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Does Your Business Need a Generator?

Posted on Jul 08, 2019

With the active weather and strong storms we experienced here in the Midwest this spring, you may find yourself wondering if your business needs a generator “just in case”. Keep reading to see if a generator may be a good choice to protect your business.

Reduce Employee Downtime– When power outages occur, this leaves employees, customers, and in some cases, even healthcare patients in the dark. A generator can supply back up power within seconds of an outage, ensuring that your business keeps running smoothly.

Maintain System Connections– With most business records and countless daily transactions dependent on computers and networks, a generator can provide peace of mind when an outage occurs, allowing your network and systems to maintain necessary power and information when properly programmed.

Beat the Heat– With blazing temperatures outside outages can leave employees and customers feeling the heat inside, too. Keep them cool with a generator to keep HVAC units up and running when outages occur. It will not only be greatly appreciated, but it will be business as usual for everyone as well!


Don’t let the threat of spring and summer storms put a damper on your business plans. Let Trademark Electric install your generator system and have peace of mind all summer long!




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Improve Employee Productivity with Lighting!

Posted on Oct 02, 2018

Productivity in the workplace can be affected by many things, but one factor employers may overlook is the significant role of lighting.  Lighting can affect mood, productivity, alertness, creativity, and even our circadian rhythms.  It appears lighting can also have an impact on an employee’s satisfaction.  One study conducted by the American Society of Interior Design revealed that 68 percent of employees complain about the lighting situation in their offices.  With such a significant complaint percentage, it would behoove businesses to review their current lighting situation.


Individual Lighting Controls

How can companies design workspaces to achieve optimal lighting for productivity, mood, and creativity?  One option is to have lighting controls at individual workstations.  It seems that control over one’s environment helps employees feel better and produce more.  It allows employees to create the atmosphere they feel they need to work effectively.

Color Temperature

A more significant factor influencing the workplace is the color temperature of the light source.  Temperature of light, measured in Kelvin (K), is a numerical measurement of the color that’s emitted when an object is heated in increasingly higher temperatures.  As the temperature increases, the object changes colors and emits certain colors of light.

For instance, higher color temperatures (4,600K or more) appear blue-white and are called cool or daylight colors.  Mid-range color temperatures (3,100K – 4,600K) appear cool white.  Lower color temperatures (up to 3,000K) range from red to yellowish-white in tone and are called warm colors.

Use warm lighting in intimate settings or break rooms to produce a cozy, inviting feel.  Use cool white lighting in conference rooms, as this produces a welcoming feel, but still cool enough to keep everyone alert.  Use cool lighting in brainstorming rooms.  Cool lighting has been shown to improve alertness, mood, and productivity.  It lowers melatonin and reduces fatigue.

Natural Lighting

Based on the above information, cooler light is the most beneficial for the work setting.  However, if you can add natural sunlight, with skylight and/or windows, it would add even more benefits to employee health.  Natural light has been found to decrease depression, improve mood, energy and alertness.

Blue-Enriched Lighting

Unfortunately, not everyone can take down walls and add windows.  If adding windows is not an option, studies have shown that working under blue-enriched light bulbs that are 17,000K can actually increase work performance.  Research at the University of Greenwich found in a two-month study that workers who were put under “blue-enriched light bulbs” reported feeling “happier, more alert and had less eye strain.”

Spending some time designing your workplace environment around lighting can help the business’s bottom line by increasing employee performance, mood, and creativity—a win-win for both employers and employees!

If you need assistance with your lighting design and/or installation, Trademark Electric, Inc. would be happy to provide your lighting solutions.  Contact us at 816-442-8101 today!

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Reasons to Consider an LED Retrofit for Your Business

Posted on Sep 22, 2017

These days, green is the new black. With consumers becoming more eco-conscious about their purchases, better lighting options are abundant. Here are a few reasons why switching to LED lighting is beneficial for a greener workplace while also keeping more green in your wallet!

Life Expectancy The life expectancy of some LED bulbs is up to 100,000 hours. At 100% operation this is about 11 years. At 50%, this gives about 22 years for just one bulb or fixture. Their longevity also means less maintenance and upkeep. When bulbs eventually do start to age and fail, they tend to simply give off less light gradually over time instead of burning out at once, which can indicate in advance for you to expect an upcoming call to your electrician for service.

Efficiency LED bulbs are very energy efficient; they rate between 80%-90% efficiency-meaning 80%-90% of the energy they use is allocated toward the actual light they emit. With incandescent bulbs, only about 20% of their energy goes toward emitting light, while the rest is turned into heat and other forms of energy that are wasted or simply unwanted.

Durability LED’s are built with highly durable components that can easily withstand shock, vibration, and external impacts as well as rain, wind, and severe weather. They are also better able to perform in extremely hot or cold temperatures in which other types of lighting, for example fluorescents, can struggle and lose lighting quality and overall functionality.

Emissions LED lighting gives off very little infrared light and close to zero UV emissions, making it ideal for heat sensitive goods and materials, as well as the illumination of delicate items, such as art and historical documents displayed in museums and galleries.

Electricity Cost Savings Finally, our favorite reason! LED lighting really does save money. They are more affordable now than ever, and due to fierce competition-almost every lighting manufacturer makes them; they are definitely a realistic alternative. Even though they are still more expensive than incandescent lighting, if you factor in things like lifespan and actual energy usage, they will no doubt pay for themselves over time, while allowing the consumer to save in electric costs immediately!

So, you see, LED lighting is a great idea not only for environmental reasons but for quality of lighting and savings, too! Contact us for a quote for an LED retrofit for your business or project today!


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Clean Energy Tax Incentives for Small Businesses

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

As a business owner the thought of spending money on making your business more energy efficient may seem overwhelming. We have all heard how doing so can save money and resources in the long run, yet that still might not ease our minds when we cannot always physically see immediate savings, especially when it comes to energy usage. Many cities, Kansas City included, now offer rebates for upgrades such as installing new HVAC units, energy-efficient lighting, water heating systems, and certain building and facility upgrades. Most standard rebates do not need pre-approval for these upgrades, only a simple form and accompanying documentation submitted after completion of the project- assuming the upgrades meet all necessary requirements.

With tax season just around the corner, rebates and tax incentives are something to consider with the start of a new year. Tax credits for certain upgrades in addition to rebates from local electric companies are making the possibility of becoming energy efficient a cost effective reality for business owners everywhere. Let Trademark Electric help you with your electrical upgrade needs this upcoming year to make sure you receive those rebates and credits come next tax season. Even if it is something small, such as switching to L.E.D bulbs or a bigger job such as retrofitting parking areas and building lighting, Trademark Electric does it all!

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ill Paw Shop?

Posted on Oct 03, 2016

Have you ever driven down a busy road and noticed a store with a half-lit business sign? Sometimes you chuckle if you notice it spells out something funny like ” ill Paw Shop” instead of “Bill’s Pawn Shop.” Sometimes you may come across a sign that is completely dark. If you’re a new customer trying to find that particular store, that’s not helpful at all. Does it ever make you think, why don’t they just replace the bulbs in their sign? Seems easy, right?

That’s where Trademark Electric comes in. Part of what we do, besides replacing the burned out lights in your sign, is to keep checking back, on a regular basis, to make sure your lights are still bright and working at night. As a very busy business owner, that’s one less thing you have to worry about. It’s difficult to measure how many potential customers are lost due to the fact they couldn’t find you because your sign was dark. Why spend time and money on advertising when people can’t find you?  If your sign is dark, dim or half-lit, you’re not putting your best foot forward. Trademark can help you with that. We’re here for even your seemingly smallest electrical needs. And we’ll be there for you long term. Just give us a call today!

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Who is Trademark?

Posted on Jun 12, 2015

Brett Magee, Owner and President

Brett is the owner and President of Trademark Electric, Inc.  He is a Master Electrician with over 20 years of commercial electrical experience. Brett understands what his government and commercial clients need.  He’s passionate about quality customer service, and recognizes the power of business integrity.











Melissa McNeill, Office Manager

Melissa is the one who keeps our operation going.  She has a BA degree in Business Administration, and 15 years business experience with major corporations including:  5 in years project management, 5 years in finance, and 2 years in strategic planning and development.  She’s responsible for the management of all accounting, financial, administrative, and personnel operations.

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Steven Scovel, Project Manager/Estimator

Steven Scovel is our in-house Project Manager/Electrical Estimator.  Steven has been in the electrical trade over 40 years serving in the Kansas City area for almost 25 years.  His present position at Trademark Electric consists of many responsibilities related to estimating new projects and maintaining excellent relationships with customers.

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Ashley Walker, Administrative Assistant

Ashley is our administrative support professional.  She has an Associate Degree in Business Management and over 10 years experience in office work. Her organizational skills help keep everything running smoothly.


Shawn Dahlstrom, Operations and Service Manager

Shawn is in charge of the day-to-day operations of our Service Department. He coordinates service calls to support customer’s needs and strives to ensure we get jobs done in a timely manner, as well as oversees the Shipping/Receiving and Procurement departments.


The Electricians!

These guys are the heart of Trademark.  This is just a few of their faces.  It’s proven difficult to get a picture of them all together because they’re busy working hard in the field every day doing quality work and maintaining Trademark’s amazing reputation.  We are thankful for the continued loyalty of our electricians and excited about a future with our newest guys. Together they bring many, many years of experience in electrical contracting. We couldn’t do it without them.















Each employee plays an important part on our team. We are thankful for everyone’s hard work.

Please remember Trademark for all your commercial and government electrical contracting needs!

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Immediate Employment for Operation’s Manger – Apply Now!

Posted on Apr 02, 2015


Immediate Employment – Apply NOW

Trademark Electric is seeking an Operations Manager to help with our growing needs. We are Kansas City’s premier Commercial & Industrial Electrical Contractor who also focuses on Federal Sales. We do not perform any residential work.

Job Summary:

We are in need of an experienced Full Time Operations Manager that can work autonomously and is knowledgeable of the commercial electrical field. This position will handle small estimates, procurement/inventory management, and dispatching of our technicians to work sites.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Manage daily technician scheduling and dispatch technicians to associated work sites
  • Prioritize and re-prioritize work to meet deadlines, new work, and changing requirements
  • Coordinate, procure and manage delivery of specific project material, inventory, and service-related material requests
  • Maintain database of pricing, inventory and product-related information
  • Audit inventory
  • Develop and maintain a professional rapport with suppliers
  • Verify quantities, prices and types of items received against invoices/purchase orders
  • Provide cost estimates of material, labor and equipment on small jobs up to a maximum of $5,000
  • Maintain an open, communicative relationship with all technicians
  • Escalate issues when required
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Able to read blueprints and schematics
  • Well organized
  • Able to multitask
  • Must pass background check and drug screening

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be eligible to work in the US on a permanent basis
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be drug and alcohol free

5+​ Years experience in the Electrical Contracting industry

  • 3+ Years of Electrical Estimating experience is a plus
  • Dispatching experience in a construction field or service-related industry preferred


  • Partial Paid Health Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays


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Seeking Commercial, Industrial, and Service Electricians — Apply NOW!

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

Immediate Employment — Apply NOW!

Trademark Electric is seeking several Commercial, Industrial, and Service Electricians to help with our growing needs.  We are Kansas City’s premier Commercial & Industrial Electrical Contractor who also focuses on Federal Sales. Additional information can be found at . We do not perform any residential work.

Job Summary:

We are in need of several experienced, Full Time Commercial, Industrial and Service Electricians.  You must have a minimum 5 years experience in Commercial/Industrial Electrical.  Projects will vary from new construction to tenant finish to service and repair. Industrial experience working with the Corps of Engineers on prevailing wage projects is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works in a safe, efficient manner consistent with the duties of an industrial maintenance electrician.​
  • Has a working knowledge of the NEC and NFPA 70E codes and requirements for workplace electrical safe practice and procedures.​
  • Works from information obtained from engineering drawings, electrical diagrams, simple and complex sketches as well as other related documents and verbal field instructions necessary to perform assigned duties.​
  • Completes Daily work records and activity reports.​
  • Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs established by the Company.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must comply with Company Driving Policy.
  • Must have the following abilities:

–      Able to read all types of blueprints and schematics.

–      Able to use different types of electrical meters associated with the task to troubleshoot electrical problems

–      Able to multi-task

–      Able to install conduit, wiring, and electrical equipment as directed

–      Able to document changes in written formats

–      Able to plan and execute in written form a safe job plan utilizing electrical safe work practices

–      Able to install and set-up electrical power distribution devices including blade switches, circuit breakers, relays, etc.​

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Has experience operating a forklift and man lift, valid existing certification preferred.​
  • Must be a eligible to work in the US on a permanent basis.​
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be drug and alcohol free.
  • Must be capable of passing a drug screening and background check.
  • Five or more years related experience in an industrial environment.
  • Certified electrician or equivalent experience.


  • Excellent Pay Hourly
  • Partial Paid Health Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays


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Electrical Safety in Storm Season

Posted on Mar 06, 2015


It may not feel like Spring just yet, but it’s just around the corner. Spring season means storm season in the Midwest, and a higher chance of electrical mishaps. Read the following advice and keep it in mind so that you can avoid electrical hazards.

If you are outside during a storm:

  • Stand away from other people.
  • Avoid water, and metal. Stay away from anything damp, even grass.
  • Don’t stand near trees or any tall objects. Move to a low point. Lighting will strike the tallest object.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

If you are driving during a storm:

  • Use caution. Drive slowly, or pull off the road to a safe area if possible.
  • Do not use electronic devices in your car.
  • Do not leave your vehicle, unless you have to. If so, jump out with both feet so that they touch the ground at the same time.

 If you are inside during a storm:

  • Use cordless phones.
  • Avoid contact with water and plumbing.
  • If you have time before the storm, unplug all electrical devices from the walls.
  • Stay clear of windows and doors.

The most important thing to remember is to be aware of your surroundings and avoid hazardous electrical situations if you can. Call 911 immediately if there is an electrical situation that endangers you or others.

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