“At this point, my career in the electrical trade stretches back more than 40 years. I started out as a co-op in high school, learning the ropes of the electrical field as a young man. I found I enjoyed the work and had a knack for it, which eventually led to a job with a small company in Midland called Hovey Electric. I worked there for 35 years, building the bonds of family with the people I was lucky enough to call my colleagues. In 2015, my boss, Jim Hovey, sold the business to Windemuller. Six of us came over to Windemuller in the acquisition, myself included.
In the years since, I’ve had the honor of being a superintendent on some of Windemuller’s most major projects. Working with clients like Dow Chemical, Weyerhaeuser, and Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, I’ve overseen big, exciting projects that I only could have dreamed of back in my high school co-op days.
It’s the excitement of the work that defines my career at Windemuller. At this point, I’ve been doing electrical work for so long that I know most if it like I know the back of my hand. Even still, the new projects—and the new relationships I get to build along the way, whether it’s with clients whose projects I oversee, or with younger Windemuller employees who I get to help mentor—ensure that there is never a dull moment.
Sometimes, people ask me if I’ve ever thought about retiring. I can honestly say that, with my job being as rewarding as it is, I have not yet had any desire to hang up my work clothes and call it a day. Whether I’m working in the office, communicating with clients, or rolling up my sleeves to help out on the worksite, I always love what I do.”