Key Team Members
I have been involved in the Houston Electrical Industry for my entire life. My experience has been in Electrical Service, Construction & Maintenance. I have work experience at all levels of the Commercial & Industrial Electrical Industry, including; but not limited to Apprentice, Journeyman, Inspector, Foreman, Master, Estimator, Project Manager, Budgeting, Purchasing & Design.
Master Electrician – City of Houston, State of Texas & surrounding Cities throughout the State of Texas
Lee S. Manning
Ross Sterling High School - 1975 Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance - University of Houston
CFMA- Houston Chapter
Lee received his Business Administration degree from the University of Houston in 1983. He started his career years earlier with the Whitehall Hotel located in Houston, where he was hired on as the General Storeroom Manager. He spent the next 7 years at The Whitehall Hotel advancing up to Director of Purchasing and then as the Hotel's Credit Manager. While working for The Whitehall Hotel, Lee was also attending classes at the University of Houston in pursuit of a degree in Finance. The business experiences gained while working for an internationally owned hotel chain were immeasurable. In 1982, Lee joined Logan Distributing in Houston, where he worked as a Sales Representative and Business Partner. Lee left Logan Distributing in 1983 to join Hargrave Electric as Assistant Controller. Once at Hargrave Electric, Lee dove into the construction industry by taking Electrical Estimating classes, performing take-offs and bidding several large construction projects. He later supervised several projects as a Project Manager moved on to Financial Controller in 1986, and then to Vice-President/CFO in 1992. As a Principal, Lee oversees all the Accounting and Financial duties such as monthly financial statements, bonding and risk management procurement, investment strategies, collection duties, credit and banking relationships, and computer operations.
In his 35 years of electrical experience, Lonnie has served in all facets of the electrical business starting as an apprentice electrician and working his way to journeyman and foreman. He received his electrical master’s license in 2005. Lonnie has been an estimator and/or project manager for the last 30 years. Lonnie has extensive knowledge on budgeting, design, estimating and managing projects of all types from tenant build out, commercial, light industrial and condominiums ranging from the basic design to the multi- million dollar high rise.
Billy "Jimmy" Edmonds, Jr.
Spring Branch High School
Licensed Journeyman Electrician-State of Texas
Prior to joining Hargrave Electric in 1990, Jimmy worked his way up the ranks first as a Purchasing Director for Britain Electric, and then later became a licensed Journeyman electrician in 1982. Jimmy’s work ethic and attention to detail did not go unnoticed, and he was soon advanced to Electrical Foreman. During this time, Jimmy oversaw several high-rise construction projects in downtown Houston and was also responsible for many large remodeling projects as well. Jimmy currently carries the title of Service Manager/Purchasing Director and is responsible for supervising our Electrical Service Department, as well as purchasing required materials for our day to day operations. His thorough knowledge of the electrical industry and his attention to detail has assisted in Hargrave Electric’s level of success we uphold today.
Cypress Creek High School - Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering - Texas A&M University
Licensed Professional Engineer - State of Texas Master Electrician - City of Houston, City of Tomball, City of Humble
AutoCad, Short Circuit Analysis, Photometric Lighting Studies, Energy Efficient Building Design as per ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1989
Prior to joining Hargrave Electric in 1998, Bryan was the electrical department head at Dabney Engineering (MEP Design Firm). He developed design skills on commercial, industrial, and institutional projects and ultimately managed the electrical design department. After joining Hargrave Electric, Bryan leads the staff in estimating and engineering services. As a Principal, Bryan carries primary responsibility of providing engineering services from the initial client meeting to the issue of As-Built drawings.