Story of Ed Gifford

I graduated high school in 1971 from Pierre South Dakota. I joined the US Navy in August that year and went through training to be a Navy Electricians Mate (EM). I served on active duty from 1971 through 1979. I served on 5 different ships during that time. I married in 1973 and while in the Navy had my two children. I exited the active duty Navy in 1979 and moved to Caney Kansas. I remained in the Navy Reserves for an additional 8 years and finished my 20 year military career with the Kansas National Gaurds in 1991.

I attended Coffeyville Community Junior College for 2 years before moving to Manhattan. I attended KSU and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelors in both Electronic Engineering Technology and Business Personnel Management. I have been married now for 42 years as of June 2015.

HISTORY OF AA GIFFORD ELECTRIC, INC. I started this company as Gifford Electric in Caney, Kansas in 1980. In 1981 I moved to Manhattan, KS to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. I obtained my Manhattan Master electrician license in late 1983 and first started serving the community in January 1984. I graduated in 1986 and decided that Manhattan Kansas was a good town to raise my children in and decided to stay in town and operate my fledgling company. Over the years we have been a company of as few as myself only and at other times have had as many as 22 employees. Pictures of some of our projects are shown on this web site. In the mid 1990’s I incorporated and changed the name to AA Gifford Electric. At that time I passed the Master Electrician Exam for state licensing.

Today. I am once again scaling back operations. I have always enjoyed meeting people and solving their electrical problems. Therefore I want to focus on the SMALL JOBS. I will do all I can to provide you quick service at a fair price. After more than 43 years of working in the electrical field, I am sure I can solve your problems. Give me a try.

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