Counte Cooley started his career in 1958 with Electronic Sales Company, holding flashlights and passing tools to his father, Don Cooley. He is originally from Georgia and attended Southern Tech, majoring in Electronics Engineering. From 1967 through 1972, he served in the Georgia National Guard Infantry with training in Advanced Infantry. Mr. Cooley is now President and Owner of Electronic Sales Company.
Mr. Cooley serves as President and major stockholder of Georgia Powder Coating located in Gainesville, Georgia. Since 1999, GPC has provided commercial and architectural high specification powder coating services for government agencies, architectural companies, and industrial operations near Gainesville, Georgia and beyond. In 2015, GPC was selected as 1 of 50 Top Shops in North America by Products Finishing Magazine.
Mr. Cooley is proud to have led his company while meeting the standards of Underwriter Laboratories since 1972. His company is UL Certified for both Fire and Burglar ratings. In July of 1999, Electronic Sales Company obtained the listing of Position #99 in the "Top 100" Listing of the SDM Magazine. Furthermore, ESC received the 2006 Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” Award.
Mr. Cooley served a two-year term as President of the Georgia Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and four years as Director. He also served a two-year term as Vice President of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and three years as a member of the “Strategic Planning Committee.”
Mr. Cooley was also involved in chartering the new Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association (GELSSA) and served as Director. Presently, he is serving on the Board of Directors.
In 2011, Mr. Cooley was named to the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board: Division of Low Voltage Contractors by Governor Nathan Deal. This Board serves to safeguard the public against
faulty, inadequate, insufficient, or unsafe low-voltage contracting, installation, and repair.
In 2012, Mr. Cooley was invited to serve on the Riverside Military Academy (RMA) Board of Trustees in Gainesville, GA. The purpose of Riverside Military Academy is to develop virtuous and competent young men who are prepared for success in college and positions of responsibility thereafter.
Locally, Mr. Cooley has served as the past President of Gainesville’s very active Kiwanis Club, serving children all over the world. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Cottrell Business College at the University of North Georgia. Mr. Cooley is also currently a Deacon at First Baptist Church and was President of his Angler’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Cooley is also quite involved with the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. He served as the past President and has co-chaired the campaign for renovations in the Athletic and Ball Room/Grill Areas.
Mr. Cooley is the director and co-founder with his wife, Jackie, of the "For Her Glory" Foundation which provides wigs, compression garments, and other related items for cancer patients that cannot afford them.
Mr. Cooley enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren. Traveling, boating, flying, and golfing are some of his other favorite pastimes. He is also a past national, regional, and state champion for racquetball in his age bracket and category.