Before he retired in 1989, Gerald W. worked for Graybar in sales. His 40 years with the company took him to Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Indiana. Gerald passed on Nov. 6, 2018, but his legacy continues in Phoenix. When his grandson, Phoenix Service Representative Joel F., walked in for his interview, he mentioned that his grandpa worked for Graybar many years back and was hoping to follow in his footsteps. During Joel’s first week on the job, he brought in the (below) photo, which the branch helped him recreate.

It means a lot to me to be working for the same company that my grandpa worked for,” Joel said. “I’ve worked with friendly, helpful people before, but it’s different at Graybar.