“To be the leading minority electrical contractor by providing a safe and productive work environment for the equal benefit of Faith Electric and its customers, delivering outstanding service and solutions, and developing long term relationships with our clients.”
In 1991, during a union meeting, a large national vendor seeking to add a MBE sub-contractor to its supply base asked the members in attendance “Who had a C10 license?” The only minority in the room with a C10, Samuel Barnes, answered “I have a C10 license”. He was later asked to become a subcontractor for that vendor and Faith Electric was born. Since 1991, Faith Electric has grown into a leading minority contractor of high voltage services in Southern California by delivering excellent service, safely, to the top utilities in the area including Southern California Edison (SCE), and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
In early 2012, UTS Capital Partners LLC acquired Faith Electric. Since the close of the acquisition, Faith has made significant upgrades and investments including hiring new management which increased its experience and expertise, committing additional equity capital to fund growth and enable it to support larger customers and projects, implementing more structured safety and quality control processes and training, and implementing the supporting systems required to ensure high quality execution and service levels. By combining these enhancements with its experience, strong safety record, and MBE status, Faith has positioned itself to enter a new phase of growth and success.
Value We Deliver
Faith Electric is the only electrical contractor in Southern California to combine a highly experience management team, with broad capabilities aligned with the complex needs of our customers, capital and experience to ramp up a large number of crews, a partnership model focused on safety , innovation, and collaboration, and certified status as an MBE.
Elijah Adams – President and CEO
Elijah is President and CEO of Faith Electric LLC where he has led the transition of the business from
a mom-and-pop subcontractor to a large regional contractor.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of Faith Electric, Elijah was a Principal in the Industrial and
Private Equity practices at Bain and Company, a global strategy firm. While at Bain, Elijah advised
CEOs and other C-level executives of Fortune 500 companies on key strategic issues ranging from
growth strategies and turnarounds to merger integrations. Before joining Bain and Company, Elijah
was a Vice President in BNY Mellon’s corporate strategy group, and worked at the Chapman
Company, as an Associate in their Public Finance Group. He began his career at Comerica Bank
where he was a member of their Credit Analyst Training program.
Elijah earned an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University where he received a BS in
Finance and a minor in communications. He also has a joint Masters Degree from the School of
Computer Science and the Tepper Graduate School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Kevin Rose – Vice President
Kevin serves as Faith Electric’s Vice President. Kevin brings over two decades of energy and
construction experience. Kevin oversees the company’s operations, compliance, fleet, performance, QC,
development, policies, and growth. Ensuring safe, timely, efficient, and quality delivery for each Customer. Kevin had a significant role in building Faith Electric into the safe and reliable electrical contractor it is today.
Kevin began his career at Georgia Power as a Troubleman, then transferred to a Crew Foreman,
where he led the construction and maintenance of Overhead and Underground Distribution
systems. He has held supervisory roles at many of the top high-voltage electrical contractors
operating in Georgia, Illinois and California.
Kevin is a Journeyman Lineman and a member of I.B.E.W. Local 47 in California. Kevin has extensive
knowledge of the Transmission and Distribution electrical grid from the Sub Station to the Customer’s meter.
In addition, Kevin has a vast understanding of CBA, Construction Standards, GO95 and 165 rules, N.E.S.C., N.E.C and O.S.H.A. Safety. Kevin is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) holding a T&D, Civil, and Substation endorsement. He also holds a O.S.H.A. 30 T&D certificate.
Michael P. Johnson COSS, CRIS, CUSP – Safety Director
Michael is a highly experienced EHS professional with documented contributions of providing
superior results in reducing occupational safety exposure, building safety cultures and
mitigating risk. He has over 18 years of construction safety experience specializing in Electric
Transmission and Distribution (ET&D).
As Faith’s Safety Director he is responsible for developing, implementing,
and managing all safety programs, policies, and procedures. He brings strong leadership to
Faith’s safety team, with expertise in safety engineering, natural gas, telecom, civil and electric
utility work. Michael also serves as Faith’s Designated Employer Representative (DER) for
the company’s DOT and Non-DOT substance abuse testing programs. Michael has extensive work
experience with live-line (Barehand) transmission maintenance and helicopter crews. Michael
has a nationwide history of leading and managing multi-disciplinary EHS teams, EHS programs, and
large utility construction projects. He is well versed in the ability to design and drive
EHS programs through the utilization of key metrics with a proven capability to implement
continuous improvement in operational processes by incorporating occupational safety as
a guiding business principle.
Michael has proven organizational leadership skills as a former US Marine,
youth football coach, and Boy Scouts of America leader. Michael has also served on
many committees aimed at promoting workplace safety in the construction industry.
Robert Ruffini – Controller
Robert joined the Faith Team in 2021, and currently serves as Faith Electric’s Controller. Robert
brings over 35 years of experience in Accounting and Operations, in both Construction and
Manufacturing environments. Robert oversees the accounting and finance departments. Previously,
he has held roles as CFO, Executive Vice President and VP of Finance with different organizations
over his long career. He most recent role prior to joining Faith, he was Executive VP of Operations
for a holding company with divisions in Commercial HVAC, Overhead Door, both commercial and
residential as well as a manufacturing division.
Robert holds his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business-Finance from Cal State Fullerton. He is active in
his community and Church.
Narci Fierro – Human Resources Director
Narci joined Faith Electric in 2021 as the Human Resources Manager. He has over 20 years of HR
leadership experience in the manufacturing, distribution, engineering and construction fields. His
diverse experience in H.R. includes legal compliance, safety, policies and procedures, recruitment,
payroll, benefits optimization, workers’ compensation, coaching and mentoring, and employee
engagement. He is credentialed by the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for
Human Resources Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and maintains his
SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Narci has an M.A. in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles.