History is Not a Series of Names and Dates. It's a Series of Choices.

At Turtle & Hughes, every choice we make is informed by integrity, intelligence and a commitment to service, a precedent set by our founders, M. Berry Turtle and Bill Hughes. It explains why our history spans over 90 years and has led to our standing as one of the nation’s largest independent electrical and industrial distributors.

As a fourth-generation family-owned business, we uphold our legacy by expanding it. Since 1975, employees have shared ownership in our company, enriching their sense of dedication. Three generations of leadership by women have brought welcome diversity to our industry. For over 25 years, we have been a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).

Our history has also taught us that the key to building a business that lasts is building relationships that last. As we expand our presence through acquisition and partnerships, and utilize all the convenience and efficiency of technology, we know that building trust is a day-to-day personal endeavor just as it was when our founders sold their wares on the streets of Lower Manhattan.

By making the right choices, we can find the right solutions. That’s how we built our past. That’s how we’ll build our future.

Sure and Steady

From our beginning over 90 years ago, nothing has been more representative of our organization than the enduring turtle and its connection to our founder, M. Berry Turtle. Today, our mascot, Relay, is a reminder of our long history and a promise of a bright future.


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