Tackling a turnaround


ABC’s Young Professional of the Year Justin Baker Brings New Energy to His Region and the Merit Shop

Justin Baker, Executive Vice President of Gaylor Electric, Mooresville, N.C., has quite a few accomplishments under his belt for man who hasn’t even hit the age of 40.

Five years ago, Baker took over a small underperforming segment of his company and grew it to one of the most successful branches in the country. He accomplished this while keeping up with several active job sites, traveling extensively throughout the country, getting more politically involved in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas Chapter, and making time for his family while coaching his four kids’ football, basketball and baseball teams.

His business acumen, volunteerism and commitment to the betterment of the industry are what caught the eye of ABC when it named him the organization’s 2017 Young Professional of the Year.

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