Who We Are.
Founder and CEO, Guy W. Smith and his management team have accumulated extensive experience in the industrial and commercial construction industries. Industrial Commercial Electrical ( I.C.E. ) was originally established in 1995. We are insured and licensed by the State of Alabama and reciprocal states. I.C.E. has been in business for 25 years and currently employs electricians and technicians who are extensively trained in commercial applications and safety procedures. I.C.E. recently expanded its services to include Voice, Data and Fiber Optics.
Owner / CEO
Guy W. Smith, Owner/CEO, started I.C.E. Contractors in 1995 with the single goal to provide a more than quality commercial and industrial service to Decatur, AL and surrounding areas. Since then, over a span of twenty-five plus years, I.C.E. Contractors can be seen in multiple locations all over the southeast. Guy holds an Associates of Applied Science in Electrical Technology from John C. Calhoun Community College and holds a Master Electrical License for Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. Aside from being a successful business owner, he enjoys the great outdoors, all types of hunting, and spending time on the farm.
Russell Casey, President, started his career with I.C.E. Contractors in March of 2005 and has 25 years of experience working in the electrical field. Prior to working for I.C.E. Contractors, he worked for Jim’s Electrical Service as a Project Manager/Estimator from 1996 to 2005. He holds a Master Electrical License for Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and North Carolina.
Senior Vice President / RCDD
Austin Smith, Senior Vice-President/RCDD, has worked for I.C.E. Contractors for 8 years and started his career with us in May of 2012. Austin graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Professional Management and a Minor in Marketing Communications Technology in May of 2016, and was on the University of North Alabama Rugby team from 2014-2016. He is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and holds his Master Electrical License in Alabama and North Carolina. In 2017, Austin hiked the Appalachian Trail and completed the entire thing. You can usually find Austin spending time with his family, Jay, and being outdoors.
VP Data Operations
Tim Steele has been employed with I.C.E. Contractors since December of 2015 and brings with him 32 years in the Voice, Data, and Fiber profession. He currently serves as our Vice President of Data Operations and was previously the Vice President of Operations at his previous company. Tim holds numerous certifications that go alongside his experience, including certifications in Hubbell, Belden, Corning Fiber, Siemens, Mohawk, and OCC Fiber. Aside from
VP Data Infrastructure
Mark Steele serves as our Vice President of Data Infrastructure and joined our team in January of 2016. He brings us 30 years of experience in the Voice & Data field of work and has numerous certifications to go alongside his experience. He currently holds a Georgia State Low Voltage License, Florida State License, and a North Carolina State License. He also is a Bicsi Member, is ESA Certified Electronic Access Control, and is Honeywell Certified Training in CCTV and Access Control.
VP National Accounts
Dennis Gainey joined the I.C.E. Contractors team in November of 2016 and serves as our Vice President of National Accounts. He has 23 years of experience in the Voice & Data profession and has served in numerous capacities serving as a Data Technician, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Program Manager, Account Manager, and Vendor Management Leader to go alongside his experience in the Voice & Data industry. Aside from managing his team, Dennis enjoys auto racing and graphic design.
VP Pensacola Operations
Jamie Gainey has been with the I.C.E. Contractors team since April of 2020 and oversees our Pensacola, FL office as the Vice President of Pensacola Operations. He brings 25 years of electrical experience to the table and currently holds an Alabama and Florida Master Electrical License. He was the Owner/Operator of Gainey Electric prior to joining us in 2020 which worked with I.C.E. Contractors since 2018 providing subcontracting services in the Voice & Data field of work. Aside from his daily work life, Jamie loves the laid back outdoors, cooking, fishing, and the beach. He is also a proud father of two children and a husband of 20 years.
National Account Manager
Chad Lajoie serves as our National Account Manager and joined I.C.E. Contractors in June of 2020. Chad brings over 20 years of experience in the Voice & Data profession and has served in numerous capacities to go alongside his experience. He started out as a Lead Cable/CCTV technician and worked his way into being a Field Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, National Account Manager then a Division Manager with his previous employer. Chad ran a division that employed six project managers, two field managers, and 30 to 40 field technicians that ran up to 200 to 250 projects over the United States each year. He is OSHA 30 certified, and spent 2 years at DeVry University for Telecommunications. Aside from being at the office, Chad enjoys spending time with his 5 children and 1 grandchild and spends time as a softball coach during the season.
Chris Fox has been employed with I.C.E. Contractors since April of 2001 and serves as one of our Project Manager & Estimators in the Industrial Electrical division. He’s overseen numerous projects in the industrial and commercial fields and brings 20 years of experience with us here at I.C.E. Contractors. Aside from being at work, Chris enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and children.
Heath Steele joined I.C.E. Contractors as a Project Manager in our Voice & Data Division. He joined us in January of 2016 and has 20 years in the Voice & Data profession. Alongside with that, he has numerous certifications including his Fluke Networks Certification, OSHA Certification, and is certified as an Electronic Technician. Prior to working with us, he served in numerous capacities as a Project Manager, Safety Manager, and Field Supervisor. When Heath is not at work, he enjoys all things sports related and being outdoors hunting.
Dale Shikle is one of our Project Manager & Estimators serving out Electrical Commercial division and has been with our team since January of 2010. Dale has 25 years under his belt as a Field Electrician, 8 years as a Field Superintendent, and 5 years as a Project Manager & Estimator. Dale brings 38 years of experience to the table with us here at I.C.E. Contractors. During his spare time, he likes traveling on the weekends and spending time with the grandkids.
Patricia Skinner, Office Manager, has 30 years working in numerous roles in the Administration/Management profession. Her career started in 1992 at Bechtel Engineering and has worked for Oliver Associates, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Compass Bank, and has been a valued employee of I.C.E. Contractors since 2004. Patricia attended the University of Alabama at Huntsville and John C. Calhoun Community College. When Patricia is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and kids.
Accounts Payable & Administrator
Alexis Sandlin, Accounts Payable/Receptionist, has worked for I.C.E. Contractors since June of 2016 and serves as a support role for all things Accounts Payable and Administrative roles throughout the company. She holds a WorkKeys Certification and is a graduate of East Lawrence High School. Aside from being at the office, she is a mom of one and enjoys spending time with her friends, family and being at church.