The Acme Electric team represents a unique blend of experience and youth, resulting in a powerful mix of proven best practices with fresh thinking on every customer project. Team members work together to ensure high quality, open communication, timeliness and cost optimization for our customers.
Don Barrigar, CEO
Don has more than 30 years’ experience in electrical contracting. He was appointed president of Acme Electric Company in 1991 after serving the company as Field Superintendent and Operations Manager. Under Don’s leadership, Acme has consistently grown using Don’s business model with its focus on providing customer value and building long-term relationships. Don graduated from Dunwoody Technical College (Minneapolis, Mn.) in 1980 and the JATC Apprenticeship program in 1985. Don has been a licensed Master Electrician and Contractor in the State of Iowa since 1984. In April 2021 after 30 years of serving as the company’s President Don was appointed CEO and continues to serve the company in this role.
Jackson Barrigar, President
Jackson has over a decade in the electrical industry and in April 2021 Jackson was appointed President of Acme Electric, making him the 3rd Generation Barrigar to hold this title following in his Grandfather’s (Don L. Barrigar 1950-1991) and his Father’s (Don D. Barrigar 1991-2021) shoes. Jackson previously served as a Project Manager/Estimator for Acme as well a Project Manager/Estimator for Smart Systems Technologies (Irvine, CA). Jackson graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN) in 2012 with a degree in Electrical Construction Design and Management. He currently serves on the IBEW/NECA Labor Management Committee as well as the Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Board of Directors and is the Director of Finance for Non-Profit Imagine For Youth Foundation.
Mike Calef, Chief Financial Officer
Mike has over 30+ years’ experience in Accounting and Business Management. Prior to joining Acme in 2021 Mike held the titles of CFO at Waypoint Services, Finance Manager and Director of Finance and Business Analytics at Infinity, as well as Director of Business Management at Transamerica. Mike has worked and lived in the Cedar Rapids community and brings a strong business background with him to Acme. This background includes business improvements, finance, operational analytics, and operational improvements. Mike graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Business/Finance from Mount Mercy University.
Glen Henry, Vice President Operations & Production
Glen has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a licensed electrician. He started his career with Acme as a service technician and became project general foreman. During this time, Glen was active as an instructor for the local apprenticeship program. In 2002 Glen was hired by the local NECA/IBEW organizations as a full-time director of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Programs. Glen returned to Acme Electric in 2005 Glen is dedicated to assuring that projects are on schedule, on budget with customer expectations met. Glen graduated from Dunwoody Technical College (Minneapolis, MN.) and served his Electrical Apprenticeship in 1990.
Keith Long, Superintendent/BIM Coordination
Keith has 20+ years’ experience supervising as a general foreman in the electrical industry. He earned his Electrical Certification/Apprenticeship in 1996 and is a member of NECA and IBEW 405 in Cedar Rapids. Keith has earned REVIT certification at Kirkwood Community College and completed manufacturer-sponsored training on the Trimble. Keith leads Acme in project coordination and scheduling as well as oversees daily field operations, including manpower, logistics, programs, tools and equipment.
Matt Domeyer, Service Manager
Matt has over 20 years of experience in the electrical trade as a member of the IBEW Local 405. He obtained his state electrical and masters licenses in 2004. Matt completed the JATC apprenticeship in 2005. Over the last 15 years Matt has served as a foreman on both commercial and industrial projects with the majority of his tenure being a dedicated service tech. In 2021 Matt took over as Service Manager for Acme where he serves as supervisor for Acme’s Service Department. His duties in this role include managing manpower needs withing the Service Department, estimating, and Project Management on small projects within his department.
Greg Merz, Commercial Estimator/Project Manager
Greg has 30+ years experience in the electrical industry, including more than 20 years with Acme Electric as a licensed electrician, project manager and professional estimator. Greg specializes in estimating and managing projects in excess of $3 million in both the commercial and healthcare markets. He manages submittals, RFI’s and weekly electrical projects. Greg completed Northeast Iowa Community College’s residential/commercial electrician program in 1987 and has completed many industry training programs.
RJ Golembiewski, Commercial Estimator/Project Manager
RJ has more than 23 years of experience in the electrical industry as an IBEW Local 405 member. Starting his career in the residential field, completing his JATC Residential training and going on to gain his Electrical license in 2001. After 6 years RJ made the switch to become an Inside Wireman and completing the additional 3 years of JATC apprenticeship training in 2008. RJ spent six years as an Industrial Electrician prior to transitioning to the commercial market as a Foreman before being promoted to Estimator/Project Manager in 2021. RJ excels in estimating and managing medium to large scale commercial electrical projects with contracts in excess of $1 Million and as well as handling day to day duties of submittals, RFI’s, and change order requests on his projects within the Commercial Projects Division.
John Feltes, Renewables, Commercial & Industrial Estimator/Project Manager
With 25+ years’ experience in the electrical industry, John returned to Acme Electric as a Project Manager/Estimator in 2016. He had previously worked for Acme for 10 years as an apprentice and foreman electrician. John is currently responsible for contracting, estimating, designing & managing projects in various capacities. John earned his AAS in skilled trades from Kirkwood Community College in 1998 and has since received certification as a Master Instructor/Trainer and Journeymen Wireman certification through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. John holds a Class A Master License in the State of Iowa & is a certified CEU instructor for the state. John is active in the IBEW Local 405, the Cedar Rapids Chapter of NECA, and is a member of the City of Cedar Rapids Electrical Examining Board.
Doug Boone, Industrial Estimator/Project Manager
Doug has over 30 years in the electrical industry. He manages projects for Acme’s industrial customers. Doug completed the Industrial Electrical Program at Northern Iowa CC in Calmar and the IBEW Joint Electrical Apprenticeship. He holds an Iowa Master Class A license and is active in the Eastern Iowa chapter of PMI.
Bill Bruns, Senior Electrical Engineer/Project Manager
Bill earned his B.S.E.E. from the University of Iowa in 1999 and joined Acme Electric Company that same year. Bill has 19 years of experience in Electrical Engineering and the electrical contracting business and is LEED certified. Bill’s experience includes power distribution design, lighting design, and control panel design. Bill is also experienced in project management and drafting using AutoCAD software.
Jess Lester/Safety Director
Acme Electric Company is 100% behind its Safety Program. Jess join Acme in 2015 and is the driving force behind Acme’s safety program and primary responsibilities are as follows:
• Safety Director- Acme Electric Company
• MSHA Coordinator/Instructor
• Safety Trainer/Instructor/Policy Development
• Safety Committee Chairman
Started Electrical Industry
• OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Certification
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• IBEW Joint Apprenticeship
• Hazard Recognition and Assessment
Taylor Manley, Warehouse Manager
Taylor has almost two decades of experience working in the construction industry, Taylor has spent time focusing on landscaping and building houses but the majority of Taylor’s career prior to Joining Acme was spent working at Brucemore Mansion as both a grounds team member and a building maintenance specialist. During the twelve years Taylor spent at Brucemore he attended Campbell School of Learning as well as Kirkwood Community College where he studied Historical Preservation and Plaster Repair while also sitting on the Johnson County Historic Preservation Commerce Board. Taylor was recruited to Join the Acme team in 2017 and was promoted to his current role of Warehouse Manager in 2021.