2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Chris Peoples

July 13, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals


Job Title: Apprentice A3

Company: Borrell Electric

Location: Tampa, Fla.

Age: 22; Years on the Job: 4

Interests: Relaxing on the beach, spending time with family, riding a jet ski, and boxing/training to stay fit

Chris Peoples got interested in working in the electrical field when he realized the wide opportunities available in the field.

“There is always something new to learn and achieve,” he says. “New technology is being implemented in a world that needs electricity. This keeps me interested in the electrical industry.”

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, he moved to Tampa, Fla., after turning 18. All his training has been done in the classroom and on the job. As of right now, he is a fourth-year electrical apprentice, but on the job, he is like a foreman in training.

“I read blueprints and do layout work for me and fellow coworkers, and I always take initiative and pride with anything I do on the job,” he says. “My responsibilities have changed because now I have a mindset where I’m the first on the job and the last to leave.”

He says the most challenging part of his job is when he works on things he has never done before. At the same time, that is one of the most rewarding parts of the job.

His company is currently working on a new TECO Energy plant, the Imagine downtown amusement park, and the Tampa Convention Center. He is helping the electrical crew on Saturdays on the Imagine project to get the job done before the deadline.

In the future, he sees himself as a successful electrical contractor running his own jobs. He says he’s grateful and thankful to be part of the 30 Under 30.

“I’m glad to be a part of such a prestigious list of young professionals,” he says. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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