About

ABOUT

Zeller Electric Brings Hard Work, Honesty, and Understanding to Every Single Project

We want to lead, live, and love well—every day is a chance to prove that, and prove ourselves. 

In 1979, brothers Jon and David Zeller founded Zeller Electric. The company has steadily grown, assembling a skilled staff of technicians who have earned us an outstanding reputation. Our technicians have an impressive depth of experience, and our ongoing education requirements help prepare them to solve any problem with the safest and most cost-effective solution. 

We are proud to be on the leading edge of electrical technology today, and proud to be the provider of choice for electrical contracting project managers, estimators, and wiremen across central Illinois. 

Today, we are guided by a second generation of leadership: President and CEO Seth Zeller, Divisional Vice Presidents Luke Zeller and Brian Rieke, and Chairman David Zeller. What’s most important is that we are guided by the same values that have always defined us—at work, at home, and in our community:

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Faith

We practice our Christian faith in our business and in every relationship.

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Relationships

We are driven to serve others - friends, family, community, and clients.

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Growth

We push ourselves to keep growing, professionally and personally

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Excellence

We pride ourselves on working hard, and we hold our work to high standards.

Meet the Team

Every member of our team contributes to the hard work, honesty, and understanding that define our company.

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Seth Zeller

President/CEO

Seth is proud to serve as the President and CEO of Zeller Electric. He has worked with the company for almost 20 years, and is inspired to foster its progress and its values. Seth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, is an accredited representative for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and is an active member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

Seth challenges himself to “lead, live, and love well,” and makes it a priority to spend time with his wife and three children. Their church family is Christ Community Church of Gridley. Seth is also an avid reader and enjoys a range of sports and outdoor activities.

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David A. Zeller

Chairman

David co-founded Zeller Electric almost 40 years ago, and he continues to provide guidance within the company and among electricians nationwide. David served 15 years as a board member for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and remains a member of NECA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). He is currently chairman of the board for the area JATC.

David and his wife have four grown sons and 13 grandchildren. He is an active member at his family’s church and enjoys boating and riding his motorcycle.

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Brian Rieke

Vice President of
Business Operations

Brian has almost 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Technologies, is a graduate of the IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) program, and is a member of IBEW Local 34. Brian specializes in energy-efficient building technology, and has a LEED Green Associate certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He has served as a firefighter with the Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District for 16 years.

Brian and his wife have three grown children and are active in Goodfield Apostolic Christian church. Brian’s interests include shooting sports, motorcycles, and outdoor activities.

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Luke Zeller

Vice President of
Field Operations

Luke has been with Zeller Electric for almost 20 years, and currently oversees estimates, scheduling, materials, and other operations in the Bloomington area. Luke completed a five-year electrical apprenticeship through IBEW/NECA.

Luke and his wife are busy with activities for their four children, and their family attends Eastview Church in Bloomington. Luke is an avid mountain biker and also enjoys camping and golfing.

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Joe Carey

Systems Division Leader

Joe has 15 years of experience in systems technology and now handles estimates and design for our Systems Division, working alongside teams to troubleshoot, install, and certify data communication projects. Joe holds a Master of Business Administration degree and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

Joe looks forward to the time he spends with his three girls, and enjoys outdoor activities and riding his motorcycle.

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Jason Albritton

Office Manager

Jason has 12 years of experience in corporate purchasing, and specializes in helping us increase the efficiency of our business operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Finance and Economics.

Jason and his wife have two children and attend Christ Community Church of Gridley. Jason enjoys watching his children’s sports and is a fan of Formula 1 racing.

Payton White

Administrative Assistant

Payton has a range of knowledge and experience in billing and insurance, which helps her manage our accounts receivable. She also organizes our team’s training and activities. Payton has an Associate degree in Applied Science focusing on Sociology.

Payton and her husband have one son, and she volunteers at Church 2:14 in Peoria. She enjoys date nights with her husband, trying new restaurants, reading, time with friends, and spending time with her family.

Brian Thompson

Estimator

Brian learned the electrician trade from his father, having taken an interest at early age. Now, his experience helps guide him as a project manager and estimator for Zeller Electric.

Brian and his wife enjoy snowmobiling, boating, and other outdoor activities.

Tiffany Ruegsegger

Office Assistant

Tiffany helps facilitate and track materials, handles small job billing, and provides our front desk support. She has an Associate degree in Applied Science.

Tiffany and her husband are active in their church, and they enjoy renovating their house together.

“Zeller Electric is committed to hard work, honesty, and understanding every day. We want you to feel confident and secure about your home’s power—even if the quality of our work is never seen, it’s always there.

Seth ZellerPresident and CEO, Zeller Electric 

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