ABOUT KENNY

Industry Leaders | Reliable Performers | Innovative Solutions

Since being established in Denver, Colorado, in 1974, Kenny Electric remains an electrical engineering leader. Today with over 45 years of dedicated service, Kenny has maintained a highly-skilled team of over 300+ electrical professionals across Colorado and Wyoming.

Kenny leads the industry with its safety rating due to our employees’ commitment and our outstanding safety training program.

Many employees maintain a lastly career with our company with an average employment of over 15 years. Our knowledgeable teams work well together to deliver the best results.

Kenny Electric is your industry-leading electrical partner. With a track record of proven reliability, Kenny can capably deliver a wide range of innovative solutions.

Kenny Electric is a member company of Corporate Group Inc., a private investment firm that provides centralized leadership and operational support.  Corporate Group ownership has thrived since 1933 because of its diversified, long-term investment approach to business.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Dave Pavelka
Dave PavelkaPresident
Dave started his career at Kenny Electric in 1996 as a Service Van Driver. After working in the field as a Foremen and a SuperIntendent in 2003, Dave became the Manager of Field Ops, and then Safety Director in 2006. He then progressed to the Vice President role in 2014 and has been the President since 2015. Dave embodies and leads our organization by the core values of Kenny Electric: Integrity, Trust, Quality, Family, & Community.
Shane Park
Shane ParkVP of BD & Precon
Shane has over 25 years of electrical design and construction experience.  As Vice President Preconstruction and Business Development, Shane’s key responsibilities include estimate and design oversite, as well as the development and growth of strategic client partnerships.  Shane is a Master Electrician and has spent most of his career in Healthcare, ScienceTech and Mission Critical.
George Kettlewell
George KettlewellVP of Operations
George Kettlewell has 38 years of experience in electrical contracting providing Operational support, P&L support, project management and supervision of large, heavy commercial and industrial projects. He is passionate about leadership development and empowering his teams. As Kenny’s VP of Operations, George is responsible for developing & continually improving the management & execution of our projects.
Katie Nichols
Katie NicholsDirector of Safety
Katie has over 12 years of experience in occupational safety and health management in industrial and construction settings. As the Director of Safety, Katie provides day-to-day leadership and guidance to employees regarding safety and risk management by thinking beyond just compliance to high caliber systems, cultures, and innovation. She holds an MS Degree in Global Energy Management and the Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) certification.
Emily Gunther
Emily GuntherDirector of HR
Emily brought nearly 2 decades of human capital experience when she joined Kenny in 2022. While she has overseen all facets of the HR function, a majority of Emily’s expertise is in developing compliant and practical HR policies and procedures, corporate compliance, developing strategic initiatives that align with company objectives, and designing programs that reinforce a strong company culture. Emily holds a PHR from the Human Resources Certification Institute and a Certified Professional (CP) credential from the Society of Human Resources Management.
Josh Palaszewski
Josh PalaszewskiDirector of Ops
Josh’s journey with Kenny Electric began as a 1st-year Apprentice and he has steadily progressed through the organization to present day as the Director of Operations. Josh oversees managing Project Managers focusing on financial forecasting and Leadership Performance. Josh uses his collaborative approach with management to build a skilled team dedicated to providing quality services to our clients.
Jake Hauzen
Jake HauzenSecurity Manager
Jake’s career with Kenny began in 2006 in sales and marketing – where his team grew to be one of the most recognized LENEL integrators in the west. After pursuing other career opportunities, he returned to Kenny as the Security Manager. Jake’s in-depth understanding of the industry drives the success of our security department.
Scott Kalvoda
Scott KalvodaService & Facility Manager
Scott serves as our Service and Facility Manager. He joined our team as a 1st-year apprentice and has worked his way up through the organization. Working as an account manager, field manager, and project manager, has offered Scott the right experiences to better serve our customers.
Eloy Martinez
Eloy MartinezConstruction Manager
Eloy’s began with Kenny in 1991 as a Journeyman Electrician and is now the Construction Manager. Eloy is in charge of managing superintendents focusing on Labor Productivity and field Leadership Performance. His passion is to mentor others to become the best that they can be through counseling, training, and constructive feedback.
Kendall Bywater
Kendall BywaterBranch Manager - Casper, WY
Kendall started as a foreman in the industrial field running crews on gas compressor stations and oil production facilities. He is now the branch manager for the Casper office and continues to grow the Kenny name in Wyoming. He has been in the electrical trade for over 10 years and now holds a Wyoming Master Electrician License.  
Becky Wagner
Becky WagnerOps Support Manager
Becky brings 26+ years of Operations Managment to the Kenny Team. Becky supervises the Accounting, Procurement, Engineering, and IT teams ensuring that the daily functions within the company run smoothly. With a keen attention to detail, Becky has been an instrumental part in implementing critical systems within Kenny and beyond.
Jeffrey Ortega, Jr.
Jeffrey Ortega, Jr.Field Ops Manager
Jeffrey started as a 1st-year apprentice where he gained experienced in Commercial, Industrial, and BAS. Throughout his career he has traveled for many of our projects including time on oil rigs in TX and skids in WY. As the Field Ops Manager he oversees all the manpower, productivity, and efficiency for our teams in the field.

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