DYLAN HEWITT

2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Dylan Hewitt

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

DYLAN HEWITT

Job Title: Estimator

Company: Compass Electrical Solutions

Location: St. Louis

Age: 28; Years on the Job: 8

Interests: Being outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, going to the gym, playing pickleball, going on walks, and playing with his two dogs

With a father as an electrician for a printing company, Dylan Hewitt remembers walking through the plant at a very young age.

“I remember seeing all of the massive machines operating all around me,” he says. “I was always amazed at the fact my dad was the one responsible for energizing the machines and making any repairs whenever a press would break down. That amazement grew into curiosity, and I understood more and more the opportunities that the electrical industry can afford.”

Born and raised in St. Louis, he earned his associate’s degree in electrical systems design from Ranken Technical College. He worked as an apprentice electrician between his first and second year of schooling.

“I got a hands-on perspective to understand how all of the parts and pieces come together to form a successful project, how to interact with the other trades on site, and the flow of construction,” he says. “Those are not things you can always get from the classroom.”

To succeed in the electrical industry, he says you must take pride in your work, have a good attitude, meet other professionals in the industry, and listen to the customer.

“Whenever you take pride in your job, others will recognize your hard work, and your reputation will precede you,” he says.

When he first started at Streib Co., he performed takeoff on construction prints as a junior estimator. After eight years, he served as the electrical estimator for his company’s alternative energy department. He recently joined a new electrical contractor, Compass Electrical Solutions. Down the road, he hopes to continue to grow and expand on his knowledge.

“I want to help lead a younger generation to be successful in the electrical industry,” he says. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of EC&M, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Electrical Conduit Comparison Chart

CHAMPION FIBERGLASS electrical conduit is a lightweight, durable option that provides lasting savings when compared to other materials. Compare electrical conduit types including...

Considerations for Direct Burial Conduit

Installation type plays a key role in the type of conduit selected for electrical systems in industrial construction projects. Above ground, below ground, direct buried, encased...

How to Calculate Labor Costs

Most important to accurately estimating labor costs is knowing the approximate hours required for project completion. Learn how to calculate electrical labor cost.

8 Types of Electrical Conduit and Their Uses

Electrical conduit is a tube or raceway used to house and protect electrical wires within a building or structure. From data centers to underground subways to ports and bridges...