About Us

The owners of Gulf South Electric are Rex Archer, Stephanie Badinger and Keith Gravois.



Master Electrician

Keith Gravois President and Master Electrician

Keith Gravois has been doing electrical work since 1983. In 1987 he received his Associates Degree from Delgado in New Orleans, LA. In the same year he earned his Master’s License. After working in the field with several companies, he gained experience, knowledge and the confidence needed to opened Gulf South Electric in 1992. Seven years later, in 1999 he was recruited to take over all areas of management for a local electric company. In the 9 years he was employed with this company, he was responsible for its continued success and strong growth. In 2008 his desire for independence and a drive for a more comprehensive company drove him to reopened Gulf South Electric, LLC. His vision for the future need of renewable energy enticed him to undergo intense training to become certified in Solar Power Installation.

Some of his many strengths are his managerial skills, strong practical foundation and understanding of the industry. He is quick to understand the intricate needs of contractors and industrial plants. He is a problem solver and inventor of ways that relieve and ease those little annoying quirks not thought of ahead of time.

He enjoys the reputation as a reliable electrical contractor. This reputation was built on years of experience and performance.

Keith Gravois achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, in 1978 and is currently the Scout Master of a local scout troop. His interests include fishing, hunting, photography and family life.

To reach Keith Gravois email to keith@gulfsouthelectric.com




Rex Archer, Foreman and Lead Electrician

Rex Archer received an Associates Degree of Applied Science from DeVry Institute of Technology. He went on to serve his country in the 82nd Airborne in the United States Army. This is where he gained his experience as an electrician.

His professional experience started in 2001

Rex Archer oversees all aspects of construction in the field while managing the crews with the utmost professionalism. He is knowledgeable and confident in his position and his moral principals are surpassed by none. Employees must pass a thorough background check before being hired and are required to undergo random drug screening. The safety program which has been implemented only enhances the quality workmanship which is offered.

Rex Archer achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, in 1993 with Troop 857 of Woodbridge, VA.

To reach Rex Archer email to rex@gulfsouthelectric.com




Stephanie Badinger, Office Manager

All Administrative and Bookkeeping duties are handled at the office by Stephanie Gravois Badinger.

Prior to her joining the electrical industry, she worked for a local Orthopedic Surgeon for over 18 years. Following Hurricane Katrina, a career change was inevitable. Stephanie began working with her brother, Keith Gravois; a Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor.

From 2003-2006 she was enrolled in numerous courses at Nunez Community College. Among these, were basic electrical theory and construction classes. She uses her managerial skills and business experiences along with her basic electrical knowledge to maintain an efficient system of records keeping and accounting.

Stephanie is married and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Her leisure time is spent enjoying her grandchildren and mentoring children through St. Tammany Parish School Board Partners in Education. She and her husband are avid followers of the NASCAR circuit and attend the races at Talladega every year. She also loves fishing with her brothers.

To reach Stephanie Badinger email to stephanie@gulfsouthelectric.com



DSC00505Gulf South Electric has a competent crew of electricians who know how to “take the bull by the horns” and get the job done in a timely manner. Our electricians make decisions with the input and advice from the lead foreman. We have a “runner” to further facilitate delivery of parts without interrupting the job. We will have competent staff that can perform any job.


Dan Badinger, Shop Manager and Mechanic keeps all vehicles maintained and supervises the shop.


Office personnel


Officer Manager Stephanie Gravois Badinger takes on the responsibilities of Safety Officer and trains new employees about the very important issue of safety on the job.Our Goal:

We believe all accidents are preventable. As we work toward our goal of zero incidents, we continue to increase our investment in management time and resources to protect people, property, and the environment.


Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Office Telephone (985) 288-5803. All major credit cards, as well as, debit cards, checks and cash are accepted.