Mario Valdes Jr. is an electrical inspector and plan examiner for an engineering firm that does private provider and municipal support services. He started his career with his father who owns an electrical contracting company at 16 years old and worked himself up to a master electrician. Once he got Florida State Contractor’s License, he ran the company as a project manager and estimator. Furthermore, Mario’s passion for the national electrical code led him to get his inspector and plan review certifications and embark on a new journey as an electrical professional in the code compliance industry.
Mario is a goal setter and has been a certified instructor for 2 years teaching theory, NEC code, & calculations. He’s worked in very complex projects such as hospitals, casinos, hotels & multi-family high-rise buildings bringing him a diverse background experience in the electrical field. Mario was recently recognized as a contributor to Mike Holts NEC exam preparation 2017 book and assisted in reviewing and editing all electrical calculations.
Mario is a member of the IAEI, NFPA, & ICC and believes by staying active in these organizations he will be ahead of the game with cutting edge knowledge pertaining to safety codes, he enjoys participating in meetings to give his input on certain topics. When not immersed in the electrical world, he enjoys fitness training because a healthy mind requires a healthy body. Mario resides in Miami Florida with his beautiful family which includes his wife and 4 year old son and they enjoy family getaways to Disney world and other amusement parks.