Giles Electric Company provides innovative, efficient and cost effective electrical installations and maintenance for the Greater Daytona Beach Florida area and Volusia County. From full scale electrical system overhauls and contracting to minor repairs, we have the experience in all of the residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and institutional fields. Call 386-767-5895 today!

Brad Giles

President


Bradley S. Giles “Brad” has become the leader of organized electrical contractors in Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties through tenacious hard work and a common sense approach to business and the community. Born in 1966 and raised in Daytona Beach, Brad has found that working closely with community leaders and giving back to his trade provides the most satisfaction in his day to day work. Brad graduated Spruce Creek High School in 1984 and studied both at Daytona State College as well as Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He enrolled in the Don Morgan Electrical Academy in 1987, obtaining his Florida Electrical Journeyman’s license in 1989. Soon after, he left the field and went to work for his entrepreneurial Father Art Giles, in their electrical contracting firm (G.E.C.I.) which was est. in 1970. Utilizing a self directed curriculum provided by the National Electrical Contractors Assoc., he completed numerous courses in Estimating, Project Management, Finance and Business Administration. In 1994 Brad obtained his State of Florida Unlimited Electrical Contractors License (EC#1538) and was soon made the V.P. of Giles Electric. After proving his abilities time and time again working with his Father, they arranged a Buy-out agreement in 2000, which signaled the beginning of great things to come. Since that time, Brad has held numerous positions in the industry as well as spear heading countless innovative new approaches to improving the industry overall. All the while he has simultaneously grown Giles customer base and expanded the company's position as a leader in the Central Florida area, which continues through today.

Although too many to list here, the highlights of positions he has held include: President of the Electrical Council of FL '93-'95, where he developed an “Unlicensed Contractor Hotline” empowering all trades to watchdog their community 24/7/365 for unlicensed construction activity. He also was a member of the construction task force which organized an “Inter-local Agreement” of 21 municipalities within Volusia and Flagler Counties, enabling building officials to create a “Unified Code Committee” and meet regularly to unify coding and other issues across city and county jurisdictions. In 2005 he was elected Chairman of the Daytona Beach Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (a.k.a. Don Morgan Electrical Academy) and in 2006 was given the “Outstanding Service Award” by same. He is the (Past) Chairman of the Volusia/Flagler WFDB “CBE”, (Past) Chairman of Volusia County School board FUTURES Foundation Board of Directors; (Past) Chairman of the VCSB Career Connection Cadre Board [Member since 1990]; Civic League of the Halifax Area; (Board of Directors) Team Volusia Economic Development Committee; Checkered Flag Committee for Daytona Int'l Speedway and in 2013 Governor Scott Appointed Brad to the Board of Trustees at Daytona State College. As a 2nd generation NECA contractor Brad has honorably served in various capacities including: Recently completing his 3nd term as President of the No. Florida Chapter (Chapter of the year out of 8 states under two terms). He served for 5 years on the Government Affairs Committee for District 3. He is thrilled to become the first “Young Contractor” member on The Electrical International Foundation (a research and development arm of NECA) and has completed his 4th term as a member of the Program Selection Committee. In 2010 NECA warded Brad the “Leadership” Award for District 3 which represents the South Eastern United States. Governor Charlie Crist tapped Brad to serve on the State of Florida’s DBPR Electrical Contractors Licensing Board in 2010. Most recently Brad has been elected into “The Fellows of Electrical Academy” which makes him only the 2nd Electrical Contractor from Volusia County in its history to be honored as such.

Brad is blessed with a fantastic family to keep him grounded during those busy days. His wife Leigh Anne left a career as a VCSB kindergarten teacher to focus on the Giles family, and is actively involved as a volunteer for her children's schools and several local non-profit organizations. They have two wonderful children, daughter Laken Barbara (Actress/Dancer) and son Harper (Football/Weightlifting/Track). “Love of God, Life, Family and Trade” is a passion that he pursues with vigor daily.


Byron Overstreet

Vice President


Byron Overstreet graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 1991 after earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration in management. Following college, Byron completed the NECA/IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship, graduating as the top apprentice of his class in 1996. Four years later, Byron became a JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee) executive board member. By fulfilling this position, he is responsible for protecting the integrity of education these apprentices receive. In 2005, Byron became a state certified electrical contractor. After gaining 17 years of experience in his field, he was promoted to Vice President of Giles Electric Company. Byron’s main focus as VP of Giles Electric is very broad, as he manages day-to-day operations of the company. Analyzing and creating reports, liaising and directing employees from every department, presenting findings to the President, overseeing all jobs, and measuring staff performance would name a few of his responsibilities. Byron has previously worked at the capacity of an electrician, job foreman, project manager, and estimator of projects of various magnitudes. In addition to his other professional accomplishments, Byron has served as Vice President of the Electrical Council of Florida since 2012, holding the position of Vice President at NECA’s North Florida chapter as well.

In his spare time he enjoys Coon hunting and spending time with his wife of 21+ years and their daughter Jenna who is currently attending FSU.


Alden Jones

Project Manager/Estimator


Alden typically oversees the larger scale Industrial & Educational facility projects for the Giles Team, and has held numerous positions with the company over his 38 years of employment history. His Father was previously a long term Giles Staff Member, working with the Founder Art Giles since the companies inception. His background includes graduating from Florida Technical University , with a degree in Construction Engineering, after a 4 year tour of duty in the U. S. Navy. After graduating he completed an Electrical Apprenticeship IBEW working with Farmer Electric and Giles Electric where he oversaw numerous large scale projects, including locally Cloverleaf Condominiums and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Alden received a Specialty Industrial Education Certificate along with numerous certifications and committee appointments over the span of his career. Alden's passion is successfully competing and winning jobs through the Bid Process, and he takes personal pride in "beating Giles competitors" and winning "the game". He is currently a Member of the I.B.E.W., N.E.C.A. and E.C.F. In his off time he enjoys boating, fishing, outdoor activities, and sharing time with his family, especially his Grandchildren.


Dave Stout

Low Voltage Systems


Dave Stout has been an integral part of the Giles Team since joining in 1983, and is considered one of the "Founding Fathers" of the company. Dave began his professional career as a young man enlisting in the U. S. Air Force, performing maintenance and ordinance handling for various cutting edge fighter jets at McDill Air Force Base, Florida. Prior to becoming a staff member of Giles, he completed his IBEW Apprenticeship Program, graduating at the top of his class, and has remained a member in good standing of both the IBEW and NECA Electrical Organizations, including working as a 4th & 5th Level Apprenticeship Program Instructor, turning out over 50 new technicians into the field. He is considered a leader in the local Electrical Technician Field, holding a "NICET Level 4" Certification, making him suitable for plan approval for the highest military and government required type of electrical installations. Dave is definitely part of the base foundation of the Giles Team, and one of the leaders for the next generation of technicians as they are being trained. He currently specializes in Low Voltage Installation Management, but also works various types of projects for the Team wherever his expertise is most required. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and remains involved in many different activities and events, centering around the electrical industry and related organizations.


Bren O'gorman

Project Manager


Bren is considered one of the "Silent Knights" of the Giles Team, working mostly in the background programming low voltage electronics and custom software support for various electrical projects. Bren has worked in the industry for over 20 years, and joined the Giles Team in March 2012. While providing technical expertise for the next generation of electrical circuitry and custom lighting system installations for the Team, he is also very involved in adding new products and services to the company's offerings as they become available to the marketplace now and in the future. Bren maintains a "NICET 2 Level Certification", as well as being an Apple® Certified Software developer and also holds countless Product Training Certifications for different types of Low Voltage Systems and Equipment, including commercial fire alarms and high-end security systems among others. In his spare time Bren enjoys spending time with his wife of 17+ years, and sharing time with his children, including acting as an assistant coach his son's Cross Country endeavors.


Jay Sempsrott

Purchasing/Safety Director/Manager of Fleet Operations


Jay Sempsrott has been a member of the Giles Team since late 2003, and currently fills multiple roles as: Purchasing Agent, Staff Safety Director and Manager of our extensive fleet of service and support vehicles. Before coming to Giles, Jay gathered over 10 years of experience in Tool & Fastener Hardware sales and inventory control systems. Jay's daily duties include purchasing and inventory control of the hundreds of different pieces of equipment that our field technicians constantly rely on to properly and efficiently complete their assign jobs. Jay also ensures the team stays up to date on day to day Safety awareness and Safety Training and attends multiple training and safety courses each year, always staying abreast of the latest developments. Jay's favorite hobbies include: cooking, spending time with his wife of 30+ years, his children and his granddaughter and grandson. He and his wife are passionate about supporting The American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . Jay currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Sunshine Safety Council, and is an integral part of the Giles Team!


Tyler Scholz

Senior Estimator/Project Manager


Tyler Scholz was born in Daytona Beach and graduated from Mainland High School class of '95. After high school he successfully graduated from the DBEJATC (Daytona Beach Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee) Apprenticeship Program and then worked in various capacities in the electrical field, before finding his home with Giles in 2002. Starting as a Licensed Journeyman Electrician, then a Field Foreman, he quickly advanced to fulfilling dual roles as both a Senior Estimator and a Project Manager, and is now one of the cornerstone team members for the company, overseeing “The Big Jobs”. Tyler has served as Committee member for DBEJATC for 4 years and also served as an IBEW Executive Board/Recording Secretary for IBEW Local Union #756.

In his off time Tyler enjoys sharing time with his family, wife and two children. He also coaches local youth football teams, enjoys fishing and participating in amateur pool leagues.


Rodney Foust

Service Estimator/Short Term Project Manager


Rodney Foust oversees the bulk of the smaller service projects for Giles, making him one of the busiest members of the Management Team on a constant daily basis. He coordinates the daily estimating, scheduling and billing for jobs specified as "short term service and installation projects" (typically requiring 2-3 days or less to complete) from all of the markets Giles serves. Rodney graduated from the Mid-Florida Electrical GNJ Apprenticeship Program in 1979, where he continued on as an Instructor for 5 additional years. He started his career with Bayshore Electric where he served as an estimator and field technician for 25+ years , before joining the Giles Team in 2009. He currently holds a Florida Registered Electrical Contractor (ER) License, as well as being an active member of both the Florida Chapter of NECA and the Electrical Council of Florida. Rodney is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys "wind therapy" as often as his schedule will allow.


Tammy Doney

Human Resources Director


Tammy joined the Giles Team in 2003 initially overseeing Accounts Payable, then holding numerous other positions in the company, before being promoted to Human Resources Director in 2011. Her current daily duties include overseeing payroll disbursement, scheduling staff training, and Liaison to the local IBEW Labor Union Representatives. She was originally born in Belle Glade, FL before moving to Daytona early in her professional career, and with her 13+ years of experience working for Giles knows more about the company and its Team Members then most. Tammy also oversees recruitment of new team members, and is actively involved in working with the various Project Managers ensuring that they have the staff and the expertise available to them to get the job done right, the first time. Tammy an obvious "people person" who's smile lights up any room... and is also a Licensed Notary who enjoys sharing time with her husband of 25 years and her children, outdoor motorsports and shopping.


Eric Fraine

Business Development/Marketing


Eric Fraine joined Giles in 2015, in newly-created Business Development Specialist position. His primary responsibilities include improving the overall Giles Electric customer experience and expanding the firm’s residential and commercial services into neighboring counties. Eric graduated from UCF and comes to Giles with 25 years of sales and management experience, and understands that current customer relationships and future expansion go hand-in-hand. He hopes that through an analysis of customer history to help define the current market and through the strengthening of the firm’s value proposition, he can help create a solid business model for future market expansions while enriching the firm’s already exceptional customer service and solid reputation in the business community.


Jason Morgan

Production Control Superintendent


Jason started his Electrical Career graduating the local IBEW Apprenticeship Program in 1999, before joining the Giles team in 2002. While working for Giles as a Journeyman Electrician, he has been critical to the successful completion of numerous large scale projects, including but not limited to: Various Cape Canaveral Projects, The Daytona Beach Regional Airport 5 year modernization project, and more recently the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University "NextGen Building" construction. Currently his primary task is Project Over-site, liaisoning between the various Project Managers and the Technicians in the field, while also assisting Team Management with resource allocation for new/upcoming projects, and some light estimating. Jason is a "lifer" to the Electrical Industry and his extensive experience enhances the Teams abilities everyday! In his off time Jason enjoys sharing time with his wife of 15+ years and their three children.


Debbie Greene

Contracts Administrator


Debbie oversees and tracks progress of ongoing job contracts for the Giles Team, and has since 2012. Previously she worked for the Daytona Beach News-Journal for 20 years in the Phonebook Advertising Administration office, and prior to that she worked in the Banking Industry for 12 years. Debbie's careful attention to detail and meticulously fact checking of every financial detail of the "longer term projects" as the work is done, helps the team stay on track and forecast for any obstacles before they actually occur. She also helps keep the team on schedule for target completion dates and works closely with all of the Project Managers on a daily basis. When not "riding herd" on the Giles Team, Debbie enjoys spending time with her children and grandchild. She is also passionate about Interior decorating and an avid reader.


Daniel Laux

Controller


Daniel Laux - “Pride. Honor. Integrity.” These are the words that Dan models both his professional career, and personal life after, and is reflected in his work with Giles. After moving with his family as a child to Daytona Beach from his birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio, Dan grew up to love the Daytona Beach area and has always considered it “Home”. He joined the U. S. Army after graduating from Seabreeze High School (Class of '88), and quickly rose the ranks while being awarded top of his class in both Basic Training and A. I. T. (Advanced Infantry Training). Dan then was quickly promoted to the Presidential Guard, under George W. Bush Sr., where he spent the balance of his military career before leaving to re-join civilian life. Dan says, “the discipline and skills I learned while in the military as a young man, greatly influenced how I turned out as an adult and I am proud of it!”. He was recently recruited as Controller to help “take Giles to the next level”, and directly oversees all of the accounting practices of the company. Dan started his accounting career with the Daytona Beach Hilton, and was quickly promoted to Accounting Manager. He had a stent with local advertising agency Benedict Advertising, Viscomi Construction and The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences as Business/Finance Director. Dan most recently was Vice President/Controller for MacroTransport here in Daytona before joining the Giles Team. Dan prides himself on viewing “the big picture” for Giles... analyzing cash flow, compiling financials, and maintaining a “hard edge with the numbers”. Dan enjoys sharing time with his fiance Leigh and her Daughter, who recently made Dan a Grandfather and his two boys, Lucas and Casey, who currently attend Mainland High School. Dan also enjoys playing poker and is a huge football (Ohio State Buckeyes & Cleveland Browns - “there's always next year”) fan.


Susan Myers

Assistant Controller


Susan is another native "Daytonian" that has become part of the Giles Team. Before finding her home at Giles in 2011, she was employed in various capacities in the banking and real estate industries. She assists the Office Controller (Deb VanLint) as needed, performs or oversees numerous, critical components of the overall office management and accounting procedures. She is a very active member of her church and regularly involved in activities with her family.


Hannah Froman

Administrative Assistant, Service Department


Hannah Froman joined Giles in 2013, quickly becoming an integral component of our Team, helping to coordinate the vast amount of daily job intakes, scheduling and trouble-shooting tasks for our Service Department. Hannah attended Florida State University (FSU) for a degree in Fashion Design & Technology, and previously owned her own business for a number of years, bringing that management experience to Giles in a way that only she can. Her vibrant personality, constant smile and "yes we can attitude" shines through in everything she does... It is evident even over the phone that she is committed to providing each customer the best possible experience with Giles. Coworkers consider Hannah "a ray of sunshine", on what can sometimes become a very stressful environment, while providing solutions to the constant challenges of properly coordinating ongoing service calls, and making sure the customers are always more than satisfied with the results. Hannah is married to Chris, the love of her life, and has two wonderful step-children. They are actively involved in their local Church, where she also participates in Mission Trips and assisting various non-profits (especially animal rescues) as her schedule will allow.