The Search is On!

Posted on:June 12, 2015 2:12 pm CDT

I am so excited that we are kicking off another Electrician of the Year search this year, and not just because of the ridiculously awesome grand prize we are giving away (more on that later...).

Klein Tools 2015 Electrician of the Year

I'm excited because, in the next few weeks, we'll start sifting through hundreds of nominations for truly exceptional men and women electricians. Sure, it's going to be hard to narrow that group down to just 6 regional finalists, and even harder to pick the one grand prize winner. But if it's like last year's Electrician of the Year search, we are going to be meeting the best in the trade. How exciting is that??

So what does it mean to be the best, the Klein Tools Electrician of the Year? Look no further than Billy Teaford.

Billy rose above hundreds of other nominees (all exceptional electricians in their own right) to become our first ever Electrician of the Year. Billy exceeded all of the qualities we were looking for in our first Electrician of the Year. He has worked at Roanoke Cement in Fincastle, Virginia for more than 40 years, and in that time he's never had a lost-time accident. Outside of work, he actively supports his community in many ways. Most notably, he organizes the fundraising and building of nearly 800 bicycles each year around Christmas time for children in need.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Watch this video to learn more about Billy and why we chose him to be our Electrician of the Year:

Clearly, we have some big work boots to fill this year, but I am 100% confident that there are plenty of electricians out there who are just as dedicated to their work, safety, and community as Billy Teaford.

Addictive Desert Designs partners up with Klein Tools for the 2015 Electrician of the Year

And we intend to handsomely reward six of those electricians. We will name six regional finalists who will each win a Klein Tools Ultimate Garage Package. One of those finalists will be named our 2015 Electrician of the Year, and receive our grand prize: a 2015 Ford® F-150 XLT Crew Cab Work Truck customized by off-road specialists Addictive Desert Designs (these guys produce some seriously cool trucks!)

But before we give away this ridiculously awesome truck, we need to find some ridiculously awesome electricians! Go to www.kleintools.com/eoy to nominate yourself or another electrician you think deserves some recognition. There you can also find information on the contest rules, key dates/deadlines, the criteria we will be using to select our finalists, and more info about the prizes. We will be accepting nominations (online only!) through August 31st, 2015.

Good luck!

NOTE: This contest is open to US residents only.