Schaeffer Electric: St. Louis Electrical Services Your Choice for Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Data and Lighting Services in St. Louis Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:07:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Welcome Natalie Howell! Tue, 25 May 2021 16:44:00 +0000 Schaeffer Electric is excited to announce the addition of new Assistant Estimator, Natalie Howell.? Natalie just completed a year and a half long internship with Schaeffer and moving into a full time role after graduating from Rankin Technical College.

Natalie will be assisting our estimating team in all facets, from takeoffs and budgets to customer relations and kickoffs. ?If you see Natalie in the office or out and about, please say hello to the newest member of Schaeffer Electric.

Carolyn Conboy Promoted to Vice President Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:47:04 +0000 We are extremely pleased and honored to announce the appointment of Carolyn Conboy, Vice President of Finance at Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc., effective January 1, 2020.

Since joining the company in 2016, Carolyn has dedicated herself to the success, growth and evolution of Schaeffer Electric. Her hard work and dedication make it a pleasure to welcome her into her new role of Vice President.

Carolyn’s duties will include overseeing all financial aspects of the company. In addition, she will continue to lead the charge of moving us forward as a more efficient, lean version of SEC.

In addition to this change, the leadership roles in the company continue to evolve. Those include:

– Timothy Chettle as President and CEO
– Justin Kohlman as Executive Vice President
– David Bradley as Senior Vice President
– Daniel Schaeffer has officially retired

Together we will continue to strive to make this a better company for all.

Please join me in congratulating Carolyn in her newly deserved role.

Welcome Mike McPheeters! Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:25:06 +0000 Schaeffer Electric is excited to announce the addition of new Assistant Project Manager, Mike McPheeters.? Mike is coming off a year long internship with Schaeffer and moving into a full time role after graduating from Rankin Technical College.

Mike will be assisting our project management team in all facets of the job from planning and manpower to meetings with clients and material management. ?If you see Mike in the office or out and about, please say hello to the newest member of Schaeffer Electric.

Sparks and Bourbon Retire Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:25:27 +0000 Congratulations to Dave Sparks, longitme Vice President, and Carol Bourbon, CAD Designer and Assistant Estimator on their retirements.

Dave has been a fixture at Schaeffer Electric for 36 years leading the in both estimating and project management for the large project department.

While many of our clients don’t know Carol, she has been involved with most of the large projects and estimates Schaeffer has performed over her 20 years with Schaeffer.

Each of these persons have contributed to our success, and we hope they will be able to enjoy many, many years of happy, healthy retirement!

Vice President Kohlman Elected to NECA Board Sat, 11 Jan 2020 16:47:36 +0000 SEC Vice President, Justin Kohlman, in addition to being the chair of the Education Committee, was elected to the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Chapter NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association). Justin was installed at the annual Chapter Dinner and will serve a two year term. Congratulations Justin!

Now Hiring – Project Manager/Estimator for Commercial, Healthcare & Industrial Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:00:43 +0000 Schaeffer Electric Company is looking to hire an individual with the flexibility and experience to be an Estimator or Project Manager.  This position requires a self-motivated individual who brings a strong work ethic and is results driven.


Either perform an estimate or take over a project from an estimator and follow the project through to completion on all types of construction including but not limited to hospitals, schools, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings.

Day to day tasks include:

Perform estimates in McCormick Estimating Software
Work with prefabrication team to create drawings for efficient implementation.
Procure subcontractors, based on pre-determined requirements, to manage through completion of construction.
Collaborates with project construction team to prepare, review and monitor information and reports related to all costs involved in the budget for the project.
Manage sub-contractor relationship, which includes, but not limited to, initial scope and proposal review, developing final proposal based upon agreed scope of work.
Develop plan to comply with, and report, Minority Business Entity requirements for the project, as required.
Collaborate with developer, subcontractors, municipal entity, equipment suppliers, and site specific construction suppliers to develop a timeline for delivery and completion of milestones prior to project start-up.
Coordinate manpower requirements throughout the project and develop plans for manpower to meet budget.


CAD and Revit knowledge
Electrical and building code knowledge
5 plus years’ experience in the electrical industry.
College degree or experience in industry
Background with RFIs, Cost estimates hard bids, negotiating, material take-offs, and reading blue prints a plus.
Ability to layout branch circuiting; to read and understand contract documents, drawings and specifications a plus.
Have an understanding of general electrical design and engineering concepts and have an overall general knowledge of electrical material costs a plus.


Competitive Salary
Health (IBEW Level 2)

Please send your prepared resume to Justin Kohlman at

St. Louis NECA Chapter Partnership Provides Safety Tips to Reduce Electrical Fires Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:21:59 +0000 DEC 26, 2017

As colder weather approaches, a partnership of the St. Louis Chapter of the?National Electrical Contractor Association and?International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1?is trying to raise awareness of the hazards of home electrical fires typically associated with colder weather.

Improper use of space heaters, extension cords and outdoor lighting, for example, can combine with overtaxed circuits to enhance the risk of electrical fire hazards over the next several months.

The Electrical Connection is providing safety tips to reduce those hazards in response to a national report earlier this year on electrical fires by the?National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The annual average of U.S. home structure fires reported in the U.S. involving electrical failure or malfunction from 2010 to 2014 was 45,210, according to an NFPA report in March. The fires resulted in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries and $1.4 billion in direct property damage each year.

NFPA has found that electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 57 percent of the home fires involving electrical failure or malfunction.

“Our NECA contractors are frequently called to make electrical repairs to faulty installations that were perform by someone who didn’t have the skills to do the work,”?Doug Martin, CEO of the St. Louis Chapter, said in a press release. “We emphasize building to?National Electrical Codestandards to avoid wiring hazards hidden behind walls of homes and businesses.”

Learn more about the St. Louis Electrical Connection and its activities,?here.

President Chettle Elected as Treasurer of NECA St. Louis Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:57:34 +0000 SEC President, Tim Chettle, in addition to being a member of the Executive Committee, was elected as Treasurer of the St. Louis Chapter NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association).? Tim was installed at the annual Chapter Dinner and will serve a three year term.? Congratulations Tim!

Affton Days Parade Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:39:29 +0000 Schaeffer Electric Affton Days Parade 2017

Schaeffer Electric employees recently took part in the 2017 Affton Days Parade. They won the award for best theme! Congrats to those who participated in this fun event!


From IBEW.ORG – With Season On the Line, St. Louis Local Lights Up Youth Baseball Program’s Diamonds Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:09:35 +0000 Schaeffer Electric, NECA, and the IBEW enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community when the need arose. ?Please see the story on the IBEW’s website!