Live Wire Electric began in Rodney Nelson’s home in 1992. He and wife, Bev, purchased Whitmore Electric on West Grimes in 2000 where they acquired a retail store and more valued customers. Rod began in the electrical business in 1983 working for Mel Whitmore of Whitmore Electric, then went on the work as an electrician and machine maintenance technician in several Fairfield manufacturers. Purchasing the site on West Grimes gave Live Wire a “home” where customers can stop in for appointments and purchase from the retail store.
Rod and Bev are Fairfield graduates and are active in both the Fairfield and Libertyville communities. Rod is the former Mayor of Libertyville (2010-2022). He is also an active Elks, Fairfield Economic Development Association and Iowa Inspectors Association member. Bev is a past Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President and current Chamber Ambassador. She is also the Libertyville Community Center President. They have one son, Trenton Nelson, also an FHS graduate now residing in Libertyville, IA.
Owner, Master Electrician
Iowa Contractors License
Masters Electrician License
Live Wire stays up-to-date on all local, state and national codes.
Our licensed technicians have all of the necessary training and experience needed to provide you with the very best service.
We will work around your needs to minimize downtime and ensure your business or home is functioning as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.