Ritch Electric was started by Benjamin W. Ritch, Sr. in June of 1968. The first office was a shotgun house across the street from our present location. The work was strictly commercial electrical. In 1972, the company applied for Corporate Status. During the early years we started doing more work at Fort Benning, Georgia. We did bid on contracts in Columbus, Georgia such as ball fields and area lighting because there were not many electrical companies in Columbus with line trucks and bucket trucks. The company continued to grow. The majority of the work through the seventies, eighties, and early nineties was at Fort Benning. Occasionally, Ritch Electric did High Voltage work at other places such as Roosevelt Warms Spring Institute, Columbus Water Works, and large mills and industrial plants. Our staff would range from eleven to nineteen people according to our workload.