2022’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Brian Reyes

July 13, 2022

Brian Reyes

Job Title: Project Manager/Electrical Designer

Company: Reyes & Sons Electric, Inc.  

Location: Sylmar, Calif.   

Age: 29

Years on the Job: 5

Interests: Trying new restaurants and watching movies with his wife, going to the shooting range, cooking, camping, and playing chess

Since he was young, Brian Reyes has been surrounded by the electrical trade. His dad and two of his uncles own electrical companies, and his dad has been taking him to projects since he was in middle school.

“I had a first-hand look at what the day-to-day looked like through my dad’s eyes,” he says. “The ride-alongs with my dad eventually led me to digging trenches and working alongside our journeymen electricians.”

While he appreciated the work and everything involved, he wanted to know how everything functioned.

“I quickly became interested in electrical theory, and I strived how to find out how electricity is generated, transmitted, and distributed to our communities,” he says.

Raised in the San Fernado Valley of California, Reyes earned his electrical engineering degree with an emphasis in power systems from California State University-Northridge. After college, he joined his dad’s company, Reyes and Sons, full-time as a project manager. He has also served as an instructor for Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), where he taught electrical theory to second- and fourth-year apprentices.

 “I’ve always appreciated academics, so this role was important to me,” he says. “My goal was to spark some joy in them about electricity.”

As a project manager, he prepares change-orders, reviews schedules, maintains the project management software, and orders material. He also conducts on-site visits for EBS and creates site reports for the engineers at the office. He is currently working on two design-build projects in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Metro Purple Line Expansion project for EBS.

In 10 years, he envisions himself as the COO of Reyes & Sons Electric and one day serving as the president of a new engineering division.

“Being a first-generation Latino, I’ve worked really hard to follow my dad’s footsteps and honor his name,” Reyes says.

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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