Electric is sold
Don Lustig of Cottonwood has purchased City Electric from Denis Duman effective October 28.
Lustig, who also owns Active Wiring of Boise expands his electrical contracting reach with the purchase of City Electric.
Former owner Duman will continue in the business as an office manager and will also still go out on job assignments.
Lustig grew up in the Cottonwood area and apprenticed under Duman at City Electric from 1994-98 before moving to Boise. He worked for others there until starting Active Wiring in 2004. He has 4 employees there and that business takes on contracting jobs from the Boise north to the McCall area. City Electric will take on contracting jobs as far south as the McCall area and continue in the local area and to the north.
Duman and his father John bought the business in 1984 from Stan and Jake Kopczynski. Stan had started the business in the 1940ís and worked out of Hoene Hardware until the constructing his own building, the current Duman Building. Jake joined Stan once he got out of the service and brother-in-law Les Reed also worked in the business.
Duman said when he and his father purchased the business their intent was to get out of the retail and repair and concentrate on contracting and over the years that is what they did.
Lustig will continue the contracting service with employees Duman, Debbie Crea, Andy Terhaar and Tucker Stefan.
Lustig is married to the former Morna McHugh, also from Cottonwood, and they have 4 children. She works as a self-employed software engineer out of their home.
Don Lustig, center, is the new owner of City Electric having purchased the business effective Oct. 28 from Denis Duman, far right.
Shown from left are the crew: Andy Terhaar, Debbie Crea, Lustig, Tucker Stefan and Duman.