Dan and Mindy have been married for seven years and have owned Hire Electric for the last three of those. Born and raised in The Dalles, Dan grew up with his Dad working for and then owning Hire Electric. Dan joined the business himself in 1981 and proudly bought it in 2009. Outside of Hire, Mindy is also a massage therapist in The Dalles and the couple enjoys playing golf together. Although he doesn’t do it much lately, Dan used to hunt and fish a lot and remembers hunting birds and deer in Sherman County wheat fields. Dan also hasthree grown children – two sons and a daughter – who all live in Corvallis and they enjoy spending time with them when they can.
Hire Electric, Inc.
Since 1935, Hire Electric has been providing electrical contracting services from their office in The Dalles, making them one of the oldest electrical contractors in the Gorge. Hire is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to perform work in both Oregon and Washington and regularly serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. In 2009, Hire purchased Seraphim Energy in Goldendale, adding renewable energy work to their portfolio including solar and wind installations.
Hire’s lengthy experience and highly-qualified electricians given them a competitive advantage. In fact, many other electrical contractors in the Gorge were trained at Hire Electric as apprentices. With about 10 electricians on staff currently, Hire works primarily on commercial projects, from long term contracts with The City of the Dalles and Oregon Cherry Growers to one-time projects such as new grain storage bins in Roosevelt, WA and a fish hatchery near Roseberg, OR.
The Solar Division at Hire Electric is headed by Jonathan Lewis. Promotion of this part of the businesses is what brought them in as members of the Gorge Tech Alliance. They can evaluate the solar and wind potential of your home or business and help put together your best option for taking advantage of the available renewable resources. Their analysis and reports offer a detailed description of system components, potential output, available incentives and an installed cost proposal. Recent projects can be seen on their website here and have ranged from the a medical center in Richland, WA to the Hood River Middle School and of course many residential installations. They also offer an e-newsletter covering the latest renewable energy incentive information for Oregon and Washington, sales and price reductions for solar or small wind, updates on the jobs they’ve done, trends in the renewable energy industry and new product offerings. Sign uphere or contact Hire at 541-296-5574 for more information.
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