Robert (Bobby) M. Mann Jr.
President, Estimator & Project Manager

Bobby started work for Austin Electric Company in June of 1981 after graduating high school. He has worked his way to role of president following the well established path of apprentice – journeyman – apprentice instructor. Bobby became secretary of the company in 1992 and was promoted to President of Austin Electric Company in 2003.

In addition to his work with Austin Electric, Bobby is a trustee for our local union health and pension and is on the executive board for the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA), currently serving as treasurer.

Bryan S. Imes
Corporate Secretary, Estimator & Project Manager

Bryan Imes has been with Austin Electric Company since 1996 and serves as Corporate Secretary, Estimator and Project Manager.

Louis S. Ricks Jr.
Estimator & Project Manager

Louis started his electrical career in 1989 going through the National Joint Apprenticeship program and becoming a Virginia State certified journeyman electrician. Louis came to Austin Electric in 1993 and worked as a field foreman running many projects before coming into the office in 2011 and working as an estimator and project manager. Louis is available to help you with any of your quotes or bids that you may need.

Cathie J. Janes
Office Manager

Cathie has been with Austin Electric since 1982 and takes care of our payroll, payables and receivables along with other office duties. If you have any questions that pertain to these things as well as inquiring about insurance certificates or payroll reports Cathie will be more than happy to help you.

Gary Roberson

Gary has been with our company since 2011 and takes care of all our bookkeeping. Gary is involved in keeping our books in order and preparing for all our yearend closing as well as all the reporting that is required throughout the year with our local union affilitates.

Apprentice/Journeyman Program

Austin Electrical Company is a partner with a National Joint Apprenticeship program that offers training and instruction to our new and upcoming apprentices who will become state-certified journeyman electricians. This is a 5-year program where the apprentices go to a state-certified night school two nights a week and work on the job during the day with a state-certified journeyman electrician. The program provides the electrical theory and safety as well as the hands-on practicum such that our employees are well educated on industry requirements and practices and are able to perform all electrical requirements with quality and safety required for a successful project.