(641) 628-3816 mark@gritterselectric.com

Gritters Electric, Inc.

Service is Our Specialty

Gritters Electric, Inc. serves Pella and the surrounding area in beautiful South Central Iowa. Gritters Electric performs a large variety of electrical work ranging from emergency service and repairs, to new wiring for your home, farm, or business.

Contact us today for professional electrical work of any kind. We look forward to serving you.

Our History

Gritters Electric was founded in 1972 by Frank and Revena Gritters. Frank and Revena were committed to establishing a company built on their solid Christian faith and strong work ethic. Upon Frank’s retirement in 1999, Dave and Cindy Gritters assumed ownership of Gritters Electric. Continuing the legacy Frank and Revena began, Dave and Cindy remained committed to serving each customer with honesty, fairness and integrity. Over the next 20 years, Gritters Electric grew into a company known for its exemplary service to its customers.

In 2019, Dave and Cindy sold Gritters Electric to long-time employee, Mark Richards, and his wife Sara. Mark and Sara are dedicated to taking Gritters Electric into the future. Their goal is to provide each customer, large or small, with excellent service and unmatched workmanship, all the while retaining the honesty and integrity that Gritters Electric was founded on.


Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an older home, putting on a room addition, having electrical problems in your home, or you simply want to add more switches, lights, or outlets, Gritters Electric can do it all.

In your existing home you may be having electrical issues or just want to upgrade old wiring. Maybe you just bought a hot tub and need a circuit for it. Maybe you want to upgrade to newer LED lighting, or replace old devices that just don’t work so well anymore.  You may have an old fuse box that needs to be upgraded to a breaker panel. Gritters Electric does all that and more. Call us today if you are having issues or need some changes made in your existing homes wiring.

Designing a new home or room addition takes careful planning. Let Gritters Electric do the electrical plan for you. With Gritters Electric as your electrician, you will benefit from our extensive knowledge of residential construction. We will offer creative and practical ideas to make life easier, and to make your home yours. We will work with you or your builder to design an electrical plan that you will be pleased with.  We will do a full walk through of your project prior to starting to make sure you understand that plan. Tell your builder that you want Gritters Electric to be your electrical contractor on your new home.

 Common residential jobs:

  • Service and repairs
  • Fusebox to breaker panel upgrades
  • Knob and Tube replacement wiring
  • Adding circuits
  • Hot tub / pool wiring
  • Replacing old wiring and devices
  • Home networking cabling
  • LED Lighting upgrades
  • Generator Sales and Installation


Aesthetics in a commercial building or office are often a customer’s first impression of your company. What do you like to see when you enter a store or office? Clean, bright, open spaces. We can help with the bright part. Too much light is hard on the eyes, not enough and your office looks dark and depressing. In a commercial setting, things need to be just right.

Gritters Electric, Inc. has worked in about every commercial setting over the years. We know the lighting levels that you need, what should be highlighted, what will work and what won’t. We know what types of light are needed for different tasks, security, and of course aesthetics. We know what fixtures should be upgraded to LED and which ones may work best just as they are. Call us today to discuss your lighting upgrades.

In a new production facility, new office, new warehouse, or addition, we will work with you from the beginning so we know exactly what you as owner or manager need or want. We will design your electrical system to meet all codes, give you the best lighting, best power access, and the best overall layout; never forsaking your needs as a company.

If you’re adding a machine or new equipment of any kind, call Gritters Electric to power it up for you. We have the manpower, experience, and equipment to get you up and going so your downtime is kept to a minimum.

If you are having electrical issues or emergency problems call us today. We will work with you to get your business back into full production as soon as possible.


Commercial/Industrial work: 

  • LED lighting upgrades
  • Computer/Data cabling
  • New devices, switches, controls
  • Service, troubleshooting, and repairs
  • Panel upgrades
  • New Machines and Equipment
  • New offices, stores, factories, or additions.
  • Underground line locating and fault finding
  • Restaurant electrical equipment service and repair
  • Generator Sales and Installation


When you think Iowa, you think farming and agriculture. No one knows Agricultural wiring better than Gritters Electric, Inc. Ag wiring
is where it all began for us. Service upgrades, new bins, underground wiring, drainage pumps, generators, you name it, we’ve done it. Our range of experience on the farm includes changing out all-night lights to electrical construction for entire grain handling facilities; fixing silo unloaders and grain fans to wiring new farm shops and livestock facilities.

Electrical systems on the farm need to be safe, efficient, and extremely reliable. We do all our ag wiring to meet these needs. All of our installations use the best quality material designed to handle years of extreme conditions. We design your job so that you will get the most out of your initial investment, but always thinking ahead so you will be covered for years to come.

Call Gritters Electric, Inc. today for all your agricultural wiring and service needs.


Common Agricultural jobs:

  • New grain bin wiring
  • Grain facility wiring
  • Farm Shop wiring
  • Underground wire locating and repairs
  • Converting overhead wiring to underground
  • Service and repairs
  • Grain Dryer service
  • LED night light replacements
  • Generator Sales and Installation

Electric Equipment Repairs
Electric Motors Sales & Service

Not only can we take care of your electrical system, we can also repair the equipment that is using the electricity.

Gritters Electric has a small electrical repair shop that will look at any electrical item that you bring in and also electric motors 200 horsepower and smaller. We also repair power tools, water pumps, welders and power washers.  We often times will be asked to repair or restore an antique or heirloom light fixture.  We will work on most items that a restaurant will bring in that needs electrical work also.

Gritters Electric keeps a large inventory of new motors in stock. If we do not have what you need, we can get it and usually very soon. If your burned up motor is an expensive specialty motor or an obsolete motor we will work with a trusted vendor to get that motor rewound and back into service as soon as possible.

Common repair shop jobs

  • Bearing, start switch, capacitor replacements
  • Pool/Spa pump repair
  • Water pump repairs
  • New motors
  • Power tool repair
  • Replace cords or equipment wiring
  • Pressure washer and welder repair
  • Light fixture repair
  • Restaurant equipment repairs
  • Generator Repairs


7:30 AM–5:00 PM


210 SE 14th Street
Pella, IA 50219


(641) 628-3816



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