In the Office

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Ed Zinthefer

President

Ed is a 20+ year Master Electrician with vast experience in large industrial wiring, switch-gear maintenance, distribution and preventative maintenance, hazardous and classified environments, intrinsically safe electrical systems, and complicated control systems. In 2005, Ed became one of the first Wisconsin NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). Years later, he became one of nine IREC Certified Master PV Trainers (Interstate Renewable Energy Council). He is also a registered Focus on Energy Compliancy Agent – they hire Ed to check other contractors work, to make sure it was built with quality standards. Ed has been a regular instructor at technical colleges and energy organizations for the past 10+ years.

Master Electrician #270617
NABCEP Certifications #032407-74

From 1984 – 2008 Ed served in the US Army reserve with the majority his my career as a drill instructor for basic training then later training soldiers to become drill instructors at the US Army Leadership Academy. This was certainly his most challenging and the most rewarding position served. The final years of Ed’s career included being selected for and completion of 1st Sgt Academy, then serving as a 1st SGT in a Basic Training Brigade with approximately 23 subordinate drill instructors under his direction.

Ed’s interest in sustainability has always existed since spending many childhood years on his grandparent’s farm where every provision was viewed as a blessing. Very little was wasted. This attribute is passed on in day to day life to his 4 children at Arch Sustainability LLC, the family farm, which includes numerous sustainability practices such as grass fed beef, hog, goat, chicken, duck, and geese on 18 acres of rotation grazed pasture land. Ed also maintains honey bees and collects those wonderful products from the hive. Maple syrup and maple confections have also provided a source of productivity and sustainable practices. In 2013 Ed built an authentic style sugar shack from trees harvested directly from the property which were also saw milled on site. This building reproduces the tradition used in the boiling of maple sap to syrup. Ed’s farm also includes a greenhouse which provides opportunity to grow food beginning early spring through late fall and even certain crops through mid-winter.

Mindy Zinthefer

Mindy Zinthefer

The Woman Behind Beside the Man

Mindy has been with Arch Electric since its inception in 2003. She encouraged Ed to take a giant leap of faith, and follow their vision for a company with the utmost regard to quality, service, and environmental stewardship.

Retiring from a career in Deep Tissue / Trigger Point therapy gave Mindy the opportunity to wholly stand alongside Ed and engage her gifts of discernment, providing aid in the steering of the “Arch.”

Sharing Ed’s desire to utilize the natural resources we’ve been blessed with, Mindy, Ed, and their four children help run Arch’s sister company and family farm; Arch Sustainability LLC. There, they lovingly produce pure Maple products, raw honey, grass-fed meats, and natural personal products.

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Jen Simons

Business Manager

Jen joined Arch Electric in 2012 and brings over 15 years of experience in customer service and 5 years of experience in business management, specializing in customer relations, personnel management, training, policy development, payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Jen is excited to be in an industry where technology is constantly improving and evolving to become more energy efficient. Jen enjoys working with customers to ensure that their needs are being met. Jen is creative in her thinking and open to looking at all situations from different points of view. Jen is a graduate of Marian College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and Business Management.

Brianna Russell Marketing Coordinator

Brianna Russel

Marketing Coordinator

Hello! I have a passion for a people and a strong desire to help others reach their goals successfully! I am a charismatic, driven, compassionate, and energetic individual. I am not afraid of a challenge and enjoy learning new things. But above all, I love the opportunity to be part of something I believe is for the greater good!

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Jolynn VanGinkel

Inventory Manager

Jo has been with the company for several years, starting out cleaning the office and working her way up doing inventory in the shop along with helping out with the office work. Just recently she has added social media management to her list duties. She designs and edits the website and manages all of Arch’s social media presence.

In the Field

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Mike Cornell

Energy Consultant

Mike joined Arch in 2015, following a career in the power sports and automotive industries in all aspects of marketing, operations, business management, product development, and training. He has been involved with Mazda, Piaggio/Vespa, Ford, Tesla, GM, Harley-Davidson, and Brammo Electric Motorcycles, among others, since earning his education in International Studies from Sigtuna Folkhogskola, Sweden, and UW- Eau Claire, WI.

Mike has been passionate about renewable energy and energy management ever since he built his first house, an earth home in rural Sheboygan county that has passive solar gain heat. That passion still dwells in him making him a lifelong solar advocate. Mike is a long time MREA advocate, EAA member, and a Wisconsin coordinator in the National Drive Electric Vehicle (NDEV) event held each September.

Mike’s passion and background allow him to assist Arch customers achieve their goals of utilizing the energy of the sun and conservation in all areas of electric power, including lighting, cooling, heating, energy storage, and anything related to clean energy for households, businesses, farms, as well as municipal, educational, healthcare, and commercial enterprises.

Angie Domagalski

Angie Domagalski

Energy Consultant

Earning her BA in Global Studies- Environmental Security from UW-Milwaukee in 2008 inspired Angie to pursue a career in sustainable development, and, in 2010, she began her career in solar with a Milwaukee-based solar panel manufacturer. That experience prepared her for a subsequent role with a solar product distributor, followed by an opportunity working for a large installer.

In 2016, she found her niche serving customers and developing projects with Arch Electric. Her diverse background in various sectors of the solar industry makes her a valuable resource to her clients. She takes pride in being a consultant for folks as they make a commitment to invest in solar and ensures that they feel confident through each step of the process.

Angie has experience working on projects ranging from large scale commercial to small residential and everything in between, and takes the time to explore the benefits of solar with anyone that is interested. Angie is currently working toward completing NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certificate.

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Paul Behm

Energy Consultant

Paul is a Shorewood, WI resident servicing the Milwaukee area for Arch as one of our expert energy consultants. Paul has broad solar experience around the world, working with all sizes of systems and configurations, including energy storage and off grid designs. Paul has the capability to meet with customers on evenings and weekends when it is most convenient for them.

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Keith Conway

Energy Consultant

Keith’s interest in renewable energy technologies and concern for the environment inspired him to earn a B.S. in Sustainable Management from UW-Parkside. Soon after graduating, in 2012, he was given the opportunity to join the Arch Electric team as an energy consultant focusing in the area of energy efficient lighting, and more recently in the upward trending field of solar energy. Keith has experience utilizing grant programs and Focus on Energy incentives while developing the most economical path for small-businesses, churches, schools, farms, manufacturers, municipalities, non-profits, and home owners to lower energy demands, resulting in reduced utility costs. He is proud that his work at Arch Electric helps others save money, as well as benefiting the environment.

Russel Endries Solar Project Manager

Russel Endries

Solar Project Manager

Russ has been an electrician since 2000, graduating from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2005. He received his master’s license in 2013 and has been NABCEP certified since 2011. He has been the lead installer on hundreds of PV systems since 2008. He is available to give solar site assessments and is certified in sizing and installing energy storage systems. Russ is also trained in energy conservation and has been doing Focus on Energy site assessments since 2013.

Master Electrician #1013964
NABCEP Certification #032611-102

Tyler Russell Journeyman Electrician

Tyler Russell

Journeyman Electrician

Upon his completion of Moraine Park Technical College’s electrical program Tyler began his apprenticeship with an electrical company out of Richfield WI. He joined the Arch Electric team in 2007 and obtained his journeyman’s license in 2015. He has experience in many aspects of the electrical field including, but not limited to, solar installations, small business upgrades through Focus On Energy, and working in Industrial settings. He is an avid outdoors-man, enjoys playing sports, and volunteers with the Glenbeulah Fire Department.

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Dennis Wells

Journeyman Electrician

Dennis A Wells II was born October 8, 1984, and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Dennis was raised by a father who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and mother who was a Human Resource Director came from a family who believe education comes first and pushed Dennis to succeed in his studies. Dennis went on to excel at math and science in school which sparked his interest in electrical engineering.

Upon graduating from Custer High School (Milwaukee) in 2004, Dennis was accepted into the Milwaukee School Of Engineering to pursue his passion of electrical engineering. At that time, he chose to pursue other opportunities in the trades of carpentry, welding, plumbing, and home improvement, and he rediscovered his passion for electrical work. After taking time out to raise his daughter, Dennis went on to enroll in the electrician’s apprentice program at Waukesha County Technical College and gained employment with Arch Electric. Dennis is a highly accomplished solar installer with broad experience in all facets of solar rooftop installations. In his free time Dennis enjoys doing home improvement jobs throughout the city of Milwaukee, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Kris

Kris Russell

Apprentice Electrician /
Solar Installer

Kris began his electrical apprenticeship at Lakeshore Technical College in Sheboygan in 2006 after graduating from Plymouth High School. He’s been working as an electrician and solar installer at Arch Electric since 2010. Kris has several years of experience as a dedicated solar installer and has led projects from roof mount to ground mount all over our service area, working in all kinds of conditions.

He is also a volunteer with the Glenbeulah WI Fire Department with brother Tyler. He enjoys playing softball and golf and spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time, as well as hunting during the season.

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Troy Wenzel

Journeyman Electrician

Troy has been an electrician since 1993 with vast experience in the commercial and industrial settings, he is also skilled in the solar PV field, installing several of the systems along with some wind turbines since joining us in 2004.

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Cody VanGinkel

Electrical Apprentice

Cody has been with Arch since 2012 and is currently enrolled at Moraine Park Technical College as an Electrical 5th-year Apprentice. Cody plans on completing his apprenticeship and will be going on to receive his Journeyman license. Cody has 4 1/2 years of experience in multiple facets of electrical work, including; Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Solar; including routine/ preventative “maintenance and repairs on both Electrical and Mechanical components of Solar tracking systems. Cody has had the opportunity to work first hand with customers to meet their needs, and would love to help meet your needs as well!