News & Events

Sep 02

Lake Texoma Pump Station Improvements

Since 2009, NTMWD hasn’t pumped raw water from Lake Texoma. Five Star Electric, working with T-Star Engineering and Northeast Power Solutions, has assisted with increasing pumping capacities from La...
Jul 01

Automation Innovations at Five Star Electric

As one of the nation’s leading suppliers of variable frequency drives over the years, we have had the privilege of working with some of the best customers and vendors in the business across multiple...
Apr 21

Low Voltage Specialties

Five Star Electric, while widely known for its expertise in medium voltage equipment, also  has extensive experience and involvement with low voltage projects, this includes panels, VFD’S, soft sta...
Dec 23

Happy Holidays From Five Star Electric – offices closed for holiday break

Five Star would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and thank everyone who took the time to send us a Holiday card. This does not go unnoticed and we appreciate all the kind words. Five Star offic...
Nov 19

City of Galveston New 59th Street Pumping Station

Five Star Electric (FSE) is proud to announce a recent order which took a great amount of knowledge and expertise. FSE scope of supply consists of (2) Siemens GH180 Variable Frequency Drives (500HP, 4...
Oct 28

Extending the Upper Limits

Siemens Industry Inc., Process Industries & Drives Division was recently awarded an order for a 30,500 HP motor and drive system for operating a Gas Compressor at the Atlantic Sunrise Compressor stati...
Sep 14

Five Star Helps Evaluate Alternatives

What options do you have for starting a large motor? Which is most cost effective? How can you maximize reliability? These are ju...
Aug 06

Five Star Rated Technical Service

Did you know that Five Star Electric provides 24 Hour a day Technical Service? Five Star prides itself on making sure we are there for our customers when needed, even during the holidays. We make it e...
Jul 23

Dallas County Park Cities MUD VFD Upgrade

Dallas County Park Cities MUD serves Highland Park and University Park who has 14,798 connections and a population of 32,030. Thi...
Jun 25

Five Star Electric obtains Siemens Authorized Service Provider (ASP) certification to service Siemens Perfect Harmony Medium Voltage Drives

Five Star Electric (FSE) and Siemens CS LD concluded contract negotiations designating FSE as an After Market First Responder Service Representative for Perfect Harmony Medium Voltage Drive Products. ...
May 15

Five Star Creates Custom SCADA System for One of the Largest San Antonio Water Producers

Five Star Electric’s Controls and Automation Group recently completed an RTU-based SCADA system for one of San Antonio’s largest water producers. This system provides supervisory control and data ...
Apr 20

Five Star Attends Texas Water Show 2015

Texas Water is the Largest Regional Water Conference in the U. S.™ and is the most popular conference of its type in the country. This was the 3rd consecutive year that Fi...
Apr 09

Five Star now Represents NEPSI (Northeast Power Systems, Inc.)

Five Star Electric is proud to announce we now represent NEPSI products. NEPSI products help deliver electric power more efficiently and reliably by improving power factor, reducing voltage distort...
Mar 06

Five Star Electric Opens New 22,000 sq. ft. Facility

Five Star Electric San Antonio has recently moved into a new 22,000 sq. ft. facility. This new facility will allow our business to expand and grow as it has over the past 30 years. A few great thin...
Feb 15

Irrigation Pump Skid for a Local Theme Park

Five Star Electric will be upgrading the irrigation pump skid control system for a local theme park in San Antonio.   Five Star is providing a turnkey solution to make the skid more efficient.  Sin...
Jan 16

Phillips 66 Corporate Headquarters VFD Project

Five Star Electric is proud to announce we have partnered with Siemens Energy to provide the Variable Frequency Drive Package for the Phillips 66 Corporate Campus Headquarters.  The Sinamics G120 ser...
Nov 14

Medium Voltage Switchgear: A Modern Technical Marvel for Industrial Applications

Electrical operating transmission systems require a method to control, protect, and isolate electrical equipment and circuits. It is designed with any combination of electrical disconnect switches, fu...
Oct 27

Industrial Electric Motors: Revolutionizing Industry

Electric motors were developed in the late 1800s. By 1887, the electric motor was installed on the first electric trolley system in Richmond, Virginia. By 1892, the electric elevator and control sys...
Sep 15

Five Star Electric UL 508A, 698A and 1203 Listed Products

Five Star Electric designs and manufactures UL 508A Listed Control Panels for the industries including, Municipal, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Commercial, and Irrigation applications. Five Star is cert...
Jul 28

Searching for Industrial Automation Products or Services?

The use of automated systems is integral to various markets and industries, including science, building, hydraulics, broadcasting, manufacturing, and more. If you’re considering setting up an automa...
Jul 14

Soft Starters: A Cost-Effective Way to Regulate Your Electric Motor

In various fields, solid state starters give companies the ability to control their electric motors’ accelerations. High current and voltage levels are often detrimental to expensive machinery and e...
Jul 08

AC & DC Electric Motors

If you're in need of an electric motor for a specific application or to power operations in your industrial facility, a qualified company can assist you with choosing wisely. Alternating current and d...
Jun 24

Variable Frequency Drive: Optimized Motor Control

If you're looking for a solution to help you reduce operational costs for your company by managing motor voltage and speed efficiently, you may benefit from a variable frequency drive (VFD). VFD’s a...
Jun 03

Five Star Rides in the President George W. Bush 100K

Five Star Electric hired Josh Michael, a wounded veterans, back in June 2013. Josh is part of Five Star’s outside sales team. In the beginning of 2014 Josh Michael applied to participate in the Pres...
Feb 28

Five Star Supports our Military

Five Star Electric’s location in San Antonio, Texas is home to thousands of veterans from all of our military branches. Recently, we have become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project by hiring a W...
Nov 15

Same Great Company Brand New Look

In the Fall of 2012 Five Star Electric was sold and has been under new ownership and management. Since then, we have been in the process of growing and rebranding the company. The first step of this w...
Aug 27

San Antonio River Walk to get new Automated Flood Control System

The City of San Antonio's (COSA) Public Works Department will receive a new Automated Flood Monitoring Control System designed, supplied, and managed by Five Star Electric and Invensys. The system upg...