a leading midwest electrical construction firm
Mike Barth, Sr. founded Barth Electric Company in 1945.
The first offices were located at 804 Virginia
Avenue. The Company moved its operations to
2407 North Illinois Street in 1951. In 1956 the
Company reorganized from a sole proprietorship
to a corporation. Today Barth Electric remains a
closely held Family Corporation.
By 1989 continued prosperity had prompted yet
another move to larger facilities under the
guidance of Mike Barth Jr. That year, the Barth
operations relocated to 1934 North Illinois
Street, a continuing example of its commitment
to the near-north side of Indianapolis. Today,
Barth Electric Co., is one of the leading electrical
construction companies in the Midwest.
Presently with Mike Barth III at the helm, the office and warehouse operations of
Barth Electric occupy a full city block
and employ 75 on-site personnel in
addition to over 300 field electricians. In
2020, Barth Electric is celebrating its 75th
anniversary of providing the highest
level of personal and professional services.
senior management team
Mike has been with the firm since 1973 and has held positions in the warehouse, electrician’s helper, Estimator, Contract Manager and Executive Vice President prior to his current position. He is a member of BOMA, Electric League of Indiana, Near North Development Corporation, Federated Electrical Contractors, Associated General Contractors, NECA and the Better Business Bureau. Mike has been very active in our community and supports the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Boy Scouts, Masonic Movement and the Downtown Kiwanis Club.
Michael G. Barth, III
president & CEO
Brian has been a member of the Barth Team since 1983. He has his BA from Indiana University and his BS from Purdue University and is a Licensed Master Electrician in both Indianapolis and Nashville Tenn. He is also accredited with LEED. He is a member with International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Construction Specification Institute, Illuminating Engineering Society, National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Institute of Architects and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Brian D. Roberts
vp & mgr estimating/engineering
Dennis is currently a Vice President and Senior Contract Manager over the Marketing and Business Development Division. He has been a member of the Barth Team since 1991 but has been active in the industry since 1970. His previous position in the company was Manager of the Service Division. He has held positions in other companies as CEO of a small electrical contractor, Vice President of a large Electrical Contractor and Chief Electrical Designer at a major Engineering Company all in Indianapolis. He holds Master Electrician licenses in over 20 Cities. He has been Chairman of the Marion County Electrical Board since 1981 and President of the Indianapolis Fire Department Merit board since 2008. He is a member of NECA, National Electrical Testing Association and Illuminating Engineers Society. He is active with the YMCA at City way-BOD, Ransburg YMCA-BOD, Indiana Masonic Home-BOD.
Dennis D. Sheets
Deb is currently the CFO for the company, and is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience. She has experience in both the Profit and Not for Profit segment of the industry. She received her BA from Ball State University and did her graduate accountant work at Indiana University. She is a licensed instrument rated pilot and certified ground instructor. She holds memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Indiana Certified Public Accountants Society and the American Running Association. She is also a member of the Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association.
Deborah A. Sawyer
Chief Financial Officer
Doug is currently a Vice President and Senior Contract Manager over the Service Department. Doug has been a member of the Barth team since 1982 having held the positions of Electrician, Forman and Field Superintendent. He is a graduate of the IBEW apprenticeship school. He is a member of IBEW 481, MICCS, NECA, is a company representative to Federated Electrical Contractors and Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Trustee. He is also certified at all levels of OSHA, NFPA, First Aid, CPR and many other safety classifications. He is also an active member of the Circle of Lights Talent Committee. As a field Forman he was recognized with our Moose Award as one of our Top Field electricians.
Doug L. Arthur
Paul has been a part of the Barth Team since 2000. He has been in the electrical industry for over 40 years having held positions in warehouse management, sales and sales supervision and purchasing. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society and is a company representative to the Federated Electrical Contractors.
vp, purchasing dept.
Eric is currently the Superintendent of our field electricians and responsible for our Safety and Training programs. He has been a part of the Barth team since 1999, but in 1986 he served as an apprentice with our company. He is a graduate of the IBEW apprenticeship school and is a member of IBEW 481. He has held the positions at Barth as an apprentice, electrician and Forman. As a field Forman he was recognized with our Moose Award as one of our Top Field electricians.
Mike has been a member of the Barth team since 1997. He is a graduate of the IBEW apprenticeship school and is a member of IBEW 481. He has previously held positions in our company as electrician, and Forman.
Paul is currently a senior contract manager who supervises 6 of our contract managers. Paul has been on the Barth team for more than 24 years and has been in the industry for 39 years. He has held positions in our company as Electrician, Forman, Project Manager and now Senior Contract Manager. He has been one of our lead Forman on such projects as Lucas Oil Stadium, Conrad Hilton, JW Marriott, Indianapolis Zoo Encounter Area, Circle Center Mall, and many other high profile projects. He is also a Moose award winner which is the highest award the company gives to its finest electricians.
Senior Contract Manager
project management team
Chris Merritt - rcdd
dan bowen - engineer
David Schultz - PE