2022’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Irvin Retiz

July 13, 2022

Irvin Retiz

Job Title: Founder and President

Company: Retiz Electric

Location: Austin

Age: 27

Years on the Job: 17

Interests: Hiking, hosting the Construction Royalty podcast, reading, hosting construction professionals meet-ups in Austin, lifting weights, and spending quality time with people he loves

Irvin Retiz, the son of an electrical contractor, was inspired by the electrical contracting industry from an early age and started working for his dad at age 10. While still in high school, he studied the National Electrical Code and took night classes at the home of a master electrician.

He passed the journeyman exam, and then a few years later, when he was in college, he passed the master electrician exam. Within a few months, he decided to start his own business, Retiz Electric, in June 2018 in Houston. He relocated his business to Austin in January 2021.

“Training hard since I was young has helped me to develop a different mindset than most people in the industry,” he says.

As the owner of Retiz Electric, he spends most of his time managing his team members, meeting clientele, and working with his tools (when needed).

“I started the business as a one-man show, wearing all the hats of different roles,” he says. “Now I’ve handed the technician role to two of my techs while teaching another team member how to do sales. I love seeing my team learn and grow over time. I don’t get more internal joy from anything else.”

Currently, his company has been working on a lot of partial and full home remodels.

“The Austin real estate market is on fire at this moment,” he says. “It feels good to be part of a booming market and help homeowners make their dream home a reality.”

A decade down the road, he plans to have a branch in all the major cities in Texas: Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

“We will get there by breaking down our goals into small pieces and executing it on a daily basis — just winning the day one day at a time,” he says.

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