Meet the Oliver Electric Team

Oliver Electric Construction, Inc. is a full-service electrical design and construction firm dedicated to the success of our clients. We are located in Lawrence, Kansas, and have been providing services throughout the Kansas City metro area for over 30 years. The Oliver’s have deep roots in Kansas, close ties to the community in which we live and work and have always been intimately connected to the daily operations of the company.

We choose to operate our business knowing that it’s our name on the door.

Jeffrey Oliver, President
Quite often, following in your father’s footsteps can be a perilous journey – and it’s not always successful. Then there are those rare, priceless exceptions; when a son takes up the mantle his father has so carefully handed over. A reputation for hard work built by a larger than life personality, Robert Oliver was known in the community for over 35 years as one of the most trustworthy and one of the most generous. Robert is fortunate to have had his son succeed him in business but they also shared the inherent qualities that have always made Oliver such a success – insisting on the open and fair treatment of folks from all walks of life and a willingness to use their considerable talent, knowledge and skill for the benefit of others.
Proud and loving son of OEC founders, Robert and Deidre Oliver, Jeff Oliver has learned the business the old fashioned way. In fact, working alongside his father and the same journeymen that his father had started the business with, he was brought up within the company and has learned the valuable skills and knowledge that have helped to build our community and make it such a success.
After ten years in the field and another ten years in management, Jeff took on the responsibilities of his father. The same tight knit group that built Oliver Electric continues to build the same legacy for honest work, playful generosity and a willingness to reach out and help those who require something more than ‘just’ an electrical contractor.
Jeff is responsible for the overall daily operations that keep his family’s original mandate and mission on track, he has a special knack for customer relations and his prowess at sizing up a large design-build project is legendary. With the energy that a second generation can bring to a company and with the sense of earnestness, caring and responsibility that come with filling your father’s shoes, Jeff has his experienced and practiced eye on the future of his company’s legacy and reputation.

Todd Love – Vice President, EE

VP and Engineer, Todd is key to developing long-term strategic plans and sales. Todd manages design-build efforts, heads our BIM Division and program management. Completing studies at MIT for Electrical Engineering, he has held master electrical contractor licenses in over 23 states and is co-author of several patents. Prior to Oliver Electric, Todd owned and operated Tesla Electric Company, Inc. for over 15 years and was a successful commercial electrical contractor, consultant and machinist. He has been involved in the electronics and electrical industry for over 35 years. Interests include a fabrication studio and machine shop where he creates art, architectural elements and custom lighting fixtures. When he’s not working, he’s well… working.

Todd Hockenbury – Sr Project Manager

Todd Hockenbury has been with the company for 20 years. Todd is an outstanding and insightful manager – and key to Oliver’s success over the years. “Hock” is part of the backbone of the company and has helped to define our signature traits of customer support, work ethic and friendliness.

Marissa Kokhanovsky – Accounting Mgr.
Marissa is the Accounting/Office Manager and Executive Assistant. She’s responsible for developing, maintaining and processing accounting principles, practices and procedures for the company. She assists the executive staff and project managers on all day-to-day operations and keeps everyone in line. Marissa earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, but she’s not all numbers. Marissa is an artist with a camera, loves to take photographs and is a whiz with Photoshop and graphics programs. Every chance she gets she heads for Cajun Country to spend time with her family.