About Us

  • 1972


    Garfield W Hartman starts Garfield Electric – one of the first merit shops in Cincinnati

  • 1988


    Garfield Electric shareholders become partners in another contractor – Indecon – primary market was industrial

  • 2002


    Ohio Valley Electrical Services opened its doors

  • 2018


    Became 100% Employee Owned

Who We Are

Our team at Ohio Valley Electrical Services has worked together managing some of the largest commercial and industrial projects in the Tri-State area for the past 35 years. We have successfully completed over hundreds of millions of dollars worth of electrical construction. 

Our project managers and estimators work every day to develop a relationship that is built on trust with our customers. That’s the reason over 68% of our sales comes from existing customers. 

Training means a lot to us. When our employees step onto your job-site, they are proven and prepared. We understand that Your Project is Our Reputation.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

We bring the transformational power of electricity to our communities – energizing them with vibrance, productivity, innovation and comfort.

Our Vision

We will invest in the kind of people, culture, capabilities, equipment, certifications and relationships that empower us to fearlessly – yet safely – take on project of scale, complexity and difficulty that others avoid or simply cannot do. 

Our Promise

Our customers can trust us without hesitation to design, engineer, integrate and service all aspects of electrical systems for large scale commercial, industrial and high-rise residential building projects.

Our Team

We work hard for your success

Steve Ortner2

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Ortner

Scott Hughes

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Hughes

Tim Kelley

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Kelley

Mike Ratliff

Director of Safety & Training

Mike Ratliff

Brian Hines

Field Superintendent

Brian Hines

Scott Henman (2)

Director of Workforce Development

Scott Henman