Troy Blakey has been named the Johnson Creek Education Foundation 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. The award will be presented at the Johnson Creek High School graduation on Sunday June 10th at 2:00 pm in the Weis Center at Johnson Creek Middle/High School. Blakey attended Johnson Creek Schools from kindergarten thru 12th grade. In high school he participated in many sports, football, baseball, track, cross country but he excelled in wrestling. He earned two conference championships and a trip to the state wrestling tournament his senior year.
Blakey was also active in student government where he served as a class officer and as student council president.
Following high school, Blakey attended Coe College in Iowa and UW- Whitewater. In college he was involved in wrestling and ROTC.
In 1994 he began working for a local electrical contractor, obtaining valuable “on the job” training. Several years later he went to work for a large contractor and trained to become a project manager. After seven years of on the job experience and many classroom hours, he obtained a Wisconsin Master Electrical License. In late 2000 Blakey started an electrical contracting business, Midwest Electric, out of his garage. The first couple of years he concentrated on small residential remodels and a few new homes. After six years and some significant growth he built an office and warehouse. Throughout the next 12 years he has been focusing on commercial and industrial contracts. His business continues grow. Midwest Electric vehicles are seen at jobs sites throughout the area. He also owns a real estate investment company with many properties throughout the area.
Blakey has many hobbies and passions, such as hunting, golfing or working on various projects but none stand out more than his family. Troy and Nicole Blakey have 3 children, two who attend Johnson Creek Schools. Owen, in 4th grade, enjoys football. Madison, in 1st grade, rides horses. Piper will start school this fall. His family and businesses keep him very busy, but he always finds time and resources to support anything local. He feels it’s very important that he gives back to the school district and community that he grew up in.
Presenting the award will be Ron Roehl, president of the Johnson Creek Education Foundation.