Way back in 1937, your neighborhood was rural. No subdivisions, shopping malls or paved roads—just pure farmland.
The large, investor-owned utilities decided against expanding to your area because it wouldn’t be profitable. So a group of residents formed their own company, Denton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., which later became known as CoServ Electric. Here is our story…
May 1937: Denton County Electric Cooperative is chartered.
February 1938: We energize our first lines with power from Texas Power & Light, providing electricity to 1,034 Members for .09 cents per kWh.
July 1938: We host our inaugural Annual Meeting, and our Members elect the first Board of Directors.
February 1941: We become a member of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, our current wholesale provider.
August 1984: We move headquarters from University Drive in Denton to Swisher Road in Corinth.
January 1998: We begin doing business as CoServ, an abbreviation of “Cooperative Services.”
September 1999: We move to our current headquarters at 7701 S Stemmons in Corinth.
April 2004: We install our 100,000th meter, making us the second-largest electric cooperative in Texas.
June 2007: We publish our first full-scale annual report to show Members in more detail how we invest their dollars.
February 2008: We celebrate 70 years of serving our Members—all 120,000 of them.
December 2009: CoServ Electric set its 150,000 meter in Castle Hills.