Kevin and Sally (Rutledge) Ott have been married 33 years in 2016.  Those 33 years were spent living in Illinois.  In 2016, they decided it was time to see the country!

Kevin Ott retired on September 29, 2016 after a successful 36-year career as a Union IBEW Electrician.  The last four years he ran Ott Electric, a full-service Union electrical contracting business. He enjoyed working with the tools, customers, and design-building some amazing projects in Illinois.  It was time to “hang up the tools” and take out the golf clubs, Harley and fishing poles!  Well, sort of.

Sally Rutledge Ott, ACE, NFPC has not retired!  She is the President of Ottsie, LLC – a Federally Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and certified in the State of Illinois as a Female Business Enterprise (FBE).  Sally holds U.S. Copyrights on legal policies for nonprofit organizations and has spent the past 30 years training nonprofit organizations.  Ottsie is a State and Federal supplier in electrical, plumbing, generators, fire sprinklers and solar power generation.  Ottsie, LLC has a corporate office in Utica, Illinois and continues to bid on both State and Federal procurement opportunities.

Photo Credit: Bryan Willy Photography

Kevin and Sally have one son, Thomas, who works at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois.  Thomas holds a double Bachelor’s from Augustana College in Music and Political Science, and Master’s in Jazz Composition from the University of Iowa.