Joe is the owner and president/CEO of American Electric, Inc., a small electrical contracting company located in Richland, Washington. He 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. In 1995 Joe 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 boards, including the Mabton School Board and the City of Grandview Planning Commission. Joe also serves on the advisory board with Local Union 112 and Signatory Contractors. This latter organization promotes better relations within the construction industry.