Patrick Tilton

Name: Patrick Tilton

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Age: 50

Title: CEO of Hawkeye Electric

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Sam, a four-legged German Shepard/Coyote mix who protects my wife very well.

City you live in: Gilbert, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…

I wake up around 3:00 a.m., take Sam for a walk, eat breakfast, watch Fox and Friends and head to work by five. I’m usually the first person in the door and the last to close the office. I try to lead our employees by example – work hard, head home and spend the rest of your day with family. In my case, it’s my wife and dog. We love cooking or going out to dinner, spending time listening to live music and attending or watching sports.

I was born…

Fort Dodge, Iowa.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the weather. I’ll take the heat in lieu of the cold in Iowa.

I’m listening to…

Fox and Friends and Sports Center.

My family…

includes my beautiful wife Judy of 15 years, Sam and a very special brother. I joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in 1996 where I was fortunate enough to meet Paul, who was eight years old. I became a mentor to him and he became a huge part of our life for the past 22 years. I’m lucky to have Judy, Paul, my sister Annie part of the 185 great employees that make up “Team Hawk”. My experience with Paul showed me how powerful giving back to the community is. Now, I am a member of the Chandler Compadres, a nonprofit organization with the sole mission of providing support for East Valley families in need by donating our time, resources, talents and money to help disadvantaged kids.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Larry Fitzgerald – he is incredibly active in the community, something I aspire to be.

One thing I cannot live without…

sports! We rep all the Arizona teams – the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Suns and Coyotes!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a paramedic.

I’m inspired by…

my employees – they deserve a good life and we strive to give it to them.

The one person who motivates me is…

the entire team at Hawkeye Electric, who work hard to help us succeed and become the best electrical company in Arizona.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

to end bullying. The Chandler Compadres work with incredible beneficiaries like the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Valley and ICAN to keep the kids on the right path with the necessary tools they need to succeed.

The perfect day would be…

an entire day without my phone. No texts, no emails, just quality time with friends and family.

My first job was…

as a paper boy.

My favorite escape…

is enjoying a day with my wife at Canyon Lake.

My life…

is wonderful, I wouldn’t change a thing.

I’m currently working on…

raising money for the Compadres and the six wonderful East Valley charity organizations we help.

Always…

work hard and enjoy life.

Never…

give up.

Favorite Quote…

“Make America Great Again”.

Biggest Dream…

retire early and spend my days lounging on a beach.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people who aren’t punctual.

More about Patrick…

as the founder and owner of Hawkeye Electric, Patrick Tilton’s background in electrical work started in the Navy where he worked for five years as Electrician Mate from 1987 through 1991 on the USS WASP. After leaving the Navy, Tilton embarked on an extensive career in commercial electrical construction in and around the Phoenix Area. Tilton started Hawkeye in 1999 and has managed the business ever since, growing to 185 employees with annual sales in excess of $32 million at the end of 2017. When he’s not working, Tilton lends his time to the Chandler Compadres, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that has donated more than $8.3 million to Valley charities, particularly those benefiting youth academic and development programs. Hawkeye Electric is also a sponsor of Rock the Cause for Kids, one of the organization’s main events on Saturday, November 10th. Not only is it a night full of entertainment for guests, but it is also one of the biggest sources of donations for the Compadres. For more information, visit ChandlerCompadres.org/RTC2018.



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