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 your 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!

Sheffield, IA was added to our ICE family in 2017.  Rooney Electric was an established electrical contractor who wanted to focus on farming but not leave the electrical business completely.  We are fortunate to add Jeff Rooney and his crew to our ICE family.

About The Owners

Jerry Hartema
Jerry HartemaPresident/CEO
Meet Jerry Hartema, the President of Iowa Central Electric.
Jerry holds a Master Class A Electrician License and is a Certified Contractor in the State of Iowa. He also holds a Master A Electrician License in Minnesota as well as an Electrical Contractor License in Missouri.
Jerry served in the United States 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 and are the parents of four grown children. In his free time, Jerry is active in the community and currently serves on the Alden City Council.
Mark Wibholm
Mark WibholmVIce President
Meet Mark Wibholm, the Vice-President of Iowa Central Electric.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and has twenty-five 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 rural 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 Christ Community Church in Ames.