The Waldinger Corporation Acquires Horton Electric Service Company in Springfield, Missouri

August 24, 2023

Waldinger Corporation Acquires Horton Electric Service

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 24, 2023) -- The Waldinger Corporation is thrilled to announce it has acquired Horton Electric Service Company, a leading electrical service contractor in Springfield, Missouri. Founded in 2003 by Rich Horton, Horton Electric Service Company has grown to a team of 28 electricians specializing in commercial and industrial electrical service work for customers throughout southern Missouri. 

“We are excited to welcome Rich and his talented team of electricians to Waldinger,” said Derek Hileman, president of Waldinger Services. “Horton Electric Service Company has a well-regarded reputation for delivering exceptional value to their customers and a long track record of success in the electrical service industry in southern Missouri. The Horton team’s skill and expertise are an excellent complement to our existing commercial HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration service offerings in Springfield.” 

As part of the acquisition, Rich Horton will stay on as project manager and all current Horton Electric Service Company employees will remain with the company. The company will operate as a division of The Waldinger Corporation and continue to be known as Horton Electric Service Company.   

“After 20 years of running a successful business, I’m pleased to have found the right partner in Waldinger to take the next step in ensuring long-term success for my coworkers and customers,” said Horton. “These two companies are a great match, and this deal will allow us to continue providing the best service and value to our customers for a long time to come.”    

In 2021, Waldinger acquired Connelly Plumbing and CMI Mechanical in Springfield. With the Horton Electric Service Company acquisition, Waldinger’s Springfield workforce is now more than 100 employees.