Traditional St. Louis electrical firm gets a little less so with marijuana subsidiary
January 7, 2020
Birkel Electric, a traditional electrical contractor based in Chesterfield, is entering a less traditional industry: marijuana.
The company has formed a subsidiary, Birkel Cultivation Solutions, to serve the equipment needs of marijuana growers. Mike Birkel, president and owner, projects it will add $7 million to the company's $20 million in annual revenue, just to start. It is currently doing $200,000 in electrical work for a cultivation facility in Illinois, though the client does not want to be identified.