Meet Dan Weekly, one of Price Electric’s People You Can Rely On. Dan Weekly is Price Electric’s Safety Officer. Dan’s job is to “make sure everyone has the necessary knowledge, equipment, and motivation to stay safe on the job, and hold others accountable for their safety.” One of Dan’s proudest moments was when Price Electric was the recipient of the National Safety Excellence Award from ABC National. It was an acknowledgement that Price Electric is doing things right. Another proud event was when Dan received the MBI Safety Professional Award, an affirmation of his great safety leadership. Dan is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and children.
Which Price Electric Core Value do you identify with most and why?
I’ve been in several positions at Price Electric, and I’ve seen all the growth throughout the years. Innovative Thinking is the core value that stands out the most for me. Without Innovative Thinking, this company wouldn’t be what it is, and what it has the potential to be. We’ve produced some of finest projects because we’ve been able to come together and “figure it out.”
What has been your favorite project at Price Electric so far, and why?
“My personal favorite project was the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Generator project because the diversity of the project, and the amount of team effort that went into completing it. Another favorite was the Dupont Capital Expansion project at Genencor International, which is where I truly learned how to be an effective construction safety person.”
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a huge fan of my Gilson snow blower. I even have a Gilson tattoo. My favorite hobby is making Gilson snow blower videos which I post on Facebook and Tik-Tok.
If you could do another job for a day (outside of construction) what would it be?
I’d be a farmer.
Have you been promoted while working at Price Electric?
I’ve gone from a part-time apprentice to journeyman, to foreman for a short time, and then I was promoted to Safety Officer. During my time as Safety Officer, I’ve filled roles and responsibilities regarding recruiting, marketing, operations, and construction management.
What are three words to describe Price Electric?
What is something on your bucket list?
I’d like to go to Barcelona, Spain. I’d love to see the art and architecture there and specifically the cathedral, Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.
Do you have a favorite quote, personal mantra, or motto?
Of course, it’s going to be a good day, what choice do we have?
Have you won any awards, recognition, or completed any special classes or training?
I have received the MBI Safety Professional award personally and have presided over programs that have been recognized with the ABC National Safety Excellence Award, multiple Excellence in Construction Awards, EHS Today – America’s Safest Companies Award, and ABC STEP Gold, Diamond, and Platinum certifications. I am also a board-certified Associate Safety Professional.
Can you give advice (in 5 words or less) for others thinking about a profession with Price Electric?
Price Electric produces professionals!