COR CertificationAWH Electric has been in Grande Prairie since 1992. It was started as a side venture by Alan Hessler, who at the time was also the electrical maintenance technician at the Grande Prairie Regional College. In 2000 things began to get busy in Grande Prairie and Alan decided to leave the college to focus on his electrical business full time. Between 1992 and 2006, AWH Electric was involved in almost strictly residential work. In May of 2005 Alan’s son, Brent, joined the business after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta.

In 2006 AWH began to expand more into commercial to balance out their workload and today commercial and residential work are a 50/50 split. In the spring of 2011 Alan’s other son, Ryan, joined to help with sales, back office support, and security system installation.

 

Alan Hessler

Red Seal Journeyman Electrician 1981
Master Electrician - 1987

Alan completed his journeyman electrician ticket from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1981, and in 1987 he obtained his master electrician certificate. In the 80’s and early 90’s he worked primarily in commercial and industrial work. In the early 90’s while working as the electrical maintenance technician at the Grande Prairie Regional College started up AWH Electric as a side business wiring houses in his free time. After a while he decided to leave the college and go out on his own full time. Alan handles day to day organization and crew scheduling.

Ryan Hessler

Business Administration Diploma – GPRC
2002 Level 2 Alarm Technician 2012
Red & Blue Seal Journeyman Electrician 2015

Ryan who is Alan’s oldest son joined the family business in the spring of 2011 initially to help the business with their low voltage business, which involved alarm systems, network cabling and other similar systems, along with sales and marketing. In 2012 Ryan obtained his Level 2 alarm technician certificate from the Canadian Security Association. A few years later, in 2015 he also completed his electrical apprentice training and obtained his Red & Blue Seal Journeyman certificate. In addition to hands on electrical work, Ryan also handles all the low voltage project management/design and estimating.

Brent Hessler

Bachelor of Commerce – University of Alberta 2005
Red & Blue Seal Journeyman Electrician 2008
Master Electrician - 2011

Brent who is Alan’s youngest son, graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. While going to university he spent his summers working in the electrical trade doing residential and commercial electrical work. Brent started with AWH Electric in 2006 shortly after university. In 2008 he completed his electrical apprenticeship and obtained his Red & Blue Seal Journeyman ticket. A few years later in 2011 he also attained his Master Electrician Certificate. Brent’s primary role with AWH Electric is commercial estimating, and project management.