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With much sadness and regret this message is to advise you, Duane, the sole proprietor of Tall Tree Electric took his final flight west on August 26, 2018.  This website will continue to be live for the time it takes for all his interested customers to have the details and information they need.

Thank you all so much for your loyalty and trust in Duane.  

If you have interest, here is the obituary which ran for him in the Star Tribune 


Celia (wife to Duane)


Poehls, Duane, 58, lately of Ham Lake, aviation enthusiast and private pilot, electrical contractor extraordinaire, racing devotee, master man-of-all-work, champion hobbyist and dapper dresser, made his final flight west August 26, 2018.

In a leap of faith he’d moved from his Carlton, MN, origins to Ham Lake – big city enough enduring Twin Cities influences. To recharge, he often visited his beloved cabin on the Gunflint: Gordy’s place.

Duane’s Tall Tree Electric motto was “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Most days found him in his signature, blue Tshirt, Wranglers & steel-toes. He never backed off any electrical or construction challenge. The only thing he never figured out was putting the seat down.

He built a stunning log home for wife Celia and two sons; Raynor – carrying out his dream as a commercial pilot, and Jeran –pursuing graduate studies in climate science in Germany. He took good care of his mom, Janet. He looked out for his little sister Cindy, her husband Drew and their children, all surviving him. Duane also looked after his dad who preceded him in death.

In his casual style, his family will throw him a hangar party in the spring of 2019. Contact the family or watch for NOTAM for details.

In lieu of flowers, he’d ask you to make a donation or volunteer at anywhere that suits you. For local ideas, Duane volunteered at his boy’s schools, the Minnesota Waldorf School and Great River School. The Minneapolis Memorial Blood bank also loved him as a donor and he was near his 19th gallon.

Tree, you will be missed immensely by all who knew you and by many yet to know you.

A green cremation was held Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Blue skies and tailwinds Duane.

Ziggy zaggy Ziggy zaggy oi oi oi


Tall Tree Electric is pleased to offer you general electrical services for homes, businesses and industry, ideas for new appliances or fixtures. We also offer general handyman services. We identify the issue and solve it to your satisfaction.   

Our site is focused on providing information. We know informed folks make better choices. Repairs and remodeling can be complex. Check out our terms glossary, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the helpful links.  We hope the information on our site helps decide on an electrical contractor. Of course we would like you to choose us. Our goal is to know each customer and we value you personally. It is important you get to know us as well. In the Yellow Pages everyone look like Flat Stanley. We hope to gain your confidence so you will confidently refer us to your friends and family members.

We are a Minnesota  licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractor providing services to communities like Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Mounds View, Roseville, St. Paul,  and many others throughout the Twin Cities and metro area.