When you start wiring electrical panels at age 16 in your dad’s electrical business, you are pretty much assured of being involved with electricity as an adult. That was how Ben Payton, our new manager of construction services, got involved with electricity. Even though he graduated from Auburn University with a business management degree, Ben was ultimately drawn back to his electrical roots and entered into a career with an electrical contractor.
Ben and Revere became acquainted when Ben’s firm worked for Revere as the electrical subcontractor on a textile mill project. Through the course of that project, Ben had an inside look at how the project was run. Ben sums up his view of Revere this way, “I was impressed with the breadth of knowledge the company had, I was also really impressed with the way they were able to transform the plant to improve production.”
Ben is based in the Birmingham home office, but he’ll be working closely with the electrical constructiongroup, most of which is based in our Texarkana office.
What does Ben consider to be his primary skills? “I like fixing things,” he says. “I enjoy taking on the more difficult projects, especially those that need some outside-the-box thinking to solve big challenges.”
What does he think is Revere’s advantage in performing electrical construction? “I think we have the ability to bring in strategic subs and manage them to achieve positive results. We also have the ability to quickly apply engineering resources as needed to react to challenges that arise during a project.”
When Ben wants to relax, he’s in his shop doing either woodwork or leatherwork. “I can build a table or sew a bag,” he says. He also enjoys spending time on his farmland, though that time will be significantly reduced as his wife gets closer to delivering their first child.
Said president Bob Adams, “We are happy to have Ben as part of the Revere family, and we have every reason to believe he will be a strong contributor to our culture of delivering quality control systems in a manner that surpasses customer expectations.”