Joe Gonzalez is the owner and President/CEO of American Electric, Inc., a small electrical contracting company located in Richland, Washington. Gonzalez began his career as an electrician in 1974, working hard to advance and contribute to the growth of his employer, JRT Electric. Eventually, his hard work and dedication paid off, and in 1995 Gonzalez was offered the opportunity to purchase the company and become a business owner. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with family. He gives back to his community through positions on several other boards, including the Mabton School Board and the City of Grandview Planning Commission. Gonzalez also serves on the Advisory Board with Local Union 112, and Signatory Contractors, an organization that promotes better relations within the construction industry.