Staying Power: A family business since 1969, A&S Electrical Supply lights up the Tri-State

What does it take for a family business to survive and thrive for 25 years or more? Our weekly  feature shares the secrets to success of local businesses with staying power.

How does a family-owned electrical supply business stay competitive with giants like Home Depot and Lowe's? 

Owner Thomas Smith says there's a formula that has very little to do with electricity.

A proud Elder High school graduate, Smith was born and raised on Cincinnati's west side, where he raised his own family and continues to live today.

Q&A with Thomas Smith

1. Who are your customers?

We deal with a lot of contractors and electricians, but we also do a lot of residential work with our lighting showroom. So really we serve anyone who is looking for electrical supplies.

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