About Bay City Electric Works

Bay City Electric Works is a premier KOHLER distributor of emergency generator systems, automatic transfer switches and paralleling switchgear.

 

Bay City has Sales and Service Centers throughout California to sell KOHLER generators and Outback Power Energy Storage as well as providing generator Service for all brands, generator parts, and on-demand rental generators up to 2000kW. Bay City utilizes a Dealer Network to provide sales and service support for the Residential Generator channel in California, Nevada, and Hawaii.

 

Our goal is to become the “go to” generator systems supplier in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. We are building a winning team, with the most experienced technicians, most knowledgeable staff, and commitment to providing total power solutions to our customers,” said Rodney Lee, President.

Bay City was founded in 1932 and has been a KOHLER distributor for over 50 years. Bay City is owned by Rodney Lee (President – Bay City), Mark Loftin (CEO – Bay City and Loftin Equipment), and Chuck Loftin (President – Loftin Equipment). Bay City was recently honored by Kohler Company as Generator Distributor of the Year in 2015 and Large Systems Distributor of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Rodney Lee was an Executive with KOHLER POWER prior to joining Bay City in 2007.

 

Mark Loftin founded Loftin Equipment Company in 1976. Loftin Equipment is a premier KOHLER distributor covering Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Southern Nevada. For more information about Bay City and its full line of power solutions visit www.bcew.com.

Our History

Year1932

Bob and Leola Norris opened Bay City Electric Works, Inc. in 1932. The business was located on University Avenue near 38th Street, in San Diego, and was centered on small appliance repair.

Year1984

On July 2, 1984, the assets of Bay City Electric Works, Inc. were purchased by CDS Electric, Inc., a newly formed California Corporation owned by Wilmer Spitzer, Wally Dier and Tom Claycomb.

Year1986

On January 1, 1986, all outstanding stocks were acquired by Tom Claycomb.

Year1988

In 1988, the corporation name was changed to Bay City Electric Works, Inc.

Year1997

In the year 1997 we were given the honor of being the Distributor of the Year for Kohler Company. Kohler Generators in San Diego has become the foundation for sales growth.

Year2001

On November 5, 2001 we moved into a new and much larger facility at 12208 Industry Road in Lakeside, CA.

Year2007

In 2007 Mark Loftin, Chuck Loftin, and Rodney Lee joined forces to purchase Bay City Electric Works from Tom Claycomb.

Year2012

In the beginning of 2012, we moved once again into our new corporate headquarters at 13625 Danielson Street in Poway, CA where we now have a total of 70 employees.

Throughout the last decade, the business has continued to grow. Major markets now center around the sales, service, and rental of standby generator systems, portable generators, RV generators, industrial engines, electric motors and associated equipment. Customers include individuals, building contractors, industrial plants, city and county governments, utility companies, and the military.


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Since 2007, Loftin Equipment Co. and Bay City Electric Works have been working together to provide power for those who need it, from California to Texas. Even though these are two separate brands, they share many resources for training and quality of products. Each is a qualified KOHLER distributor and together, they bring the same level of customer service and expertise, as well as the top generators and engines available, to customers across the Southwest.

Careers

 

We care about our employees and their growth and know the success of our company is highly based on the success of our employees. If you are looking for a great place to work and learn with the highest level of training available, find out if Bay City has any career opportunities that fit your skills.

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Training

 

Bay City Electric Works provides accredited, industry-leading training for its employees through the Bay City training center. Technicians, Sales teams, and Dealer groups of all skill levels get to learn about generator and engine equipment in a classroom and practical lab setting, which results in expert knowledge and hands-on experience. Find out more about the training offered at Bay City Electric Works.

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