Executive Team


Jeff Meldrim, President/Owner

Jeff joined Lightning Electric in April 1998 with extensive experience in business and construction. Serving as Vice President since 2005, he led all operations and administrative functions with excellence. Jeff earned his Certification from the State of Florida. Since becoming the owner, he continues to provide the strategic leadership necessary to accelerate future growth in line with his vision for providing superior service for all customers.

Nichelle Meldrim, Vice President/Owner

Nichelle brings many years of business and accounting background to Lightning Electric. High level experience across various industries allows her to be an asset on multiple project areas including accounting, insurance, loss control, contract review, and human resources.

Al Egan, Operations Manager

Al began working in the electrical industry in 1984 and obtained his Journeyman’s license in 1996. For 5 years Al served as an instructor at the apprenticeship school in the evenings after working during the day. Al has a thorough knowledge of the National Electric Code and is an integral leader in all types of projects including commercial buildings, high-end homes, as well as managing service teams. His passion for what he does shows up in the high quality outcome of his work. Al is an expert in achieving project goals by managing day-to-day operations of estimating and project management.

Tom Drake, Project Manager

Tom started in the electrical field in 1988 and joined Lightning Electric in 1999 as a Service Technician. In 2003, Tom moved into the office as the Service Manager and obtained his Journeyman’s license in 2004. He is well known for his attention to detail and is an expert in Level 5, high-end home renovations and additions. Tom is also skilled in designing and managing high-end landscape lighting projects. His work ethic and dedication to customers has served a vital role at Lightning for many years.

Purcell Drummond, Service Manager

Purcell has been in the electrical trade since 1996 and earned his Journeyman’s license in 2001.  He is also certified in Lutron Radio RA lighting programming and installation.  His career with Lightning started in 2003, providing excellent customer experiences on all jobs.  Purcell has experience performing and leading commercial, residential, and industrial electrical work, as well as serving as Vice President for another electrical contractor.  His passion for quality and superior customer service makes him an asset, regularly exceeding customers’ expectations.

Devin Ouellette, Sr. Estimator/Project Manager

Devin started working in the electrical industry in 2005, obtaining his journeyman’s license in 2010. Working as a foreman and running crews since age 23 has given him experience across a broad range of projects in residential, commercial, and industrial fields (including water treatment plants, industrial facilities, & intricate controls). Devin’s high drive and passion for corporate growth and excellence make him an integral part of the Lightning team.