Jerrad Brantley takes the time to learn for himself and tries to help teach younger electricians.

2021’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Jerrad Brantley

April 28, 2021

Jerrad Brantley

Job Title: Project Leader/Foreman

Company: Interstates Construction

Location: Abilene, Kan.

Age: 26

Years on the Job: 5

Interests: Spending time with his family and traveling

In high school, Jerrad Brantley helped build a pre-fab house from start to finish as part of his building trades class.

“I took interest in the electrical portion of the project. When I got into tech school, I found myself liking the industrial side the most, so I pursued that route,” says Brantley, whose father served in the U.S. Army and who traveled around the country during his childhood.

For the last 12 years, he has lived in Kansas, where he completed a two-year program for electrical technology at Salina Tech. At Interstates, he says he has been able to work for and learn from talented people.

“Interstates invests so much time and resources to help keep improving myself and others around me,” he says.

He started out in the trade as an apprentice but is now running his own jobs.

“I like being able to get out and work with my hands with people who share the same interest,” he says.

For the last several years, he has enjoyed building relations with different plants and owners in the feed milling industry and learning about new technology. For example, on a recent job for a feed mill, the team built the entire conduit system on virtual 3D scan and had 40,000 ft of conduit pre-fabbed off-site.

“It worked out great,” he says. “Technology plays a huge role for me and my crew.”

He says he is honored to be selected for EC&M's 30 Under 30.

“I can only imagine the amount of talent in the country of people under 30 in the electrical industry, so being chosen for the award means a lot,” he says.

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