About Us
Lighting Pittsburgh Since 1947!

Nicholas J. Cardello, Sr. began his career in the industry as an electrical contractor but decided to open his own business as an electrical distributor. In 1947, with $327 in cash, a 1941 Chevrolet and a living room which doubled as a sales counter and warehouse, Cardello Lighting & Electric Supply 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. He was an active leader, donating his time and money not only throughout the community but the world – helping build a hospital in Peru among other philanthropic activities, all while starting a family which eventually grew to 10 children. 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 local, independently-owned 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 were founded: lasting relationships, unparalleled service, and a strong commitment to our surrounding communities. Our people are truly passionate about the industry and are eager to assist you with your projects from concept to completion. From a single fixture to a complete home or commercial lighting design, Cardello is ready to serve you.

Cardello Lighting & Electric Supply, lighting Pittsburgh since 1947!

Why Cardello?

Cardello is committed to providing quality products and services while offering a positive environment where customers want to shop and employees want to work. Whether you are a contractor, builder, or a “Do it Yourself”-er, we will get you the best price and assist you from concept to completion. 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.”

Our Services

Our full-service electrical counters, offered at all Cardello locations, are operated by certified factory-trained counter sales staff members who are ready to assist you through multiple facets of your projects. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

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

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Our Products

We carry over 35,000 top of the line electrical products. From the everyday residential items to the hard to find commercial and industrial components.

Central Distribution Center

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