A recent interview with Audie Herpel of Basin Electrical Contracting, LLC, electricians serving Farmington, NM and the surrounding towns:

What does your business do?
Basin Electrical Contracting is comprised of certified electricians working on the electrical components of construction (new construction, remodeling, additions and service work) on commercial, residential & industrial projects.

Who is your customer?
We have a full range of clients that fit into the categories above, they can be an industrial plant to a new home construction to the installation of a fire alarm system in a commercial property.

How long have you been in this business?
8+ Years

What did you do before that?
This is the only thing I have done with the exception of working at a hardware store in high school.  I have always known that this was the career for me.

Why did you start your business?
I was young and knew I did not want to work for someone else. I felt I should take the risk at a point in my life where I could afford to loose. I was in love with the idea of owning a business. I would have not made that choice had I known what it would entail ….. But I’m glad I did …. I think.

What do you enjoy most about it?
The challenge of out classing our competition, trying to provide an experience that will never be forgotten by a client so they will refer us to all they know. And eventually we won’t compete on price at all.

What makes your business different from others that provide similar products or services?Basin Electrical | farmington nm

  • We monitor accounting closely throughout the project.
  • We estimate not guesstimate.
  • We schedule follow up procedures.
  • We know our numbers.

What special things do you do for your customers?
We LISTEN ! I think that’s special these days. Our goal at Basin Electrical Contracting is to try to help with whatever it is we can as far as information, safety or new technology.  There is a lot to know and understand when working with electricity and we want to share our knowledge so clients can make good choices and feel good about the project.  Sometimes electrical decisions can have an effect on other parts of the project, we want to makes sure you are getting the best long term solution that will work for you.  The team at Basin Electrical try to foresee any design issues and bring them to the clients attention.  In addition clients will see us engage with all of the other trades and add value to the project as a whole.

Ideally, where do you see your business in 3 years?
Our goal at Basin Electric is to double or triple in size.  We love to the industry and learning new things, the growth in the market is pretty massive with green technology, robotics, even taking older homes and bringing them up to today’s latest technology.  We always want to maintain our existing level of professionalism and client satisfaction, so growing responsibly is an important consideration.