Evergreen Supply Company has been serving the electrical supply needs of Chicagoland's contractors, building engineers and business owners since 1986.
Evergreen is a ready, willing and able WBE/DBE/SBE firm.
- 2012 – Evergreen Supply Company was featured in news stories about the drop in the unemployment rate on ABC7 News and NBC Nightly News.
- 2011 – Evergreen Supply Company Toasts Customers at its 25th Anniversary Celebration.
- 2011 – Colleen Kramer and Patt Gallagher were among 25 women business owners featured at a reception at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 29 to help the Women's Business Development Center kick off its 25th anniversary. View the photo here.
- 2011 – Colleen Kramer speaks out in support of the Illinois public works program, in a letter published on the Opinion page of the Chicago Tribune, Friday, February 18, 2011. For the complete letter, click here.
- 2011 – Colleen Kramer is featured in the January 10, 2011 issue of Crain's Chicago Business, "Circling back with entrepreneurs to see how well they lived up to resolutions for 2010." For complete story, click here.
- 2010 – Catch Colleen Kramer's TV interview on First Business Network about the challenges facing women-owned businesses: www.firstbusinessnews.com
- 2010 – Colleen Kramer Sees Vision, Drive and Courage as Essentials for Success. For the complete story, click here.
- 2009 – Colleen Kramer authors article on Chicago's Climate Action Plan for Chief Engineer. For the complete story, click here.
- 2006 – Colleen purchases Evergreen Supply from Patt
- 1999 – Patt and Colleen purchase a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Chicago's south side and are now offering contractors more than 400 different product lines
- 1995 – Colleen (Gallagher) Kramer is named President of Evergreen Supply Company
- 1986 – Patt Gallagher starts Evergreen Supply Company from her home in the south suburbs, distributing 2 product lines to customers
Awards & Accolades
- 2011 – Evergreen Supply receives the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration
- 2010 – Colleen Kramer receives a "Women of Strength" award from Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson
- 2009 – Enterprising Women magazine names Colleen Kramer an "Enterprising Woman of the Year"
- 2009 – Colleen Kramer is inducted into the Chicago Area "Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame" by the University of Illinois at Chicago
- 2008 – The Federation of Women Contractors presents Colleen Kramer with their "Presidents Award"
- 2005 – Evergreen Supply Co receives the "Women's Business Enterprise Award" from the Women's Business Development Center
- 2002 – Ernst & Young names Evergreen as an "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist
- 2001 – Evergreen Supply wins the Governor's Small Business Award
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates
- Electric Association
- Federation of Women Contractors
- National Association of Electrical Distributors
- Women's Business Development Center