ROBERTO REYES

2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Roberto Reyes

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

ROBERTO REYES

Job Title: Electrician

Company: Interstate Electric Services Corp.

Location: Billerca, Mass.

Age: 26; Years on the Job: 7

Interests: Hiking, running, fishing, working out, and spending time with family and friends

After giving college a try and realizing it wasn’t the path for him, Roberto Reyes says a close family friend who worked at Interstate helped him to get his foot in the door.

“I was unsure at first, but quickly fell in love with the trade,” he says.

Reyes, who was born and raised in Massachusetts, completed a four-year electrical program through Gould Construction/Interstate Electrical Services. He later went on to pass his Massachusetts journeyman electrical exam. After completing a master’s electrical course through The Peterson School, he went on to pass the Massachusetts master’s electrical exam.

“My classroom experience with Gould and my hands-on training with Interstate has given me the knowledge and skills to install and maintain electrical systems with confidence,” he says.

As a lead electrician who helps directly support the project superintendent, he works to install electrical systems on large-scale commercial electrical projects. His tasks include bending conduit, pulling wires, installing transformers, switchgear, and panels, and wiring motors and equipment.

“My responsibilities have greatly increased since I started my career,” Reyes says. “I went from a position of not knowing and being told what to do and to now being able to plan, teach, and execute.”

His favorite part of his current role is working closely with the apprentices to help educate them. He also enjoys supporting them in the ABC Craft Competition and serving as a judge for the SkillsUSA TeamWorks competition for local high school vocational students.

Reyes wants to continue serving as a leader in the electrical industry and inspiring other men and women in the trade.

“I see myself becoming a project superintendent and continuing to build America,” he says. “I will reach these goals by continuing to work hard, educate myself, help others, and stay goal-oriented.”

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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