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Careers

Our People

We have some really experienced people at Hunt Electric. We also have some that are just starting out in our industry. We believe everyone can learn something from one another and we specifically form teams that will encourage and foster this process. Even if you just need to learn who has the best chili recipe in the annual contest! We share our knowledge!

Mike Elia

Vice President, Purchasing
3 Years

"I enjoy working for Hunt Electric because we value and empower our employees, focus on continued growth in the market and execute a wide scope of projects. It’s rewarding to work in the Purchasing Department because we work off each other’s strengths to add value internally. Every day brings new challenges whether we are working on strengthening our vendor relations, negotiating price and service packages to meet the needs of the project, procuring material to the job site, etc."

Kate Southwick

Service Manager - Duluth
3 Years

"It is fast paced and full employees with a strong work ethic. I have great co-workers in Duluth and company-wide and we have a great group of electricians that work hard in the field.  As a company, we do volunteer work in our communities and donate money to charities.  Hunt Electric is employee owned so the hard work we do truly benefits all of us.  Lastly, Hunt invests in our success as individuals, and we have a wonderful benefit package."

Ryan Dickey

Low Voltage Estimator
2 Years

On a normal day, Ryan reviews projects for potential bidding and digs deeper to decide what to add to our bid board. Next, he works on take-offs of different systems and cross references them with their associated specs. This includes getting pricing from vendors and clarifying anything that might affect the price. That could mean a pre-bid walkthrough to verify routing of cabling, pathway, existing conditions, etc. From there, Ryan estimates the installation of the system as described on the drawings.

The next step is to work as a team to complete a project review of the scope and specifications so we can be competitive as possible. Then he writes the proposal, crosses his fingers, and hits submit!

After, Ryan follows up with the customers for results and feedback. If we are awarded the project, he completes an initial project setup for the project manager and reviews the scope with them so that they fully understand the project before construction begins.

Wendy Richter

Controller
10 Years

"The overall blend of responsibilities in my role, from financial reporting, people management, software integration, and customer/site specific challenges is what I enjoy most about working at Hunt Electric. It is also fulfilling to work for an organization that gives back to its employees, the construction industry, and the communities surrounding us all."

Gaylen Livingston

Senior Project Estimator
2 Years

"Working at Hunt is very rewarding, as it is a team effort (many different ideas and innovations from different professionals, each with their own expertise within the company) focusing on one goal and that is to make the customer more informed and satisfied with the results that they are seeking. A sense of accomplishment after each project that is sent out."

Jolene Erdman

VDC Designer
1 Year

"My colleagues are my favorite part about working here. We have each other’s back! I don’t feel alone. We work as a team; it is important. Also, the flexibility within the group makes work-life- balance much easier.  I am not micromanaged – which makes my job, stress, and life much healthier.  The benefits at Hunt don’t hurt either, they are the best in the industry. Along with the personal training, I have increased energy and seen the benefits. I am blessed to work with this company and I wish I would have started sooner!"

Kevin Almendinger

Manpower Coordinator / Project Manager
15 Years

Kevin says most days are pretty straight forward and uneventful until “The Phone Call” comes in. Mondays - Wednesdays are spent taking calls and emails from Project Managers and Field Supervisors looking ahead at their schedules to determine what they will need for labor. Thursday mornings the team meets (virtually still) for what we call a “Manpower Meeting.” During this meeting Kevin takes input from each PM documenting who is available from their projects, if they need more electricians on their sites, or no changes to their current team. Kevin says the best way to describe it is that its like starting a sudoku puzzle lining things up to get the right person on the right project.

We are fortunate to have organized PMs that are fantastic at looking ahead and knowing what their projects need. By having that foresight, it helps us maintain a steady workforce and limits the ups and downs of hiring and layoffs that are involved in the construction trades.

The tasks involved in the Field Labor Coordinator position are considered part time (can we just acknowledge its because Kevin works like a well oiled machine!?) — so he filled the rest of his week and time with Project Manager duties.

Molly Halgrimson

Talent Acquisition Specialist
1 Year

"I enjoy working at Hunt because everyone is appreciated and valued! From the amazing benefits package to daily conversations, I have never felt like a “number”. Working in the HR department has given me the unique opportunity to be a part of Hunt employees first step into their careers here. It has been so fun to help grow teams with more incredible talent and see the amazing new ideas that happen with that teamwork."

Anthony Carchedi

Solar Designer
2 Years

Let us introduce you to Anthony Carchedi. He’s been a Solar Designer in our Sustainable Energy Group within Preconstruction for nearly 3 years. With solar being the largest growing sector in the electrical arena, Anthony is on a team that focuses solely on solar. Say that 3 times fast.

His days are filled with a lot of coordination and communication (not the standing around by the coffee machine communication either!). Anthony helps with proposal preparation, take-offs for estimating, and of course drafting. Here’s the techy part: He runs predictive modeling to see what a solar system will produce in any given year. From tracking down meteo data to analyzing snow loss, this is one of his favorite parts of his job.

There’s so much more though – producing one line drawings, researching design options and code issues, attending customer meetings, organizing and maintaining project files. Plus he’s responsible for sizing and layout of the solar systems ranging from 7.2 KW to 27 MW. Anthony designs roof mounted systems and ground mounted. At Hunt, a pretty typical size is 1MW.

Kathy Grieger

National Estimating Manager
26 Years

"Hunt has provided me with so many opportunities over the years but I really enjoy the opportunities and changes over the last four to five years.  I enjoy the people I work with, the collaboration between departments and the daily challenges. Not a single day is the same which provides a multitude of experiences. I enjoy the travel and meeting so many of our customers and field staff that has created many friendships over the years. 

Core Values

  • Trust

    We honor our commitments and expect the same in return.

  • Rewards

    Empowering employees through opportunities and education while sharing the results with them and the communities we serve.

  • Performance

    A passion to exceed expectations through hard work, innovation and quality.

  • Safety

    An industry leader in providing a zero incident work environment.

  • Relationships

    Make decisions based on developing and maintaining long-term relationships.

  • Diversity

    We value the strength and creativity it provides to our workforce.

Perks & Benefits

Compensating our employees properly is very important to us but we also acknowledge that there is more to work than just money. We want our employees to be interested in coming to work and enjoy your time here. So, what's in it for you?

  • Internship Program

    Walk before you run. Gain knowledge and experience in the industry, while setting yourself up for success. Side note - we’ve offered full time positions to 100% of our interns.

  • Career Track

    At a fork in the road? Our company structure allows for multiple career paths while employed at Hunt. We help employees to explore their strengths and interests.

  • Community Involvement

    Want to put the cheese on the sandwiches or the bologna? Take your pick. From sandwich making for local shelters to blood drives, to Plane Pulling Teams at the airport, we give back. And we have fun doing it.

  • Benefits

    Health, dental, and vision plans are 100% employer paid.  As in ZERO comes out of your pocket for the premiums.  Want to opt out?  Take the handsome cash benefit.  Destination or staycation?  Take your pick.  We offer a generous vacation plan that starts at 2 weeks PLUS 3 weeks of sick time.

  • Perks

    Free Caribou coffee? Yes please. At Hunt you’ll also enjoy our annual company picnic at Valleyfair, a Casino Night holiday party with over 300 prizes, and Jeans Day Friday!  And okay, fine - most companies offer paid holidays.  But do they close the office on Black Friday too!?

  • Compensation

    A $40 gift card will cover your Thanksgiving Day turkey, but a discretionary bonus with more zeroes on the end goes further.  We've got you covered.  Earn Employee Stock Ownership allocations on the basis of your relative pay - no need to buy any shares.  Not enough?  We will match 25% of the first 6% of your income you deposit into your 401(k).