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
    • CEO
    • Tom Chapman is the 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 13 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.

    • Lad Chapman
    • President
    • 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 serves as President. 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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    • 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 enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their two sons, bowling, reading and family bike rides.

    • Andrea Chapman Dawson
    • VP of Finance
    • Andrea Chapman Dawson 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 returned to VLC in 2003.  Andrea and her husband, Chris, enjoy keeping up with their 4 children.  Andrea is an incredible baker and spends warm weather riding on the back of Chris’s Harleys and snowshoeing in the winter months.

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