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2022’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Ryker Stykney

July 13, 2022

Ryker Stickney

Job Title: Prefab Manager

Company: CR Lighting & Electric, Inc.

Location: Layton, Utah 

Age: 29

Years on the Job: 5

Interests: Hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, and serving as his son’s coach

Ryker Stickney always enjoyed talking to his cousins in the trade about their projects. Now that he is a prefab manager, he says it’s fun to drive down the road and show his family which projects he was a part of.

In the electrical industry, he said you must be innovative and adapt to constant changes.

“I like to think I have a go-get-it-done attitude, and I rarely tell someone no,” he says. “When I tell them it will get done, I will get it done — and they don’t have to worry about it.”

Born and raised in West Point, Utah, Stickney graduated from high school before completing four years of trade school in the electrical program. Now, as a prefab foreman, he works on job sites, performing tasks from running pipe to roughing in walls and installing fire alarm systems.

“I look for new ways that we can be more efficient and faster out on the job site with new tools that come out or with prefab,” he says.

He also coordinates with the other foremen on what they need for him to assemble at his shop and talks to his crew about what needs to be done for the day or week.

“I am always doing something different every day, and I make sure my crew has work to stay busy,” says Stickney, who typically works from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recently, Stickney and his crew assembled prefabbing house panels, room kits, and concrete tilt walls for 500 apartments for the University of Utah student housing.

“In the future, I plan to stay at the same company and find ways to innovate,” he says.

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