Meet Matt McElrath, one of Price Electrics’ People You Can Rely On.
Matt is a Residential Field Manager. Matt has a background in customer service and sales and enjoys doing the walk throughs and customer interactions regarding the projects. He doesn’t sell to them but is good at pitching ideas by showing examples. He supports the project foreman by handling both the customer and contractor interactions with the building process. This includes managing the materials, kitting, and paperwork for the job. Matt oversees the residential jobs and strives to make them more efficient. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, plus a new puppy, and hanging out in their swimming pool. Matt enjoys working out in his home gym and works out every morning at 4am.
Which Price Electric Core Value do you identify with most and why?
I identify with the core value: Create Opportunities for Success.
If you have ideas and are passionate and persistent, you can get about anything done. For example, I saw a need and created the current job position I am in, as Field Manager.
What has been your favorite project at Price Electric so far, and why?
Any custom house, they are all different and unique. I’ve been working on custom homes for over seven years. Some of the projects include extravagant celebration barns with spectacular bars, commercial kitchens, and more. I’ve installed indoor basketball courts, luxurious bathrooms, pools, hot-tubs, indoor and outdoor kitchens. It’s fun to convert garages into deluxe party rooms with all the amenities.
What are three (-ish) words to describe Price Electric?
- Great work ethic
- Motivated employees
What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the people I work with in residential. We all get along. There aren’t any bad apples in our group, that’s rare. We help each other on jobs. There aren’t any problems. I came to Price Electric because I knew there were a variety of electrical related positions and success opportunities.
What was the first big concert that you attended?
The first big concert I went to was to see T-Pain.
Where was your best vacation that you’ve ever been on?
I honeymooned on Maui, Hawaii. On Maui, everything is catered to love-birds or couples and they make you feel extra special. We went in a submarine to see the fish and coral reefs. We also did the Road to Hana tour, which is a scenic ride on the NE coastline around the volcano, and saw black bamboo, black beaches, and lots of black rocks.
What is something on your bucket list?
I’d like to attend Taran Tactical course training in California. Taran Butler is Hollywood’s A-List Gun Trainer and is where celebrities like Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Garner, Collin Farrell, Chris Hemsworth, and more learn to shoot guns and get tactical training. That would be fun.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pizza. We make our own pizza using crescent rolls for the pizza crust and add different toppings. We just made one with deer meat.
What is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite place to eat is Casey’s, the pizza of course.
What has been one of your proudest moments working at Price Electric?
One of my proudest moments has been growing my career from Foreman to Residential Field Manager.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about a profession with Price Electric?
I would say, I came to Price Electric for the opportunity to grow my career. You can get in the electrical field at a smaller company, but then you’re stuck there without career growth opportunities until you retire. There are guys that have been doing the same thing for the past 30 years and are miserable. Price Electric has a lot of career growth potential. There are also a variety of areas you can get into from residential to industrial, commercial, or utility.