Kevin Buckalew

Board Member

Kevin Buckalew

An Iowa Native, Kevin Buckalew was born in Des Moines and lived in Grimes until the age of twelve when his family relocated to the small town of Dallas Center. He attended and graduated from Dallas Center-Grimes High School. He then went on to Trade School at Associated Builders and Contractors in Waukee and worked as an apprentice electrician until he obtained his Journeyman Class A electrical license in 2004 and then his Masters Class A license in 2006. Upon receiving his Masters Kevin started his own electrical contracting company, KB Electric, and began serving the Des Moines metro and surrounding area as a well-known electrical specialist. In 2008 Kevin needed help estimating electrical projects for his business and discovered that there were limited options in the market to help, so he began development of his own electrical estimating software. Over time Kevin has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in projects ranging from residential new construction to industrial hazardous locations and everything in between. Kevin sold his business in 2017 and went on to serve as the senior estimator and sales director for the purchasing company. In 2019 he left his position to pursue building better software for the electrical industry and continued building upon what he had started back in 2008. Today, Kevin is the founder of Electric Ease electrical estimating and bid management software and serves as the CEO of Triforce Management Applications. Electric Ease serves electrical contractors across the US, Mexico, and Canada and Triforce has patents issued in the corresponding regions for its software products.

Kevin joins the SRH board as a specialist in construction estimating and construction management and looks to bring his skills to the table to help SRH grow into the future while keeping projects on budget and on track.