Dean Bennett was born in Charleston and grew up on James Island. He graduated from a 4- year International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeship program before embarking on his career as an electrician. His work history includes supervising a 5-milliondollar Charleston Naval Shipyard pier renovation project with over 20 personnel in 1984 at the age of 23. He was also the superintendent of the High Voltage Lead Cable Splicing Division at the Charleston Navy Base. Dean is very proud of his 10 years as supervisor of electrical maintenance and construction in all South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) facilities in the Southern Division, and to have worked as a supervisor at Meeks Electric, M&M Electric, Metro Electric, and Thompson Industrial. He lives in Summerville with his wife Marie.
Earl Matthews has lived in Charleston most of his life. He has been doing electrical work for over 40 years and has been a small business owner for 30+ years. Earl has wired over 150 homes in the Charleston area in his career and is the high-end residential expert for EOE Electric. One of his favorite projects was rewiring one of the colorful, iconic buildings on Rainbow Row in Charleston. Earl also served as a radio communications operator for the St. Andrews Fire Department for 38 years, earning the rank of Captain.