About the Bresnahan Agency

Founder

The Bresnahan Agency was founded by Philip J. Bresnahan. He began his lighting career by selling general electric flash cubes to drug stores in Tennessee. He was quickly promoted to large lamps with state lamp contracts to sell to school districts. He was recruited to work for a manufacturer's representatives firm in Milwaukee Wi. selling lighting fixtures. The Miller Lighting Company needed a salesman in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Philip accepted the challenge in 1962. In 1975, after 14 successful years as a Miller Lighting employee, he opted to incorporate and signed several other manufacturers. The Bresnahan Agency Inc. was established. In 1980, Thomas Bresnahan joined the agency. In 1985, Patrick Bresnahan joined the agency. After a 30 year career, failing health forced Philip to retire in 1987. In 2004 Thomas Bresnahan left to pursue other interest, we wish him well. Philip passed away at his home in 2005. In 2010, The Bresnahan Agency Inc. celebrated 35 years.