Dick Muth and Darlene Muth
Founders and CEO
Muth Electric was founded in 1970 by Dick and Darlene Muth a young couple beginning life in Ethan, SD – a small town near Mitchell, SD. With their hard work, determination and a steady addition of dedicated employees, the growth of the company has been consistent.
The goal of Muth Electric has never changed – to provide electrical services to all customers in a safe, timely and professional manner. This would be carried out by a team of employees that have this very mission in mind when serving their customers.
Dick and Darlene expect the mission that has enabled the growth to this point to continue into the future and enable even more growth for Muth Electric, Inc.
Paul Muth has built a lifetime of experience with Muth Electric. He began with the company at age 16 and continued while attending the Electrical Construction program at the Mitchell Technical Institute.
In his 40 years at Muth Electric, Paul began by working on projects in the field and then quickly moved to estimating, Vice President of Operations and Co-President in 2015. He has directed the field operations while growing the company from a smaller company to one with over 360 employees in a number of locations.
Under Paul’s direction, the project mix has grown to a list of the most complex projects that take place in the upper Midwest. Utilizing his vision, no project has been beyond the capability of the team that has been built under his direction.
Over the years Paul has been involved in many organizations that have helped to develop the construction industry as well as his local community and state. The Associated General Contractors, SD Salutes, Big Friends-Little Friends to name a few have benefited from his involvement.
Terry Sabers’ career in construction began at Muth Electric in 1974. With over 40 years experience he shares a seasoned view when making decisions that come up each day beyond the walls of the corporate office.
Terry has been involved on the team leading Muth Electric as his position evolved. This occurred during the growth of the company from 10 employees when he started to the 360 on the team today.
Terry has taken an active role in his community and state including serving various advisory positions in education with a focus in technical education. As a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute, he has been active on the MTI Foundation Board. He also served on the SD Board of Education and in 2017 was appointed to the newly created South Dakota Board of Technical Education, tasked with over-sight of the four technical institutes in South Dakota. He believes strongly in giving back to the community and working to build a stronger construction profession through education.
Billy became the Operations Manager for Muth Electric in 2015. He has been with Muth Electric since 1997 and is a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute. He was previously in the Mitchell service department and then as an estimator in the Corporate office for five years.
As Operations Manager, Billy is responsible for oversight of the Watertown, Huron, Omaha and Muth Technology divisions. He is tasked with assisting them not only on a day to day basis but also in seeking growth and efficiency in their divisions.
Billy is involved in the Mitchell community in many ways including the Mitchell Technical Institute Electrical Construction and Maintenance advisory board as well as an active member of the Mitchell United Way.
Mitchell Division Manager
Doug has been with Muth Electric since 1979. He started as an Apprentice Electrician, worked his way up to become a Project Foreman and is now the Division Manager in our Mitchell location.
Doug has been involved in many projects including irrigation systems, high voltage projects and water/wastewater treatment plants. Doug received a Craftsman award for his work on the Rosebud Health Care Facility.
Doug is a graduate of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program at the Mitchell Technical Institute.
Sioux Falls Division Manager
Shannon joined the Muth Electric team in 1997. He worked his way up from Apprentice Electrician, Project Foreman, Estimator and Service Manager to currently serving as our Sioux Falls Division Manager. Shannon was very instrumental in developing our HV / Wind Energy Maintenance Services group at Muth Electric.
Completing various types of projects including medium voltage work has given Shannon a very well rounded background in the electrical field.
Shannon also has a Bachelor Degree from the University of South Dakota and he completed the four year IEC Dakotas Apprenticeship Training Program. He has served two terms on the City of Sioux Falls Electrical Board of Appeals and Examiners.
Rapid City Division Manager
Paul has been with the Muth Electric team since 2001, starting as an Apprentice Electrician then a Project Foreman in our Mitchell Division. He currently serves as the Division Manager in Rapid City.
During his time at Muth Electric Paul has completed many very technical projects including the Williston Wastewater Treatment Plant in Williston, ND; the wastewater treatment plant in Platte, SD and various commercial projects.
Paul is a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute.
Watertown Division Manager
Chris Lee started working for Muth Electric in May 1995. He began as an Apprentice Electrician with our Watertown division after graduating from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
He has served as the Project Foreman on many projects, including the Bel Brand Cheese plant in Brookings, SD; Tatanka Wind Farm near the SD/ND border; Davisco Foods in Lake Norden, SD; Watertown Middle School and Watertown Community Center, both located in Watertown, SD.
Chris is the Division Manager of the Watertown Division and is in charge of the Watertown location construction and service departments in addition to the Brookings location service department.
Huron Division Manager
Ryan has been employed with Muth Electric since 2004 and has a broad background with Muth Electric. During his time with the company, he began as an Apprentice Electrician and moved on to be Project Foreman, Service Technician and Estimator.
As the Division Manager in Huron he oversees the Huron construction and service departments as well as the Aberdeen service department.
Ryan is a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute.
Omaha Division Manager
Since 2000 Roger has been employed by Muth Electric in the Omaha Division. He completed the ABC apprenticeship program prior to joining our company. Roger also is a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
During his time at Muth Electric Roger has been a journeyman, service tech, foreman, estimator and Division Manager for the Omaha Division. He has been involved in numerous projects over the years for various customers including the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Verizon Data Center, Con Agra Data Center, JBS Beef, as well as many others.
As the Division Manager in Omaha he oversees the construction department, to include project management, and the service department.
Williston Division Manager
Dean has a diverse background in the electrical business. He has been with Muth Electric since 2012 and started working in the Sioux Falls division as a service technician and project foreman. Dean had 20 years prior commercial and industrial electrical experience in other states before coming to Muth Electric.
Dean moved to Williston to become the Division Manager in 2015.
Muth Technology Division Manager
Rick joined Muth Electric in November 2015 and comes to Muth Technology with over 27 years of experience in the communications industry. His background included all facets of the technology and telecommunications business.
Rick and the Muth Technology team is tasked with covering data cabling including fiber optic lines over the entire area that Muth Electric serves.