Blake now moved to Burlingame from Buncrana, a small town in the north of Ireland and he’s been in San Francisco since. Blake studied electrical engineering back in Ireland and worked as an electrician for several large companies before moving to the States.
Once here, he continued to work for large operations, but ultimately sought his own slice of the pie. “I was pretty high up in other companies, but got burnt off doing the dog work for others when I knew I could do it better myself,” he told us.
Pauric Electric started doing business in 2008, just when the recession was hitting the hardest. Blake told us that he was only getting work with his other companies once or twice a week, but he was noticing a demand for smaller jobs that no one else wanted to do, so he started focusing on those
Now, his company consists of himself, four employees and two utility vans. He likes the size of his business because it allows him to connect with the customer and maintain a high level of quality and reliability. “I think what gets us the most work is because I’m the guy that answers the phone and I’m the guy that shows up,” said Blake.