Williams Electric Supply Nashville

About Us

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Williams Wholesale Supply of Nashville, Inc. was founded in 2005 by John Hannah, Richard Tanner, Roy Williams and Bobby Williams. They opened the Nashville Tennessee location on Cowan Street in 2005 as an independent full-line electrical wholesale distributor. A second location was added in Columbia Tennessee in 2014 serving Columbia and surrounding markets. The Nashville and Columbia locations were purchased by Richard Tanner and John Hannah in 2015 serving the commercial, residential, utility and industrial electrical markets.

Williams Wholesale name was changed to Williams Electric Supply Co. in May of 2019 for better clarification in the markets we serve. As a locally owned and true independent distributor, we take pride in our family traditions. Local decision making, dedicated customer service and customer satisfaction are our priorities. 

The Williams Team welcomes the opportunity to meet and serve the Nashville, Columbia and surrounding Middle Tennessee market areas.


Joey Elkins

Executive VP of Sales

Joey was born and raised in Hendersonville, TN and is a graduate of Beech High School. He enjoys football, hunting, baseball, soccer and helping people. He loves the electrical industry and has met some amazing people during his time in the industry.

Joey followed a typical pattern of working in numerous electrical distributor positions, starting in April, 1997 at CED as the Receiving helper, Receiving Manager, wire cutter, stocker, counter sales, inside sales and promoted to outside sales on January 5, 2004. 

Joey joined Williams Electric Supply on July 9, 2005 as outside salesman, was promoted to Contractor Sales Manager on July 1, 2019 and is currently the Executive VP of Sales. He has enjoyed the journey and looks forward to many more years with Williams Electric Supply Co.   

John Hannah

President / CEO

John Hannah began working in the electrical supply business at his father’s company while in middle school. He is a graduate of Hendersonville High School and received his BBA from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in finance in 1986.

John has held every position at an electrical distributor business from warehouse cleanup, truck routing, stock puller, wire cutter, counter customer service, to outside sales, sales management, Vice President, and President. He was one of the founding owners of Williams Wholesale Nashville, Inc. and currently is the President / CEO of Williams Electric Supply Co. He is actively working on expanding their customer base and concentrating on new business development.

Bruce Johnson

COO / Partner

Bruce Johnson began working in the electrical trade in 1976 as an electrician serving the commercial and industrial markets while attending high school and college.  His high school years were spent in Jackson County Tennessee and afterwards received a BS Engineering degree from Tennessee Tech University in 1981.   Bruce has held many positions thru out his career in the electrical industry:  Field Sales Engineer for Square D Company in Knoxville,  District Sales Manager for Schneider / Telemecanique in Nashville, Vice President of Sales & Engineering for Harris Electric Supply Company in Nashville, Regional Vice President for Border States Electric in Nashville and is currently COO / Partner for William Electric Supply Co. located in Nashville Tennessee.

Bruce enjoys his Church, his family, boating, fishing, motorcycles, golfing, traveling and being a shade tree mechanic in his spare time.  His professional goal is to serve and give back to the industry that has been so good to him over the last four decades.  His current focus is helping mentor, lead and grow Williams Electric Supply’s business and its team of professional employees to “Best in Class” status in the Nashville market area.