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The BarTech Group, Inc. was founded by President and CEO, Dwayne K. Barlow. Mr. Barlow started his career in the utility industry in 1984 as a meter reader for ComEd – an Exelon Company. With more than 33 years of progressive experience, he is now at the helm of one of the few African-American-owned electrical construction contracting firms in the Midwest. He followed his dream to become an entrepreneur in hopes of leaving a legacy for his family and providing his community with job opportunities in the electrical field. Mr. Barlow began his entrepreneurial path by acquiring the majority interest in Gaffney’s PMI in 2010, which later became The BarTech Group, Inc. in 2014. The company initially specialized in all facets of outdoor electrical construction and maintenance, including street lighting, traffic signals and stadium lighting.

The BarTech Group, Inc. has now exponentially grown into a multi-million dollar business. 

As a result of this substantial growth, the company has expanded its services to include Security Fencing, Professional Services and a specialization in Traction Power for Rail Transportation. The BarTech Group’s immeasurable quality and vast experience has led to multi-faceted projects in the Utilities industry.

The company’s success today is shaped by the skill, versatility and experience of its talented workforce. Now, “Team BarTech” has grown from 7 employees to 72 employees. With safety, internal training and mentoring as the foundation of the company’s culture, Mr. Barlow relies upon the vast knowledge-base of his senior leadership and veteran tradesmen to continue exploring ways to provide superior service to clients. His unwavering commitment to safety and innovation has led to continuous growth and a more than promising future for The BarTech Group.

Our Mission

The BarTech Group’s mission is to provide professional expertise in the electrical sector for clients while creating continuous internal training and employment opportunities for local communities.