2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Tyler Burley

July 12, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals


Job Title: Foreman

Company: Encore Electric

Location: Falcon, Colo.

Age: 27; Years on the Job: 9

Interests: Hanging out with family, hunting, fishing, and playing golf

As the son of an electrician, Tyler Burley decided to follow in his father’s footsteps in the electrical trade.

“I saw that my dad made a great career out of being an electrician,” says Burley, who was born and raised in Colorado. “I enjoy building things and working with my hands, so I decided to become an electrician as well. I loved it and never looked back.”

He spent 8,000 on-the-job hours or four years for his apprenticeship and four years of trade school at the IEC. Today, he continues staying sharp by keeping an open mindset and staying involved in classes provided by his company’s in-house training program, Encore University.

“As an electrician, my training and education never really ends,” he says. “There are always things to learn.”

In his current role as a superintendent, he makes sure the job stays on schedule and everything is installed at a high level of quality. In addition, he makes sure everyone is working safely.

He says his favorite part of the job is planning a job, seeing the plan come together, and watching his workers learn and grow.

“There are always challenges like schedule, working with other trades, and things not going exactly as they should, but you can overcome all the challenges and still be successful,” he says.

At his company, he has been involved in complex projects — from hospitals to data centers to stadiums. According to Burley, technology plays a huge role and makes their jobs easier. In 10 years, he plans to still be working for Encore Electric.

“I love being a superintendent and running work and being out in the field, but I could possibly see myself taking on more of an office role down the road,” he says. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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