Personnel

Stephen Gardner Sr.
Stephen C. Gardner Sr. 
COO

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/1/1968
Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Electrician
Broad experience in the electrical industry since 1968

Stephen Gardner Jr.
Stephen C. Gardner Jr. 
President / Chief Estimator

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/8/1987
Attended Bradley University, Illinois Central College
Black Belt in Six Sigma Quality Management
Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
Experience in the electrical industry since 1987

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Telecom/Data
John Gardner Jr
John Gardner, Jr. 
Executive Vice President / Senior Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/6/1988
Experience in the electrical industry since 1988

  • Certified for all Telecom/Data installations
  • Certified Data/Comm Design and Engineering
  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
  • Commercial and Telecom/Data work
  • Powerhouses
  • Hospitals
  • Lightning Protection
  • BPI Certified
Chad Gardner
Chad Gardner 
Vice President / Estimator

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/10/1991
Experience in the electrical industry since 1991
15 years Local 649 Permit Operating Engineer

  • Electrical Apprentiship & Journeyman Wireman
  • Certified Telecom/Data Installer
  • Certified Solar Designer / Installer
Robert (Bob) Gardner
Robert “Bob” Gardner 
Vice President / Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/10/1991
Experience in the electrical industry since 1991

  • Electrical Apprentiship & Journeyman Wireman
  • Certified Telecom/Data Installer
Ryan Mattes
Ryan Mattes 
Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 12/14/2006
Experience in the electrical industry since 2006

  • Electrical Apprentiship & Journeyman Wireman
  • Certified Telecom/Data Installer
  • Certified Solar Designer / Installer
  • OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Safety Trained
  • ARC Flash Trained
  • Safety Committee Board Member
Ed Emken
Ed Emken 
Service Manager / Estimator / Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 5/9/2002
Experience in the electrical industry since 1988

  • Certified for all Data Installations
  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
Joe Antonio
Estimator / Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 3/19/2001
Experience in the electrical industry since 1999

  • Certified for all Data Installations
  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
Jeremy Placher 
Estimator / Project Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/18/2001
Experience in the electrical industry since 1996

  • Certified for all Data Installations
  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson 
Estimator / Project Manager (IDOT/Traffic Signals/Underground)

Employed by Oberlander Electric 7/15/1983
Experience in the electrical industry since 1980

  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Wireman
Rob Luginbuhl
Rob Luginbuhl 
Safety Officer / Lead Jobsite Supervisor

Employed by Oberlander Electric 11/6/1981
Experience in the electrical industry since 1981

  • Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Industry Wireman
  • 10 hour and 30 hour safety course
  • Fleet Safety Trained
  • Operator Safety Trained
  • Arc Flash Trained
Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds 
Shop Foreman / Material, Tool, Equipment Manager

Employed by Oberlander Electric 5/25/1994
Experience in the electrical industry since 1994

Rod Jackson, CPA
CFO / Secretary / Treasurer

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/1/2014
BS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Experience in industry since 1993

Crystal Gardner
Crystal Gardner 
Accounts Receivable

Employed by Oberlander Electric 9/13/1999

Lori Orton
Accounts Payable

Employed by Oberlander Electric 7/14/2014
Experience in Accounting since 1995

Melessia Salazar
Payroll

Employed by Oberlander Electric 3/9/2015

Kimberly Drum
Kimberly Drum
Reception

Employed by Oberlander Electric 6/16/2008

John Gardner Sr
John P. Gardner Sr. (1950-2015)

Employed by Oberlander Electric 1968-2014
Electrical Apprenticeship & Journeyman Electrician
46 years experience in the electrical industry

Average of 200 electricians of which 65 are foremen.
All Journeyman Electricians are from the IBEW Local Union 34.
Many employees of Oberlander Electric have been employed over 20 years.