Page 342a - Albert Rodenhouse, proprietor of the Rodenhouse Electric Company, which does general electrical contracting and carries a complete line of electrical supplies, was born in Grand Rapids, January 15, 1887, the son of Nicholas and Ruth (DeHaan) Rodenhouse, the former of whom came to Grand Rapids from Holland in 1842, remaining until his death. Albert Rodenhouse took the prescribed courses in the graded and high schools of Grand Rapids, and after his graduation from the latter school, he entered the employ of the Enterprise Electrical Company, a concern with which he remained twelve years. By that time he felt that his experience was sufficient to allow him to go into business for himself. Accordingly, in 1919, he established the Rodenhouse Electrical Company. More than 1,700 homes in Grand Rapids and immediate vicinity have been wired by the company, which also handles full lines of electrical appliances. Mr. Rodenhouse is regarded as one of the successful men in the electrical business in Grand Rapids. In July, 1916, he married Miss Beatrice Kuipers, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Kuipers, of Grand Rapids, and to the couple have been born three children as follows: Bertha Jean, Albert, Jr., and Robert Henry. Mr. Rodenhouse is a member of the Twelfth Street Christian Reformed Church.
Transcriber: John Miller
Created: 22 March 2003