Cook: Local business recognized for 53 years of operation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Ashpaugh Electric, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its longevity and sustained investment in the community, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook said Westfield-based Ashpaugh Electric provides electrical installation and repair services.

“Since 1965, Ashpaugh Electric has served Hamilton County and surrounding areas,” Cook said. “Family-owned small businesses like this help cultivate strong, positive relationships within our community and support the economy in many ways. Ashpaugh Electric is an exemplary managed and customer service oriented business that is highly respected in Hamilton County.”

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Visit to learn more. 


State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ashpaugh Electric Inc. receives a Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its 53 years of operation and community contributions. State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) joined Gov. Eric Holcomb and Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., to recognize Ashpaugh Electric on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pictured left to right: Cook; Holcomb; CEO and owner of Ashpaugh Electric Brian Ashpaugh; founder of Ashpaugh Electric Dave Ashpaugh; and Bedel.