Peoples continues expansion with project management, estimating additions

Capsule Peoples Electric Company is continuing to fuel its aggressive expansion goals by adding project manager Brian Price and estimator Lisa Schwarz.

Lisa and Brian photoST. PAUL, MINN. − March 15, 2017 − Peoples Electric Company is continuing to fuel its aggressive expansion goals by adding project manager Brian Price and estimator Lisa Schwarz.

Both new hires have a history with the company however. Brian Price, originally starting out as a warehouse employee, has interned for Peoples for the last two summers while completing his project management degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Lisa Schwarz has actually been working "in the field" the last six years as a union electrician for Peoples, now bringing her field experience to specification and estimating.

Schwarz, a native of Hastings, Minn., started as an apprentice with Local #110 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 11 years ago when she was 19 years old. She says, "With my previous field work, I'm familiar with everything about electrical installation. I think that's a real asset for me moving into the estimating position."

"She's been doing some great work in the field," says vice president of operations Dave Peterson. We thought we'd bring her into the office and take advantage of that expertise."

Price says about his new position, "I like being involved in every aspect of a project — I do it all except the actual physical work, things such as planning, monitoring profitability, manpower levels, materials. It's interesting and I like the responsibility."

Peterson continues, "We saw potential in Brian right away. I've known him since he was young. He has a real way with people, and a knack for management. We think he'll go far at Peoples."

When not working at Peoples, Schwarz loves being outdoors, boating or fishing with her young son. Price enjoys all things sports, computer technology, especially VR (virtual reality), and has also developed a keen culinary interest.


About Peoples Electric

Since 1922, Peoples Electric Company has been keeping you connected. Peoples is a full-service contracting firm offering all phases of electrical, communication, environmental control, building and process automation, construction, service, testing and maintenance. In addition to installation, Peoples offers experienced project management and administrative services during pre-construction and construction phases. Peoples has completed all types and sizes of commercial, industrial, institutional and health care projects. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and connect with us on  Linkedin.


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