River City Six – Chris Langer
Meet Chris Langer, owner of Langer Electric (@LangerElectricCo).
Tell us a little about your business.
Langer Electric provides excellent and affordable electrical service to clients in Omaha and the surrounding area. We strive to have repeated good experiences with our customers. Many trade folks aren’t a treat to work with because they are there for the job and job alone. I want people to genuinely love the experience they share with us. We try to bring more of a family-feel to the job.
How did you get started in the business?
Prior to Langer Electric, I worked for another company in the industry for ten years and went through an additional five-year apprenticeship.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Being able to pay off all of our equipment. We basically started from nothing, besides the skills I had acquired along the way.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wife BreeAna and my son Easton are my rocks. Everything I do is for those two.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
I was in a severe car accident when I was 15. My friend was driving and we lost control at 105 mph. We flipped into a creek and the car blew up. I was dragged out of the vehicle by my friend and our other friend was ejected. A person starts to feel more grateful for everything around them after something like this happens.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Relax with my wife and son and watch Netflix. We are 100% homebodies.
Who inspires you?
Kerwin Rae. If you don’t know who he is, you should look him up.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t be afraid to take a chance because even if you fail, you’ll still learn something from it.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“And We Danced” by Macklemore x Ryan Lewis.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Eat whatever I want and not gain any weight.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I don’t use it on a daily basis because I’m always running around, but the ability to make others laugh. Life is short and I love seeing people happy.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Be able to play basketball. I…am…horrible…
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Robotic engineering. I’ve always been amazed by that stuff.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I try to donate as much as I can to our police department (and everyone in blue). They have our backs on a day-to-day basis, and that is important to support.
What is your favorite movie?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I would love to talk to him about his journey from nothing to something.
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