Aaron started at Kraun in 2002 as a labourer and worked his way up through the company as opportunities arose. In 2018, Aaron took on the mantle of ownership and today continues to grow the company, operating out of a passion to delight customers, make a place that employees love to work, and to generally "see what is possible." Never one to back down from a challenge, he is excited for the future of the company.
Outside of work, Aaron enjoys a variety of activities including cycling, mountain biking, hockey, and going camping with his wife and kids in beautiful places.
Kelly and her family started Kraun Electric with just eight employees in 1996. With most of the employees working in the field, Kelly was required to wear many hats (she still does!), and her roles included receptionist, project coordinator, accounting, office manager, and more! She is now Kraun's Chief Human Resources Officer. Kelly is known for her caring and compassionate nature. Her favourite part of her job is helping people feel supported in their role by being a resource to ask questions, voice concerns, and find solutions.
Mark joined Kraun Electric in 2005. As a Site Supervisor, Mark gained experience running jobs of various size and scope. In 2010 he became the Pre-Planning Department Manager, and also assisted with estimating. Because of Mark's display of organization and determination, as well as his keen understanding of all aspects of an electrical project, Mark was promoted to Project Manager in 2012. He continues to enhance his skills and has been successful in managing many projects, including the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, two 10-storey retirement residences for Schlegel Villages and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Redevelopment - Phase 1 in Burlington.
Chris has worked at Kraun Electric pretty much from the beginning. He started as an apprentice and now holds a Master Electrician’s license. Before he was a Project Manager, he also spent time as a Site Supervisor and Estimator.
Chris enjoys working on the smaller projects at Kraun because of the fast pace, variety of construction challenges, and the large group of customers & clients that he interacts with on a daily basis. His most recent projects have included a solar project at Mohawk College and Counterpart Brewery in Niagara Falls.
When he's not at work, Chris tries to soak in all the family moments possible, and will take any opportunity to be in his happy place - on a mountain bike hurtling through a forest or down a mountain.
Kevin completed his electrical apprenticeship in 1993. Shortly after that, he had the opportunity to get some estimating training while still maintaining his role in the field. In 1996, he founded Kraun Electric with his father and sister. His role in the early years was split between working in field and estimating. By 1998, he was in the office full-time, mostly estimating, but also taking on some project management duties. In 2012, Kevin became the Chief Estimator at Kraun, concentrating all of his efforts in this endeavour and today, he leads a team of three fellow estimators. Kevin's experience, attention to detail and ability to focus intently are what makes him excel in this position.
When he's not at work, Kevin loves to visit Walt Disney World. Additionally, he is also an avid reader and a big Stephen King fan. He also enjoys watching/playing hockey and trying to convince people how great Tom Brady is.
Dawn joined Kraun in 2019 as the Director of Marketing with a goal of expanding Kraun’s current marketing efforts. With a dedicated person in the role, Kraun has been able to reach new markets in new ways, allowing for the company to grow. Dawn is not afraid to try new things, loves good design and has a passion for branding.
When she’s not in the office, she’s usually shuttling kids to activities, sitting on the couch knitting and drinking coffee, or cycling.
Brian Mannell is the newest member of Kraun's Estimating Department. Brian moved into the role in 2019 after previously holding a Site Supervisor position at Kraun.
Chris started at Kraun in 2005 as an electrical apprentice. Before taking on a role as an estimator in 2017, Chris worked in commercial construction for eight years, and in the service department for four years. This experience has helped him gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge useful in his current position. Chris enjoys working as part of the team at Kraun and finds his job challenging but rewarding.
Outside of work, Chris and his wife, Sarah, are busy with their young family (4 kids!), spending as much time with them as possible. Chris also enjoys working on projects around the house, fishing, golfing, and fitness.
Martin joined Kraun Electric in 2000 as an electrician. He has been involved in planning and assisting Site Supervisors and gained experience using SOKKIA surveying instruments on several larger jobs. In 2010, Martin moved to the office in a pre-planning role. He has worked on jobs such as the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. In 2016, Martin also began estimating, first for the service department, and then for other opportunities as well.
Kevin joined Kraun in 2018 after taking a short hiatus from the electrical industry. He previously worked as an apprentice in Calgary and Southern Ontario before being promoted to Project Coordinator at a fast-growing business. Kevin’s love of project management and natural leadership has stemmed from his experience managing mining projects in the field all over Canada in his early career. Kevin enjoys being part of the team at Kraun and is excited to see the company grow.
He balances work with a love of reading, playing hockey, travelling, listening to music, coaching soccer, and working on projects at home. He can talk video games and sports with the best of them, and is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles and New Jersey Devils fan!