Megan made the move to the private sector in late 2020 following a fifteen-year career in public safety communications at the City of Lincoln and UNL Police Departments. She also spent a considerable amount of time working on 911-related issues at the national level.
Megan’s experience completing several home renovations alongside family, and passion for project management, strategic planning, & organizational behavior fueled the decision to purchase the family’s 23 year-old electrical business.
On January 1, 2021, the company re-opened as Mod Wattage Electric- a company with core beliefs in “doing trade work differently than it’s always been done.” Mod Wattage is focused on developing the MODern Employee, providing service for the MODern Customer, and finding MODern solutions for traditional electrical concepts.
Megan has two daughters and two japanese chins. She holds a Masters Degree in Management from Doane University, and spends free time crafting, motorcycling, and shopping for Mid-Century MODern treasures.
Steve began his electrical journey in the late 70’s- right after high school, but life happened- and his dream took a pause to start a family and pursue other interests. Steve always knew he wanted to be an electrician, and by the early ‘90s, he found his way back when he started as an apprentice at Ed Peeks Electric – making $6/hour!
In the early days as a single father, it was common for Steve to tote his daughters, Megan and Ashlei, to side jobs lasting hours past bedtime on school nights, or to service calls on the weekends. The Calvert Rec Center had him on speed-dial as he was often late for pick-up while finishing jobs. Both girls were typing up estimates and invoices for him before they had even entered middle school- It’s no surprise Megan would one day catch the entrepreneurial bug.
By 1997, Steve purchased Peeks Electric, and following a move to the area of 14th/Hwy 2, rebranded as Salt Valley Electric. In 2020, after 23 years of business, Steve agreed to sell the business to his eldest daughter, Megan so he could start a long transition into retirement.
Steve and his wife Laura have four children and eleven grandchildren. In their free time, they enjoy camping, concerts, farm-life, and spending time with friends -and most importantly, the grandkids.
Joe has been with us since the mid 1990s.
A Grand Island native, Joe graduated high school and studied to become an electrician at Central Community College in Hastings, class of 1976.
Joe’s first job as an electrician was with Hastings’ Guarantee Electric.
In 1984, Joe moved to Lincoln and began to work for Gary Peeks at Southside Electric. When Gary retired in the mid 1990s, Joe accepted a position with Gary’s Brother at Ed Peeks Electric and stayed with the company until it was sold in 1997, later becoming Salt Valley Electric. Many of our best customers have followed Joe through the years.
Joe belongs to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He and Mary (Aspen) have been married for 45 years- together they have two children, Jennifer and Phil, and four grandchildren.