Spectrum Engineering Resources is an innovative electrical engineering consulting firm, started in 1997 by Richard Holstad. We specialize in crafting practical, power solutions to electrical system problems. We empower our clients by forming productive partnership that enhances their professional resources and provide essential planning, design, power quality assessments, files investigation, and documentations support of electrical power systems.

At Spectrum Engineering Resources, we understand that your bottom line is your lifeline. That's why we are committed to helping you maximize your current technology while developing solutions that will improve your company's efficiency today and in the future. We will foster long-term partnerships by taking the time to get to know you, your staff, your priorities, your technological strengths and limitations, and your companies long range goals. We will apply the latest cutting edge technology, including CAD software, analysis software, and database applications, along with innovative energy efficiency implementations and tracking programs.

Our clients include industrial power users, electrical distribution utilities, and the consulting organizations that assist them. Wyrulec Company, Carbon Power & Light, City of Torrington, Town of Lusk, City of Yuma, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc., and United Power.


Treat others with respect and dignity.

Be honest and ethical in all we say and do.

Use education and technology as the keys to our future.

Foster an atmosphere of change, innovation and creativity.

Help everyone achieve his or her individual potential.


Is to strive for excellence in all of the undertakings of our team. This is accomplished by giving attention to detail and timely client involvement in the project.


Is to perform our business in a business-like, ethical, legal, and trustworthy manner. Our conduct must be consistent with the standards of care, diligence and quality which accompany the highest standards of professionalism.

SER Team

Richard Holstad, P.E. - Owner, Electrical Engineer

Mel Callen, P.E. - Electrical Engineer

Doug Rice - Electrical Designer

Mike Harper - CAD Manager/Specialist

Calvin Rand - Sr. Field Tech

Terra Rodfong - Office Manager