Company History

Matt Dozier and Wendell Barnett founded the company in 2000 as an electrical design firm. The primary focus was on providing streamlined design services for the design/build market. This is today our largest market, working directly for electrical contractors on design/build projects. We also work in the traditional design/bid market as a sub consultant to architects. In our brief history we have designed electrical projects with a value of over $75 million.

Matthew B. Dozier, PE


Cell: 615-210-1331

Matt Dozier graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He has 26 years experience as a consulting engineer. Before starting iDesign Services, Matt was partner and principal with Smith Seckman Reid. He served as senior design engineer, senior project manager, principal in charge and ultimately Chief Electrical Engineer.

Matt is a licensed professional engineer in 28 states. He is Secretary and President-Elect of the IEEE Power Systems Engineering Committee, responsible for publication and authored updates of ANSI and IEEE design and analysis standards, including: The RED BOOK, Industrial Design Standard, The WHITE BOOK, Healthcare Design Standard, The GREEN BOOK, Standard for Grounding, The BUFF BOOK, System Analysis Standard, and several more.††He serves as the IEEE appointment on the NFPA, National Electrical Code, code-making panel responsible for authoring the National Electrical Code.† He is also on the IEEE/NFPA National Standards Coordinating Committee and a member of the IEEE Standards Council. Matt has authored and published numerous national standards, codes and papers.

Wendell Barnett, PE


Cell: 615-406-9635

Wendell has over 30 years experience in the design/construction field. Wendell graduated Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in 1974. Prior to forming iDesign in 2000, he worked in the design and construction business for over 26 years at Smith Seckman Reid, Downs Electrical Constructors, and Sverdrup Corporation.


Project experience includes a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Wendell traveled overseas to Saudi Arabia to work on several projects in the 70ís. He returned to school in 1980 to earn an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in 1982.


Wendell worked at SSR from 1992 until 2000, and was a team leader for the South Central Division and partner in the firm. He is a registered engineer in Tennessee, Illinois, and Kentucky.


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