over the years, but have since retired. John H Winkels' son, Tim M Winkels, currently works at the company.

A large part of the business today is still residential and commercial service call work, however, the company has grown and now also handles larger commercial and residential projects of all kinds, new construction, additions, and remodels. The company is also involved with underground wiring and trenching and installing traffic signal systems. Parking lot lighting, sign installation, and sign repair are other major parts of the work we specialize in. WINKELS ELECTRIC, INC. has always been a smaller company dedicated to serving its loyal customers. We thank everyone who has used our services over the years.

John J Winkels

John J. Winkels