Tick Tock Energy, Inc. was formed in 2006 by brothers Craig, Eric and Matt Pals.
It all started in 2003 after Eric was ten years into his electrical contracting career. He started first as an apprentice electrician but quickly rose through ranks becoming a journeyman, project foreman, and later assistant business agent for IBEW Local 146.
Eric desired a change and having an independent and entrepreneurial spirit he desired to join forces with dad Mike, founder of Pals Electric, Inc., a family electrical contracting business founded in 1983 and now led by younger brother Matt. However, the market in early 2000 for area electrical contractors was not ideal and Eric didn’t feel the financial viability of leaving his IBEW position was feasible.
Frustrated and looking for change, Eric started calling and seeking advice from Craig who lived in Los Angeles, CA. At the time, Craig was managing energy-efficiency and power generation development projects for Sempra Energy Solution (SES), now Honeywell. Craig is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in mechanical engineering and had been involved in building energy retrofits of all types. Many of the energy retrofit projects he managed were supported by electricians.
During one phone conversation with Eric, Craig suggested “let’s start a business” focused on delivering energy solutions in Illinois and then beyond. Like his brother, Craig also had a desire to start a business and was intrigued by the discussion. That phone call was the initial spark.
By fall 2004, planning a new business was in high gear and, by October 2004, the commitment was finalized – we were going to start a business! Though yet unnamed, Tick Tock Energy was moving forward.
The year 2005 was spent business planning and trying to come up with a name for the company. By February 2006 it was official, Tick Tock Energy was incorporated. Eric, Craig and Matt finally launched the new company. Since Eric and Matt, as well as Pals Electric, were based in their hometown of Teutopolis, IL, Craig decided he would support the business growth remotely from Los Angeles. By this time Matt was increasingly taking on management of Pals Electric which is the primary installation subcontractor on Tick Tock Energy projects. Eric and Craig assumed day-to-day management of Tick Tock Energy.
Today, Tick Tock Energy has served over 250 clients since 2007 reducing, producing and managing their client’s energy costs. The company is one of the leading energy solutions contractors and providers of lighting, solar and other solutions in Central and Southern Illinois. The company is expanding throughout the Midwest and beyond.
The company has completed projects in Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Nebraska. Tick Tock seeks to continue its presence through its network of energy professionals and specialist contractors.