By NICK YAMASHITA
A new company that offers incredibly good service has seen continued success in the Moapa and Virgin valleys. Vance’s Electric officially opened for service in April 2021 by Logandale residents Mike and Melissa Vance.
âI always wanted to do this,â said Mike Vance. “I’ve been saying this for a while and we finally did.”
Vance’s Electric is fully licensed, bonded and insured. The company offers comprehensive services for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. They also offer a service for low voltage needs.
âWe mainly deal with medium voltage (120V to 277V) but we can do it all,â said Mike.
Mike Vance has been doing electrical work for 18 years. He worked for Bombard Electric in Las Vegas before doing his own thing. Bombard Electric is one of the largest electrical service contractors in Nevada. They mainly do business and commercial services where they carry out projects as important as Resorts World.
Vance began his electrical training through trades school and apprenticeships with some classes at the College of Southern Nevada.
Mike’s wife, Melissa Vance, has experience in human resources and office administration. She was a project manager for 15 years for Exhibit House Booths, designing booth installations for conventions and seminars in Las Vegas.
âIt was a fun job, but the ultimate goal was something that worked best for us and our family,â said Melissa.
Mike was raised as an Air Force âmilitary childâ and has resided in several states. He was born in New Mexico and then moved to Florida when he was still young. After that, the family moved to Utah, then New Mexico and finally Nevada.
Mike moved to Moapa Valley in 2013 after dating Melissa who already lived here. Melissa had followed her parents here in 2009. She was born and raised in Las Vegas.
Melissa Vance takes care of the paperwork, finances, planning and more for the business. Mike does the actual electrical work on site.
In addition to the usual electrical work, Vance’s Electric will order and install all kinds of lighting fixtures, acting directly according to the customer’s wishes.
âWe do a bit of home decorating so to speak,â Melissa said. âWe are a full service company ready to come and meet any customer’s electrical needs. “
In their free time, Mike and Melissa love to do outdoor activities such as ORV, camping, fishing and more. They also played softball. Mike helped train the T-Ball for Parks and Recreation. They have four children aged 6, 10, 12, 14; two boys and two girls.
They aim to grow the business, hire an apprentice in the coming months and provide full service to the communities of Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley and Las Vegas.
âThe reception has been good,â said Melissa. We had more work than expected. However, we are focusing more on the present as the business is still in its infancy. “
Melissa expressed her gratitude for all the local help and support they received.
âWe just want to thank everyone for their help in starting the business,â she said. âWe especially want to mention Xtreme Stitch, Cappalappa, Karen Alsum, and more. Thank you everyone!”
For more information about Vance’s Electric, LLC or to schedule services, call (702) 817-0506 or visit www.vanceselectric.com.