George Saldana OwnerRead BioGeorge Saldana Owner
George Saldana was born in San Antonio, TX. He has been married to a beautiful and supportive wife for 36 years and has 3 wonderful children, Jeff 30, Shari 32 and Marcus 24. His hobbies include motorsport racing in the national organization NASA, riding his Harley Street glide and hanging out in his backyard with his family by the pool. He studied business in Junior college in the late 1970s and decided to open his first electrical contracting business at the ripe old age of 19 years old. After obtaining his City Electrical Journeyman’s license in 1982 and his City and State Master Electrical license in 1989, George has continued to hone his knowledge through annual Continuing education courses and on the job expertise that can only be obtained through years of practical experience and satisfied customers. Over the past 36 years he has owned a steady, predictable and profitable electrical contracting business providing premium services for hundreds of clients during that time. He has enjoyed employee relationships that have lasted years, providing security for literally hundreds of families in an often-tumultuous economy where he often put his employee’s security ahead of himself. His companies have employed between 20 and 60 employees at any given time during these years. George Saldana purchased his initial Mister Sparky Franchise #0055 in 2007 and purchased the remainder of the Metro San Antonio area Mister Sparky #0097 in 2009.
George and his team service over 2.5 million people in over 800,000 households throughout the Metro San Antonio/ Bexar County area. George Saldana is a senior-level executive overseeing entire departmental operations across all divisions of the company. He leads a team of active management, sales technicians, installation department and support staff through pragmatic, transparent and effective operations on a daily basis. Responsible for leadership and guidance through effective management of a team culture focused on success. Member of FLT (Franchise Leadership Team) for Direct Energy / Clockwork Services providing communication from over 300 franchises to Franchisor directly for continued improvement, growth, and satisfaction for our Franchisee / Franchisor relationship. Master Electrician since 1989 in the State of Texas. Member of Pinnacle Club in Clockworks Services since its inception in 2012. George’s ongoing mission in his community is to provide the absolute best service and customer experience possible through education, reliability, and compassion.
Mister Sparky San Antonio has very exclusive causal partnerships with Children’s Miracle Network, Pets Alive, San Antonio Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and many others too numerous to list. Community Outreach and a Cohesive company culture are his chief objectives. His vision over the next few years is to become the largest, most accessible, recommended, reliable and efficient electrical home service company in the metropolitan San Antonio area. George believes that he can get that done with providing the most comprehensive and honest value proposition in his market today and by utilizing the latest technologies, safety and ongoing perpetual training programs for his people and all the facets of his business.
“Leadership in its simplest form is defined by the leaders you create around you.” -Unknown
Bryan Martinez Operations ManagerRead BioBryan Martinez Operations Manager
Bryan Martinez is the operations manager at Mister Sparky with over 100 hours of business courses completed with 5 years of on the job training. Prior to this he spent 5 years in the air force; leading teams in Afghanistan and running the base armory. Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, traveling the world, watching sports and being outdoors! He chose Mister Sparky because it allows him to institute a military mindset into running the business and not only promote the highest degree of customer service but to also take pride in employee relationships. Bryan is always going to be inspired by the legacy he leaves behind.
“Be the leader you will follow.” - Unknown
Sal Lombardi Customer Service Manager/Sales ManagerRead BioSal Lombardi Customer Service Manager/Sales Manager
Sal has been an electrician for over 16 years. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, singing and watching football. Being from Colorado his favorite team, naturally, is the Denver Broncos. He also has a great sense of humor and always enjoys a good joke. Sal's inspiration comes from helping people and doing good for others. His family is his biggest motivation, he is a great father who always puts his kids first. Sal chose Mister Sparky because he shares the same values and beliefs as the company, taking care of customers first through honesty, compassion and education. Favorite quote by George Carlin “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take your breath away.”
Jason Gutierrez Service TechnicianRead BioJason Gutierrez Service Technician
Jason Gutierrez is an apprentice electrician who has been in the field for 3 years. He enjoys spending time with his family and attending sports events on weekends. Currently, he is an installer at Mister Sparky. He chose Mister Sparky for its punctual service and customer care. Jason always carries himself with a positive attitude and does so by greeting everyone with a smile. He strives to reflect the company’s values.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Sam Provenza Service TechnicianRead BioSam Provenza Service TechnicianSam Provenza is a licensed Electrician with over 7 years of experience in the trade. He enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and fitness and is passionate about traveling as often as possible! Sam chose Mister Sparky because he believes they hold themselves to a higher standard and do what is truly right for the customer and employee. His nieces and nephews are what motivates him everyday to live up to the example he tries to set.
Kristopher S. Service TechnicianRead BioKristopher S. Service Technician
Kristopher has been in the trade for over 7 yrs. During his free time he likes to hunt and fish. His Kids are his biggest inspiration and motivation to be the best father he can be. Kris chose Mister Sparky because of all the great things that he has heard about the company. Favorite quote “ If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best”- by Donald Cerrone
Michael Hernandez Service TechnicianRead BioMichael Hernandez Service TechnicianI have been a licensed electrician for 8 years and have held my journeyman’s license for 3 years. In my free time, I like some good bbq’ing, swimming, and fixing stuff. Inspired by new opportunities that present themselves every day whether it is to help someone, learn something, or try something new. What motivates me is knowing that every day, I have the chance to reach my goals. I chose Mister Sparky because they are a new opportunity to learn and grow as a person, and in the trade. “ I cannot control everything that comes into my life, but I can choose what I magnify” Steven Furtick.
Tyler Wood Service TechnicianRead BioTyler Wood Service Technician
Tyler has been in the electrical trade for over seven years. He graduated from a local apprentice program in 2017 and became a licensed Master Electrician in 2019.
Tyler fills his free time doing projects around his home and spending time with his family. Family is what inspires Tyler to work hard and to be the best version of himself. That’s why he chose Mister Sparky. Here at Mister Sparky, our employees aren’t just another number, they become part of a family that encourages growth both professionally and personally. The values held here for our clients and employees is unparalleled.
“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be”- The Beatles
Roland Ybarra Service TechnicianRead BioRoland Ybarra Service TechnicianRoland has been a Licensed Journeyman for 7 years. He is the definition of a family man. Proud Daddy of 4, he spends his free time with his family. Nothing inspires him more than watching his children grow and become their own person.
Roland chose Mister Sparky because he appreciates that we hold our employees to the highest standard. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired.” – Joe Rogan
Robert Hinojosa Service TechnicianRead BioRobert Hinojosa Service Technician
Robert has been an electrician for 12 years now. He loves spending his free time with family, enjoys the outdoors, playing sports and barbecuing. Robert's little brother inspires him everyday to be a good person. Being a father of four motivates him to be the best version of himself and to always set good examples for his children to follow.
Robert wanted to work for a company that shares the same values and work ethics that he is accustomed to, putting customers first and taking pride in helping them is his priority. That’s why he chose Mister Sparky.
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."- Joel Arthur Baker
David Bauer Service TechnicianRead BioDavid Bauer Service Technician
David has been in the trade for 4 years starting in the marine corps on November 1st 2015
During his free time he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife. His grandfather 78 years old Grandfather still runs marathons, builds decks and wires homes. Seeing this inspires David to work hard and never give up.
David's biggest motivation is his wife and daughter, they push him to do his best everyday so he can become the best version of himself.
After researching the company for a few weeks, David chose Mister Sparky because it was voted #1 electrical company in San Antonio. When David does something he strives to be the best. He enjoys the work environment and the help and training he recieves to increase his electrical knowledge and skills in this trade.
My favorite quote is “Do or do not, there is no try”-master Yoda
Shari Martinez Administration ManagerRead BioShari Martinez Administration Manager
Shari Martinez is the Administration Manager at Mister Sparky who attended Ashford University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in organizational management. Over the past 9 years, while working for the company, she has held extensive knowledge on day to day operations, support and human resource management. She enjoys working with people and leading them in ways they can capitalize on their strengths as individuals. Shari chose Mister Sparky for its quality in customer satisfaction. Everything the company promotes drives her to be a better employee and team member. At Mister Sparky, it is believed that if the employees are happy, it will show through their work ethic and be translated to the customer experience. During her downtime, she enjoys traveling the world while sipping on some fine wine and spending time with her husband and children. They are her biggest inspiration and driving force behind the woman she is today.
“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion” - Gary Vaynerchuk
Maddison Gonzales Accounting ManagerRead BioMaddison Gonzales Accounting Manager
I’ve been in accounting for a few years, I really like to work with numbers. In my free time you can find me researching literally anything. Usually plants, design, fashion, or anything else that has piqued my interest. I try to learn something new every day. I am inspired by successful people and motivated by the life I want for myself and my family. Mister Sparky is a company that facilitates growth and values their employees and is easily the best place I have ever worked.
Quote: Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.
Mathew San Miguel Administrative AssistantRead BioMathew San Miguel Administrative Assistant
Mathew San Miguel is an apprentice electrician who graduated from St. Phillips College and has 3 years’ experience in the field. He enjoys playing video games on his PC and racing at the track on weekends. Currently, Mathew is the Operations Specialist at Mister Sparky. He chose Mister Sparky because they have the highest standards in the city when it comes to the quality of work provided. He is inspired by his wife, and the future they will assemble.
“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you can believe you can do strong enough, you can do.” - Bob Ross
Joshua Jenkins ManagerRead BioJoshua Jenkins Manager
Joshua Jenkins is the service manager at Mister Sparky with 12 years’ experience in the trade. He has accomplished receiving certificates in NCCER PV Install and Design as well as his master electrician license. Joshua is consistently seeking to expand his knowledge and skill base to better himself and his family. In his spare time, he has many hobbies, a few of which include technology and working on cars! He chose Mister Sparky because he has witnessed the company and its employees not only go above and beyond for its consumers, but also within its team members. Over the years he has seen numerous sacrifices for the good of the consumer and the employees that affect the company and his co-workers both long and short-termed. He believes that the willingness to sacrifice for others is the greatest sign of true compassion and love; Joshua contributes this in many small ways, taking a tremendous amount of pride in ensuring that his installation department bears the full weight of the customer service experience for the betterment of our consumers' lives. His greatest motivation is serving god and furthering his kingdom.
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” - Hebrews 10:36
Jared Schwartze TechnicianRead BioJared Schwartze TechnicianBio Coming Soon!
James Edgett TechnicianRead BioJames Edgett Technician
James Edgett has been in the electrical trade since 2002, he started with Mister Sparky summer of 2020. He enjoys going out dancing and every water activity under the sun during his free time. James' children inspire him every day to be the best version of himself. His motivation is his desire to constantly improve his life for him and his children. James chose Mister Sparky because he sees how they always put the customers safety first and how they care about their employees.
Emmett Garcia InstallerRead BioEmmett Garcia Installer
Emmett Garcia, Has been an electrician since 2017, is looking forward to growing with the company and learning the sparky way. In his free time, Emmett enjoys playing the drums for a local rock group, some may compare his talents to Larz Ulrich from Metallica, just kidding. He may not be Ulrich but he is a very talented musician. Being proactive with solving everyday challenges and the feeling of being successful when helping others resolve an issue is what motivates him most. Emmett chose to join Mister Sparky because he believes in putting the customer's safety first and he admires how our team members motivate each other to go above and beyond when helping others. Favorite Quote- “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato
Richard McDow InstallerRead BioRichard McDow Installer
I have been an electrician for 40 years working on residential and commercial projects for my family’s electrical company.
I enjoy hunting, fishing, riding my Harley, and driving my beloved ’57 Chevy. I also have 10 acres to explore which is home to five horses and six dogs.
I am inspired by good deeds. As a Boy Scout Leader and Mentor, I take great pride in the Scout Oath. Grandkids, Waylon and Avery are also my inspiration to get out and explore. Avery especially likes to get us up and moving to go see the horses.
I am motivated by my family. We have worked together for 40 years and my Dad started the family business to make sure his sons had a trade to earn a living with. I lost my Dad to brain cancer last year and it prompted my move to Texas. I had been working in California for the family business while the wife was here in Texas. I was where I needed to be to care for my Dad and my wife was here in San Antonio, caring for her Dad.
Mister Sparky was the closest alternative to working for my family business. There was a sense of integrity from the time of application I did not see elsewhere.
My favorite quote comes from one of my favorite actors. “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much.” John Wayne
Andrew Tonti InstallerRead BioAndrew Tonti Installer
Andrew has been in the electrical trade since 2008 and received his license in 2014. He is experienced in new construction but enjoys helping others with any electrical needs. The love for this trade and for his family is what motivates him to accomplish his goals. He enjoys spending time with my family and friends and serving the community. Andrew believes that with a great work ethic and attitude you can accomplish anything you set out to do.
Matthew Edgett InstallerRead BioMatthew Edgett Installer
Matthew has been in the electrical trade since 2013 and started with Mister Sparky the summer of 2020. In his free time he enjoys mastering his cooking skills and playing softball. His daughter motivates and inspires him to be the best version of himself. Matthew chose Mister Sparky because the company believes in providing a great culture within the workplace and strives to always provide the best customer service.
Marcos Gonzalez Warehouse AssistantRead BioMarcos Gonzalez Warehouse Assistant
Marcos Gonzalez is an apprentice electrician who attended the St. Phillips electrical program. He enjoys spending his free time playing basketball with his buds and doing yoga on the beach. Currently, Marcos is the logistics assistant at Mister Sparky. He chose Mister Sparky for the opportunities they have to offer and plans to develop within the company. Marcos's biggest inspiration is his family, they are truly the best!
“Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” - Andy Defrense (The Shawshank Redemption)
Nehalenia San Miguel Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioNehalenia San Miguel Customer Service Representative
Nehalenia San Miguel is a Customer Service Representative at Mister Sparky with 7 years of experience in the service industry. She enjoys spending time with her husband, cuddling her doggo, as well as attending music events on the weekends. Nehalenia is proud to be working for a company that shares her values and executes them swimmingly. She relishes in assisting clients find their way through challenging times with exceptional customer service; with that, she plans on growing her career with Mister Sparky. Nehalenia’s biggest inspiration is her parents. They grew up in Mexico and relocated to the states, through challenging times; they learned English and built their domain. They saw this dream and against all odds, found life, liberty and, the pursuit of happiness.
“When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” - John Lennon
Justin Salina Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioJustin Salina Customer Service Representative
Justin Salinas is a Customer Service Representative with Mister Sparky with 6 years of experience in the service industry. He loves spending time with his family playing with his daughter, going to the lake and spend the day fishing, enjoying some good bar-b-q or just relaxing and catch a good game on tv. Justin is proud to be a part of the mister sparky team because how the company treats their customers with courtesy, respect and just being kind. Those are the values he lives by on a every day basis.
Jodi Scammell Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioJodi Scammell Customer Service Representative
I have always had a passion for helping individuals that don't have the ability to help themselves. I was working with a state waiver program to provide individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to be a part of the everyday community. This is something that I think everyone deserves and I am very happy to still be helping people who need it and I plan to move forward with schooling, in the future, to become a behavioral analyst or an autism spectrum disorder specialist.
I am pretty easily motivated and passionate about everything I do. I am always motivated by happy people and teamwork. I firmly believe happiness is the way to success. You always remember the person that made you laugh, is what i like to think and it hasn't been proved wrong. I love to craft in different ways: sewing, embroidery, scrapbooking, photography, cooking, crotechting, and of course: plants.I love taking care of my plants and watching them grow. I most of all love to be a positive influence in anyone's life that I can.
I chose Mister Sparky because I know this work is important and I believe I can make a great home here with this team of welcoming individuals. My first day was one of the easiest first days i've ever had and it has been a very positive experience since then! I am proud to be one of the first people to speak to the customers day to day and get them the services and help they need. I am learning a lot when it comes to electricity, to which I am very grateful for. Also, my dad loves Mister Sparky and he was a mechanic at Incarnate Word since before I was born so he's pretty proud that his daughter works for the best family owned businesses of 2020!
Brandy Benavides Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioBrandy Benavides Customer Service Representative
Brandy was born and raised in Lubbock Texas, Wreck' em! She worked as a corrections officer before moving to San Antonio. Seeing the success from all of her hard work & perseverance is what motivates her to keep pushing and giving her all. When she sees someone working hard to create change and the kindness in others who are always willing to give a helping hand, inspires her to want to do the same. Brandy chose Mister Sparky because the company also enjoys lending out a helping hand and giving back to the community.
Amarylis Sandoval Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioAmarylis Sandoval Customer Service Representative
Amarylis has been in the customer service industry since 2016. She was working at another call center before joining Mister Sparky's family in 2020. She enjoys helping others and building relationships with people. Her biggest motivation is knowing that there is a great team behind her. She is inspired by helping others, it brings her joy to help customers find solutions to their problems.
Cassandra Brandyburg Customer Service RepresentativeRead BioCassandra Brandyburg Customer Service Representative
Cassandra has been in customer service since 2015. She was a customer care advocate before joining the Mister Sparky team in 2020. Her family is what motivates her to be the person that she is today. Her niece inspires her to be the best version of herself and to set good examples for the ones who look up to her. Cassandra is the definition of a people person and enjoys the opportunity to build relationships and to help others that puts a smile on her face. She chose Mister Sparky because of the environment, the energy of the team and the customer service we provide.
Lauren Marra Call Center ManagerRead BioLauren Marra Call Center Manager
Lauren Marra is the call center manager for Mister Sparky. Prior to this, she was a preschool teacher for 2 years. Nowadays Lauren is pursuing a career in business and is looking forward to achieving more goals within her career here at the company. In her spare time, she really enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Lauren has always enjoyed assisting others and her career at Mister Sparky has been fulfilling. She chose this environment for the culture and relishes coming into work every day. Her motivation is her daughter and to provide the world for her!
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” - E.E. Cummings