During the 1960's George started working for Mott Electric as an Estimator. He specialized in quoting BC Hydro substations. Dan Mott said "He was really good at what he did as he won most of them." George worked for Mott Electric for approximately four years. During his last two years at Mott Electric he secured a space upstairs in the Mott Electric building and started estimating Mechanical Contracts after hours. George became quite a successful mechanical estimator that he started his own company, United Power Ltd., in 1967.
George was always looking for the next technology that would change the world. Some ideas didn't pan out and others were quite successful. George tried to start a movement of converting gasoline cars to natural gas including gas stations.
In 1983 United Power Ltd. started in renewable energy, specifically Photovoltaic (Solar) energy. George became a leader in this field. He even co-authored the first solar training manual - A Photovoltaic Revolution: Power for the World. This manual was used to train thousands of electricians from the IBEW. In 2000, George helped form the National Photovoltaic Construction Partnership that went on to successfully supply and install over 500 photovoltaic systems across North America.
George was always a vocal advocate of trades training and worked tirelessly with IBEW, NECA, and NJATC to develop the apprenticeship programs. He has been a solid participant in many aspects of the electrical industry and served on many boards, committees and industry groups, such as: ECA, VRCA, JATC and more. Furthermore, George was a contributor in the creation of the "Seismic Restraint Standards" Manual by the ECA.
George Ingham's accomplishments while managing United Power Ltd. are continually benefitting our communities. United Power Ltd. is now operated by Ken Baxter and his son Bryce Baxter who are continuing the work George started.
Ken has more than 40 years of experience in the industry. He has proven abilities and skills in the following: project management, employee development, on-the-job training, negotiations, planning, organization, problem-solving and contract administration. Ken constantly advocates for his employees to further their development through education and certifications.
Ken's ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and employee development comes from his long list of accomplishments and certifications. Such as: Gold Seal Certification, ASTT BC Certified Ctech, ECO Canada Certified Environmental Professional, Power Systems Safety - BC Hydro High Voltage - Level 5, and so much more.
Bryce is a FSR Class A Licensed Journeyman Electrician with more than 10 years of experience in commercial, institutional and residential.
Bryce is a highly accomplished, dedicated, and disciplined individual recognized as a team player. A direct and decisive leader with a “hands-on” management style. Strong qualifications in personal development, team building, and team leadership.
Having taken several courses in Electrical Construction, Bryce is a results-oriented professional with an exemplary track record of success in safety and regulatory compliance, quality control, planning and development, and project management.
Bryce is a certified Sustainability Professional. He is constantly looking to promote national standards in the Renewable Energy Industry.
OUR GOALS & OBJECTIVES
United Power Ltd.'s goal is to continue providing our customers with the most professional electrical services by delivering very high quality work that is completed on time and on budget, 24-hours, seven days a week.
United Power Ltd. is well positioned to offer sound advice on Energy Savings and Energy Management. With experience in Solar energy, EV charging and more, we strive to preserve and protect the environment while providing affordable and reliable renewable energy.
OUR CUSTOMER COMMITMENT
With more than 53 years of proven stability, quality and business ethics, our people remain at the core of our service excellence. Together with our personnel; management, journey persons, and office staff all of whom have demonstrated exceptional skill, resourcefulness, professionalism and teamwork, we strive to surpass the needs and expectations of our customers.
OUR FOCUS ON SAFETY
The safety of not only our staff, but for our customers and their personnel is of vital importance to United Power Ltd. As outlined in our health and safety manual, we believe safety is a shared responsibility among all of our team members and has become an integral component of our work activities.