Father of six at top of career as husband, licensed electrician

Ivan Thomas is one of a handful of licensed Black electricians in the state. His road to success has been rocky but thanks to God, a supportive wife, and bulldog determination, he is now at the top of his career and realizing his dreams 

By Richardra Winder-Robinson
Free Press Staff Reporter

While the recent winter storm ravished north Louisiana causing thousands of homeowners to be without power, one electrician was sacrificing his own safety to ensure that others stayed warm.

As temperatures dropped as low as seven degrees in Monroe, Ivan Thomas braved the treacherous weather and answered the call of duty.

One of his customers was so grateful she publicly thanked him.

“Ivan Thomas came over in the sleet and snow to get our heat back up and running!!! We thank you, thank you!!” says Keyonya Williams. Williams was one of…

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