Raisin' Em Right (Bringing Up The Next Generation with Dustin Stelzer of Electrician U)
Modern Electrician
by Doug Powell & Joshua Wright
4M ago
It's fair to say that most electricians that spend time on the internet, which is almost all of us, have heard of and been educated by Dustin Stelzer. Dustin is a Master Electrician and founder of Electrician U, an online electrical education platform that helps any electrician hoping to grow and learn become better at their craft. The past few years have been a whirlwind for Dustin but he still found time to sit down with yer boys for a little interview. We've been fans of Dustin's for some time and have been fortunate enough to spend quality time with him. He's a great guy who has a lot to g ..read more
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Chop Water / Pound Sand (Drive Time Live)
Modern Electrician
by Doug Powell & Joshua Wright
4M ago
Welcome back Modern Electricians, We've got a new episode of "Drive Time Live" for you today. These segments are designed to give your boys a chance to catch up and share notes and thoughts on our way to and from projects. This helps us make the most of our drive time while we get ourselves on the same page as a company. In today's episode, we discuss all sorts of topics but the one that stands out the most to us is the idea of needing to love your work. We question whether it's necessary to love the work that you do or is it just as good, if not better to not care as much about your professi ..read more
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When Is A Job Too Big To Take On (Coffee & Code)
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by Doug Powell
5M ago
Welcome back everyone, In today's episode of "Coffee & Code" we discuss two past projects that may have been outside of our scope of work. We've all been there, you do some work for a client, develop a trusting relationship and then they ask you to help them with a project that is larger than you or your company can probably handle. What's the right thing to do in this situation? Do you send them to someone else and risk losing a client that you've worked hard to develop or do you take on the project and risk losing your ass and the client's trust and respect. We discuss the two biggest pr ..read more
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Vertical VS Horizontal (Talking Out Loud)
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by Doug Powell
5M ago
Welcome back to the show everyone! We know its been a few months since we've launched an episode and we want to thank you all for your patience. We're back with a new season and with the new season comes new segments. And what better way to come back than to make fun of all of us collectively! Today, we roll our a new segment called "Talking Out Loud." In these short clips, we take a second to share some thoughts, make some jokes and connect with those of us out there thinking about similar things. These segments give us a chance to share thoughts on processes and approaches to work and life ..read more
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Here Comes The Next Generation (Getting Licensed, Starting A Business & Navigating The World of Social Media with Cameron, the Tennessee Electrician
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by Doug Powell
5M ago
Change is inevitable. Whether we like it or not, everything we experience in our day to day life will change. Our jobs will change. We'll develop new friendships and shed old ones. Our taste for food, art and entertainment will change. So it's not crazy to imagine that the way we've always done something within our industry will eventually change too. Today's conversation is with Cameron Vogelsang, better known as Tennessee Electrician. Cameron is part of the next generation of electricians and trade workers entering the workforce today. He's young, understands technology and is very polite ..read more
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Historic Wiring (Coffee & Code)
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by Doug Powell
5M ago
Welcome back! In today's episode of "Coffee & Code" we discuss historic wiring. We live and work in an historic town and we are hired to repair and replace historic wiring of all sorts. Much of this type of work is not taught in detail in school and needs to be learned overtime in the field. Today, we share our thoughts, processes and techniques for identifying, repairing and replacing really old wiring systems. We also discuss why historic wiring can cause problems, not only in terms of overall home safety but also in regards to your ability (or inability for that matter) to upgrade you ..read more
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Craftsmanship Matters (Talking Out Loud)
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by Doug Powell
5M ago
In today's episode of "Talking Out Loud," Doug shares his thoughts on the importance of craftsmanship in our work. Whether we're taking on a small project or installing large equipment, it's out responsibility as tradespeople to care about the final product. We're the one's who set the tone for how blue collar people are viewed by society, at large and it starts with quality work. We show ourselves respect, the industry respect and those who came before us respect when we approach our trade with care. This is our legacy. What's your's gonna be? #craftsmanship #care #caring #craftsman #craftsw ..read more
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Attitude Is Everything with Michael Stellmann
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by Doug Powell
11M ago
Michael Stellmann is an NYC electrician through and through. His accent gives it away right off the bat but it's his personality and his positive attitude that really impressed me. Mike is the owner / operator of Stellmann Electrical Corp., a small to medium sized electrical company based in Whitestone, NY. He's been in business for nearly a decade, but it's his lifetime of experience that has sculpted him into the person he is today. And while the hustle and bustle of a place like New York City could turn the nicest person into an irate, aggravated human, it doesn't seem to bother Michael. Hi ..read more
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Leadership with Chad German (aka: Utah Electrician)
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by Doug Powell
11M ago
Its impossible to walk the road of mastery without a leader, especially early on in your journey. In fact, you'll encounter many leaders along your way and it will be up to you to determine what to keep and what to throw away for yourself. If you stay on the road long enough, you will become the master and your world will open up to the understanding that leading people isn't as easy as you may have envisioned. Being a leader a is challenging and never ending responsibility and not everyone nails it. But those who do will inspire you to dig down and give something your all. They'll teach you t ..read more
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Marty Humerickhouse 2 - Electric Interview
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by Doug Powell
1y ago
In today's episode, we sit down with our friend Marty Humerickhouse to check in and hear how things have been in his world since he passed his California Journeyman's exam last year. Marty works alongside our good friend Sean Dee at Sean's company Unity Electric. Since becoming a Journeyman Electrician, Marty has been assigned an apprentice and has been taking on much more responsibility within the organization. So, sit back, relax and hear what it's like to go from an apprentice to a journeyman electrician in this industry. You can find Marty on IG @that_one_electrician_guy and you can find U ..read more
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