Ken F. Gordon
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.
has been involved in the electrical construction industry since 1974, starting with a family electrical firm owned primarily by uncles and cousins.
First driving material delivery trucks, he
was soon introduced to doing takeoffs and the estimating process.
became involved in project management, with a good deal of guidance from cousins Phil and Jim Gordon.
Chicago Electrical Contractor's License exam in 1987.
Ken is the Chief Estimator at Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc., a large commercial / industrial electrical contractor, primarily in the Health Care industry, but also involved in a variety of data center and other specialty projects.
Previous work experience as an estimator / project manager at other firms also included preparing AutoCAD drawings for design/build projects and 'As-Builts'.
participates in the forums at MikeHolt.com
, which he
says have been essential to finding Code references and solutions to unusual problems.
Ken developed an interest in teaching when he became a trainer with Trade Service Corporation for their A.L.E.C. Estimating System, travelling nationwide to conduct hands-on training classes for 3 years.
He worked as a sales rep, did technical support, onsite training, and system installations for TRF Systems for 7 years.
He continues to teach estimating and AutoCAD night classes at the Electric Association of Chicago, where he has for nearly 15 years.
has been happily married to his
wife Maryann for 30 years, and they have four children together, Andy, Amy, Sean, and Megan.
An ongoing project has been remodeling their home where they have lived for 25 years, doing much of the work themselves.
Other interests include hypermiling (driving for maximum mpg), computer gaming, working on his
1965 Amphicar. and restoring an antique wooden runabout.