About Us

Sean Willis

Our Founder

Willis Electrical is a family-owned and operated business started by Sean Willis in 1998.

Sean entered the industrial electrical industry at Curlee Manufacturing, where his father (John Willis) worked as the company’s president.

In 1990, Sean returned to Curlee after serving in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

He worked in various departments, including Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, Assembly, and Inside and Outside Sales—Curlee specialized in cast aluminum enclosures and explosion-proof motor starters.

Eight years later, Sean resigned from Curlee and founded Willis Electrical, which then operated exclusively as a manufacturers’ representative organization.

The Willis Electrical Family

Soon after Sean started the company in 1998, his supportive and talented family eagerly joined and contributed to the business.

Angie Willis joined her husband in 2003 to focus on growing the company. In addition to leading the Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting divisions, she also turned the company into a woman-owned, HUB-certified business!

In 2018, Sean and Angie’s eldest son, Shane, was added to the team’s roster after graduating from the University of Houston with A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in hazardous area controls and VFD applications.

In recent years, the Willis family business has welcomed the addition of the two younger sons. One of them is Clayton, who pursued higher education and obtained a Bachelor of Administration degrees in both Business Finance and Marketing from the esteemed University of Houston. Armed with his academic background, Clayton has now stepped into the fold of the family enterprise, ready to contribute his expertise in these fields to strengthen the business further.

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The youngest son, Troy, also embraced the opportunity to enhance his knowledge and skills by attending the University of Houston. He completed his studies, earning a a Bachelor of Administration degree in Business Management.

With this educational foundation, Troy has eagerly embraced his role within the family business, to utilize his business acumen and contribute to its continued growth and success.

Since 1998, several other critical employees have become part of the Willis Electrical family and contributed to the company’s success.

Willis Electrical Today

Willis Electrical may have started as a manufacturers’ representative; however, the organization has grown larger since its founding due to its close relationships with quality vendors and customers.

Today, we distribute and manufacture custom solutions for clients across dozens of industries, including oil & gas, food and beverage, industrial machinery, pulp and paper, and waste management.

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  • 25+ years in the industry
  • Family-owned and operated
  • Women-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • HUB-certified
  • Serving all of Texas

Willis Electrical is also proudly

Certified and part of the ISO 9001:2015 family.

Our team is dedicated to understanding each customer’s needs, exceeding expectations, and serving as a complete solutions provider.

The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System (QMS) certification.

The company follows strict guidelines based on various quality management principles, including strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement.

The Willis Electrical team offers an in-depth, quality-focused project management process that includes fair and accurate bids, careful engineering and assembly, precision fabrication, rigorous testing, and prompt delivery.

To find out what makes Willis Electrical the best, reach out today by phone at (281) 469-1268 or email sales@williselectrical.com to learn more about our services.

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Our Certifications

Willis Electrical has worked hard to earn and maintain qualifications validating the reliability of their manufactured control panels and demonstrating our commitment to quality and compliance.

Willis Electrical holds the following certifications from Underwriters Laboratory, which independently evaluates all components and assembly of each customized panel:

  • UL UL508A: The standard for the construction of Industrial Control Panels
  • UL698A: The standard for the design and fabrication of hazardous control panels
  • NNNY/(1203) Certified: Standard for Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

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