Dave started with Parkin Electric after completing military service in the Navy when he began his electrical career as an helper for his father Harry. Dave gained his Electrical license in 1990 and his General Supervisors license in 1994. He also holds a Washington State Master Electricians license. Dave took over the company in 1992 and has grown the company to what it is today. Dave has served in a leadership capacity for several industry organizations including: International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) for 3 terms, State of Oregon Electrical Code Change Committee member (2002, 2005, 2008. 2011, 2014) as well as currently serving on the State of Oregon Electrical Technical Committee. Dave also served on the Area 1 JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Center) Board, as a member of the National IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors) Codes & Standards Committee and the NFPA 73E committee member. Dave is also known by his family and coworkers to be an avid offshore fisherman and Captain.