Tina Drake grew up in Texas. She worked with her Dad, a residential general contractor, learning a great deal about construction. Tina says her Dad, who still lives in Texas, taught her she could do anything she set her mind to do. He gave the same advice to her sister, Nikki. Tina worked with her Dad at every opportunity learning a solid work ethic from him along with developing the skills to pour concrete and construct walls.
She often spent time with her grandparents helping with the grain elevator they operated. Tina attended school in Canyon, Texas where she graduated in 1992. She also attended Amarillo College for Business before starting her family. She now has a daughter, Kyla, who lives in Texas and two grandchildren, Breanslyee and Brynlee.
Tina worked for a CPA for fifteen years who owned several dry-cleaning stores. When the business was closed after his death, it was time to go in a different direction. She and her husband, Jody, moved to Florida where Tina began working again in construction – this time for two companies, a plumbing service and a leak detection company in Orlando. She worked closely with the owner to grow the companies managing the dispatch teams, the technicians and serving the customers.
Working as a team is important to Tina and she works daily towards that goal. Late in 2017 her husband was transferred to Atlanta. Once again, she was looking for rewarding work when she saw an ad on Craigslist for an office manager with Chandlee Electric in Alpharetta. Tina interviewed for the position, was hired, and came to work on February 12, 2018.
“Being a part of helping the electric service side of the Chandlee companies grow is a challenge I look forward to. I enjoy using my knowledge of service industries to contribute to the team of employees,” remarked Tina after her first few days on the job. Tina is filling a most needed position at Chandlee Electric especially after the recent expansion of employees, equipment and clients. Welcome aboard Tina!
She also enjoys riding motorcycles, taking hikes, traveling, and just having fun with family and friends. She and Jody live in Kennesaw.