With beginnings as a starter and alternator rebuild shop in Kingsport, Tennessee, DB Electrical has been in business since 1981. While doing repairs in the early days, the shop also carried some auto parts for local do-it-yourselfers to purchase. Word spread quickly that this was a great place to find quality replacement parts. With the arrival of the internet, the company started selling alternators and starters online. That led to the company becoming the largest internet seller of starters and alternators to individual customers.