About Us

Pierre Larmoyeux, Sr. founded Peninsular Electric Distributors, Inc. in May 1946.  Mr Larmoyeux had worked for the FBI for a number of years and had wanted to return to his home state of Florida.  He returned with his family and started a business in  electrical wholesaling in the Spring of 1946.

During the forties and fifties, Palm Beach County was primarily a resort and vacation area.  Mr. Larmoyeux’s business catered to the construction trade, and the electrical contractors who were involved in many projects around the county.

The business itself was originally located in downtown West Palm Beach with 3 employees, 5000 square feet of warehouse and one delivery vehicle.  The business grew and a new location was required.  Today, the business has fifteen delivery trucks, three vans, seventy employees, and a facility that spans 65,000 square feet.

In the almost forty years, the owners have focused efforts on being an excellent distributor and exemplary community business member.

Mr. Pierre Larmoyeux, Sr. passed away in 1998.  We believe his vision and legacy of an excellent business has survived the passage of time.  During the sixties, Pierre’s son, Pierre Larmoyeux, Jr. joined the business.  He developed and maintained a strong sales presence as the county continued to grow as a major resort and retirement area.  Pierre Jr., thought the world of each and every customer.  According to him,  the customer was number one, and that was – and still is the company’s culture here.  Peninsular became known as “The Service Center” to all customers who were willing to place their faith in the small, family owned, independent electrical distributor.

In 2003, Pierre Larmoyeux, Jr. passed away leaving the business to his son John M. Larmoyeux, and the third generation of the Larmoyeux family to run the business.  John continues to carry on his family’s vision of an exceptional business that has survived the changes of time.

The Larmoyeux family, and the employees of Peninsular Electric Distributors Inc., continue to strive to keep alive the vision and the legacy of Pierre Sr. and Pierre Jr. to be a good place to work as well as “the” source of materials for our customers.