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Life’s a funny wonderful thing. We encourage growth both personally and professionally. you do not have to wear multiple hats anymore. This happened to us probably a little over ten years ago and has been the fuel that has moved us forward. She is an amazing person who is the biggest giver I know.Winston Churchill 3 . Another person who has made a huge impact on DPE is Scott Muller. I did not always believe that. I feel extremely fortunate and blessed for the people that have entered my life. then walk back to my office to remember why I went to the copy room in the first place.  Looking forward to the next chapter… Dan “We make a living by what we get. It’s a funny thing.” . the two are interrelated. Over the past twenty years. but we make a life by what we give. as I reflect back on the last twenty years it is hard to avoid the fact that I am getting older. and for all of the opportunities that have come our way. because at some point the company creates its own identity and as an owner you have less impact if you are willing to let go and let your people flourish. for some. he. Scott and I have grown together at DPE. and this is one of the reasons we have been successful and have grown at a healthy pace. regardless of their background or obstacles in their way. There are many others that have made an impact on DPE success and I Thank You all! I also want to thank all the vendors who have supported us and the customers who allowed the door to crack open and continue to support us today. as an owner. Whether in the middle of the night on a critical job site or on a well deserved fishing trip.” On a personal note. it is about relationships and the friendships we build along the way. and continues to do so today. I’m also struck by the number of wonderful people that I have had the pleasure to work with. Our people’s growth is the company’s growth. I may walk into the copy room and forget why am there.P. I have always been able to count on Scott. Thank You! Lastly. and I am lucky to spend half of mine in this industry. I’m amazed what the team at D. This is now part of my exercise routine…. Electric has been able to accomplish. I met my wife Maggie. only the “driver’s cap.appreciation  As I look back on the past twenty years. The upside is that. Our culture is about people. DPE has grown slowly and conservatively. and she empowered me to start DPE. Our industry is a people industry. She supported and encouraged me the whole way through. both within DPE and among the clients we serve and the vendors who serve us. too is a big giver and is always there when needed. and I am lucky to have her by my side. In 1985. He never thinks of himself. it may just take a little longer. In looking back over the last two decades. I am a firm believer in the idea that everyone has the potential to succeed at anything they put their mind to.

but he was again denied additional pay. the very next day he received a job offer to become Facilities Electrician for a large company downtown. We started in 1990 with one employee. and his idea into a reality. Dan would return to his office and create estimates. A few months later. Budgets are tight. Many of them are still here. the phone rang: it was a general contractor whom he had done work for with his old company.The D. The old company had closed.P. he noticed that the companies he worked for didn’t recognize their employee’s potential. Electric was just an idea. Dan took the offer and walked away from construction with the plan to never look back. We have become a trusted partner to building owners and government agencies and have become a subcontractor of choice to some of the most respected general contractors in the state. and their dedication and hard work is the foundation that D. but he continued working hard in hopes that his efforts would be recognized. D. the decks were being poured. in addition to constantly working to improve my self through education”. Dan continued working as a facilities electrician by day and worked on his own projects at night with the help of fellow electricians he’d met. Stor y by Sara Wheatcroft This year. “I felt like I couldn’t drink any more coffee or eat any more donuts.P. including getting licensed. While he had enjoyed working in construction. and how many incredible people were involved along the way. One of his dedicated ‘night crew’. the stakes on every project are high. We’d like to take this moment to reflect on and share with you just how we got here. With the help of a friend.P. Inc. In the BegInnIng In the beginning. This didn’t sit well with Dan. he put an estimate together and started work. Electric was born. They continued this way for several projects. After several weeks of intense activity. Together. Electric is built on. go over billing. and since then have grown to a multi-million-dollar fullservice electrical contracting firm with projects across the entire state of Arizona. ours was relentless.’s first employee. Afterwards. when.P. and service. he quit his day job and D. D. and our crew often worked 10 to 14 hour days. The steel was erected. said Dan.P. he received a positive annual review for all of his hard work. one truck. sometimes until midnight – and then get up the next day and do it all over again. and the stress was growing. and a utility room. a Journeyman electrician named Mark Mahoney. She told him to go for it. As he advanced to the position of foreman. Dan and his wife Maggie discussed the idea of forming his own company. with very little saved and several months of work lined up. his utility closet off the garage at his home into an office. he hit the tipping point. It didn’t bother him. signed on as D. In 1988.P.” 4 Focused on success Most companies fail during their first few years. A single month later “I was bored out of my mind” he recalls with a laugh. he started to line up all the elements needed to start a business. I decided I needed to do something different. Dan wasn’t eager to work under someone else again. Fortunately. the project was several months behind schedule. many of which we’ve been working with for over a decade. That idea had been forming in the mind of Dan Puente while he worked as an electrician for large firms. Electric. they converted Dan’s S-10 pickup truck into a work truck. and review contracts. change. I took every opportunity that came my way. until November of 1990. while running a large project. though. “Coming up from the field. and the GC needed someone to take the lead on his Tenant Improvement work. and the workload is either relentless or nonexistent. celebrates 20 years of growth. As fate would have it. he . While continuing work at his day job.

The project had an aggressive schedule. Dejected. Although the economy was in a recession. Before long.600 cars. Working for himself with no medical benefits. Inc. The TRACON is a critical facility that houses the radar system used by the air traffic controllers in the tower. DP Electric. was one of the first DP projects at the airport. . both for the company and for himself. I saw his determination to succeed and very much wanted to be a part of his plan. estimating. “The economy. The combination of economic recovery and their own growing reputation kept them all very busy. the company had grown to 8 electricians. he had earmarked the final invoice on a project. the contractor met with Dan – and instead of a check gave him a promissory note. and in addition to federal and BuIldIng a team By 1993. The family was crushed and didn’t know how they would meet the financial demand. their crew – 30 guys in the field. I paid everyone else first. 1994 was a year of ‘firsts’. These small projects were often ones that other companies had turned down. worth $8K. and an expanding office team – outgrew the space and moved into their first real office. Phoenix Convention Center Under a trio of teaming general contractors. and kept focused on the next step and moving forward. and supervising. life is simple: you need money for diapers.” Then. food. the company came to a fork in the road.” With a larger crew. making its systems some of the most critical in the Valley. politics and the future were not things I thought about at that time. Our first federal project involved upgrading the power distribution at the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility out at Sky Harbor Airport. we would treat ourselves to a happy hour”.was young. significantly reducing congestion and localised pollution. and if there was anything left over I would pay myself. After seeing an ad in the paper. said Dan. Dan was free to spend more of his time marketing. Dan was unaware. “My wife supported our family emotionally and financially. acting as the General Foremen. “I was very fortunate”. a certification that opened doors with larger contractors. The entire future of the company rested on her next words. Scott had worked for larger companies and was looking to join a smaller company with TRACON The Sky Harbor Terminal Radar Approach Control. but Scott Muller. Soon after. The team’s hard work and success got them noticed. Rental Car Center The largest facility of its kind in Arizona under one roof. “When interviewing with Dan. Our little company was growing. Albert Kachekian drove from California to become DPE’s first estimator. many of whom are still clients to this day. The money was never paid. This led to me contributing very little financially to our household. He joined our team’s first office manager in Dan’s 8 x 13” utility room. That year our team saw our first big opportunity when we were awarded a time-and-material contract with Allied Signal out by the Sky Harbor Airport. If there was money left over. we worked on the over 2M sf facility to install over 13. and I’ve never looked back. we applied for Federal 8(a) certification and began doing work for the federal government. as ‘baby money’. became certified with the City of Phoenix as a minority company. leading to many more projects at the airport. just working on being successful. When the bill came due. In 1993. a 1500 SF office warehouse in Tempe.” the potential for growth.” In our early years. “I am now in my 18th year with the company. D. A fleet of 55 natural gas-fueled buses shuttle passengers to terminals. Dan’s wife. Our family never would have survived without Maggie’s support. The Phoenix TRACON handles all IFR and VFR traffic within 40 nautical miles of Sky Harbor Airport. never stopping to think about if DPE would be successful. Electric would take on any project we could get.P. “When you’re young. with a 120. one of whom was Scott Muller.” said Scott. This is my home. said Dan. energetic.000 light fixtures and coordinate lighting control throughout the entire building with the City of Phoenix and fellow subcontractors. and bills. Maggie. Dan asked Maggie if she wanted him to get a ‘real job’ and walk away from the company. She said “Absolutely not. led his team to finish the tight project with 15 days to spare. in 1992. or TRACON. was pregnant with their second child.000 sf customer service building on top of a three-level parking garage that can hold 5.

The shock of the events of that day extended even to Arizona. were recognized as a permanent player in the Arizona construction market. both emotionally and financially.” Everyone was held accountable from the top down. said Dan. This was partly due to work for Hunt Construction on the Phoenix Convention Center. and hire new staff. the employees of D. we outgrew our first office. Electric. There was widespread uncertainty and tension throughout the construction market. we just have different positions and jobs that we perform. split shifts. We were no longer a small start-up company. the project had intense labor demands. it started to develop a culture.000 square foot. There had always been an unspoken dedication to the Golden Rule: Dan treated all employees as he would like to be treated. and the team knocked every one out of the park. Inc.800 SF building that remains our current headquarters in Tempe. The MBE on the move The year 2000 was approaching. grows and improves as our people do. the company’s revenue passed the $10-million mark. During the 20-month project. Maricopa Data Center Stores all of the data for Maricopa County’s schools. and before we knew it. The center was the largest horizontal structure in the state. Electric. The project sent us challenge after challenge. and room for several conference rooms and a training room. These philosophies and practices became our foundation. Based on these beliefs.413 sq ft warehouse facility to be remodeled and built-out to support the Data Capture Operations for the 2010 Decennial Census. “but this job validated it!” The Convention Center’s success allowed us to accomplish what only one other firm had done before: D. A high-speed DesignAssist. DPE had outgrown our facility again. dark clouds covered the country. DPE had 50 electricians working during the project’s peak. declaring that people are the strength of our company. and the construction market slumped in the recession that followed. “I always knew that my team was capable of anything that we took on”. and that D. and before the decade was over we had expanded into an 8. and.P. an equipment yard. fire alarm. immediately followed by September 11th. we installed 900KW Backup Generator. the company passed another milestone with annual revenues exceeding $20 million. The building has a warehouse. and more. 6 . The program had done exactly what it was meant to do. Sheriff’s office.P. Electric. D. and the team worked weekends.airport work we were also doing multiple tenant improvement projects in high rises downtown. 2010 Census Paper Data Center #2 An existing 212. Coupled with the rampingup of the local economy. In the months that followed. This remains our mission statement to this day. D.000 sf building on Perry Lane in Tempe. and many believed that the Y2K bug would bring vital infrastructure to a standstill. Electric created a mission statement. It wasn’t until 2003 that the sun fully came back out for DPE. Inc. and believed that “everyone deserves respect. Electric purchased and moved into a 13. Tempe Transportation Center The 40.P. and communications conduits for the entire project.P. award-winning LEED Gold certified Center incorporates many sustainable and energy saving features and is the green hub of Tempe’s transportation system. As D. DPE’s first project over 5 million dollars. when we were awarded our largest contract to date by Austin Commercial for the City of Phoenix Rental Car Center. the mulit-million dollar project kick started DPE into high gear. grew. Despite this. and whatever else was needed to ensure the success of the high profile project. Inc. 2 UPS units (each over 6K lbs).P. treasury. regardless of position: we are all the same. together We groW In 2005. Electric continued to take on new clients. and have helped attract and keep some of the best individuals in the industry. Soon after. and DPE was kept very busy installing the one-line. graduated from the City of Phoenix’s MBE program. win larger contracts. after a decade of business. This time.P. Eventually.

Annual revenue had also continued to climb. Then. and required 30 office personnel to keep operations running smoothly. and in 2008 decided to extend our philosophy of education and development outside of the firm with the creation of the Minority Mentorship program. and have learned to get small returns from even the leanest project. and construction was the worst hit industry in one of the nation’s worst hit states. We have also continued to work with other minority firms as a mentor. At DPE.” says Dan. we are running extremely efficiently. we use the Joint Venture process as a way to expand smaller MBE’s experience. For 20 years.400 square foot Class-A office tower creates a new headquarters for Sundt. “It always seems that just as we’re celebrating our best year ever.413 sq ft. We provided electrical services for ground up construction. the company has been making good on its promise Sundt Headquarters A LEED Gold design-build project. Electric is keeping at it. and educator. in 2009 the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council D. the site lighting. D.2 million square foot mixed-use project.P. had given us a boost in gaining larger contracts. DPE successfully bid on. ft. 7 . Our incredible peak in 2008 was followed by our toughest challenge to date. leaner and meaner than before. and like many companies our revenues are down and profit is a thing of the past. The program creates collaborative partnerships with smaller MBE companies.262 sq.activities in the MBE community. Despite the grim market. We have maintained our structure and have added new key people. D. DP worked with Sundt and the architects at SmithGroup to earn maximum LEED points. the parking garage. and had assisted our company’s growth until that assistance was no longer needed. This project will also consist of all site work. 2010 Census Paper Data Center. certification had helped open doors. SkySong Mixed Use Center SkySong is LEED Silver 1. the housing bubble burst. Because of our ongoing and Into the Future In 2010.376 sq.P.P. Average project sizes grew until it became common to have several projects over $2 million performing at once. working with suppliers. in 2009 we won our largest single project to date. We are extremely healthy – we’ve just lost some weight! D. and portfolio. Inc. Electric. the $6 million Pima Psychiatric Hospital and Crisis Recovery Center in Tucson. that’s when the floor falls out from underneath us. Business continued to thrive into 2008. client. There are valuable lessons to be learned during these times. and delivered the 212. Afterwards. Pima Psychiatric Hospital & Crisis Recovery Center This project is made up of two new construction buildings. Our staff had expanded to 260 field electricians. The program was an immediate success. This new mentorship program allows MBE’s to work with a partner who is invested in their success. won. and we are adding new clients and steadily filling up our back log. and tenant improvements. The crisis response center is 67. advocate. knowledge. leading SmithGroup to select DP as their contractor of choice for their own HQ renovation. and successfully finishing the project.P. and Dan Puente was personally awarded the MBE Advocate of the Year. and together with an MBE partner. the 76. Electric is celebrating their 20th anniversary. ft. in 2009. strengthening them for future work. Electric was awarded the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year. continued to be an active member of the minority business community and in 2006 was awarded the Associated Minority Contractors of America’s Minority Subcontractor of the Year award. and in 2008 the $30 million mark was passed. helping them win larger contracts and continuing to work with them through the process of gaining bonding. and the psychiatric hospital is 136. and have been selected to provide ongoing service for the center.

Mark Mahoney runs a service department that leaps in response to emergency calls. filling roles as a General Foreman. and the LEED Gold Sundt Construction Headquarters. Electric in 1993 and remembers working out of Dan’s house. Others are just learning about who we are and what we do. it is time to reconnect with people. It is time to start reminding people of a local success story. and Safety Manager. and has quietly built itself into one Arizona’s largest electrical contracting firms. Of the employees from the early years. Rather. Jim Hughes is the Purchasing Manager and oversees the company’s materials. now brings his years of field experience to his position as an estimator. Jeremy Servais. We are working with BIM (Building Integrated Modeling). Othniel Henry has grown with the company. of an award winning company that never bit off more than it could chew.to deliver. and to invest in employees and help them grow. trucks.’s increasingly busy Vice President. and continues to bring his 16 years of experience every day to our Tucson operations. and computer systems. Electric has done. We have several team members who are LEED AP accredited. 8 . and likely regrets that he ever professed an interest in IT. Superintendent. many are still on the team: Albert Kachekian is now the Senior Chief Estimator at the head of his own staff. never made promises it couldn’t keep. and is currently completing almost over $1 million in work for Maricopa County. we have decided that it isn’t time to abandon a long-held philosophy of fairness and plain dealings. Despite the current uncertain economy. and we have projects ranging from the mountains of Flagstaff to the Mariposa Land Port of Entry on the Arizona/Mexico border. We’ve focused on sustainability and have become USGBC members and supporters. We have completed a number of high profile LEED projects including the LEED Gold Tempe Transportation Center. and are part of why we have been successful for the last 2 decades.P.P. and how we have taken care of our valued clients and partners. creating 3-D models of future installation to coordinate with general contractors and engineers and to predict and troubleshoot potential issues before they even occur. who started with D. the LEED Silver SkySong Mixed Use Development. to be dependable. With this publication. what the company stands for. we hope to remind you of what D. Some of you reading this have followed us on our journey.P. The company is also developing and expanding its markets and technologies. and Scott Muller has risen from a field electrician to become D. Our reach has also grown.

2006 2005 GCMSDC MBE Advocate of the Year award and MBE Supplier of the Year Award. 1999 2000 Dan Puente is awarded SBA Minority Small Business Person of the Year. Awarded Job Order Contract with US West. 2008 2008 2009 Purchased first service van and started service department. He had one employee. 2001 Graduated from the 8(a) Program 2003 2003 2004 Awarded first project over $3Million (City of Phoenix Rental Car Center) Awarded first job over $5 Million (Phoenix Convention Center Lighting) 2005 Surpassed 20 million in Revenue Purchased 13. Moved to 1500 SQ.FT office warehouse on River Drive in Tempe Certified as an 8(A) Contractor Hired first full time office manager and estimator. 1993 1994 Awarded Time & Material contract at Allied Signal.two DecADeS of DepenDABle Service Dan Puente started doing small TI and odd residential jobs working out of his home in Mesa.P. 2008 2008 Surpassed $30 Million in revenue Employed 260 field electricians and 30 office personnel Initiated Minority Mentoring Program Awarded first Joint Venture using the DP Minority Mentoring Program (Census 2010 Project) 2008 Awarded WP Carey School of Business Spirit of Enterprise award 2008 2009 Opened Tucson Location Awarded first project over 6 Million Pima Hospital project in Tucson Took a moment to look back on 20 years 2010 9 .using a 1986 S-10 Pick up truck. This would be the first of many projects at the Sky Harbor airport. Building on Perry Lane in Tempe.800 SF building with its own warehouse and yard 2005 2006 Graduated from the City of Phoenix MBE Program AMCA Minority Subcontractor of the Year. 1997 First large critical power distribution job.FT. 1994 Awarded first government project at Fort Huachuca Base 1994 1995 1995 Awarded Multiple Bank of America Jobs.000 S. 1999 Surpassed $10 Million in revenue. First US West critical power upgrade project. 1993 1994 Certified as an MBE Contractor with the City of Phoenix. 1996 First contract over $1Million (Base Civil\Logistic Air National Guard Facility at Sky Harbor Airport) Purchased an 8. 1992 Purchased first company truck. Electric is founded in November of 1990. 1991 1990 D.

and honors entrepreneurs who are models of Ethics. and we’ll send something in. However. by the Grand Canyon Minority Business Supplier Development Council. but at D. and the entire company was incredibly proud of Othy for his recognition. our team members. Electric. sometimes a submission comes by that seems an exceptionally good fit for a project or a DP Team member.P. An employee at D. minority. we have an unspoken policy about not pursuing awards. as the MBE Advocate of the Year in recognition of his continuing support of the MBE community.  The Award was given by ASU’s W. learning and teaching those around him. and business organizations. Othniel Henry traveled to San Diego to accept the prestigious Electrical Craft Professional of the Year. an award given by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Carey School of Business. Electric since 1994. President of DP Electric. Othy exemplifies the DP philosophy of 2008 Supplier of the yeAr AwArD AnD mBe ADvocAte of the yeAr D.P. Four days a week. Class 3. Energy. Spirit of enterpriSe AwArD for 2009 On September 24th. Inc was awarded the 2008 Supplier of the Year Award. Satisfied clients and a reputation for solid work and a dependable team is award enough. When our projects.P. We prefer to measure our success by the level of satisfaction owners and general contractors feel about our performance. After all. This award recognizes Minority Suppliers who are upstanding examples of good business. We were doubly honored when the council went on to select Dan Puente. and who are dedicated to working with other MBEs and supporting them in their success.P. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award for 2009. and Excellence in Entrepreneurship. Electric. Othniel “Othy” Henry was nominated for the competition by Doug Mills of the Arizona Builder’s Alliance. This has led to some amazing recognition by leading building. Winners are noted for creating a positive culture both internally and in the community as a whole. ABc 2010 crAft profeSSionAl of the yeAr In February of 2010. and our company are recognized. Othy Henry has worked his way up through the company. AwArDS SBA Small Business Person of the Year GCMSDC Advocate of the Year GCMSDC Supplier of the Year Spirit of Enterprise Award AMCA Subcontractor of the Year 10 .Recognition Is Always Appreciated It may sound counter-intuitive. enjoy being recognized for our achievement. Dan Puente was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Center’s Gary L. intertwined personal growth and company growth. like everyone else in the world. it is both humbling and exhilirating. he spends his evenings at the Gateway Community College where he teaches the hands-on lab portion of the Arizona Builders Alliance’s Electrical Apprenticeship program. we.

The first year of the program was incredibly successful. Top: The Sky Harbor EDS System. we continue to be a part of the MBE community through organizations. creating a self-sustaining program of support and success.S. and together with our mentee partners we have successfully delivered high profile projects like the EDS systems at multiple Sky Harbor Terminals and the U. DP Electric graduated from the City of Phoenix’s Minority Business program. The program has been a success. he worked with the AMCA to launch their new Student Mentoring program. mentoring programs. and Dan is now leading efforts to reach out to more of the Valley’s minority success stories to become mentors for the growing number of interested students. Companies graduate from the program due to financial growth and success. DP Electric is an active member in organizations like the Associated Minority Contractors of America and the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council. a 212.MBE ActivisM In 2006. The organization hopes that successful students will also return as mentors themselves.413 sq ft facility that supports the Data Capture Operations for the 2010 Decennial Census. In addition to company-wide activities our President. and we were proud of our achievement. Terminal 4 Middle: Census 2010 Paper Center Bottom: Mentors and Mentees share lunch mBe memBerShipS City of Phoenix MBE (graduated) Associated Minority Contractors of America Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council 11 . teaches classes in business development and strategies for success to small minority business owners. We’ve also put in place a program for the mentoring and support of fellow MBEs with the goal of helping fellow minority-owned businesses achieve the same success that we have. Dan Puente. Webb School of Construction with industry leaders who serve as their mentors. and education. Although we graduated from the government certification. The program pairs young minority freshman entering ASU’s Del E. Recently. Census Data Center #2. memberships.

” -Laura Sposi.“We would like to congratulate Dan Puente and the people of D. The Mahoney Group 623-215-1322 12 .P. Thank you for doing business with us over the last 16 years. Electric for 20 years of business success.

D. we’ve ramped up our activities at the holidays. Phoenix Rescue Mission. Grand Canyon State Games. we collected shoes for Haiti in the wake of their national tragedy. and a gift certificate for additional clothing and supplies.D. team joined with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in need. Prehab of Arizona. and in 2009. In the past few years. American Subcontractor Association. Boxer Luv Rescue. TUHSD Bus Internship Scholarships. Sojourner Center of Phoenix. Church of Ascension. YMCA Strong Kids Campaign 13 . Whispering Hope Ranch. Arizona Builders Alliance. American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. ASA of Arizona. In 2004. holiday dinner. More recently. a full pantry.A. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). the entire D. Scottsdale Charros. Fountain Hills High School. Inc.P. both as a company and through individual donations.Pulling Together Through the years. Arizona Center for the Blind.. M.p.D. building a LEED Platinum HUD home for an Arizona family. American Cancer Society. Americans for a Better Tomorrow. we’ve been involved in a number of charity and community organizations. Muscular Dystrophy Association. our team participated in the NetZero house. The outpouring was so generous that we were able to give the families presents. Valley of the Sun YMCA. collecting hundreds of pounds of food for shelters in addition to adopting a local family. SupportS: ABA Educational Trust Fund. Fountain Hills Youth.

and purchasing what it doesn’t. mArk mAhoney Now D. who keeps trying to take his picture. Operations Manager.” he says. and avoids “that Marketing person”.P Electric isn’t a faceless corporation.P. Estimating team. and is currently Vice President. which is why employees throw themselves heart and soul into every project they work on. company vehicles. AlBert kAchekiAn In 1994. 14 . and DP facility needs. a page meant dropping everything. nor is it one person.PEOPLE SUCCESS OUR ARE THE OF OUR D. Albert saw a small DP ad in the newspaper in California. Attack of the pastries! othy henry Since his start in 1994.’s Service Manager. His entire career since then has been an extension of that . Jim was asked to sort a pile of shirts. “Every day I come to work I find myself surrounded by great friends and co-workers that are as much a part of my life as my family is.except for the constant appearance of baked goods in the break room. From his start in Dan’s utililty closet. he oversees all job materials. Othy has filled roles as a Superintendent. finding a quarter and a pay phone.P. Now as Purchasing Manager. only to hear “how’s everything going? Good?” Jim hugheS About a year after starting at DP in 1994. Service Electrician. abilities. and as DPE’s Safety Manager. an educator. Electric. Albert likes almost everything about DP Electric . BLOCKS BUILDING Scott muller Scott has been with DP for 17 years. Project Manager/Estimator.organizing and distributing what the company does have. During that time. Albert has grown with the company and developed the D. leading him to come to Arizona. Some of these key members have grown with the company and their loyalty and dedication have helped shape the last 20 years of D. Mark started as the company’s first foreman and fondly recalls project communications in the days before cell phones. he’s been a Journeyman Electrician. a foreman. even up to the last second before the inspector comes in. It is built on the skills. and dedication of many people.P. Back then. He likes DP because the company treats its members like family and never like numbers. Field Superintendent.

always yields to airplanes when driving on the tarmac. his favorite times at DPE have been on foreman’s trips. he’s showing off the photo of him next to an Apache after a DPE project at an airport. and has taken the lead on all of DP’s airport projects. he has acted as General Foreman on high-profile projects like the Tempe Transportation Center and the Phoenix Convention Center... (That joke never gets old. Mike has been bringing his skill and friendly attitude to his work at DPE. Lucky started with DP in 1998.P. Mike has educated himself and absorbed knowledge from every person he’s come into contact with. he’s become a General Foreman and is now an estimator in our Tempe office. when the company was still at Dan’s house. Project Manager. mArk SzleSzinSki Mark has been with DP since 1997. Since then. or paintball. poker. playing pool. or remodeling his house for the 18th time. He is now one of our top foreman and one of DP’s experts in airport electrical systems. 15 .tom cAnADA Tom is a good man to have on your side whether you’re working at the airport. fishing. When he isn’t camping. where he always. he could brush up on his poker game but Tom isn’t complaining. the crew went trout fishing at Lee’s Ferry where Mike caught a 22” trout . According to Tom Canada. On the very first trip. Since his start with DP in 1997 as a laborer. and we’ve been lucky to have him. lucky ng mike Brown Since 1995. While he enjoys his work. Jeremy ServAiS Jeremy started with D. and is currently troubleshooting electrical problems with DP’s Service Department. where his experience in the field and his love of air conditioning make him one of the most productive staff members. He is currently Sr.and wasn’t allowed to keep it! If only it had been just a little bigger. mike whetStone JoSe cArillo Jose has been with DPE for over a decade. back in 1993. During that time.) Lucky has an extensive knowledge of Fire Alarm and special systems. and has been a key person to the ongoing success with work at Sky Harbor International Airport.

and doing both as a team. we work hard to make sure that every project we finish is one that we can be proud of. cookouts. Whether at our softball games. . We also understand that our team is strenghtened because of our time spent together outside of work.P. we believe in playing as hard as we work. picnics.work hard. or fishing trips. play harder At D. Electric.

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