In the winter of 1946 the Starry Brothers: Bill and Fred found work in Electrifying Farms.
Most Minnesota farms did not receive electrical service until the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was established during the Depression. Beginning in 1936, the REA's first full year in operation, farms were gradually electrified. Progress was slow due to costs. By 1945, only half of Minnesota farms had electricity.
Bill and Fred found their niche during this time as it was work and jobs were scarce.
Electricity transformed Minnesota agriculture and farm life. For the first time the majority of farm families could enjoy modern conveniences, such as electric lights, running water, and other amenities that were only available in towns.
Overtime, as electricity became more popular Starry Electric was able to expand the business to adding in other electrical jobs, such as lighting parks, playgrounds, rural streets, ect.
Moving forward in time, in 2003 Bill transitioned the business to his grandson: Wayne. Since then Wayne and his wife Jenny have been carrying on this family tradition. Much of the same type of equipment is still currently being used today and with the knowledge and years of experience that have been passed down; Wayne and Jenny Starry hold true to their roots with maintaining the same work ethic, communication, and job satisfactory.