About The Schaffhouser Team
John Schaffhouser – President/Chief Executive Officer
John gained the base of his electrical knowledge and his leadership skills while serving in the United States Marine Corps as a communications, navigations, and weapons systems technician on AV8B’s. He was meritoriously promoted twice and honorably discharged in 1996 after seven years of active duty service, including participation in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. While working as a very successful Field Superintendent, Mr. Schaffhouser attained the highly-respected Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. John’s experiences cover many venues such as food production and automotive manufacturing which includes both Tier 1 and Tier 2 environments. Additionally, his project experience includes power generation, commercial, and many others. John has over 20 years of electrical contracting experience. Using his motivational and leadership skills sets, John has created a corporate environment wherein customers are highly valued. With this focus on customer satisfaction, the business has been successful, and Schaffhouser Electric Company, LLC has developed strong working relationships with top brand customers including many Fortune 500 companies. In these relationships, John leads the senior management team in establishing goals to ensure projects are accomplished on schedule and within budget.
Michelle Schaffhouser – Chief Administrative Officer
Starting her career, Mrs. Schaffhouser spent several years in a Pharmacy dealing with Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, insurance companies and the myriad of other activities associated with a high volume pharmacy. This aggressive start coupled with securing her RN license gives her a level of management skills rarely seen in this business. From managing time, people, budgets and daily administrative operations, Mrs. Schaffhousers skills are critical to this rapidly expanding business. Michelle is an integral part of the top executive team reporting directly to the CEO. She knows how to keep things in order and adds a strategic vision to everyday activities. Michelle is involved in and assists with strategic planning, implementing policies, organizing and coordinating inter- and intradepartmental operations, resource allocation and budgeting. Finally, her oversight for AP, AR company paperwork and assisting the CEO and CSO with the myriad of details in the day to day operations makes her an invaluable part of Schaffhouser Electric. Michelle’s goal is to ensure the smooth running of the business according to established policies and vision.
J.R. Wilson – Operations Manager
J.R. started his career in the Army in 1994. He later attended Jackson State Community College for an Associates in Business Management and then DeVry University for Electronic Engineering. While working in engineering for IBP and Tyson Foods, he attended Garden State Community College for Ammonia Operator 1 and Process Safety Management. He finished his manufacturing engineering career with Tennessee Bun Company as a Director of Engineering. Since being at Schaffhouser Electric, J.R. has attended Perdue University ABC Project Management Institute. He currently works with our technical team to provide our customers with technological and engineering support. Additionally, Mr. Wilson oversees the design, development, implementation and installation of UL Listed control panels for a variety of clientele in the manufacturing community. These UL control systems are unique and certainly speaks to J. R.’s ability to quickly communicate and grasp the requirements for an applicable control scenario for any given situation.
Jim Schaffhouser – Facilities Project Manager/Estimator
Jim started his electrical career in 1995 with Davis Electric at a Willamette Paper Mill, coupling that with extensive experience gained at Tyson Foods Mr. Schaffhouser is well suited to lead large projects within the heavy industry sector. Jim’s experiences in working with installation crews, plant managers, and plant engineers have provided him valuable insight into the criticality of setting project milestones and deadlines employing clear communications and more importantly monitoring these goals and seeing efforts come to fruition. In addition to this environment, Jim has had substantial exposure to large scale commercial projects including Time Warner Offices in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim also holds a Master Electricians License in Kentucky.
Larry Bracey – Senior Preconstruction Estimating Manager
As Senior Preconstruction Estimating Manager for Schaffhouser Electric, Larry primarily oversees the estimating efforts. His wealth of knowledge and keen understanding of contract documents, pricing, design-build, design-assist, budgets, and management has made Larry one of Schaffhouser Electric key advisors to the executive management team. He’s been a part of almost every type of major project type including industrial, manufacturing, commercial, mission-critical, healthcare, and higher education.
Larry started his career as an electrician 35 years ago. He a journeyman electrician. He’s served in various roles over the years including job site foremen, Superintendent, Vice President Preconstruction/Estimating, and Vice President of Operations in the Industry. His experience at every stage of the project concept, design, and construction, provides an invaluable asset to any team. One of Larry’s talents is working with Schaffhouser project teams and figuring out creative solutions to solving what seems to be impossible obstacles. Keeping a level head at all times, Larry is good at helping keep Schaffhouser project teams focused and on course. Larry’s expertise coupled with his dedication to stay with the project well into construction has proven him to be a reliable, valuable, and effective member of any project team.
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Here at Schaffhouser Electric Company, we value the safety of our workers and the safety of you and your staff. That’s why
we require all new hires to attend an orientation and pass a drug test before beginning work on your business. Our technicians
are extensively trained and attend electrical arc flash, lockout/tagout, and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
training every year. We also work closely with Associated Management Consultants (AMC), which works on-site to ensure that
all work is code-compliant and that any safety issues are immediately resolved. For more information on AMC Safety, please