Iowa Central Electric is the local electrician for your agribusiness, commercial and industrial electrical needs. From industrial electrical automation to feed mill wiring, we have the knowledge, experience and passion to build custom electrical solutions that’ll improve your system’s efficiency and reliability.

Local Electricians With Unrestricted Capabilities

Midwesterners Mark Wibholm and Jerry Hartema spent decades in the electrical field as individual electrical contractors. Separately, the guys struggled to provide the proper attention they thought each electrical project deserved. They wanted to be more, to do more, to create the best electrical solutions for their customers’ needs.

In 2013, the two joined forces as Iowa Central Electric. Together, these local electricians have the capabilities to give each job the attention it needs, whether planning, designing or executing the project. And since, the electrical contractors have been able to invest their time and ingenuity in producing high-quality electrical systems they’re proud of.

Industrial Electrical Contractor

Thinking Outside the Box (and Bin, Mill, Enclosure…)

When it comes to electrical systems, we know you want a system you can count on — and a system that won’t drain away your operation’s profit. From the very beginning of a project, we make your electrical system’s efficiency and dependability our top priority. And we’ll do it by working in the most-efficient way we can, while still providing a quality, safe end product. When other electrical companies put five guys on the job, we’ll put three — and still get it done in the same amount of time with better quality. Owners Jerry and Mark, no matter where in the Midwest, are invested in your project as if they were your on-site electricians. They’ll visit job sites regularly to ensure crews are working on time, on budget and per the Iowa Central Electric level of quality.

Contact us to see how we can be the local electricians that help improve systems at your:

  • Feed mill
  • Grain elevators and storage bins
  • Food process plant
  • Manufacturing facility
  • Livestock enclosures
Alden Iowa Electrical Contractor

Our Home Base

Iowa Central Electric serves the entire Midwest as if it were our own back yard. Our headquarters, though, rest in Alden, Iowa, right along the banks of the Iowa River. You can find us downtown at 1221 Water Street in the city’s historical Alden Masonic Lodge overlooking the Iowa River dam. Stop on by if you’re in the area, and see why this is “the best town by a dam site.”

Iowa Central Electric has opened a second location in Maxwell at 310 Short Street.  Maxwell is a short drive from Ames and Des Moines Iowa.  Our shop is located next to the Maxwell car wash, bring your bikes to town and ride the Iowa Nature Trail!

Our Team

Jerry Hartema
Jerry HartemaPresident/CEO
Jerry Hartema is the President of Iowa Central Electric. Jerry holds a Master Class A Electrician certificate from the State of Iowa and is a certified Electrical Contractor. Jerry serviced in the Air Force for six years prior to serving in various positions as an electrician. In 2007 he started his own firm, Hartema Electric, specializing in service to agricultural, industrial and agri-business operations throughout Central Iowa. Jerry and his wife Kelly reside in Alden where they have four children (Rachel, Mackenzie, Scott and Morgan) and one grandchild. In his free time, Jerry is active in the community and currently serves on the Alden City Council.
Mark Wibholm
Mark WibholmVIce President
Mark Wibholm is the Vice-President of Iowa Central Electric. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and has eighteen years of experience in the electrical field. He also served in the US Marine Corps Reserve for six years. Mark partnered with Jerry in 2013 when they created Iowa Central Electric. Mark and his wife Amy live in Ames where they are very busy raising their three children Mason, Aliya and Lilly Anna. He is also active as a coach in youth sports and with the Stonebrook Church in Ames.