Michael Gehrmann is the Co-Owner of Electrical Design Solutions (GehrmannMartinez LLC), a full service electrical company specializing in turn-key generator installation for commercial and residential customers.
He brings over 20 years of electrical and project management experience. After gaining a vast amount of technical training and hands-on experience, Michael and his long-time industry partner, Chris Martinez, decided it was time to build their own business with a simple mission in mind: combine skills and innovation with an unmatched level of personal service, integrity and accountability.
Michael’s passion has always been to serve others and build long lasting relationships. This mindset has helped pave the way for the success of EDS. Within the first two years in business, EDS has earned the business of over 100 new clients, successfully leading projects of multiple sizes, resulting in the hiring of additional EDS employees. Managing a territory from Texas to the West coast, Michael is committed to seeing his projects from start to finish.
His career in the electrical field began in the late 90’s. Eager to learn the business, Michael quickly obtained his Journeyman license, advanced to a Foreman and was overseeing multiple projects. At the start of 2005, Michael became a Superintendent who over saw over 20+ employees with multiple projects. In 2013, Michael began Estimating and quickly benefited with learning the basis for understanding the costs associated with electrical construction.
Michael attended San Antonio College for two years before deciding to join the ABC Apprenticeship Electrical school four-year program. Michael has a Journeyman’s electrical license in the state of Texas and is currently in the process of obtaining his Master Electrical License for the state of Texas.
His biggest and greatest accomplishment was marrying his wife Michelle and adopting three beautiful girls in 2010. All that he has accomplished is due to his faith and love from his girls. He enjoys relaxing on the weekends, golfing, competing in USTA tennis and socializing with family and friends.
Chris Martinez is the Co-owner of Electrical Design Solutions. In this role, Chris leads a team of qualified electricians who will provide all aspects of electrical contracting, generator installation, and design builds to meet his customer’s electrical needs and wants. Chris is a qualified electrician and holds an Electrical Master License in the State of Texas.
Much of his success and determination comes from his family. His parents are a big reason for his work ethic and determination. Not only did they push him to be a good and decent human being but they also lived their life that way. His parents are two of the hardest working individuals he has ever met which pushes him to strive and be the best version of himself so that one day his children will have a good example to follow as well. Chris has 3 brothers who are very competitive and have helped shape his attitude and conviction in his everyday tasks. He would not be where he is today without the continued support and drive displayed by his parents and brothers to light the way.
Mr. Martinez is no stranger to the electrical industry. He completed four years of Electrical Trade education at the San Antonio Texas Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors. He still motivates himself to complete continuing education every year, as well as completing subscriptions to a variety of Electrical industry programs in order to keep up with the ever-evolving electrical trade.
He spent 10 years as a Journeyman/Master Electrician where he managed projects, delegated a team of electricians, and provided electrical designs for installations. Chris honed his skills in the electrical industry through the diverse projects he was either involved in, managed himself, or designed.
These past 10 years have prepared him for this moment. He’s combined all that he has learned and focused all of his time towards building his new business around customer service, efficiency, and quality performance in order to become the best electrical contractor this side of the Rio Grande. He ensures a great customer atmosphere by drawing on his vast electrical knowledge and helps turn his customer’s vision into a reality.