Meet Our Team

Owner – Susan Yan

Susan Yan has over 20 years of experience in the electrochemical and energy sector. Her background spans working as a product development engineer, moving up to leadership roles in engineering and operations, cost, quality and supply chain management, and most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Doosan Corporation’s fuel cell division. She has worked for industrial/commercial companies including General Motors, United Technologies, and Doosan. In addition, she has worked for government entities including the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Susan holds masters and PhD degrees in Electrochemistry from Northwestern University.

After spending years vacationing and renovating homes in the Outer Banks, while working in corporate jobs, Susan decided to make a permanent move here to run her own business. Suburban Electric combines her love of electricity with her skills and experience running operations. She prides in delivering great personal service, reliability and high quality to all of her customers no matter how big or small the job is.

Susan and her husband along with their two children and German shepherd reside full time locally and are here to build Suburban Electric into a premier electrical contractor serving commercial and residential customers throughout the entire Outer Banks and beyond.


General Manager – Mark Melton

Mark Melton has been a electrician for over 30 years. He has worked in both residential and commercial sides of the business and was the owner of his own electrical contracting company before coming on board with Suburban Electric. He has very qualified in this field and holds an Unlimited NC Electrical Contractors license and is a qualified NC Electric Inspector III as well.

He has an impressive history with very reputable companies like Watson Electric. Mark has seen to the electrical needs of both large and small commercial projects which includes Banks, Office Buildings, Data Centers, Retail Stores, Storage Warehouses ,Schools, Restaurants, Manufacturing, Gas Stations, Healthcare Facilities, Laboratories, Parking structures, Motion Picture and Sound Studios, Federal Buildings, State Buildings Single & Multi Family Dwellings & Large Apartment Complexes.

We like Mark because he is a great listener as well. He oversees the needs of our many residential customers and takes the time to explain the process and what is needed to complete their repairs or additions. Making sure each client gets the service they expect.

Mark and his wife are originally from the Youngsville, NC area and are now making the Outer Banks their new home.