Residential Estimator, Nicholaus Smith, June Employee Spotlight

Meet Nick Smith, one of Price Electric’s People You Can Rely On.

Nick is a Residential Estimator at Price Electric. His main responsibility is to look over customers plans and specifications. Then he puts together an estimate and proposal for their new home. Nick assists the supervisors as needed.

Nick identifies with the Price Electric core value, Pursue Lasting Relationships. “I do well at building relationships with customers, builders, and co-workers.”

Nick enjoys video games, and spending time with his wife and 3 dogs, Max, Peter, and Roxy.

What do you like most about your job at Price Electric?

The part I like the most about my job is the people I work with.

I enjoy the ability to set up a project for success. Price Electric gave me the skill set to do what I do. To become who I am as an electrician. And to be someone in the field that can help others grow.

What are three words to describe Price Electric?

Good for me.

Do you have a favorite restaurant?

My favorite restaurant is Big Grove Brewery.

Did anyone influence your career choice?

My wife encouraged me in this career. Her grandfather had a master’s electrical license and worked at the University of Iowa.

My hometown is Red Oak, Iowa.

What was the first concert that you went to?

I went to see Green Day in Omaha.

What has been your favorite project at Price Electric so far and why?

Working on the Summer Hills Condominiums in Cedar Rapids. The project included 19 duplexes. We installed over 50,000 feet of wire. I was given the opportunity to run the entire project from start to finish. I learned a lot from that experience.

What is the best place that you have traveled to and why?

The best place I travelled to was Clearwater, Florida. My wife had her residency there, so we moved there. I had never lived outside of Iowa. I liked the Spanish moss trees. I enjoyed having Yuengling beer on the beach.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering a profession at Price Electric?

I love it, it’s why we came back from Florida. It’s a great place to start, absolutely! The best thing you can do is pay attention and learn as much as you can as fast as you can.


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