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Residential & Commercial 

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We believe our clients deserve high quality work on every project from start to finish.
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Electrical Services & Upgrades

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We value our clients' time and money.
All of our processes and practices are built for efficiency, leaving more time for family & friends and doing what you enjoy most

Off-grid & Remote Power Systems

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Our in-depth approach allows us to provide electrical solutions that stand the test of time



Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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Owner | Master Electrician 

Britian Whitley

Britian began his electrical journey in 2004, working with Tesla Electric. In 2005, he began his dream job and was hired working as a fire fighter for the City of Sandpoint. Britian finished his apprenticeship with Fogg Electric and continued working full-time as a Fireman. To make 2020 more of an interesting year, Britian became a Master Electrician and opened Backcountry Electric .

Owner | Administration

Allison Whitley

Allison works in the background at BCE, she assists with billing and job appointments, along with bookkeeping & delivering parts to job-sites, Allison is an EWU college grad that enjoys hiking, running, & snow skiing.  Allison is mom to two little ones, Sawyer and Rocco, and dog-mom to their black lab, Sonny.

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 Master Electrician 

Jory Prather

Originally from Wisconsin, Jory started his electrical career after graduating high school in 2007. Shortly after moving to Colorado for his love of snowboarding, he gained his Journeyman license in 2014, followed by his Master license in 2020. Continuing to follow his love for adventure and the outdoors, Jory and his wife along with their two dogs found Sandpoint in 2022. When not at work, you can find him either on a board or 2 wheels ripping down the mountain and Jeeping to an offgrid campsite somewhere in the woods.

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 Electrician Apprentice 

Zeya Martin

Zeya Martin is a North Idaho local, born at Priest Lake and raised in Sandpoint. Zeya started her electrical apprenticeship in January of 2020 and is currently attending the Electrical Program at North Idaho College. During her off time you can find Zeya shredding a skatepark or mountain somewhere, fly fishing in a creek, spending time with friends, family and her cat.

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Journeyman Electrician 

Eric Schicho

Eric grew up snowboarding and sailing in the finger lakes region of Upstate New York.  A passion for self-sufficiency and the off-grid lifestyle brought him, his girlfriend, and thier 2 dogs to Sandpoint in February of 2019.  He began his electrical apprenticeship in November 2019 installing micro-hydro and solar power generation systems for remote properties around the Inland Northwest; passing his Journeyman exam in June 2023.  Outside of work you can find him enjoying the hike up a mountain, the ride down a mountain, or spending time on the abundant  lakes and rivers of North Idaho! 

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Sandpoint ID - 83864


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LINX Audio Visual and Backcountry Electric are the proud creations of local Sandpoint, Idaho residents, Britian & Allison Whitley. 

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