Our History

John Warren 1964

The Warren Lightning Rod Company was founded by John Warren in 1950. Through his insight, wisdom, and inspiration, he established our company on a foundation of dependability and quality. His zealous commitment to its purpose resulted in expansion up through the 1980s. In the 1990s, the capable leadership of Hank Lancaster carried Warren Lightning Rod through the difficulty of our founder’s passing. Since his retirement in 1995, Mr. Lancaster remains the Chief Executive Officer. At that time, he entrusted the daily operations into the caring hands of Theodore Ciemiengo. Ted, to all who knew him, was a disciplined, loyal employee who loved working at Warren Lightning Rod. His career at the company spanned 52 years, from installer to president. He continued to faithully serve the company as its Chief of Operations after his retirement. Today our company president Steve Humeniuk follows in their footsteps, leading the company to continued growth and aggressively facing the technological and economic challenges of the 21st Century.

John Warren and Ted circa 1964

John Warren and Ted circa 1960

We are committed to advancing public safety through the use of Lightning Protection Systems which are compliant with nationally recognized Standards. We are a founding member of the Lightning Safety Alliance and active members of the National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratories and the Lightning Protection Institute and their standards development process. Our commitment to you is best expressed by the qualifications held by our employees. Their certification by the Lightning Protection Institute assures you they have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

The 21st Century provides the Warren Lightning Rod Company opportunity to continue the legacy passed down to us: a legacy of dependability, quality, and outstanding service.