Doug Carter - President

Doug Carter has been in the electrical industry for over 35 years. He started his career like many, as an apprentice through the NJATC, and after completing the program, he went on to manage work in the field as a foreman for a large local contractor. After a few years of field experience, he moved to another large local contractor and worked his way up through the ranks from service technician to Senior Project Manager. Doug is currently the Chairman of the NJATC Apprenticeship Committee and has served as a committee member or chairman for more than ten years. In 2003 Doug started Carter Electric with a simple philosophy; "If you take care of your people and your customers, the rest will take care of itself."

Travis Bumgarner - Operations Manager

Travis is the Operations Manager for Carter Electric. Travis has over 23 years of experience in the Electrical Construction Industry with extensive Theme Park, Mechanical and Airport Portfolios. . He began his career as an IBEW Apprentice and evolved into positions including Foreman, General Forman, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and his current position as Operation Manager.

 

As his role as Operation Manager, his duties include overseeing the estimating department, project managers and overseeing the daily operations of all personnel. Travis has been with the company since its inception.  Travis has a belief that “everything is possible thru proper planning and everything has a solution”

Taylor Carter - Operations Support Manager

Taylor began his time with his family's business back as an adolescent with tasks like sorting through electrical material in shipping containers and washing vehicles. Taylor attended the University of Central Florida in 2010 and graduated in 2014 with a bachelors degree in business management. After some short time away exploring other construction industries, Taylor currently serves as the operations support manger helping streamline company operations. Taylor oversees the entire Carter Electric fleet of vehicles and equipment, handles technology needs, and creates and refines policies and procedures for the company.   

Rory Barton - Project Manager

Rory Barton has over 30 years in the electrical trade. 10 years in the Delaware, Maryland tristate area where he gained experience in residential, commercial and industrial project with a strong background in industrial troubleshooting and computer electronics. He then moved to Orlando in the mid 90’s and worked for a local contractor as a foreman and moved up to a project manager in 2002. After doing multiple large commercial and Federal projects he was promoted to Senior Projector Manager. Looking to expand his horizons he joined Carter Electric 2016 as Project Manage/Estimator on large projects which is a good fit as he is well versed in estimating software, Microsoft project, a certified Quality Control Manager and over the years has developed great relationships with Contractors, Owners and Architects/Engineers. Probability what makes him good at project management is he is a team player, well versed in his work and believes that “there are no problems, only solutions”.   

Jerry Velazquez - Project Manager

Jerry Velazquez has been in the electrical trade for nearly 25 years. Jerry began his electrical career working for a contractor in Ocala,FL starting his training as a electrical helper. In a short time Jerry began working for a bigger contractor where he also started the apprenticeship program before joining the IBEW Local 1205. After hard work and dedication Jerry became a journeyman in August of 2000. After working on a large new industrial project at LaFarge Gymsym in Palatka FL he then took his experience on the road and over the next 3 1/2 years working on several large projects including, Newark Airport new terminals, JP Morgan Chase's new complex in Jersey City, Foxboro Stadium, and the Boston Convention Center. In 2004 he returned to FL where he began working as a service tech for Swartz Electric in Leesburg FL where he was promoted to Service Dept Manager.  He continued as a Job Foreman and eventually an electrical Superintendent working on many government and private projects from hotel construction, HVAC/Mechanical renovations, to entire school renovations. He then began his estimating and Project Management career. Finally, in 2013 he joined the Carter team as a Job Foreman and in 2016 was moved to Project Management/Estimating. Jerry works on many of our service projects where his expertise in HVAC and renovation projects is an asset.

Brian Kolker - Project Manager

Brian Kolker has over 30 years of experience in the electrical trade and has worked in just about every aspect of the electrical industry. From residential housing to industrial electrical construction he has held positions from Journeyman, Service Technician, Foreman , General foreman, Superintendent and now Project manager/ Estimator. Brian currently holds a certification Maintenance of Traffic and has extensive knowledge in roadway lighting projects.  

Bill Heins - Project Manager

Orlando native, Bill Heins, brings over 30 years of electrical trade experience to our team. After completing the JATC’s five year apprenticeship program Bill advanced to the level of Journeyman wire-man. He continued his education and earned an A.A. degree from Valencia State College. Bill also has a teaching certificate from the State of Florida. He taught apprenticeship classes for five years and now actively serves on the Apprenticeship Interview Committee.  Bill has had a diverse career path encompassing duties ranging from the commercial electrical industry  to the trade-show/production industry. He was employed as a Critical Facility Engineer for AT&T and currently serves as a Project Manager for Carter Electric.

Frank Malamisura - Project Manager

Frank J. Malamisura has been in the electrical industry for over 30 yrs. Frank possess an AS degree in Electrical Technologies including motor controls and motor winding, as well as a four year apprenticeship. He has worked his way up through the ranks organically; from apprentice, foreman, general foreman, to his current position of project manager with Carter Electric.

Marjorie Earwood - Project Manager

Marjorie started her career in the electrical trade like many, in the four year apprenticeship program in the local St. Petersburg IBEW union. Marjorie was the first female to complete the apprenticeship program for the union in 1978. Marjorie quickly became a journeyman electrician and spent the next five years traveling the eastern United States working in other unions. Once returning to Florida Marjorie went to work for a large national contractor where she quickly moved up the ranks.  Her experience included service technician, general foreman, estimator, project manager and safety manager. Marjorie has over ten years experience in electrical project management position. She is a valued resource in the Carter Electric project team! 

Donnie Staggs - Project Manager

Donnie Staggs has been in the electrical field for over 16 years. He started in the electrical field directly out of high school working for a small company in Plant City, FL where he developed his love for the trade .He began his journey with Carter Electric as an apprentice through the NJATC, after completing the program he worked his way up through the company as a Journeyman Wireman, Foreman, General Foreman, Supervisor and is currently a Project Manager and Certified Cable Splicer up to 35KV, in both Hand Applied Tapes, and Manufactured Kits.

Roy Long- Labor Coordinator

Roy Long is a Florida native who has 30 years of experience in the Electrical construction industry.

After completing the IBEW 5 year apprenticeship, Roy advanced to field supervision and project management.

Roy has extensive experience leading teams to completion of technically challenging projects; semiconductor manufacturing facilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and theme park operations facilities.

Roy currently serves as President of IBEW Local Union 606, in Orlando, FL.

Pat Marchese - Purchasing Agent

Pat started in the Electrical industry in 1988 working for an independent supply Company as a warehouse employer learning the trade. Pat moved on from the supply end of the industry over to the contractor side using his material and logistical skill sets and found his way into purchasing in 1995. Pat previously worked for one of Central Florida’s largest Electrical Contractors purchasing materials and supplies for many large scale projects such as The Mall at Millennia, Winter Garden Village at Fowler's Grove and most of the rides and buildings at WDW and all its theme parks to name a few.  "I am very proud to be part of the (CEI) Carter Electric Team, continuing to be part of one of the states top electrical contractors and doing some of the most prestigious work in the state of Florida."

Mike Carey - Safety Director

Mike strengthens our team’s commitment to Safety with his 38 years of experience in the electrical industry and his extended and growing knowledge of work safety practices. Mike is a graduate of the Central Florida Electrical JATC Apprenticeship program. He worked as a Service Manager and Project Manager for another electrical contractor.  He left that role to start his own successful and reputable electrical contracting company, Carey Electric, Inc., from 1992 through 2013. Mike embarked on a venture with Reedy Creek Energy Services at Walt Disney World where he was an Electrical Field Engineer from 2012 to 2017. He currently holds an Unlimited Electrical Contractors license in the State of Florida and is a member of the IBEW and also is an OSHA 500 Authorized Trainer!

Charlie Akers - Safety Cooridnator

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Charlie Akers joined the Carter Electric Team with a diverse 46 year background in Commercial Construction. Starting out in 1972 as a working Tradesman on some of the earliest theme park construction in Orlando. Working his way up to Foreman, Purchaser, Project Manager and Safety Manager on projects at WDW, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon Studios and Cypress Gardens as well as resort properties for Marriott Vacation Club, Hyatt Hotels, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Hilton Hotels and many others.  “I am very pleased to be part of the Carter Electric Team working alongside some of the best and most professional people in the industry.” Charlie helps head up all of our industry leading safety training, programs, and implementation. 

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