Sam Vaughan Jr.’s experience in the electrical business goes all the way back to his teen years, well before he became the Founder and President of Vaughan Electric Company in 1981.
Vaughan started in the industry right out of high school, working with Thomerson Electrical Company. He completed four years of apprenticeship school at Durham Technical Institute and in 1959 went on to work for Modern Electrical Company.
A year later, Vaughan and fellow electrician, Lewis Fletcher, founded Quality Electric Company.
This very successful business grew to be one of the largest and most reputable electrical contracting companies in the Triangle.
Vaughn’s son, Sam D. Vaughan III, known as Chip, worked for Quality Electric Company during the summer breaks from school from the time he was fourteen years old. During his college years at East Carolina University, Chip worked part-time for Watson Electric Company in Greenville and, after graduating, in electrical contractor sales for Electric Supply Company of High Point.