Our Team

Francis DiGuiseppe

Francis began his electrical career in 1976, working his way up through the IBEW “R” program and Apprenticeship program. Developing his skills as journeyman and a foreman, Francis became a project manager and systems designer in 1986. For the subsequent 19 years, Francis developed and managed electrical construction and service projects in government, military, datacenter, commercial, and stadium facilities.

With a track record of successfully managing an ever-changing work portfolio of 10 to 20 million dollars, Francis developed a reputation of bringing projects in on time and under budget. Taking the lessions learned from his thirty years in the industry, Francis self-funded the creation of Specified Electrical Systems, LLC in 2005. Since then, he has grown Specified Electric to over 40 electricians installing lighting, gear, fire alarm, building automation, and HVAC Controls.

Contact Francis: [email protected]

Norm Strickland
Executive Vice President

Norm has been a member of I.B.E.W Local #26 since 1991. Norm holds a Maryland master electrician license, and is also NICET Level #IV for fire protection engineering. Some of his project experience includes; Fire Alarm upgrades at the Miller Senate office building, Franklin Court, and The Westin Hotel on Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Norm was the general foreman for the 2001 & 2004 multi-million dollar improvements to FedEx Field as well as the St. Mary’s Hospital expansion in Leonardtown, Md. In 2006, Norm made the transition to project manager and estimator.

Contact Norm: [email protected] 

Richard Griffin
Vice President

Rick has close to a decade of experience working for the I.B.E.W Local #26. He has been involved in a variety of projects covering many aspects of the trade including the expansion of FedEx field in 2001. Along with his experience in the field and office, he has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in Labor and Industrial Relations with a minor in Dispute Resolution Management. He is a dedicated and driven individual who will do whatever is necessary to ensure the satisfaction of everyone involved.

Contact Rick: [email protected]

Brian Sheckells

Brian has been a member of I.B.E.W Local #26 since 1996. He is a second generation IBEW Local 26 member, following in the footsteps of his late father (Capt. Jimmy Sheckells). Brian holds a Journeyman’s Electrician license in Montgomery and Calvert counties in Maryland. He also holds journeyman licenses in the District of Columbia and the State of Virginia. Brian is a NICET Level # II, and OSHA 30 certified. Some of his major project experience includes; Replacing the fire-alarm system for the Marine barracks in Indian Head, MD. Brian was the lead electrical foreman for the multimillion-dollar P558 & P147 Aircraft Hangar at Pax River, as well as at one of the most advanced robotics facilities in the world, located at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. Brian had been a foreman of large projects around the DC Metropolitan area for over 12 years before stepping into the Superintendent role as an essential member of our management team in 2015.

Contact Brian: [email protected]

Gregory Brandts
Chief Estimator

Greg graduated from the Local 26 JATC Apprenticeship program in June of 2014. He holds his Journeyman’s license in Washington, DC. Greg began his career with Local 26 as an “R” worker and quickly proved himself to be an asset to the field. Greg has 10 years of field experience with certifications that include OSHA 30, First Aid/CPR, and NICET Level 1 Fire Alarm Technician. Greg joined the staff as Chief Estimator in April of 2015 and has since become an irreplaceable asset to our team. 

Contact Greg: [email protected]
Lindi Romine
chief financial officer

Lindi joined the Specified Electrical team in 2007, bringing nearly 10 years of experience in office management. Lindi oversees the day-to-day office duties, including payroll, human resources, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Contact Lindi: [email protected]

Mike Wilson
Purchasing Agent

Mike has been buying electrical materials since 1985. Buying everything from day-to-day materials to tools and trucks, he has worked for several large electrical contractors and supply houses. Mike joined the Specified Electrical Systems team in 2017 doing what he loves, buying materials and working hands on with the various foremen and project managers in the company. 

Contact Mike: [email protected]