2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Darien Hudson

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


Job Title: Senior Estimator

Company: Amteck, LLC

Location: Lexington, Ky.

Age: 26; Years on the Job: 8

Interests: Spending time with friends and family, going to the gym and lifting weights, doing mixed martial arts, riding motorcycles, reading, and being in nature

Darien Hudson came from a family of loggers and always enjoyed working with his hands. Raised by a single mother of two, he knew college was not an option. A tour of the local vocational school during his sophomore year of high school, however, changed his life.

“I was very interested and decided to start taking classes my junior year,” he says. “I loved the work and material and decided to make a career out of it.”

Born in Booneville, Ky., he attended two years of vocational schooling at Lee County Area Technology Center and graduated from Amteck, LLC’s apprenticeship program. He then earned his associate’s degree of applied science from Gateway Community and Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Indiana State University. He is currently attending Purdue University for a master’s of science degree in construction management technology.

In addition to serving as a senior estimator at his company, he is also the apprenticeship and continuing education instructor at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and an adjunct instructor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).

At ABC, he hosts evening classes for apprentices and teaches a lab-based curriculum. On the weekends, he teaches continuing education classes for licensed contractors, journeymen, and master electricians. At BCTC, he teaches online courses to electrical technology students.

He hopes to one day serve as the active director of estimating or the pre-construction manager for his company. He also plans to continue his educator roles.

“I am fortunate to work with some of the brightest and most quality people in the industry and have students that are enthusiastic and excited to be entering the industry,” he says. 

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