TRACK 6: General Contracting
Director of Design Services
Baker Electric, Inc.
Gary Edgington is the Director of Design Services at Baker Electric, Inc in Des Moines Iowa. He has over 40 years of experience in the electrical industry. He has a diverse electrical background which includes being a licensed electrical contractor and business owner for over 20 years, extensive field experience, instructor for apprenticeship training programs for 15 years, subject matter expert for electrical technical publications and software for ten years, Lighting Certified(LC), project manager/electrical design for Baker Electric for fifteen years. He has held master electrician and electrical contracting licenses in multiple states.
He is an experienced estimator, skilled in 4 different electric estimating programs. He is a competent electrical designer skilled in multiple platforms including AutoCAD, Revit Navisworks and BIM Coordination. Other functions have included technical writing, proposal writing, WEB design, electrical controls and miscellaneous business functions.
Past affiliations include:
Six years on Associated Builders and Contractors National Electrical Council, serving as national chairman for two years
Five years as Associated Builders and Contractors State Electrical Council, as originator and chairman
Seventeen years on City of Des Moines Permit and Planning Review Board, serving as chair for two years
Six years DBIA –Iowa Chapter Steering Committee, serving as chapter chair for one year, currently Legislative Chairperson.
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