BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mott native brings craft back home

Adam Greff became one of the newest business owners in Mott when he opened Greff Electric on April 11, 2016.

 Jacob Greff rides in the Greff Electric truck down Brown Avenue during the Hettinger County Fair parade.  (Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)
Jacob Greff rides in the Greff Electric truck down Brown Avenue during the Hettinger County Fair parade.
(Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)

Adam Greff became one of the newest business owners in Mott when he opened Greff Electric on April 11, 2016.

Greff, who grew up in the Mott-Regent area and graduated from Mott High School in 2002, originally wanted to follow in his father Brad Greff’s footsteps and sell insurance. Greff had the opportunity to sell insurance in Grand Forks, and after one year he realized that being an insurance agent wasn’t the right career path for him.

After spending time in Grand Forks, Greff’s wife Jennifer who was in the military at that time was deployed to Kosovo. After her deployment Greff knew he wanted a new career. He knew he wanted to own his own business, and he remembered how much he liked his electrical classes in high school. Realizing that the number of electricians in the area were declining, Greff noticed not only a business opportunity, but a way to give back to his community by providing a much needed service.

Before owning his own electrician business, Greff started working as an electrician in September of 2010, working for other electrical business in Dickinson and Elgin. All of his electrical training was on the job, and he took all of the appropriate tests to get his electrician license.

Greff provides electrical services to residential, farm and ranch electrical, from wiring farm buildings to grain bins, and also trenching electrical lines to water wells. He is also able to locate electrical lines and locate faulty electrical lines as well.

Greff likes to help people out locally, even if the job is a smaller job, he just likes to help the people in his community.

Greff not only works in the Mott-Regent area, but he has also services the surrounding communities of New England, Hettinger, and Elgin.

“If someone is willing to pay me to drive there I will travel anywhere,” Greff said.

Adam’s brother, Jacob Greff, is finishing his electrical apprenticeship in Fargo, and will be joining Greff Electric in the near future. Jacob graduated with an electrical degree from North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, and Adam is excited to being able to have two electricians on staff.

Not only does Greff keep busy with a new business, but he and his wife Jennifer have three young boys, Theodore who is two years old, and two one-month old twin boys William and Jace.

If you are in the need of any electrical services you can reach Adam at Greff Electric at 701-260-1403 or by email at greffelectric@gmail.com.

Greff encourages anyone who calls to leave a message if he doesn’t answer, since he might not be able to answer the phone while he is working.

“I would like to thank the communities for supporting me so far. Business has been very good and people have been very well receptive with starting a new business, and the people have been great to work with,” Greff said.

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