Posted April 23, 2018

Turtle & Hughes acquires Associated of Los Angeles

Turtle & Hughes Inc. announced the acquisition of Associated of Los Angeles, a subsidiary of Steven Engineering Inc.

ALA is one of the oldest and largest independent electrical distributors in the Los Angeles area.

“As Turtle & Hughes celebrates our 95-year legacy of quality service in the electrical distribution marketplace, the addition of Associated of Los Angeles creates a powerhouse of experience and industry knowledge for our customers. Its strong team of industry specialists extends the reach of our growing operations in Southern California and positions us to grow our business significantly while providing an unparalleled level of service,” said Luis Valls, president, Turtle & Hughes Electrical Division.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome the employees of Associated of Los Angeles to the Turtle & Hughes extended family,” said Jayne Millard, chairman and CEO, Turtle & Hughes. “Both of our companies have endured for close to a century by creating a legacy of integrity, trust and excellence, exemplified in our company cultures that value our customers and our people.”

Under the new ownership arrangement, the company will maintain its current location in Los Angeles County, which complements and expands Turtle & Hughes customer coverage from its existing branches in Huntington Beach and Ontario. The Turtle & Hughes Southern California regional headquarters will move to the Associated of Los Angeles location under the direction of vice president and general manager Jeff Stroin. Aram Marandyan will assume a new role as branch sales manager for Associated of Los Angeles.