For more than 60 years, Generac has been developing eco-friendly, sustainable power solutions for homes and businesses. Over the years, the company has expanded in an effort to meet all potential consumer backup and additional power needs. From standby generators for homes and power for businesses and data system hubs, to small, portable systems for work sites and travel, Generac offers something for all. AP Electric & Generators is proud to sell Generac products to meet your needs, and we’ve been doing so for the last 20 years.
A Brief History of Generac
Originally, Generac began in 1959 selling portable generators exclusively for Sears, branded under Craftsman. In the 1970s, the company moved into the RV market, expanding outward from the Craftsman name. Caterpillar teamed up with Generac in the 1980s to create private label generators, but it wasn’t until 1989 that the company began its own venture.
It started with a gas-powered home standby generator. In fact, Generac was the first to construct and sell residential standby generators that were also affordable, as well as the first to design an engine specifically for generators. This made generators available to a much wider market, for both home and industrial needs. Following its success selling commercial and home standby units, Generac sold their portable generator products to the Beacon Group. They eventually fell into the hands of Briggs & Stratton and retired from the market until 2008, which is when they released the XG, LP, and GP series.
Today’s Generac Generators
Today, Generac has an extensive line of backup power systems, ranging from small portable inverters to large industrial units. The company states proudly that it manufactures “the widest range of power products in the marketplace.” Generac is also a reliable manufacturer of transfer switches and other generator accessories. It has established itself as a leader in the power/pressure washer market, as well. The company supplies strong power washers for both home and industrial use.
Generac also makes efforts to promote and maintain environmentally sound production efforts, as well as more sustainable technology. The company offers products that allow customers to use energy while still reducing their ecological footprint, rather than choosing between the two. Generac accomplishes this by providing products that produce fewer emissions.
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AP Electric has a wide selection of Generac models available for purchase. We have the hands-on experience you need to find the most valuable generator for your home or business.