Best of the Boat electrician: Don Kuntz, Current Electric |

Best of the Boat electrician: Don Kuntz, Current Electric

Current Electric owner Don Kuntz was named Best Electrician in Steamboat. (courtesy photo)

Current Electric owner Don Kuntz is abuzz about winning this year’s Best of the Boat contest, and he couldn’t be happier.

Born and raised in Steamboat and living on his family’s ranch in Pleasant Valley, Kuntz is a fifth-generation local who has been powering homes and keeping the ski area humming for 23 years (he supplied the juice for the mountain coaster and the lights for night skiing).

There are less glamorous projects as well, like the 87 electrical panels he recently replaced at a condo complex. But one of his favorite parts about the trade is the camaraderie with other electricians, even if they’re his competition.

“It’s too small of a town, and we rely on each other,” Kuntz said. “If someone gets busy, we can all join forces.”

Best Electrician

• Winner: Don Kuntz, Current Electric

• Runners-up: Jed Gibson, Central Electric and Geoff Coon, Coon Custom Electric

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