June 27, 2012
Craig Daily Press readers named Corey Electric as best electrician as part of the 2012 Best of Moffat County contest. Above, members of the family-operated business pause for a photo before traveling to a job in Wyoming. From left are Grant, Dave, Jr., Roger and Dave Corey. Not pictured: Janet Corey.
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Corey Electric earns best of Moffat County distinction
It’s not uncommon for children of successful business owners to leave home and try to chart their own path. But, as powerful as the impulse is to leave, so too is the desire to someday return to roots. Luckily for Dave Corey, 63, he and his sons have followed that storyline to the letter. Corey started Corey Electric with his wife, Janet, in September 1976. Their three sons — Dave Jr., 35, Roger, 33, and Grant, 32 — all work in the family business. “People tell me how envious they are, whether it’s because they don’t have sons or they do have sons but they never came back home,” Dave said. “My wife and I are very lucky to have our sons, their wives and our grandbaby here.”