Huffman Electric Inc was started as a family owned company in 1986, by its current owner William ( Bill ) Huffman. Bill Huffman is a long-time resident of Champaign-Urbana, and began his career as an electrician in 1968. He served a four-year apprenticeship with the University of Illinois thru the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ( IBEW ). For eighteen years, Huffman worked for local and national electrical companies before starting Huffman Electric Inc In the early years, the company started as a small residential and commercial business, with a focus on maintenance and troubleshooting. In the last fourteen years, the focus has shifted to institutional and commercial work..