Our Staff

Lee and Dorothy Groves

Founder

From one service truck running out of their garage in 1968 to the 100+ employees, 31K square foot warehouse Groves... Read More

Lee and Dorothy Groves

Founder

From one service truck running out of their garage in 1968 to the 100+ employees, 31K square foot warehouse Groves Electric is today, Lee and Dorothy have built this company from the ground up. As Lee said in an interview with Construction News, "The secret to success is just to work hard and often- and if you don’t want to do it, you just do it anyway." Lee still lived by that until his passing in Febuary 2016. We will work hard and often for you during the bidding, construction, and warranty periods of the project until the work is done not just to your satisfaction but, even harder to achieve, his. Groves Electric is his legacy and we are honored to keep it going.

William H. “Bill” Groves

President

Bill grew up at Lee’s side, helping with any project he could. He soon developed the same passion for the... Read More

William H. “Bill” Groves

President

Bill grew up at Lee’s side, helping with any project he could. He soon developed the same passion for the electrical trade as his father. At thirteen, he began working after school and during summer breaks under his father’s tutelage. He became a Journeyman Electrician at the age of 20 in 1984 and a Master Electrician in 1996. Bill grew our service department from everyday residential to the commercial, industrial, street, parking lot, and ball park illumination expert it is today. He uses his expertise in the electrical field to give fair and competitive estimations to residential and commercial customers alike. His favorite aspect of his job is that it always changes and Bill is usually the one driving that change, pushing the company to be better. Taking after his father, Bill works hard to make sure Groves Electric is the best in the business.

Bill has worked on hundreds of projects over his lifetime at Groves with the most notable being CFBISD’s Standridge Stadium, Parkland COHC, Plano Municipal Center, Railroad St. Athletic Complex, James Blair Paint, Elm Fork Athletic Complex, Catalina Glass, and Craig T. Ranch Athletic Complex

972-484-2717 ext. 131

Selena Zarate

Chief Opperations Officer

As the daughter of Lee and Dorothy Groves, at a very young age Selena was taught how to answer the... Read More

Selena Zarate

Chief Opperations Officer

As the daughter of Lee and Dorothy Groves, at a very young age Selena was taught how to answer the house phone politely and in a businesslike manner in case it was a customer calling. She grew up helping her father with his company as much as she could, spending many school breaks and weekends at the office. Coming on full time in 1986, she has worn several hats and accumulates more daily. Her main duties include Accounts Payables, Purchasing, Workplace Safety, and anything that is needed to keep Groves running behind the scenes.

Her favorite aspect of her job is the people she is blessed to work with every day, from employees to vendors.

972-484-2717 ext. 102

Charles Vandezande

Vice President of Estimating

Hailing from Michigan, Charles graduated from Northern Michigan University with an Associate’s Degree in Electronics in 1982 before moving down... Read More

Charles Vandezande

Vice President of Estimating

Hailing from Michigan, Charles graduated from Northern Michigan University with an Associate’s Degree in Electronics in 1982 before moving down to Dallas to look for work. Hired on to Groves that June, Charles obtained his Electrical Journeyman’s license under Master Lee Groves and has held it for more than twenty years. Charles moved up the ranks as Estimator, Lead Estimator, and in 1999 was made Vice President of Estimating. Charles enjoys the way the electrical trade evolves every day as well as the on the job training he receives. He loves the feeling of satisfaction he receives when he bids on and lands jobs.

Over his career with Groves, Charles has bid and was awarded such notable projects as The Eisemann Center, TCCD, Allen Event Center, Plano Municipal Building, Planet Hollywood, and Rain Forest Café.

972-484-2717 ext. 104

Maria Groves

Chief Financial Officer

Maria holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas as well as a... Read More

Maria Groves

Chief Financial Officer

Maria holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas as well as a Journeyman Electrician license. She worked off and on for Groves before coming on permanently in 1995. She is in charge of Accounts Receivables, A/R Collections, bank reconciliations, sales tax returns, contract review, job costing, and financial statements.

Her favorite aspect of her job is talking to our customers. She knows it is important to know who we are working for. She tries to get to know our customers so that if something goes wrong she can get together with them and figure out how to fix it.

972-484-2717 ext. 105

Jimmy Clark

Service Manager

Originally from Michigan, Jimmy attended Jackson Community College taking multiple trade courses. He was an electrician for 5 years before... Read More

Jimmy Clark

Service Manager

Originally from Michigan, Jimmy attended Jackson Community College taking multiple trade courses. He was an electrician for 5 years before joining Groves in 1993. As a service technician, he ran residential, commercial, and industrial calls doing anything from installing a plug to getting an entire house up to code. He became a Journeyman Electrician in 1997 and was promoted to Service Manager in 2008. He loves learning something new every day and making customers happy.

Jimmy holds maintenance contracts with such companies as Crest Cadillac, ADT, First Allied, and several area Costco’s.

972-484-2717 ext. 112

Billy Brown

Project Manager

Billy has been part of the Groves Electric team since 2000. He came to Groves green as grass and worked... Read More

Billy Brown

Project Manager

Billy has been part of the Groves Electric team since 2000. He came to Groves green as grass and worked his way from the bottom up, earning his Journeyman Electrician license in 2004. Billy was promoted to foreman and given his own service truck in 2004 and then promoted to ProjectManager in 2009. Billy loves the family atmosphere at Groves.

Billy has worked on such projects as Craig T. Ranch baseball complex, Town of Addison Beltline Lighting and Landscape, Harold Bacchus Community Park, and State Highway 289 Illumination.

972-484-2717 ext. 120

MJ Vrzak

Project Manager

MJ became an electrician at Groves Electric in 2001. Learning quickly, he took on his first project as a foreman,... Read More

MJ Vrzak

Project Manager

MJ became an electrician at Groves Electric in 2001. Learning quickly, he took on his first project as a foreman, First United Methodist Church, and earned his Journeyman Electrician license in 2005. He ran jobs as a foreman for years before becoming a Project Manager in 2012. MJ loves the opportunities to meet new people and learn new things the job brings to him.

MJ has been a foreman on such notable projects as Lancaster High School Stadium, Hilton Hotel Rockwall, and Allen Event Center. As a project manager, he has managed all of our projects with SMU including the Tennis Center, Ford Stadium Premium Seating, Mac’s Place, and Delta Gamma Sorority House.

972-484-2717 ext. 133

Rob Mullinax

Project Manager

Rob was an electrician for three years before joining Groves in 2001. Rob worked as an apprentice in our service... Read More

Rob Mullinax

Project Manager

Rob was an electrician for three years before joining Groves in 2001. Rob worked as an apprentice in our service department before becoming a Journeyman and getting his own service truck in 2002. Rob worked as a service technician and foreman for twelve years before moving to the construction side as a Project Manager at the beginning of 2014. Rob loves the constant challenges the jobs brings and meeting them with success.

Rob was foreman for Railroad Park Athletic Complex in Lewisville, Million Air Terminal, Elm Fork Athletic Park, as well as multiple projects with Western Extrusion. As a Project Manager, he has worked on James R. Newman Elementary School, Janice Stahly Scott Elementary School, and Toyota of Dallas.

972-484-2717 ext. 119

Mario Rosas

Estimator

Mario began at Groves Electrical Service in 2006 as an Apprentice Electrician. After working in the field a couple years,... Read More

Mario Rosas

Estimator

Mario began at Groves Electrical Service in 2006 as an Apprentice Electrician. After working in the field a couple years, he was transferred to the estimating department. Mario has applied his in the field electrical knowledge to the wealth of knowledge Charles has gained over his 30 years estimating to become a vital part of Groves’ estimating team. In 2015, Mario proudly received his Journeyman License. Mario loves the challenge bidding large jobs presents.

Mario has worked in the field on Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, Schell Elementary School, Plano Rehab and Nursing Facility, Tom Muehlenbeck Center, and The Beat Condos. As an estimator, he was part of the estimating team that bid and was awarded such notable projects as SMU Tennis Center, HEB Auxilary Building, Arbor Creek Middle School, SMU Ford Stadium Suites, Judy K. Miller Elementary School, Viridian Elementary School, James R. Newman Elementary School, Janice Stahly Scott Elementary School, J.L. Boren Elementary School, and Alice Ponder Elementary School.

972-484-2717 ext. 123

Christian Collazo

Assistant Project Manager

Christian joined our team full time after graduation in 2011. He was an Apprentice Electrician before joining the estimating staff... Read More

Christian Collazo

Assistant Project Manager

Christian joined our team full time after graduation in 2011. He was an Apprentice Electrician before joining the estimating staff in January of 2012. He attended DCCCD colleges while working at Groves and attained his Associates in Science degree in 2014. In 2015, Christian became an Assistant Project Manager and Journeyman Electrician in 2016. His favorite aspect of his job is knowing he contributed a part on a job we bid or have already been awarded.

Christian has been a part of such notable projects as the HEB New Auxiliary Center, SMU Tennis Center, Frisco Gun Club, SO 7th Apartments, James R. Newman Elementary School, Janice Stahly Scott Elementary School, J.L. Boren Elementary School, Alice Ponder Elementary School, South Irving Library, and Toyota of Dallas.

972-484-2717 ext. 176

Lesa DeLira

Payroll Administrator

Lesa has been with Groves Electric since 2005. Starting as the front desk receptionist, she has made her way up... Read More

Lesa DeLira

Payroll Administrator

Lesa has been with Groves Electric since 2005. Starting as the front desk receptionist, she has made her way up though payroll assistant to payroll administrator and is now one of the go-to's for human resources. She loves meeting the employees and getting to know them a more personal level has she helps them through their HR needs.

 

If you need your hours for your Journeyman or Masters license application, please request it via her email.

972-484-2717 ext. 111

Leeann Hawkins

Accounting Assistant

Leeann began with Groves Electric in 2006 on a part-time basis and came on full time in 2012. She has... Read More

Leeann Hawkins

Accounting Assistant

Leeann began with Groves Electric in 2006 on a part-time basis and came on full time in 2012. She has an Associates in Business Administration degree and as the executive administrative assistant to the CFO Maria and COO Selena, she assists with daily tasks, accounting, and collections. She loves the fact that she has a job that allows her to use her skills and education and working in a position where her skill set is utilized.

972-484-2717 ext. 106

Angela Zarate

Company Liaison

Angela Zarate has been a resident of North Texas her entire life. She loves watching the metroplex boom more and... Read More

Angela Zarate

Company Liaison

Angela Zarate has been a resident of North Texas her entire life. She loves watching the metroplex boom more and more each year and is proud to be a small part in that progress. As the Company Liaison, she is the company's representative at civic, community, and customer functions as well as keeping her finger on the pulse of our customer's satisfaction.

Her favorite aspect of her job is getting to know our customers on a personal level and finding out how Groves can best serve their needs.

972-484-2717 ext. 0

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