I was born in 1970 in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the city of Doboj, where I finished my first Electrical Apprenticeship. I was born into a mixed religion family, where my Father was Roman Catholic, and my Mother was Russian Orthodox. Then, when I got married, it was to a Muslim woman. Being raised this way, I developed a belief that all persons were created equal, no matter of skin color, race, or religion. This was not a compatible belief with the civil war that was brewing in my country, or the ethnic cleansing that was happening because of it. I was forced to leave my country in 1992 with my wife and two year old daughter.
We fled to Croatia, where we gained refugee status, and immediately applied to UNICEF to be relocated to any country that would have us. At the time, only the U.S.A., Australia, and New Zealand were accepting refugees from the war. After two years of waiting, and endless background checks, and physicals, we finally received a call from UNICEF telling us that we were accepted to the U.S.A., and would fly in 5 days. They would not however, tell us where in the States we were going to go. We found out shortly before we flew that we were going to Alaska. We have been here ever since, and I firmly believe that God works in miraculous ways. Since my wife and I love the outdoors, hunting, and fishing, He could have chosen no better place for us.
Once I arrived in Alaska, I converted to a different form of Christianity, and currently follow the teachings of Joel Osteen, of Lakewood Church out of Houston Texas. All three of us earned our US citizenship in 1999.
In 1995 I returned to the Electrical Trade, where I had to start from scratch, even though I was a licensed Journeyman in Europe. Since then, I have worked for several companies in Anchorage as an Apprentice, Journeyman, Foreman, and Electrical Administrator. Some of these companies are Raven Electric INC, Electrical Construction Consulting, M&M Electric, Aurora Electric INC, and Quality Electric. Throughout my time working for these companies, I have worked on all types of jobs from $100.00 service calls, to a running the electrical construction for a 1.5 million dollar laboratory.
In 2007, after one of the companies I worked for closed its doors I decided, since I was unemployed it was a good time to start my own business. I will never forget the look on my wife's face when I told her. She looked me straight in the eye and said "are you serious"? Since then, my business has been growing, and I don't worry about my future because I know that God is always watching over my shoulder, and everything is going to be ok. Thank you for reading this, and God Bless.
Amela joined the company in August 2007, and has been the backbone of our company ever since.
She was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and came to Alaska in 1994 with Dragan, then subsequently earned her US citizenship in 1999.
Amela loves the Alaska life. She hunts, skis, fishes, pretty much anything she can do outdoors.
She handles our A/P, A/R invoices, reviews and inputs payroll, assembles submittals, keeps our taxes in order, and even finds time to do some estimating.