More than 20 years ago, I decided to give electrical work a try. I was given some good opportunities to learn the trade – first in residential construction with my dad and then with small shops also doing the commercial and industrial sides of the industry – and it continues to be work I enjoy to this day.
I joined Windemuller’s northern Michigan service department in 2015. Service work can mean pretty much anything on any given day. But for our department, a typical service job ranges from fixing a light to remodeling an office space to wiring a machine in a factory. Of course, we also get emergency service calls when something is broken and needs to be fixed ASAP. I also am a member of the safety committee here at Windemuller.
Throughout my career, I’ve earned some specialized industry training, including infrared scanning, charging stations for electric vehicles, arc flash studies and have completed a course in industrial controls through Northwestern Michigan College.
Because I had worked for mom-and-pop shops earlier in my career, initially I was a little intimidated about making the jump to a bigger company like Windemuller. I was worried about being just a number. But it turned out I had nothing to worry about. This place feels like family and I enjoy working here – it’s a good group of people.