Jeremiah Braunstein has been an electrician almost his entire life. When he was 10 years old he was following his father, an electrical contractor, around job sites, doing odd jobs for 25 cents an hour. He continued to work with his father while he was in high school, learning the tricks of the trade and developing his skills.
He moved to California and, having completed his journeyman training, worked with several different contractors, taking any opportunity to expand his knowledge and experience by working on different types of projects, including wiring mammoth 13,000-square-foot homes.
In 1988 he moved back to Seattle, and back to working for his father. He joined the union and then worked for another firm for 12 years, where he drove a service truck and gained another mentor, who taught him the value of tackling jobs both large and small, and of appreciating his employees.
All Wire Electric emerged from a single contract, after Jeremiah’s church asked him to help with some renovations. The church had bought the local union hall and wanted to convert it to a place of worship. Jeremiah took up the challenge.
As the church grew from 400 to 5,000 members, and again needed to move to a larger facility, the electrical work required grew with it. This time Jeremiah didn’t tackle it alone — he hired other union electricians and founded All Wire Electric. The experience inspired Jeremiah to turn his attention to the business full-time and he began turning it into the success story it is today.
Despite this success, Jeremiah isn’t ready to rest on his laurels. By staying true to the same three principles that have inspired All Wire from the start — honesty, integrity and value — customer satisfaction remains as high as ever, and the company continues to grow.