Our Team

Meet the Reliance Electric Team

The Reliance Electric team is an elite collection of field & administrative professionals with the skills and experience needed to produce their daily output at the highest standards of quality, integrity and professionalism. We believe in taking care of each other, exceeding our clients’ expectations and prioritizing safety at all times. These shared values, in concert with our thoroughness and insistence on doing the job right, have allowed us to develop lasting relationships with project owners and GCs who continue to invite us to their subsequent projects.

Nephi Allred

CEO

Nephi has been employed by Reliance Electric for over 25 years and has extensive business management experience in the electrical contracting industry. As the CEO of Reliance, he provides the insight and vision that facilitates the company’s growth and development. His compassionate leadership motivates our team members to not only give their best effort every day, but also to focus on continually building upon their skills and specialties.


Jerry Bradshaw

PRESIDENT

Jerry’s role as Reliance Electric’s President puts to good use his 25 years of experience in construction, estimating and risk management. His expertise provides valuable insight into developing profitable and efficient project management processes which benefit Reliance Electric, general contractors, and project owner groups alike.

Margarita Terrell

CHIEF OF STAFF

Margarita serves as the office of the CEO’s strategic partner and gatekeeper and is responsible for coordinating high-level enterprise-wide initiatives.  She also leads marketing initiatives throughout the enterprise and manages its respective team.  Margarita has over 20 years of commercial construction and real estate development industry experience.  She is a skilled professional; experienced in the areas of operations, marketing, legal affairs, accounting, and project management.  She is a licensed residential Realtor and Notary Public.

Steve Koscik

CFO

Steve is a multi-faceted financial executive with twenty plus years experience as a CFO. He is passionate about helping companies meet their financial and operational objectives from start-up and midsize firms to companies scaling up to 100 plus million.  His industry experience includes manufacturing, construction, services, and logistics.  In addition to his MBA, he is also a CPA.  Steve lives in Colorado with his wife and two dogs.

S. Robert August

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Robert August is the Chief Revenue Officer bringing 53 years of renowned national and global business development experience to Reliance Electric, having marketed or sold $44 billion of construction and development-related real estate, products, and services. Robert has been recognized globally for his industry and civic contributions raising more than $500 million.

Heather Patton

EDUCATION & LICENSING DIRECTOR

Heather has been at Reliance for almost 10 years and has brought considerable contributions to the enterprise.  She started at Reliance in several administrative roles and quickly took on the management of our Licensing department.  During this time, she greatly enhanced the accuracy and thoroughness of our multi-state licensing requirements and processes. Her drive for success and dedicated support team have taken our Licensing/Education Program to a whole new level!  She has a deep desire to help others achieve their goals and dreams, while enjoying the journey along the way. 

Warren Barlow

SAFETY DIRECTOR

Warren Barlow comes to us with over 30 years of experience in public safety, water/wastewater utility and industry safety.  Warren has been a state instructor in multiple disciplines including pre-hospital care, fire, safety, and electrical theory and is listed as an Authorized Instructor through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Warren started his electrical career journey in 1993.  He is a Journeyman Electrician with experience in industrial, commercial, residential, and service fields.  He also serves as an instructor in our Apprentice Program.

Josh Weaver

SAFETY MANAGER

Josh joined the team in 2023. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and safety has always been a top priority for him. He brings true passion to his profession and believes coaching and mentoring will improve hazard awareness, as well as employees own personal safety.

Greg Justus

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Greg has over 30 years in transportation and logistics, which skills-set translates very well into his current role as the Operations Manager.  Greg manages the workforce needs in the field, moving team members from one project to another.  He communicates with the foremen and project managers on staffing needs, work side by side with our talent acquisition team to recruit field employees, and manages special projects as needed.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, working in his yard, and building things in his wood shop. 

Kirk Petry

CHIEF ESTIMATOR

Kirk’s vast experience as a journeyman electrician and years of bidding electrical projects, make him an invaluable leader of Reliance’s estimating team. His patience and excellent communication allow him to effectively partner with suppliers, vendors and contractors.  His expertise facilitates realistic and competitive cost estimates on large-scale electrical projects in the fields of hospitality, multifamily, assisted living and more.

Max Burdick

ESTIMATOR

Max has been an electrician for almost 10 years. He started as an apprentice doing the grunt work out in the field and worked his way up to doing his favorite part of the trade, switchgear and one line. He got his journeyman’s license 7 years ago and helped lead a couple jobs. Max jumped at the opportunity to become an Estimator here at Reliance, bringing his field experience, personable attitude, and positive energy to the role.

Sarah Brautigam

ESTIMATOR

Sarah began her journey in the electrical field as a Construction Electrician with the United States Navy Seabees in 2012.  She separated from the Navy in 2018 as an E-5 Construction Electrician Petty Officer Second Class and continued her electrical apprenticeship working commercial in the Denver area.   She finished her apprenticeship and received her journeyman’s license, where she quickly climbed the ranks and became a foreman for a few jobs.  In 2022 her career in estimating began, where she brings field experience, ambition, and a dedication to her role as an Estimator.

Mike Aude

ESTIMATOR

After 20 plus years working in advertising as an associate creative director, Mike made a career change – well a life change, getting a job in the electrical field.   He started as an apprentice working in the field.  At the same time, he attended CITC of Denver for four years where he received an Electrical diploma. After four years in the field, he was given the opportunity to move into the office and work as an Estimator.  Bringing his field expertise and positive attitude, he is a part of our talented team of estimators.

Lee Johnson

PROJECT MANAGER

Lee has been with Reliance for over 12 years, starting with the team in 2010. He currently holds a Journeyman or Master Electrician’s license in 10 states across the US. Lee completed Reliance’s in-house Apprenticeship Program in 2014 and passed his first Master Electrician’s Exam in West Virginia one year later in 2015. As a foreman, he supervised ten successful projects and showed he has the dedication and skills to bring projects to completion on time and under budget. Lee was promoted to Project Manager in early 2021.

Alonso Zumarraga

PROJECT MANAGER

Alonso joined the Reliance team in 2023 as a Project Manager, bringing his extensive experience as a Journeyman Electrician. Alonso started his journey as an apprentice & worked hard to climb the ranks to earn his journeyman’s license. Alonso has a great passion for his work and a natural aptitude for leadership.

Paul Bellapianta

Project Manager

Paul joined the Reliance team in October 2024. He started his career as a field apprentice, advancing to the role of a Project manager. He brings over 20 years in the electrical industry and holds licenses as a Colorado Journeyman. He is experienced in residential, Commercial, Industrial, and oil and gas. Paul contributes his expertise to each project he leads.

Thomas Holm

Project Manager

Thomas has been involved with Reliance Electric since 2008 when he entered the industry as an apprentice and has gone through Reliance’s electrical apprenticeship program, graduating in 2012. He is now a Master Electrician with years of field experience in commercial, residential, retail, and large-scale projects. Thomas has transitioned into the Project Management role and excels in high-end project delivery.

Matthew Guthrie

Project Manager

Matt is an experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated 22-year+ history of working in the electrical industry. Skilled in budgeting, operations management, electrical safety, electrical wiring, procurement, and estimating. He is a strong operations professional with an associate’s degree focused in electrical apprenticeship from construction industry of Colorado training council, Inc. Matt holds a masters license with experience in industrial, commercial, residential, and service fields.

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