Jonathan B Carpenter

President of Operations

Jonathan comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the operations sector of multiple major electrical projects. A lifelong member of IBEW Local 103, he has the background and knowledge to lead Homeland into the future and beyond. Jonathan combines old-school values with a modern understanding of the technology needed to compete in an ever-changing and advancing market. He has successfully led projects such as the Salem Harbor Power Station and the response to the Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Disaster of September 2018. Both jobs required hundreds of men and women to manage, track, assign work, bill, and successfully complete the project. Now, in an executive role along with his close family member, Jonathan is bringing the best of both worlds to provide the most efficient, competent, profitable, and safe experience to all of Homeland's clients.

Patrick Driscoll

Vice President of Utility

Patrick joins Homeland with a 38-year career in the electrical construction industry. He has in-depth experience in the transmission and distribution business, as well as associated operations such as ROW. His early career includes substation construction, T-line construction, and modernization work across the United States. Patrick's career included a 4-year IBEW apprenticeship, followed by his years as a journeyman electrician, a master electrician, and later the roles of a Foreman, Construction Manager, Senior Project Manager, and management of a company specializing in UG utilities. His experience successfully building teams and managing projects makes him a recognized leader in our industry today. Patrick was born and raised in Calais, Maine, so it should come as no surprise that he holds a USCG Masters License and frequently sails his 105-ft two-masted schooner up and down the Atlantic Coast. His family joins him as well, with his wife and daughters as part of the crew, bringing his family together to enjoy life as a team.

Mike Herning


Mike Herning has been the principal owner of several businesses across the private and public sectors, covering industries from consumer retail to electrical construction and public safety. Together, his companies total more than $120M in revenue. Mike is one of the early investors of Homeland Power and Utility LLC. Mike is passionate about the safety and security market and - as Chairman of Homeland Power and Utility LLC - works closely with the Executive team in the areas of finance and operations. He brings more than 30 years of experience helping companies to scale and expand. His extensive knowledge in management, investing, corporate development and operations helps businesses succeed. Mike is a graduate of Stanford University, where he played football and was a member of the coaching staff.

Brandon Matthews


Brandon brings over fifteen years of experience within the fields of construction, development, engineering, and management. He has conducted projects within the energy sector, ranging from small breaker change outs or pole replacements, to EPC projects and large $200MM+ utility programs in various locations all over the United States. He is passionate about the role of management and delivering a quality project on-time and on-budget, and he enjoys regularly networking with other industry professionals. Brandon is driven to deliver on his client’s objectives through a focused hands-on approach to utility construction management. Brandon is a Maine native, having grown up in Winslow, but he now resides in Southern Maine with his wife, Erin, and children, Penelope, Grayson, and Lennon.

Bob Gorton


Bob brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, tax services, and business analysis to Homeland Power and Utility LLC. He is responsible for all of Homeland’s financial functions, including accounting, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations. His critical attention to detail allows him to successfully formulate both short and long-term business strategies for Homeland, as well as nurture financial growth and coordinate tax planning. Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Babson College, and compounded his education by earning his Master of Science in Taxation at Suffolk University. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, as well as the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. In his spare time, Bob enjoys golfing with his three sons, Nick, AJ, and Kyle.

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