Power Source Electric was
founded in August of 2006 as a division of ElectAir, Inc. Operating out of
Yankton, South Dakota and owned by Douglas Dykstra and Chris Frick, the company has decades of
Their dedication to service and
satisfaction is their #1 priority. Douglas and Chris, along with their team of dedicated professionals
are always striving to make your experience with their company as stress free as possible. Over 25
employees with years of industry experience, licensed, and insured, Power Source
Electric will make your satisfaction complete and get the job done.
Douglas entered the
electrical industry in 1972 while attending technical school in Mitchell, South Dakota. After technical
training he was employed by Black Hills Power and Light Company of Rapid City for two years. During that time
Douglas married Trudy Marek of Avon, South Dakota and together they decided to relocate to Yankton, South
Dakota, where he worked as a journeyman electrician until 1978.
Once receiving his South Dakota electrical contractors license, the two
began their first business of electrical contracting in April 1978. During this time of self-employment
they decided to take on a partner. Their business operated that way from 1984 until 1996. After
lengthy considerations, Douglas and his business partner decided to sell out and slow
During this slow down period from 1996 until 2004, Douglas was employed
by a tarp manufacture that was expanding and setting up satellite facilities in eight surrounding
states. He was the company pilot and flew management personnel to the different branches. This
gave him the perfect opportunity to obtain multiple states local electrical contractor licenses while
setting up the branch offices.
In January 2005, Trudy and Douglas joined Chris Frick and his family to
form a new partnership, ElectAir Inc. They purchased a local heating/cooling and sheet metal
fabrication shop from a widow of a long time contracting friend. A year later in August of 2006
Douglas’s electrical non-compete clause ran its course and they added another division to ElectAir
Inc., Power Source Electric. After a couple years they purchased Complete Communications and its
assets opening yet another division of ElectAir Inc., this time in the form of a data networking and
“I have been a
licensed electrician in South Dakota since 1972 and a licensed electrical contractor in North Dakota, Nebraska
and South Dakota since 1978. Over the years I’ve had the great privilege to have many great employees
and meet some wonderful friends in the contracting business.” Douglas
Chris was born and raised in
Yankton, South Dakota, where he graduated from Yankton High School in 1982. He pursued his college
education in Sioux Falls, South Dakota attending the University of Augustana on a basketball
scholarship. Chris later transferred to the University of Sioux Falls, lettering in basketball
from 1985 to 1987.
During the 1986-87 season he became the first USF Cougar to score 700
points in a single season. He is fifth on the all-time scoring list with 1,642 career points.
After Chris graduated with a degree in Business Management, he went on to play one season of
professional basketball with the Rapid City Thrillers of the CBA.
Shortly after that, Chris decided to return home and enter into the
family business. Chris married Jodi Olson from Platte, South Dakota in 1989, and they now have 3
children, Jacob, Morgan and Tanner.
“I have had the
opportunity to be in business for myself for the last 15 years. The people of Yankton and surrounding
areas have been good to us. We are very thankful for the blessings we’ve had here.”