History

GT Sales was founded in 1964 by Gordon Tyler. GT Sales represented manufacturers in the electrical supply side as well as the lighting side. The lighting side of the agency was spun off in the mid 1980s. Since that time, GT Sales has solely represented electrical lines, with a few exceptions: recently, several of our electrical manufacturers have added lighting products to their offerings.

In May of 1997, Gordon Tyler sold the GT Sales Company to Daryl Cook. Gordon Tyler stayed on staff through the transition until fully retiring in December of 1998. GT Sales moved forward with the excellent foundation built by Gordon Tyler, but also with a newfound excitement exhibited by Daryl Cook.

New Location

GT Sales moved from its long-time location on Guest Avenue in Salt Lake City to its current location in West Valley City/Salt Lake City on Parkway Boulevard, and in 2003, Daryl Cook purchased the building. The move from Guest Avenue to Parkway Boulevard quadrupled our space from 5,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft. This move and increase in space has allowed GT Sales to position itself well in the marketplace today.

Going Forward

GT Sales will continue to build our workforce in a careful and calculated way as we approach the future with cautious optimism. We gauge our success on market share, which can always be gained in any economy. GT Sales loves where we are, what we do, and how we do it.

Meet The Team

Daryl Cook
Owner/president

I got into the electrical distribution business in 1975 with a local distributor as an outside salesman then went to work as a direct salesman for Nutone in 1981. I then got into the agency business in 1984 with a well-established electrical rep and spent the next 14 years with this agency. Four of those years were in the Seattle/Alaska territory. Bought GT Sales in May 1997. I’ve been married since 1974, have 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. I enjoys gardening, yard work, outdoors, cooking and everything the grandkids do.

Richard Webster
Outside Sales

Prior to GT Sales I started in the electrical business in 1981 with a well-known electrical distributor in Idaho.  Of those years, ten were in management, ten in purchasing and eight in sales.  I joined GT Sales in 2010 as an inside salesman and have been in outside sales since 2016.  I am married with 4 children and eight grandchildren.  I enjoy race cars, ATV’s and any place they will take me.  I also enjoy the outdoors and time with the family.

Tim Holloway
Outside Sales

For thirty years I was in the electrical distribution business in Billings, Montana and the surrounding area.  Moved to Utah in 2010 and worked as an outside Salesman in distribution for two years and two years as a lighting rep.  I joined GT Sales as an Outside Salesman in 2014.  I am married with three children and 4 grandchildren.  I enjoy restoring older motorcycles, camping, cooking and BBQ’s on the Traeger.  I also enjoy the moments with my children and grandchildren who are all out of state.

Trent Cook
Inside Sales

Yes, I am the son of the owner, Daryl Cook.  Prior to GT Sales I was playing baseball for Yavapai Junior College in Prescott Arizona and Southern Nevada in Henderson.  I then finished my college baseball at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I got married while at UNLV and after graduation moved back to Utah and joined the team at GT Sales full time in 2012.  I worked part time for GT Sales, starting in 2004 during high school and also during college in the off season. I am inside sales for life and love it. I am married, have two young daughters and two boxer dogs.  I enjoy the mountains, hiking and spending as much time as possible with my wife and daughters watching movies, fine dining and going to the many parks with the family.

Landon Goodman
Inside Sales

Prior to GT Sales I spent 4 years as a plumber and 4 years in the retail plumbing business in Alaska and Oklahoma.  I joined GT Sales in 2013 as an inside salesman.  I enjoy gardening, the outdoors, video games and dogs.  No wife or kids.  I am a free man.

Michelle Shaw
Inside Sales

Prior to GT Sales I worked 15 years as an inside salesperson with a local electrical/lighting rep agency and four years in quotations with a local lighting rep. I joined GT Sales as an inside salesperson in 2017. I am married with 6 children and two grandchildren. I enjoy the outdoors, camping in particular, and many different crafts.

Skyler Shaw
Warehouse/Driver

Prior to GT Sales I wrestled in High School and out of High School I did lawncare and landscape maintenance. I started at GT Sales in 2018. I have two young daughters. I enjoy playing the guitar and the outdoors.

Hunter Shaw
Warehouse/Driver

Prior to GT Sales I wrestled in High School. After High School I joined the GT Sales team in 2018. I enjoy playing video games, motorcycles and the outdoors.

Brett Kramer
Warehouse/Driver

Prior to GT Sales I did landscaping. I worked as a licensed electrician with a large local electrical contractor in Salt Lake. Most recently I did project installs for Dish Network and Direct TV. Joined GT Sales in 2020. I have one daughter who lives out of state. I really enjoy the outdoors.