Electrical Contractor Solutions

Get Access to Buckles-Smith Contractor Solutions

You work hard to get the job done for your customers, we want to work hard to put the best solutions into your hands.

  • Prefabrication, Electrical Panel Builds and Enclosure Modifications
  • Assembly Services; Sub-Assemblies, Custom Kitting and Engraving/Marking
  • Logistics, Supply Chain and Project Management

Prefabrication

Position yourself strategically in your local marketplace. Win more jobs at a higher margin and reduce your installation time by using Buckles-Smith prefabricated electrical components. With streamlined installation, you can increase your project volume or undertake more complex projects.

Reach out to us when you are in a time-crunch or need a job done right. Simplify planning and installation by using our prefabricated assemblies.

We offer prefabricated assembly solutions to make your installation on the job site easier. Whether you need off-the-shelf products or made-to-order solutions, we are here to standardize your process further.

  • Simplify material management
  • Increase productivity from job-site labor
  • Lower material waste
  • Faster and efficient installation
Prefabrication services at Buckles-Smith

Electrical Panel Builds

We partner with Rockwell Automation to build electrical control panels to fit your needs and integrate custom solutions. Product selection and design are essential to making a successful electrical panel build. Get the right tools and expertise through our capable hands.

We support contractors with electrical panel build designs. Buckles-Smith confidently delivers a design to fit your project specifications. Drive down lead times, lower overall costs, and enhance product quality by getting started with us.

Give us a drawing, bill of material, or scope-of-work document to get started. We build panels based on your specific request and want to ensure accuracy. Our custom builds and solutions help you power through even the most complex projects.

Enclosure Modifications

We can help you get the enclosure modifications needed to get the job done. Let us save you time and money by automating the modification process and eliminating the middle man. Shorter lead times, lower overall costs, and repeatable quality are what you can expect from Buckles-Smith.

You shouldn't have to worry about measuring, tapping, milling, or double-checking your enclosed modification. Let us make the process easy for you through automation.

We work with all material types, including stainless steel. While many modification centers avoid stainless steel, we embrace it. We have perfected the process and want to provide you with excellent enclosure modifications. Our Steinhauer ModCenter handles enclosures up to 93.7 inches tall by 86.6 inches wide and is the most versatile automated modification solution on the market.

Enclosure Modification services at Buckles-Smith

Logistics and Supply Chain for Electrical Contractors

You have a lot on your plate. Let us help you get the right parts in the right place at the right time.

Inventory, Counter Sales, and Will Call

With access to our robust inventory, you will have what you need to meet your project demands.

Job Site Delivery

Place your order for in-stock materials by 3:00 pm, and we will deliver it to your job site by the next business day.

24/7 Emergency Delivery

For urgent after-hours needs, call us at 800-748-6917 for emergency delivery and 24/7 support.

VMI Jobsite Trailers

Whether your space is limited within your existing storeroom or you are looking for a managed inventory solution for a project, expansion, or planned shutdown, a Vendor Managed Inventory Trailer will ensure you have the right parts when you need them. Having an on-site trailer is like having direct access to a Buckles-Smith warehouse without ever having to leave your production facility.

The VMI Trailer is a mobile warehouse parked at your plant. On a predefined schedule, Buckles-Smith Drivers come to your facility to process orders and replenish any item that is below an established minimum inventory level.

Support for Electrical Contractors

Inside Sales Support

Your quote requests and order status updates will be delivered quickly and accurately by our team of 30+ inside sales representatives. With routine product and customer service training, our knowledgeable inside sales staff will provide product selection consultation and top-notch customer service.

Project Management

Whether you are looking for a lighting design solution or a specialist to help with a power project, we've got you covered.

Lighting Projects Team

Your project will finish on time and within budget with our Lighting Quotation Specialists supporting project takeoffs and job management.

Lighting Design Team

Partner with our Lighting Design Team to develop a Title 24 compliant solution that integrates lighting controls, LED fixtures, and LED lamps for your application.

Power Projects Team

The expertise of power specialists is at your fingertips. Work with our Power Specialists to ensure accurate product selection and smooth project execution.

Electrical Contractor Team

Partnership with Buckles-Smith unlocks access to competitive pricing, innovative products, and industry-leading solutions. Contact us to see how our Buckles-Smith Contractor Team can benefit you and your organization.

Delivering Solutions for Electrical Contractors

Through our services group, electrical contractors can access a robust offering of supply chain benefits, materials management, custom solutions, enclosure modifications, and prefabricated electrical components. Regular vendor training positions our staff to provide exceptional product selection consultation, and we firmly believe in top-notch customer service. Our project management teams cover lighting and design, power, and general electrical contractor projects.

You need a strategic partner who understands construction project logistics, cost management, and on-time delivery. As an essential supplier, our services go well beyond a basic distribution model.

Through your relationship with Buckles-Smith, you gain access to Prefabrication, Electrical Panel Builds, Enclosure Modification, Assembly Services, Logistics, Supply Chain, Project Management, and knowledgeable staff to strengthen your own success.

Buckles-Smith Assembly Services

You deserve more than just a supplier. Buckles-Smith can help you increase core operations to expand production and discover new avenues of opportunity. As part of our value-add offering, Buckles-Smith provides solutions to optimize your business and help you increase your margins. We offer assembly services, sub-assemblies, custom kitting, engraving and marking, custom label creation, and product software customization to help you keep up with demand. We go above and beyond to reduce your overhead costs and produce a higher margin for your business.

Why Use Our Value-Add Services?

  • Reduce dedicated inventory
  • Decrease purchasing time
  • Minimize labor for assembly parts selection
  • Shorten lead times
  • Simplify paperwork
  • Concentrate shop labor on final assembly
  • Faster time to market
  • Streamline supply chain

Sub-Assemblies

Like custom kitting, sub-assemblies save you labor by keeping your employees concentrated on getting your final product to your customers. Other benefits typically associated with sub-assemblies are less purchasing activity, amplified productivity, and lighter paperwork.

Spend less time managing orders by placing one order for one part number rather than multiple parts. Allow us to research and supply material for labor to reduce your time and effort searching for materials, processing administrative duties, and rectifying accounting discrepancies.

Types of jobs include, but are never limited to, wiring and wire harnessing, standard off-the-shelf part modifications, din-rail mount terminal block assembly, custom cord sets, and power quality systems.

Custom Kitting

Kitting is a crucial part of the supply chain process. If you use numerous electrical components regularly for a particular machine or assembly, let Buckles-Smith pre-package the materials for efficient inventory management and reduced labor costs.

Provide a list of components, and we will package the material from our inventory, complete with your internal part numbers. By limiting the total number of manufacturing steps, kitting saves time and money for your operation.

Kitting also improves workflow and material handling, lowers labor and related expenses, mitigates workplace risk and hazards, and reduces your storage requirements and warehouse space needs.

Engraving and Marking

We offer custom nameplates, legend plates, and push-button heads. Terminal block marking is available for all major lines, including Allen-Bradley, Wago, and Entrelec, with a two-day turnaround time.

Please complete the appropriate order form below and email it to modcenter@buckles-smith.com.

Custom Labels and Lamination

Product-specific labels, including graphics, can be printed and applied to your devices to supply a turn-key product. Let Buckles-Smith handle your custom label and lamination needs. Contact our sales staff for details.

Product Software Customization

Product software customization is part of the value-add services we offer. We customize parameter settings for manufacturer products that are not factory standard. Customers use product software differently, and by customizing software to meet your needs, we're able to format features in ways that work for you. When you're satisfied, we've added value successfully. Customization typically applies to variable frequency drives and uninterruptible power supplies.

With variable frequency drives, some customers find programming and monitoring to be tedious. Customized software makes programming, monitoring, and troubleshooting much more manageable. The ability to eliminate the need to remember functions and values between devices can be invaluable. Streamlined variable frequency drive startup takes the guesswork out of programming. Customizing parameter settings and writing these settings to the drive eliminates your need to remember modifications.

In terms of uninterruptible power supplies, customized software can alert you when a battery needs replacement or cannot support your network requirements. Real-time monitoring is critical in reducing unplanned outages for 100% uptime. Customized alerts mitigate the risk of data loss in significant power failures. These alerts lead to faster resolution and get your networks back on track quickly.

To see how Buckles-Smith Assemblies can benefit you and your organization, speak with your Buckles-Smith representative today.