About Us

EASA Member

EASA member since 1983



  • Motor Reconditioning
    • 3 Phase, Single Phase, DC
    • Pump Motors
    • 1 to 600 HP
    • 1 to 5 day turn-around times (rush service available)
  • Motor Rewinding
    • 3 Phase, DC, Single Phase
    • Highest quality materials used, including inverter-duty rated copper wire
    • 2 to 10 day turn-around times (rush service available)
  • Motor Control Repair and Diagnostics
    • AC and DC Drives
    • Soft Start Controllers
    • Starters, contactors and other control centers



  • 3 Phase Motors 1 to 500 HP
  • Vertical Hollow Shaft (VHS) Pump Motors
  • Single Phase Motors
  • Contactors and Starters
  • Replacement coils and contacts for any brand 
  • Motor Capacitors
  • AC and DC Motor Drives

Distributor Lines

  • Weg
  • Worldwide Electric
  • ABB / Baldor
  • Techtop
  • North American
  • Burnes Controls
  • Helwig



A History of Caldwell Electric℠

The original Caldwell Electric was founded in Waco, Texas in 1932 by Otto Caldwell Sr. He grew it into one of the most most successful motor shops in the country. Otto's son, Otto Caldwell Jr worked there for 25 years. In 1975, due to family differences,  Otto Jr. left and started Industrial Electric Repairs and Sales, Inc. The old Caldwell Electric went out of business in 1995.

Otto's son, Otto H Caldwell III (Hobie), joined the business in 2018 and together they have reclaimed the original family business name.  Industrial Electric Repairs and Sales, Inc. is now doing business as (dba) Caldwell Electric℠. 

Hobie Caldwell graduated from Texas A&M in 1988 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has over 25 years of experience in both public national defense and private sectors. He has also founded several small businesses.



Three Generations of Otto Caldwell

Caldwell Generations:
Otto Caldwell Sr, Otto Caldwell Jr, Otto Caldwell III

(photo by Jimmy Willis, circa 1970)


We have been in the electric motor business for over 80 years through 3 generations. We use that experience to offer our customers the highest quality sales and service at the most competitive prices.  We back up our quality work. If there is ever a problem that is our fault, we will make it good.

See our Contact Page to drop us a note. We'd love to hear from you!