Thomas Electrical Contractors has an experienced, professional team to meet your electrical needs. Learn more about our staff.

In addition to the key personnel profiled here, our team includes experienced foremen with an average of 22 years experience each. Working together with our in-office and support staff, our foremen can make staffing changes as necessary and have quick access to our suppliers, and each other, so they don't face problems alone. Foremen are required to attend school eight months a year. This continuing education pays off in the field for our clients.


Name: Thomas M. Baughman

Tom founded Thomas Electrical Contractors, Inc. in 1988 and built it into a two-state operation focused on developing on-going relationships with general contractors and vendors. As a subcontractor, Tom believes relationships and good communication are key to being able to get the job done right. While Thomas and team can be a one-time resource for customers, Tom's overriding interest is in TECI becoming long-term partners with the company's clients. That's why he considers it his job to look out for a double bottomline, Thomas Electrical Contractors' and his client's. It's forming these mutually beneficial partnerships that has made TECI a long-term success in a volatile field.

A graduate of Emporia State University, Tom has been in the electrical field for more than 30 years. He has enjoyed work on projects as diverse as petroleum distribution, wastewater process, conveyors for assembly, general lighting and power for commercial buildings. Additionally, Tom enjoys the challenge of designing a project from the ground up, or offering his expertise as a value engineer to bring a planned project back in line with the budget.

CFO/Office Manager

Name: Nicole Rocklin

Nicole joined TECI in 2010 with a solid business background and experience in construction. In fact, she says she grew up in the construction field, having worked summers as an administrative assistant for a Kansas bridge builder. While she left Kansas behind, she's stayed in construction after graduating Magna Cum Laude in management and then earning a master's degree in business from Arizona State University. She now couples the knowledge gained earning her MBA with the office administration skills she developed while working for a residential contractor and a granite fabrication sub-contractor.

As TECI's office manager, Nicole is integrally involved in a wide variety of the company's operations, including day-to-day accounting, HR administration and general office management.

Chief Estimator

Name: Michael Outlaw

As chief estimator, Michael handles pricing on all large-scope projects and then works with other TECI managers to get the projects up and running with specific material and equipment procurement and job scheduling.

He brings to this role a depth and breadth of knowledge, having worked in all phases of the electrical field since 1986. He has been in leadership roles since 1997 with various contractors in the Midwest. In Arizona, he ran his own electrical contracting company for five years.

Michael is well known and respected in the Arizona contracting community. His attention to detail and ability to integrate various software systems enables him to produce accurate and thorough estimates.

Project Engineer and Project Manager

Name: Tari Szokol

Tari Szokol joined TECI in 2012 and has served in a number of capacities drawing on his background working on commercial, residential and custom design-build projects.

Currently at TECI, Tari is responsible for purchasing, submittal and closeout documents and manages the company safety program.

Low Voltage Division Manager

Name: Jerry Bergeron

Jerry Bergeron joined TECI in 2013 with a dedicated focus on a wide range of special systems. He brings with him over 30 years, experience in the Telecomm industry, including 15 years running his own company, and has been involved in design and build of Critical operation data centers, Hospital, Education facilities, College campuses, Commercial, Large and Small Business, Industrial, Manufacturing, factories, (OSP) Fiber and Copper splicing and many other facets of the industry. Jerry's diverse background and his experience in estimating, design and project management gives him the ability to adapt to almost any situation and he brings prior experience to the design and installation aspects of projects.

Jerry has been involved with Bisci for over 15 years and has held an RCDD Certificate since 1997 and also is a BICSI Technician. His other certifications include: 3M Splicing enclosures, 3M Fiber connectors, Commscope Uniprise, Siecor Fiber UniCam Connectors, Confined space, Fall Protection, lift certified, System Max, System Max Designer, Panduit, Leviton, Hubbel, Mod, Tap, ETC.