David J. Helsel
Fresno Branch Manager

Dave Helsel joined the Collins Electrical Company, Inc. team in 1997 as a General Foreman Electrician. Currently, as Branch Manager, Dave manages the day-to-day operations for the Fresno Branch, which he opened after serving as the Modesto Branch Superintendent/Project Manager for the Fresno area for 4 years.

Prior to joining CECI, Dave held the position of Project Superintendent with Steiny and Company, Inc.  Dave spent time as a Foreman with Steiny and Company, Inc., Wild Electric, and Olivia Electric, and was also an IBEW Local #595 Grounds Man.

Dave is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Major in Animal Science and Ag Business. Additionally, Dave holds several certifications including LEED, OSHA 30, NFPA 70e and Effective Project Supervision 1 & 2.

Dave is an active member of the East Central Chapter of NECA and is a Management Trustee of the IBEW #100 JATC.

What is your favorite destination? Hawaii

What is your dream destination? Ireland/Scotland

Hobbies? Fly Fishing

Favorite drink? Bourbon

Favorite quote? Words to live by? “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do” – Benjamin Franklin

First car? 1968 Chevy ½ ton Pickup

Where did you grow up? Pleasanton, CA

Favorite charity? American Wheelchair Veterans Association 

Would you rather be able to teleport or be invisible? Without any doubt, Teleport

If you could live anywhere where would it be? Mountain meadow with a well-stocked trout stream running through it.