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Conch Electric wired into North Fort Myers
August 2, 2017

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After spending nearly two decades in Illinois as a union electrician, Court Evans decided to move to Florida.

With hard work and a lot of help from other business people in the area, he has made his new company, Conch Electric, one of the "best" new companies in North Fort Myers, earning "Best of North Fort Myers" recognition for best electrician.

The designation is awarded via a North Fort Myers Neighbr readers poll.

Evans, whose father and grandfather worked as electricians in the Peoria area, worked for 19 years - five as an apprentice and the rest as a master electrician - before coming here. He passed all his exams and hit the floor running.

"I had been coming here for six years. My dad is a snowbird and many of the people I worked with in Central Illinois are here. I have that client base and they have friends who they've met. I had a lot of clients vote for me," Evans said.

He named the company Conch after the place he and his wife got engaged, in Key West, more specifically, the Conch Republic, which "seceded" from Key West in 1982. The company van even as the Conch Republic Flag on the side.

But with such a jump on a client base, perhaps the most important thing he did was join the River's Edge BNI group, an organization of business owners that meets to network and help each other find business, usually with the other businesses.

"It was a blessing, not knowing anyone here it's been a good in with general contractors," Evans said. "It's helped us grow rapidly. The contractor likes me and he gives me all his work."

Conch does typical electricial work, as well as bath and kitchen remodels. It also does things you might not know about, such as docks and boatlifts, landscape lighting and more.

Evans said he can also do telephone, data, fire alarm systems and more.

"I can do commercial work, but only small commercial since we aren't big enough just yet," Evans said, who has one van and three electricians. "I like helping people fix their problems."

Evans said being named "Best of" is an honor that has brought him recognition and increased his business even further.

"I've had calls come in that I wouldn't have had without it. I'm still in the process of building my web site, so anything that will get me up there in the search ranks will help me," Evans said.

Conch Electric, which covers Marco Island to Port Charlotte, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 313-0496.

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