The Edge Electrical Team has your back. With decades of experience and a wide variety of commercial electrical projects completed, there’s no better team equipped to handle your Chicago area project than our team here at Edge Electrical Systems, LLC. Meet our team below.
Eric Smith has been professionally dedicated to the electrical industry for almost 38 years. He began his career as the warehouse manager for a young and rapidly growing electrical contractor in the mid 80’s. Seeing that advancing in the industry meant learning all its aspects, Eric was accepted into the electrician apprentice program and then established himself as an exceptional electrician with talents that reached far beyond working the field. With a solid 10 years of doing it all in the field, Eric was drawn into numerous administrative and management roles where he excelled in job estimating, safety management, project management and client relations. Success in these roles led to Eric’s promotion to Vice President and eventually a partnership in one of the largest full service electrical contracting firms in the Midwest. With 30 years of progressive growth with the same firm, Eric got an itch to take his core beliefs of hard work, sticking to the basics and building strong relationships with both clients and employees and applying them to his own business. Eric was strongly supported in his vision by his family and with his son Zach and brother Michael, he formed what we know today as Edge Electrical Systems. Eric’s role as President and Chief Electrician placed him in an ideal position to build professional relationships, to oversee all projects and to select and train new team members assuring his clients that they will always receive cutting edge service results.
Zach Smith has grown up in the electrical industry, following in his father’s footsteps and now has +19 years of varied experience. Zach currently holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration & Project Management from DeVry University. He began his career as a lighting maintenance technician serving a private university and since that time has held several different positions with a leading electrical contractor, building a resume which qualifies him as an accomplished electrical project manager. Zach worked the back end in warehousing and inventory management and progressively advanced through positions as a Project Assistant, Estimator and Project Coordinator. He has demonstrated advanced skills in operations and excels when overseeing client project commitments. Zach is totally committed to client satisfaction and takes full responsibility for a project from the presentation of submittal to actual close out. Zach joined Edge Electrical Systems as a highly qualified project manager dedicated to total client satisfaction and manages the estimating department.
Mike Smith has 29 solid years in the electrical industry, both in operations and administration. He joins Edge Electrical Systems to lead the Low Voltage Department. Mike began in the industry in 1994 as an apprentice specializing in voice and data communications and has advanced his skills to the expert level for Voice/Data and Fire Systems. His progression in the industry has been exemplary as he advanced to Foreman, then Field Superintendent and eventually to Vice President of the Technology Division of a major electrical contracting firm. Mike’s wealth of experience also includes time spent as a sales executive for a leading manufacturer of equipment related to fire and security. As a proven and devoted professional, we welcome Mike as a key member of the Edge team.
Rob has worked in the Electrical Industry for 22 Years. He started his career at a predominate Electrical Contractor based in the City of Chicago prior to collaborating in the start-up of Edge Electrical Systems, LLC. Rob completed his Electrical Apprenticeship in 2010 and since then has held various positions from Journeyman, Foreman/General Foreman, and as the Edge Vice President of Field Operations he now oversees our Entire Manpower staff of Field Electricians and Warehouse Operations.
Rob holds a City of Chicago Electrical License assuring that Edge is fully equipped to function anywhere in the greater northern Illinois market. Rob has controlled many different types of projects from the starting demo phase to the completion phase, when we turn over the project to the clients. He assures that the client is fully involved with Job Site Training & Commissioning of the Systems we Install. Rob has a proven track record of Safety and is an OSHA 30 Hour Card Holder.
Luke is a Senior Project Manager at Edge Electrical Systems in the Electrical Division. He has over 20 Years Experience in the Electrical Industry, and is a graduate of Western Illinois University. Luke is responsible for working closely with General Contractors & End Users to ensure a successful and highest-quality completion to each project he oversees. Luke has completed projects valued from $15,000 to $5,000,000. Having worked on over 250 successful projects, Luke manages with the concept that as a representative of Edge, it is imperative to meet deadlines and keep the highest customer satisfaction while making sure projects are profitable. Like all members of our Edge team, Luke consistently demonstrates his desire to exceed our customer’s expectations.
Rebecca started working with Edge Electrical Systems in 2013 when she took the position of Administrative Assistant. She is a charter team member, joining us at our inception. Fast forward 10 years and Rebecca is now the Edge Accounting Manager. Rebecca is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll, along with numerous other tasks. Her dedication to her responsibilities and to the team concept has helped, in a very short time, catapult Edge Electrical Systems into a premier Merit Shop Electrical Contractor.