Meet Jason Troendle, one of Price Electric’s People You Can Rely On. Jason Troendle’s role at Price Electric is as a Journeyman/Service Technician. Jason identifies with Price Electric’s core value: Innovative Thinking. “I’m always trying to learn about new products and technology for our trade. I am always trying to find a better and easier way to do things.” Jason enjoys woodworking, frisbee golf, outdoor activities like hiking canoeing, kayaking, learning the next new thing, and spending time with his family. He is teaching his four-year-old daughter how to fix and do home remodeling projects. She recently helped Dad in his family’s kitchen remodel by hanging all the drywall below the cabinets. She was puttying with her hands and had fun! She has her own little tykes tool bench.
What do you like most about your job at Price Electric?
I like doing service work because you get to know everything and can see every aspect of our trade. I enjoy that I can be sent anywhere to do anything. I primarily like to do specialty stuff and to focus on smart home integration jobs. I was just certified to do Kohler generators; I finished Lutron RA2, and Lutron Shade training classes and am now a Gold Lutron Pro Installer. We are a Lutron Gold Pro Shop because we have installed so many systems. I won the 2019 Closer Award.
What are three words to describe Price Electric?
- Opportunity – just the ability to better yourself. They give you the tools, the ability, and the options to advance, do anything, and go anywhere in the trade. Any training or studying opportunities are always there.
- Environment – Everybody that I work with is nice.
- Fun – this is the most enjoyable company that I have ever worked for. They care about their employees more than any other company and it shows.
What is on your bucket list?
I am working on my Electrical Master’s and that would be one of the biggest things I would like to cross off my list. I would also like to travel to Machu Picchu, in Peru. That would be really nice, maybe for my 10-year wedding anniversary.
Do you have a favorite motto or quote?
Find joy in life, find your inner peace, it is all about the “Happy Little Trees”. (laughing)
Where is your hometown?
I was born in Waukon, Iowa, but grew up in Marengo on a farm. Being raised on a farm you wake up every day at 4 – 4:30 in the morning, go out and do chores before school, go to school, come in and get ready for school, go to school, come home, do chores again, eat dinner, do homework, take a shower, and go to bed. It definitely teaches you the value of hard work.
What was the first concert that you went to?
I was 10 years old, and my mom brought me to see Melissa Etheridge.
What has been your favorite project at Price Electric so far and why?
Working on a high-end home. We were brought in to do a kitchen remodel. It just elaborated into changing every devise in the house, changing all the can trims, installing everything LED, with LED strip lights in all the rooms. We took out all the old low voltage wiring and put in new wiring. We did multiple rooms. Then they wanted to control everything with their smart phones. I brought in a radio RA2 system, got every switch in the house connected. Everything is on the system like garage doors, security systems, and alarms. Now they will get notifications on their phones, it is cool pairing it up with security too. When the alarm goes off, it talks back to the RA2 system. It will open all the shades up in the house, turn on every light that I designate to full brightness and the outside lights will flash. It lets the neighbors know that something is going on and to call the police.
Can you give advice in 5 words or less for someone who is considering a profession at Price Electric?
Never stop learning.