Victory Electric welcomed CHANTZ BRUNGARDT on Oct. 19.
Born and raised in Hays, Brungardt spent much of his early life visiting family in the Dodge City area. During his time at Hays High School, Brungardt also spent time in the area for athletic competitions against the Dodge City High School Red Demons.
After graduating high school in 2017, Brungardt attended Fort Hays State University for one year. He decided to change directions and pursue a career allowing more hands-on tasks and working outdoors.
“I started looking around and ended up talking to a family friend and he's a lineman for Western Cooperative [Electric],” Brungardt said. “After he told me his daily routine and what he did, it sounded interesting, so I enrolled at Pratt Community College and went to lineman school.”
Brungardt’s time in line school, as well as two summers of interning with Western Cooperative Electric, developed his skills and passion for the industry. Upon completing the program, that passion kept Brungardt going as he faced challenges pursuing a career in line work during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I enjoyed it and was passionate about it I guess you could say, and that's why I decided to stick with it and wait a year and a half,” Brungardt said. “Victory gave me a chance and I appreciate it. I am excited about starting the next chapter in my life, and just being able to stay somewhere and make a living.”
Brungardt’s interest in the outdoors extends beyond his job as a lineman. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and training his dog.
Victory Electric is excited to have him in Dodge City and to join our team.