From putting their lives on the line for our country, to putting their lives on the line to power our communities, PEC’s many veteran employees are living a life of service. And in honor of Veterans Day, we thank them.
We talked with veterans in our Canyon Lake District to find out what makes PEC a natural home after the military, and found at its core a sense of brotherhood.
For lineworkers in particular, the discipline and teamwork instilled through military service can be directly related to success in the field. For some, the similarities make the transition from serving their country to serving PEC members a natural one.
“The military conditions you to appreciate things a little more,” Lineworker Apprentice Tim Cerveny said. “The hard hat’s a lot lighter than the helmet.” Cerveny served in the U.S. Army from 2014-18.
Beyond the nature of the work itself, veterans find a sense of community at PEC that is reminiscent of their time in the military. “In linework, there are a lot of long days and long nights, getting the job done no matter the weather. It requires a level of self-motivation,” said Lineworker Apprentice Caleb Spencer, who served in the U.S. Army for 5 years, 8 months.