Mile High Climber: Zach Allison, Field Supervisor with Weifield Group
Mile High CRE is excited to announce that September’s Mile High Climber is Zach Allison, field supervisor at Weifield Group, a Colorado-based national leader in cutting-edge electrical construction.
As a field supervisor, Zach plays a vital role within the project team. He uses his expertise in the electrical field to identify potential issues in the planning phase, monitors installation means and methods during the execution phase, and ensures all necessary specifications and requirements have been met in the closeout phase of each project.
Zach was recently recognized as a 2021 EC&M Top 30 Under 30 All-Star, awarded to up-and-coming electrical professionals who demonstrate innovation, outstanding work ethic, and technical savvy on the job. According to Weifield Group, Zach has an impeccable safety record and has excelled far beyond his seven years in the industry. “His “get it done” attitude and his retention of knowledge is a trait only leaders have.” Weifield looks forward to what this young man will accomplish in the years to come.
How did you start your career in the AEC industry?
I had the choice to either start in a trade or go to college as I graduated, I chose to accept an apprenticeship for an electrical contractor in Denver and went straight into the field instead of the classroom.
How many years have you been in the industry?
I have been in the industry for 7 years.
What have been some of your favorite/proudest projects or career accomplishments?
My favorite project has been Chatfield Mitigation Project. We relocated all the utility services for all of the campgrounds and day-use areas. It was awesome being able to go to the lake every day for work. My proudest career accomplishments would have to be receiving my Colorado State Journeyman’s License or being selected for EC&M Top 30 Under 30 in the electrical industry.
What have been some of the biggest challenges in your career and how did you overcome them?
My biggest challenge was being a person of authority in the industry at such a young age. I had a lot of people not respect me and did not want to take orders from me. Once I proved myself and showed them my dedication and hard work, it became easier, and the respect was finally earned.
What advice do you have for an emerging AEC professional?
Keep giving your industry/career 110 percent and you will reap the benefits. Your life is what you make it!
What are some of your goals for the future?
My goal for the future is to eventually become a GM/president for a future branch of WGC in a state that we are not currently located or to start my own electrical company.
What trade associations or non-profits have you actively been involved with throughout your career?
Independent Electrical Contractors-RM, Pheasants Forever, RMEF, Duck Unlimited, Freedom Service Dogs, Denver Rescue Mission, The Master Apprentice.