About Us
Lighting Pittsburgh Since 1947!
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A Lighting Legacy

Nicholas J. Cardello, Sr. began his career in the industry as an electrical contractor but soon decided to open up his own business as an electrical distributor. In 1947, with $327, a 1941 Chevrolet and a living room which doubled as a counter and warehouse, Cardello Electric was created. Looking for a way to better serve his customers, Nick was the first electrical wholesaler in the area that realized the need for branch locations. He was known for his continuous innovations throughout the years. Nick was an active leader, donating his time and money not only throughout the community but the world. He helped build a hospital in Peru among other philanthropic activities, all while raising 10 children alongside his wife Gloria. His service continues to be remembered annually at the Art Rooney Awards with the Nick Cardello Award honoring volunteerism.

Today, Cardello is one of the largest independent lighting & electrical distributors in the region, owned & managed by its second generation president, Matthew Cardello. We strive to remain dedicated to the values on which we were founded: lasting relationships, unparalleled service and a strong commitment to our surrounding communities. Our people are passionate about the industry and eager to assist you with your projects from concept to completion. Whether it’s a single fixture, a complete lighting package, or the tools & supplies to get the job done – Cardello is ready to serve you.

Cardello Lighting & Electric Supply, lighting Pittsburgh since 1947!
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Why Cardello?

Cardello offers seven full-service electrical counters throughout the tri-state area with the addition of lighting showrooms in Canonsburg and Cranberry. Each of our locations service both the residential and commercial markets. Whether you are a contractor, builder, or a “Do it Yourself”-er, our dedicated team of counter salespeople are ready to help you select great products at even better prices. Need advice? We can help with that, too. Our staff has industry experience combined with regular factory-training to discuss and advise on your projects. We are large enough to take on big jobs but small enough to know you by first name. Stop in today to experience the “Cardello Difference.”

About Our Services

We believe that our success is ultimately based on the success of our customers. That’s why our commitment to personal service goes beyond the sale. Check out some of our value-added services below or visit your local Cardello Electrical Counter to learn more:

  • Upgrades & Retrofits
  • Kitting & Staging
  • Product Training
  • Co-Marketing Services
  • Project Management
  • Design Consultation
  • Builder Packages
  • Turn-Key Solutions

About Our Products

We carry thousands of premium electrical products, from the everyday residential items to the hard-to-find commercial and industrial components. We proudly partner with the top brands in the industry but we are able to source material from other manufacturers. Looking to have something specific stocked? Visit your local Cardello Electrical Counter to learn how we can better serve you!

Central Distribution Center

Cardello’s innovative Central Distribution Center in Pittsburgh is a hub for delivery, receiving and will call. Our extensive warehouse ensures that you have what you need, when it’s needed. Each morning, trucks filled with product head out to replenish the inventory at each of our branches. If something isn’t in stock at your local Cardello Electric, we’ll have it transferred from the CDC overnight.