Mark Schlichter – President
Mark possesses a combined 25 years experience in the construction industry. From underground, to heavy and highway, to electrical construction, Mark started with a shovel in hand, moving through management to ownership the hard way. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and continued on to earn his Masters of Business from Cardinal Stritch College. He was chosen as Small Businessman of the year in 1995 for the State of Wisconsin. Mark also holds a Florida State Certified General Contractors license (CGC1512585). He uses his vast knowledge and hands on approach to management developing innovative solutions to today’s challenges in the construction industry.
Jane jump started her career after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Rockford College in 1981. She has over 15 years of experience as a Project Manager developing and implementing Order management, Accounts Receivable and Warehouse Systems for the electronic controls industry. At CFE Jane is responsible for fiscal management, drawing on her immeasurable organizational skills to make sure that CFE runs smoothly.
Gary Rimes – Senior Project Manager / Estimator
Gary has over thirty years of experience in the Electrical Contracting field. He earned his AA in Architectural Design from Massey College, and then spent over sixteen years as a journeyman and supervisor for various electrical contractors gaining valuable hands on experience and management oversight. He continued in Electrical contracting owning a company which specialized in retail, small commercial, health care and light industrial facilities. Gary holds Master Electricians license EC13001630 in the State of Florida. Gary now draws on his immense knowledge of the electrical industry to ensure that all of his projects, whether they are bids or ongoing construction, are performed to exact quality and efficiency standards.
With 18 years of construction experience in such varied areas as electrical, plumbing, concrete, framing and finishing, Rodney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CFE. His unique understanding of the project as a whole will benefit both CFE and our customers in his estimating and project management duties. Rodney began his career as an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist with the United States Air Force. Since then he has worked in the construction industry progressing to foreman on large commercial electrical projects earning his Journeyman Electrical License, and his FASA/BASA certification. He holds a State of Florida Master Electricians License (EC13004691). Rodney is energetic, innovative, and disciplined, coupling this with a strong work ethic makes him a solid part of CFE’s estimating and project management team.
The depth of Central Florida Electric starts with the youth, and the future will add to the core training of Tyler. Tyler started his training from the ground up working in high school as an electrician’s helper. He progressed in the field earning his journeyman’s license and running small commercial projects. Adding to his growing knowledge of the electrical field is his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. He has completed 30 hours of training in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. Tyler also holds a Master Electricians License (EC13004690), an Engineering Intern License (#1100014355) in the State of Florida and a Electrical License in the state of Mississippi (#18934-MC) as well as an Electrical License in the State of Alabama (#04189). Tyler worked in the field for 7 years prior to becoming a Project Manager. His experience in the field brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and new ideas into the office
Michael Youngblood – Project Manager/ Service Manager
Over the past 8 years Mike has ran numerous commercial projects in varying fields and size. Mike is the newest member of CFE’s management staff with 30 hours OSHA training and electrical wiring certification from Withlacoochee Technical Institute.
Rikki Hambidge – Office Manager
Rikki started her career in 1999, in the field as a residential and service electrician. She earned her journeyman’s license and graduated from the FAEC journeyman’s apprenticeship program in 2004. Expanding on her hands on knowledge of electrical construction she also has experience as a residential estimator. She is now utilizing her multidimensional talents in the electrical field to ensure that all of CFE’s internal operations run smoothly.
Before becoming an integral part of CFE, Autumn handled key accounts for the President of Sales for International Greetings. Autumn has developed strong financial, organizational and customer service skills which are key elements in the philosophy of CFE.