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Don’s Bio

• IBEW Local Union 505, Mobile, AL Apprenticeship Graduate – 1979

• Electrician – 18 Years

• Estimator / Project Manager – 22 Years

• Estimating Manager – 2 Years

• Chief Estimator – 2 Years

• Estimated $700M+ in Electrical Projects

• Columnist for EC&M Magazine column “Estimating Essentials” Since 2017

After high school graduation, Don served an apprenticeship in the IBEW through Local Union 505 in Mobile, Alabama.  He completed his apprenticeship, becoming a Journeyman in 1979.  Don comes from a long line of electricians.  His father and grandfather were electricians, as well as his brother and two of his uncles.

His father was an important influence in the Mobile area in the 1970’s and 1980’s in the electrical industry.  Don’s father was the President of one of the largest electrical contracting firms in Mobile.  His father served on the City of Mobile board of electrical examiners, National Electrical Contractors Association, and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.  The apprenticeship training facility of IBEW Local Union 505 is dedicated to his father’s memory.

Don holds a B.S. in Business Management / Theology graduating Cum Laude and he also holds a M.Ed.  He currently lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario with his wife of 47 years. They have four daughters and three grandchildren.

My Dad, Sonny Kiper (circa 1970) President of Wilson Electric, Inc Mobile Alabama

My Dad, Sonny Kiper (circa 1970) President of Wilson Electric, Inc.
Mobile, Alabama

Don & Giovanni Marcelli (Founder of ACCUBID Systems) at the 2021 NECA National Convention.

Estimating Experience

  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Correctional
  • Medical Facilities
  • Lighting Retrofits
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Tenant Build outs
  • Retail Space
  • Gas Plants
  • Industrial Skids
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Multi-story Buildings
  • FAA – Airports

Field Experience

  • Commercial Construction
  • Industrial Construction
  • Industrial maintenance electrician
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Wastewater facilities
  • Hazardous Location installations
  • Emergency Generators
  • Lighting Retrofitting
  • Utility upgrades
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Security systems
  • Fibre Optics
  • Data Communications
  • 5KV & 15KV high voltage systems

Management Experience

  • Project Manager
  • Estimating Manager
  • Assist customers in design and plan review of electrical installations.
  • Estimating software experience with Trimble® ACCUBID™, McCormick™, ConEst™
  • Database manager for electrical estimating programs – Trimble® ACCUBID™, McCormick™.