In 1991, during a union meeting, a large national vendor seeking to add an M.B.E. 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 (S.C.E.) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (L.A.D.W.P.).
In early 2012, U.T.S. Capital Partners L.L.C. 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 M.B.E. 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 high-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 M.B.E.
Elijah Adams – President and C.E.O.
Elijah is President and C.E.O. of Faith Electric L.L.C., where he has led the business transition from a mom-and-pop subcontractor to a large regional contractor. Prior to becoming President and C.E.O. 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 C.E.O.s 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 B.N.Y. 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, receiving a B.S. 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 – Sr. Vice President
Kevin Rose serves as Faith Electric’s Sr. Vice President overseeing contracts, operations, compliance, fleet, performance, and development. He brings over two decades of energy, construction, and storm restoration experience, ensuring timely, efficient, and quality delivery for each Customer. He has held supervisory roles at many top high-voltage electrical contractors in Georgia, Illinois, and California. Kevin had a significant role in building Faith Electric into the safe and reliable electrical infrastructure contractor it is today.
Kevin is a Master Electrician and an I.B.E.W Journeyman Lineman. He is a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 47 in California. Kevin began his career in Georgia, where he worked at Georgia Power as a Lineman, Troubleman, then a Crew Foreman, where he led the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems. Next, Kevin moved to a different company and supervised helicopter operations for a company focused on transmission construction and maintenance in another state. Later, Kevin moved to California to work as a Supervisor for a top utility contractor. Kevin has extensive knowledge of the transmission and distribution electrical grid from the substation to the Customer’s meter.
In addition, Kevin has a vast understanding of the local I.B.E.W. bargaining agreements, state and federal regulations, C.B.A., 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 has an O.S.H.A. 30 T&D certificate. As a Leader, Kevin promotes a safe, productive environment for employees and appreciates feedback.
Kevin has a strong passion for health, wellness, and fitness. His hobbies include Surfing, Swimming, Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and dirt bike riding.
Michael P. Johnson COSS, C.R.I.S., CUSP – Safety Director
Michael is a highly experienced E.H.S. professional with documented contributions to 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 (D.E.R.) for the Company’s D.O.T. 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 E.H.S. teams, E.H.S. programs, and large utility construction projects. He is well versed in designing and driving E.H.S. 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 to promote workplace safety in the construction industry.
Michael Collinson – Controller
Michael joined the Faith family in the Spring of 2022. He is an International Accounting and Finance Team Leader and brings extensive practical experience from several industries. His role at Faith is to form a progressive and Industry Leading Accounting and Finance team poised to support the unlimited future growth of the Company. His strengths include coaching and mentoring, process management and engineering, system implementation, budgeting and forecasting, treasury and cash management, analytics, and general and international accounting.
Mike is Canadian by birth and has an active C.P.A., C.M.A. His wealth of experience is fueled by years in the Automotive Industry as a Secretary of Treasury, followed by a career in Wholesale Distribution. He has led Domestic and International Accounting teams and has consistently played significant roles in achieving individual and team success. He has participated in Start-ups and Corporate wind-downs and has been recruited internationally to Lead teams and troubleshoot roadblocks and communication issues.
Mike also brings his passion for putting Customers First. Adding uncompromised levels of honesty and integrity, he is a natural fit for the Culture at Faith. His blue-collar, small-town upbringings lend to his “roll up the sleeves and pitch in” attitude, and it is not uncommon for him to be the last one on his team to leave the building. He is endlessly curious and values constant improvement and growth.
In Mike’s downtime, he enjoys the outdoors; Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, getting out on the road on his H.D. Road king, and feeling the wind on his face.
Narci Fierro – Human Resources Director
Narci joined Faith Electric in 2021 as the Human Resources Manager. He has over 20 years of H.R. leadership experience in manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and construction. His diverse background 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 S.P.H.R. and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Narci has an M.A. in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles.