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SAFETY. PERFORMANCE. INNOVATION.

Meet The Team

“Leadership at its best, begins with the posture of a servant.”

The V.L. Chapman Electric Difference is our People.  We have been gifted with an amazing team of people.  Its our experience that if we have the right servant leaders setting the tone, and we work hard to get people equipped to be in the right place on the team, that it creates the best product for our customers, and a great community to work in.  Here are a few of our leaders, and please check out our FB feed for monthly highlights of different team members from the field.


  • Tom Chapman
  • President and CEO
  • Tom Chapman is the President and CEO of V.L. Chapman Electric, Inc. He joined his dad, Vern Chapman, in 1971, in the business and has been with VLC ever since. Tom assumed the role of Vice President of Construction and Treasurer in 1974 and also became Secretary / Treasurer of the Corporation in 1982. When his brother Jim passed away in 2000, Tom assumed full leadership in the company.  Along with Claudia, his wife, they have lead and financed VLC through decades of projects and work. His 40+ years of electrical experience, leadership, and vision has created the backbone of the solid reputation that VLC has today.  Tom and Claudia have a love for their 4 kids and 9 grandkids, and have been serving the NE Ohio community though VLC and their ministries for decades. Tom is an alumni of Mentor High and an Ohio High School Hall of Fame football player, and still keeps his competitive edge alive on the golf course.

  • Dave Parisi
  • Foreman
  • Dave joined the IBEW Local 673 in 1984 after graduating from high school in Mentor, Ohio.  Dave shows up for work early every day with a smile and his Mentor Cardinals hat on, and usually has a box of donuts or bag of Lifesavers to share!  He has 30 years of Electrical construction experience from all over Ohio, and also in NY, KY, WV, and FL at Nuclear and Coal Power Plants.

  • Lydia (Chapman) Rich
  • VP of Administration
  • Lydia (Chapman) Rich serves as the VP of Administration.  Having worked for V.L. Chapman since 1995, while attending Cleveland State, she’s responsible for Payroll and Accounts Payable. She is also the company’s Human Resource person, preparing the paperwork for hiring, discharge, garnishments, etc.  Lydia has a BS in Education and has been full time at VLC since 2000. Outside of work, Lydia loves volleyball, as a player and as a middle school coach, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

  • Andrea D. (Chapman) Vann
  • VP of Finance
  • Andrea D. (Chapman) Vann is the VP of Finance and is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Job Cost Summaries, Permits, License and Bonding, Company Tax Payments, and monthly payroll reports.  She worked in the office in the early 90’s and has been full-time at VLC since 2003.  Andrea is an incredible baker and loves CrossFit and snowshoeing in the winter months.

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  • Lad Chapman
  • Executive VP
  • Lad came to work for V.L. Chapman in 1986 as a teenager and has served in many roles from shop boy to driver, from Saftey Coordinator to Operations Manager, and is currently Executive VP. He received Electrical Engineering training at Cedarville University and finished his Masters work at Multnomah Seminary.  Lad has worked in other industries and ministries both domestically and internationally and developed his leadership and management skills in a variety of contexts. With a love for the staff and excellence in work, as well as snowboarding and triathlons, Lad is thrilled to be serving in his family’s business.

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