Meet Our Friendly Team

The Third Element, Inc. is a Montana locally owned and operated company established in July of 2012. While training at the Montana Electrical JATC, John Colley (President) realized there was a need for a contractor that focused on renewables and energy efficiency. With the following credentials we have combined all of our training to offer unlimited electrical services.

Our mission and commitment is to provide our customers with the most advanced technologies available. Furthermore, we ensure our customers will receive the best quality, service and value by maintaining the highest industry standards. We are a company our customers can refer to their friends and a company that supports the local community.

The Third Element Inc. strives to exceed the expectations of its clients and vendors, in all aspects of its day to day operations. In our pursuit for excellence, we find our staff are regarded amongst the safest, most qualified electrical contractors in the industry. The Third Element makes safety its highest priority and our safety record is a direct reflection of our continual efforts to create the most well rounded, safety conscientious employees in any industry.

How do we accomplish what most employers dream of? The process begins with the selection of our staff. Hand-picked from the most skilled individuals in the industry, our employees are then provided a comprehensive safety training program, that is customized and specific to each project. Once on site, our plan is executed in a well-organized manner. The safety of our employees and those around us is the most important aspect of the project and is ensured by our process.

Our role as your partner, regardless of the capacity, large or small, remains consistent throughout the process. You will not find a more safety oriented or environmentally responsible contractor anywhere!

Third Element Electrical Contractors of Helena, MT


-Master Electrician with 15 years in the electrical industry
-With a five million dollar grant, John was hired by the JATC to develop a hands on curriculum that instructs trades people in green energy.
-Completed five year apprenticeship program with the MT Electrical JATC
-Trained 4th and 5th year apprentices at the MT Electrical JATC
-Completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business entrepreneurial program

John Colley

Owner Operator of Third Element, Inc.

Jim Lathrop


Master Electrician with 17 years in the electrical industry
Onsite General Foreman for electrical projects up to 3 million dollars

Eric Pickett

Estimator and Large Project Manager

10 years in the electrical industry.

Tanner Ozburn

Master Electrician

9 years in the electrical industry

Richard Bailey

Journeyman Electrician

8 years in the electrical industry

Josh Dalzell

Journeyman Electrician

17 years in the electrical industry

Chris Bakken

Journeyman Electrician

5 years in the electrical industry

Brad Boettcher

Journeyman Electrician

5 years in the electrical industry

Jeremy Lloyd

Journeyman Electrician

9 years in the electrical industry

Sean Pigott

Journeyman Electrician

5 years in the electrical industry

Timothy Baker

Apprentice Electrician
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1 year in the electrical industry

Ryan Sims

Apprentice Electrician

Tyler Imhoff

Apprentice Electrician

Chris Raffensperger

Apprentice Electrician

Jonathan Bryn Hartness

Journeyman Electrician
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Christina Ward

Office manager

Ian Martin

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