About Us

American Electric & Data, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri, furnishes the highest level of care for each customer that we serve. Our skilled and diversified team has different skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds that make us the versatile company that we are today. Our dedication is in designing and building the custom data, communications, or electrical services that you need.


Tom Prade

Our president, Tom Prade, has managed all aspects of our business since 2000. He is very active in supporting the community in any way that he can. Tom is a 25 year member of the IBEW Local 1 and NECA. He brings a certain passion to our company and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and different sports.

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Tom Prade

Dave Tyler

Dave has more than 30 years of experience as an electrician and is considered an expert in the field. He joined our team in 2001 and later became our project manager who helps to train others in power, data, and communications installations. Along with his father Gene and brother Jim, he was one of the original founding members of the Franklin County Labor Political Committee and sat on the county fair board from 2000 to 2006. Dave has a passion for helping others any way he can. He helped with electrical repairs in the Union area after the flood in December, 2015.

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Dave Tyler

Lynn Chapman

Lynn joined our company as an office administrator in 2002 and is now our administrative executive. Her dedication and skills have helped establish and grow the company into what it is today.

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Lynn Chapman

John Bardenheier

John joined our company in 2013 as an estimator and then moved into the role as a senior estimator and project manager. He is a master in his field and works to coordinate bids and estimates.

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John Bardenheier

Jim Eckelkamp

Jim joined our company in 2005 as a service truck employee and currently serves as our director of field operations. He manages manpower, training, and staffing. Jim is a member of the IBEW Local 1.

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Jim Eckelkamp

Jason Frank

Jason joined our company in 2014 as a purchasing agent. He brings a wealth of material experience that enables him to serve our vendors and contractors with speed and accuracy.

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Jason Frank

Dominic Grasso

Dominic joined our company in 2017 with a wealth of experience as a Senior Estimator.  Please call our office to speak to Dominic.

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Dominic Grasso

Carol Prade

Carol joined our company in 2016 to help fill our need for a front desk receptionist. Her dedication and sunny outlook will make your call and visit special.

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Carol Prade