First Choice Electrical Solutions (FCES) was but a dream ten years ago that started with two inspired hard working Electricians. Mike Oakes and Scott Fellers were inspired to provide a better way of life for their respective families and began working together afterhours completing miscellaneous electrical projects in our area, as time passed we found ourselves wiring complete new homes and working on commercial installations. As our customer base grew larger and we ventured out further a need was recognized that a new Electrical Contractor was being sought that could provide timely service with fresh new ideas. The decision was made and we began building the foundation of FCES.
Mike started in the Electrical field in February 1989 at a small nonunion shop, he applied for and was accepted into the IBEW Apprenticeship in September 1990 and worked for a large contractor until April 2015, over that period he advanced from an Apprentice to Journeyman then to a Foreman role and was promoted to an Administrative role as a Project Manager. In April 2015, he moved to a smaller but highly successful contractor, continuing through April 2016 when FCES began full operations.
Scott's story is very similar, Scott started in the Electrical field in 1987 at a small nonunion shop, he applied for and was accepted into the IBEW Apprenticeship in August 1988 and worked for a large contractor until April 2016, over that period he advanced from an Apprentice to Journeyman then to a Foreman role where he oversaw a large manufacturing customer, Scott oversaw quoting, material procurement, manpower and coordination of thousands of projects during his tenure. He resigned in April 2016 when FCES began full Operations.
FCES has partnered with the IBEW as a signatory contractor. By doing so we can take advantage of a highly-trained workforce that allows great flexibility along with a Drug Free Workplace. We also believe in providing a positive working environment for our Electricians, the IBEW partnership allows us to provide full healthcare and retirement benefits for all employees and their families. Our customers can rest assured the electricians serving them have had extensive training and will carry a professional persona while on-site.