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This Agency began its operation in November 1940, when A.A. MacPherson opened a Boston office as a sub-agent for a New York firm. Mr. Alexander Angus MacPherson had been an electrical contractor for twenty-one years in West Haven, Connecticut. In 1944, he formed a partnership to cover all the New England states. His son, Bruce, joined the Agency in 1956 and, in 1964 the Agency was incorporated. On October 28, 1998, the Company entered into an agreement with three key employees: Tom Sabin, Joe Gately and Brian Gardner to purchase the Company. In January 2001, after a long and productive career, Bruce MacPherson retired. Eleven years later, in December 2012 after a long career in Distribution and the Agency business, Tom Sabin retired leaving Joe Gately and Brian Gardner as the current owners moving the Agency forward into the future.

From 1964 until 1967, the Agency covered all of New England exclusive of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and then in 1967 expanded its operations to include all six New England states. In 1978, the Agency constructed a larger and more modern warehouse and home office facility fifteen miles south of Boston in Canton, Massachusetts, which is where we operate today.

The A. A. MacPherson Company covers all six (6) New England states – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island & Massachusetts and Upstate New York for its' successful Utility Division.

Our Agency takes great pride in the people we employ and the Manufacturers we represent.


A modern 40,000 square foot warehouse, office building in Canton, Massachusetts, plus another 10,000 square feet of outdoor storage, located in an attractive, light industrial park, just twenty minutes from downtown Boston. Excellent location off Route 128 with good accessibility. Branch offices located in Hartford, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire and Rochester, New York. We have a large conference room for seminars, marketing and training sessions, as well as a smaller product meeting room for our sales sessions.


Management / Principals

Joseph M. Gately CPMR, Vice President
Brian Gardner CPMR, Vice President

Outside Sales (7)

Joseph Gately CPMR – All N.E.
Chris Illingworth - New York Utility Specialist
Brian Gardner CPMR – CT & Western MA
Bob Ternullo - Eastern MA & Cape Cod

Jim White – Maine & Northern NH
Tom Crowley - Utility & Specificaion Sales

Mark Dumond -CT, RI & VT

Specification Sales (1)
Tom Gibbons - All N.E.

Inside Sales (4)

Steven Stinson
Scott Melavin
Bruce Jardim

Ashley Nelson

Office / Computer / Clerical (1)

Catherine Raymond


Warehouse (3)

Scott Campbell
John Collins

Nelson Abreu


To be the leading electrical manufacturers’ representative in New England, we will represent the highest quality manufacturers, maintain the deepest concern for our customers, and treat our employees in a spirit of cooperation, fairness, and sensitivity.

Meeting these criteria will ensure sustained growth and an agency that will continue forever.