OWNER & MASTER ELECTRICIAN
Hi my name is Mike Christian. I am the oldest child of four of Jimmy and Pat Christian. I was born and raised in Gadsden, AL. I married my high school sweet heart (Karen Morgan) in 1974 and we have 3 beautiful children and 4 grandchildren. I attended the University of Alabama on a football scholarship from 1972-1974. I worked at the Republic Steel Plant for several years while also working o a second job as an electrician apprentice. I passed the “local” master electrical contracting test in 1985 and thus began my life long dream of owning my own business. Around 1990 the state of Alabama started offering a “state” electrical contracting license, so I took and passed the test (AL License #00399). Through most of my career my business consisted of mostly commercial “construction/contracting”. However, now it’s nearly exclusively dedicated to providing a very high level of reliable, consistent “service”. You might remember Bama Rib Shack that was located at the foot of Noccalula Mountain? I had always had an itch to open a BBQ restaurant…so I did so in the year 1999. However, I quickly realized I couldn’t successfully do that and run my contracting business…so I sold the BRS. My primary hobby is a small farm that is located near our home on Lookout Mountain, just a few miles form Noccalula Falls.
Dean joins Christian Electric Service with over 35 years in the retail and customer service industries. He has experience in consumer goods, building products, installation services, logistics, human resources, finance and building successful businesses. He works hard each day to build a team of dedicated professionals that truly care about our customers. The greatest joy in his life is his wife Julie, his Son and daughter in law Chris and RyAnne, his daughter Lauren and his two grandsons Daniel and Jett. Dean enjoys farming and Alabama Football.
State of Alabama Licensed Electrician (0538J)
Matt is a State of Alabama Licensed Electrician and has over 7 years in the Electrical Services Industry. He graduated from Gadsden City High School in 2009 and grew up in Etowah County. He is the youngest son of our owner and literally grew up in the business. He was the little guy tagging along with his Dad asking questions and learning all he could to eventually become an excellent Electrician. Matt is married to a great young lady and his best friend Stephanie. They reside on Lookout Mountain in Gadsden. He is an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider.
Factory Trained KOHLER Generator Technician for Air cooled engines.
Cole joined our Team in 2015. He is a graduate of Southside High School. Cole is also a Retail and Showroom Lighting specialist. Cole is involved in all aspects of our Electrical Services. Most recently, we have assigned him to work in our Commercial & Industrial Division in order to serve that important segment of our business. Cole loves all things outdoors.
Ryan has over 5 years with us as an Electrical Technician. He is a 1999 graduate of Emma Sansom High School. He is married to his wife Cherri and they have two children Tanner and Mallory. Ryan is one of our Retail and Showroom Lighting specialists. He is an Auburn Football fan. Ryan goes by the nickname of “Yolk”.
Chris joined us in 2015. He has been involved in Electronics since he was a teenager. He is a graduate of Gadsden Business College with a degree in Business Administration. Most of his life has been involved in music, musical instruments, luthier work/guitar restoration, teaching guitar and running Music Stores. He owned 3rd Fret Music, Inc. in Historic Downtown Gadsden until he sold the business. He has been instrumental in helping us be successful with multiple projects since joining the team. He is married to his best friend RyAnne Gilliland of Attalla and they have a son named Jett Orion (Future Rock Star & Astronaut!). Chris loves all things musical and can hang in there with anyone on a guitar. He’s pretty good on a drum set too. Chris is a Team Player and is great with customers.
Lauren recently joined our Award-Winning Team. She will be helping us with all phases of our operation with a focus on Customer Service. She is a Graduate of Southside High School, Gadsden State Community College and Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Lauren lives on Lookout Mountain above Noccalula Falls. She has a son named Daniel who is the light of her life. She is a University of Alabama and Clemson University Sports Fan. We are pleased to have her as part of our Christian Electric Family.