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About Bodine Electric

“Service Makes
The Difference!”

Bodine Electric takes a customer-focused approach to all of its work, including 24-hour emergency service in all of our divisions. Whether we’re working as a project manager or repairing industrial equipment, Bodine is always responsive to our customers’ needs.

Since 1922, Bodine Electric of Decatur has been providing superior electrical services throughout the Midwest, earning a reputation for delivering quality projects and professional service. Bodine has long been a leader in electrical contracting, electrical wholesale and electro-mechanical repair in the region, and has continued to add additional services with our communications, residential/commercial electrical service and traffic divisions.

Our employees — from our estimators and projects managers to our electricians and electro-mechanical technicians — bring years of experience and industry knowledge to ensure projects run smoothly and on time. More than a third of Bodine’s approximately 350 employees have more than a decade with the company, ensuring our customers receive the best work possible.

Bodine is a local, privately owned company that’s been active in the Decatur community for decades. We’ve worked with some of the region’s most well-known businesses and organizations for years, cultivating long-lasting partnerships that allow us to provide electrical service best-suited to each of our customers’ needs.

About Bodine Electric

About Bodine Electric

Since 1922, Bodine Electric of Decatur has been providing superior electrical services throughout the Midwest, earning a reputation for delivering quality projects and professional service. Bodine has long been a leader in electrical contracting, electrical wholesale and electro-mechanical repair in the region, and has continued to add additional services with our communications, residential/commercial electrical service and traffic divisions.

Our employees — from our estimators and projects managers to our electricians and electro-mechanical technicians — bring years of experience and industry knowledge to ensure projects run smoothly and on time. More than a third of Bodine’s approximately 350 employees have more than a decade with the company, ensuring our customers receive the best work possible.

Bodine is a local, privately owned company that’s been active in the Decatur community for decades. We’ve worked with some of the region’s most well-known businesses and organizations for years, cultivating long-lasting partnerships that allow us to provide electrical service best-suited to each of our customers’ needs.

“Service Makes The Difference!”

Bodine Electric takes a customer-focused approach to all of its work, including 24-hour emergency service in all of our divisions. Whether we’re working as a project manager or repairing industrial equipment, Bodine is always responsive to our customers’ needs.

Our History

Bodine Electric of Decatur was founded in 1922 by Terry A. Bodine, and has grown to become one of the largest providers of electrical services in the Midwest. The company first entered the Rathje family in 1945, when it was purchased by William Rathje and George Cast.

David J. Rathje purchased the company from Cast in 1965, and Bodine continues to be locally owned and operated today.

In 1993, David W. Rathje became the current president.

We’ve continued to expand our operations over the years, opening a construction office in Champaign and adding a wholesale office in Danville. Bodine has also added specialty divisions over time to better suit our customers’ needs.

Complete Electrical Capabilities & More

ELECTRICAL
CONTRACTING

  • Multiple markets

  • Design/build services

  • Contract maintenance

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ELECTRICAL
WHOLESALE

  • Electric motors

  • Motor and electrical control

  • Eaton, Toshiba, ABB and more

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ELECTRO-
MECHANICAL

  • Rebuilding and rewinding of motors

  • Mechanical services

  • Welders  and generators

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TRAFFIC
DIVISION

  • Municipal and highway lighting

  • Underground utility installation

  • Directional boring

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BODINE
COMMUNICATIONS

  • Structured cabling installations

  • Video surveillance and access control

  • VoIP phone systems

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ELECTRICAL
SERVICE CO.

  • 24-hour service

  • Installations and upgrades

  • Generator and UPS systems

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Recent News

  • wassaja hall exterior

Bodine awarded NECA Project Excellence Award for Wassaja Hall project

Bodine Electric of Decatur has been awarded a Project Excellence Award from the National Association of Electrical Contractors for its work on Wassaja Hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Product Information

  • safety products

Safety Products From OEL, Bircher Reglomat & IDEC

Bodine Electric’s wholesale division offers a wide variety of safety products from leading manufacturers, including OEL, Bircher Regolmat and IDEC.

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Contact Bodine Electric

DECATUR HEADQUARTERS

  • 1845 North 22nd Street
    P.O. Box 976
    Decatur, IL 62525

  • (217) 423-2593
    (800) 252-3369

CHAMPAIGN (Construction office)

  • 509B South Country Fair Drive
    Champaign, IL 61821

  • (217) 352-3804
    (800) 252-3369

DANVILLE (Wholesale office)

  • 19 Withner Ave.
    P.O. Box 701
    Danville, IL 61834

  • (217) 443-0022
    (800) 333-3050

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