Premier Power: A Live Wire in the Electrical Maintenance Industry

Approaching its 30th anniversary, Premier Power Maintenance continues to shock its competitors into submission.

The Indianapolis based small business specializing in electrical maintenance of high-voltage power lines started in 1985 as an alternative to other electrical engineering companies, noted Megan Templeman, vice president of Premier Power.

Templeman’s parents opened the business on her father’s electrical engineering background and felt they could operate a more customer friendly business.

“[My father] felt that the competitors mistreated both their employees as well as their customers. He felt that he could improve the services greatly, and he had the tenacity and drive to do so,” she said.

Ever since, Premier Power has been recognized as one of the area’s leading electrical testing and maintenance companies, offering their services to industrial clients including utility companies, mining companies, chemical refineries and the military and government, just to name a few.

“We have continually expanded to meet the demands of our customer base by strategically placing locations across the country in order to provide the best services possible,” she said.

Templeman herself didn’t grow up with a static cling to the family business. Originally a journalism student, it was only halfway through college that she made the switch to focus on accounting, management and human resources in order to take up the family business.

“I eventually learned that I had a business-oriented mind and personality, and people tended to look to me more as a leader,” she said. “I was also encouraged by my parents and older brothers to come into the family business.”

Having just graduated this past year, Templeman’s newfound business education has energized her to take the seat as Premier’s vice president.

“I enjoy the different challenges I face each and every day,” she said. “Management often looks to me for advice and guidance, which is something I genuinely enjoy.”

Templeman’s ascent couldn’t come at a better time for Premier, as she notes the business is currently in the midst of some growing pains.

Premier has expanded to seven locations mostly across the Midwest and employs 65 people. “We are growing quickly in terms of customers, locations and personnel. With growth must always come change. Right now our greatest challenge is transforming current processes to better suit a larger company,” she said.

Those processes are neatly defined into six primary areas, or services, that Premier excels in: safety training, installation, repair, engineering, preventative maintenance and commissioning.

“Premier Power Maintenance prides itself on being extremely versatile, capable of servicing the entire spectrum of our customers’ distribution system needs,” she said.

It’s not just the work Premier does, but the people who do it that truly sets them apart from their competitors.

“We treat each individual working for us very well, and in turn they provide superior service to our customers,” she said. “We have long-standing relationships with many large companies that are based on a positive reputation earned from the services provided by our highly trained and qualified employees.”

With a super charged staff and a wide variety of services being offered, Premier Power is set to reign for another 30 years. Competitors beware, or you just might get zapped.

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