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Welcome Natalie Howell!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

President Chettle Elected as Treasurer of NECA St. Louis

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!

CEO Dan Schaeffer Completes Term as NECA District VP

Dan Schaeffer, CEO, recently completed his four year term on NECA’s National Executive Committee as 7th District Vice President.  The 7th District is comprised of NECA contractors located in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Complete – Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis High-Speed Balance Facility

See our new portfolio entry.

Robert (Bob) J. Schaeffer

We were saddened to receive the news last week of the passing of Bob Schaeffer on May 4.  Bob was the 4th oldest of the 17 Schaeffer children born to Carl and Eulalia Schaeffer.  After serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, Bob joined the family company in 1955 and worked as an electrician, estimator and Service Department  Manager before retiring in 1992.  He was also a co-owner of the Company from 1969-1988.  Bob was very dedicated to the success of Schaeffer Electric and would often stop by after his retirement just to make sure that things were running smoothly.  Quick with a smile and a laugh, Bob will be missed.