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
Gary Schoenfelder began working for Muth Electric in May 1995. He started as an Apprentice Electrician, worked his way up to become a Project Superintendent and is now the Division Manager in our Mitchell location.
Gary has been superintendent on many projects over the years including John Paul II School addition and remodel in Mitchell, various projects at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston, SD, Crow Creek School and Dorms in Stephan, SD, Sanford Clinic in Dickinson, ND, the McGovern Library, Allen Hall remodel and the Avera Health and Wellness Complex on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus in Mitchell.
Gary is a graduate of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program at 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
Kyle has been employed with Muth Electric since 2010 and has a broad electrical background with the company. He began his employment as an Apprentice Electrician, moved up to become a Project Superintendent and is now the Division Manager in our Omaha location. Kyle has been involved in various types of projects including hospitals, grain facilities, water treatment plants and solar projects.
Kyle is a graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute.
Columbus, NE Division Manager
Dan has been employed with Muth Electric since 2012. He acquired his journeyworker license in Nebraska prior to joining the Muth team. Dan started his career with Muth in the Sioux Falls division working in both construction and service. He became a project superintendent in 2015. In 2018, Dan moved to Columbus, Nebraska to become the division manager of our Columbus division.
Dan is a graduate of Southeast Community College in Milford, NE and holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences for Electrical Technologies. Dan is also a current member of the South Dakota National Guard and has served for 15 years.
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.