Sunday, December 08, 2019
About Baxter Kenworthy

We are very proud of our rich heritage that dates back to 1932.


  • David A. Baxter Sr. starts Baxter Electric in 1932
  • Sons David Jr and Ward join their father in the firm in the 1950's and assume the leadership role from their father
  • Robert Schaffart joins the firm in 1975 as a shop employee, rises to serve as a Project Manager in the late 1980's and becomes President in 1990
  • Baxter Electric merges with Kenworthy Electric in 1993 and admits William Heller, owner of Kenworthy Electric, to the new ownership Team
  • Joseph Schaffart joins the firm in 1998 as VP and CFO and is promoted to President in 2002
  • Two new partners, Jeff Meurrens and James Nielsen, join the firm in late 2006 following Roberts Passing
  • Jeff Meurrens assumes the role as President in 2007
  • Jeff Meurrens, William Heller and Joe Schaffart form a new Ownership/Management Team with Jeff continuing in his role as President



"Baxter Kenworthy has been a great partner to Gallup....from initial campus construction, building additions, remodeling, and electrical systems maintenance, they are true professionals and a pleasure to work with"

                                                                                      Ed Miller, VP Facilities

                                                                                      GALLUP, Inc



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