Lopez Electric

Leading Edge helps entrepreneur grow his clientele

n/a Alamosa, CO 81101

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Lopez Electric, LLC is a new business in the San Luis Valley. The owner, Jessie Lopez, graduated from Centauri High School and came back to the Valley after gaining invaluable work experience in California. As a master electrician, he completed the Leading Edge Business seminar, a class sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, and has been steadily growing his clientele.

In California at NAPA Electric, he received safety training such as OSHA and CPR and also developed management skills. As a job foreman, he gained experience in residential, commercial and even industrial situations. He was part of a team that specialized in lighting controls, such as Watt Stopper, Graffic Eyes, and Lutron. He learned about the high end components for dimming controls, incandescent and fluorescent lighting, magnetic and electronic low voltage and LED.

When Jessie got home from California he was eager to start his own company and use the skills he had learned. With the help of the SBDC, Jesse was able to write a business plan and start his business.

"Taking the Leading Edge Class enabled me to understand all the pieces that we needed to know to build the business. There is no doubt in my mind that we would not have been successful if we had not taken this course.”
Jessie Lopez

Now, Jessie is successfully running his business and is here to stay. He enjoys the smaller residential jobs as much as the challenge of the larger commercial work. He also has a niche in wiring homes and commercial buildings for electronic systems such as stereo surround sound or when someone upgrades their TV. He can also do data wiring for networks, telecommunications and has worked in wiring and installing security and fire alarm systems.

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