AFE-St. Louis's July Meeting/Tour

St. Louis Chapter 26 would like to express a special Thank You to 

Rick Oertli - CEO of Guarantee Electrical Co.

Terry Bremer - Gen. Mgr. of Guarantee Electrical Co.'s Maintenance Division

Don Brown - of Guarantee Electrical Co.

along with all the great folks at Guarantee Electrical Co., for hosting our meeting and giving us a powerful presentation.

Thanks to all those members who showed their support by attending. We look forward to seeing you again next month on the green. To all our guests, we hope this event empowered you with the knowledge. This is just one of the many benefits of belonging to our organization. We will enjoy seeing you at the next meeting as member of the Association for Facilities Engineering!

Frank Kastl

President-AFE St. Louis (Chapter 26)

The Meeting:

Guarantee was ready for the large showing with food and drinks for all. We filled their auditorium with many new faces. Our gracious host started out with a very interesting history of their completely remodeled buildings and a little about themselves. Did you know that there are times when they have over 800 Electricians and Engineers employed. (They've been around since the beginning. :>)

No, Terry's not telling a fish story :>)

Terry Bremer is the General Manager of Guarantee Electrical Co.'s Maintenance Division. More importantly (to us anyway:>), he is a fellow AFE member and our speaker. That's Terry in the corner with the TV behind him.

Terry's presentation was on Electrical Preventive Maintenance and Harmonics

The TV set in the room, was an infrared camera, which made the night even more interesting. Terry spoke about Infrared and Ultrasound tools, explaining the right tool for the right job.


Clicking these pictures may show you the full size. :>)We also watched a video on harmonics, and their damaging effects. Terry further explained the differences between annoying verses destructive harmonics.

We found out Frank's building has dual risers, which puts his system at less risk of a high voltage failure.

 (Redundancy) As Frank (our AFE chapter president) would say, "It's a beautiful thing". 

Terry's tips: 

Our dinner break consisted of another fancy meal catered in; Guarantee Electrical Co.'s generosity did not stop with dinner. We would like to thank Terry for donating the power point presentation to our web site. In addition, we would like to thank Rick for the great pictures he donated. You can see more in the scrapbook.

We found out the "Guarantee" in their company name is short for ... guaranteed to have a good time. :>) 

We made a lot of new contacts, and friends.Was the crowd at the door to get in; or get out? The crowds gather at the doors to get in! It was difficult to say goodbye while having such a good time. Thanks Guarantee Electrical Co.!

Hope to see more of you in our engineering ranks at our golf outing in August, as AFE members. :>)


Please see our scrapbook for more pictures.

Click here for power point presentation about Guarantee Electrical Co. and inside contact information.

Thanks Again Guarantee Electrical Co., for the great time!

AFE Members: We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors.  When you have needs, please show your appreciation by contacting them.

Click here for GECO web site3405 Bent Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116


Frank, Terry and Don recommend Maintenance Technology magazine. Check out's  articles related to this months meeting ...

Infrared Thermography--How to Get Started

Cost/Benefit Analysis of Infrared Programs

July meeting and tour at Guarantee Electrical Co.