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
Ben Cobos Service TechnicianRead BioBen Cobos Service Technician
Ben Cobos is a journeyman electrician with 9 years of experience in the trade. He enjoys playing music on various instruments and spending time with his family. Ben chose Mister Sparky for its service and he knows every customer will have a piece of mind knowingly that the issue will be solved correctly with excessive training that the company provides. He is inspired every day by his growing family.
“Where words fail, music speaks.” - Hans Christian Anderson
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
Clint Bennett Service TechnicianRead BioClint Bennett Service TechnicianClint Bennett has been an Electrician for 22 years, he began his career in the Navy and has been with Mister Sparky since March 2015. He likes spending his free time playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. His family is what inspires him to be the person he is today and helps motivate him to be a good man. Clint chose Mister Sparky because he believes that the customer always comes first and doing right by them is an absolute. He also enjoys his coworkers and the healthy balance of professionalism and fun they bring to the workplace. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you just keep moving.”-- Albert Einstein
Sal Lombardi Service TechnicianRead BioSal Lombardi Service Technician
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.”
Jay Martinez Service TechnicianRead BioJay Martinez Service Technician
Jay Martinez has been an electrician for 14 years. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, family and friends, attending sporting events as well as singing and performing live acoustic music at different venues in town. His family is what inspires him to be bold in life and to be the best version of himself. Finding solutions and overcoming challenges in any situation is what motivates him everyday. Jay chose Mister Sparky because he believes that the company has qualities that a true team is composed of. Favorite Quotes- “Every Champion was once a contender who refused to give up” -Rocky -"There's been many things taken from me in this life but the beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you"- B.B King
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 TechnicianBio Coming Soon!
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
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
Joshua Harris TechnicianRead BioJoshua Harris Technician
Joshua Harris is a Journeyman Electrician that has 17 years of experience in the trade. He loves to hunt, fish, spending time with his family and, is passionate about coaching his son's little league baseball team. He chose Mister Sparky knowing it is the best organization in San Antonio. Joshua is a very self-driven person that is committed to taking care of his customers with the best customer service and knowledge possible.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.” - Albert Einstein
Emmett Garcia InstallerRead BioEmmett Garcia Installer
With a year of experience in the trade, Emmett Garcia 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 customers 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
My name is Richard J. Barr Junior and I am originally from South Carolina. I have lived here in San Antonio since January 2014. I am married and I also have an 11-year-old son. Also, I am going on 18 years in the military as an electrician. I have been working with Mister Sparky now for a few months. I like to spend time with family, travel, and play softball.
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.
Jose Alvarado InstallerRead BioJose Alvarado InstallerBio Coming Soon!
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!
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