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O’Connell Electric Honored as Business of The Year

Posted: August 2017

Original Post Date: May 2017 The Victor Local Development Corporation honored O’Connell Electric Company as Business Of The Year for its 13th Annual Victor Business Awards, hosted May 4, 2017. A nominating committee reviewed and selected candidates from twenty-two categories for awards. O’Connell Electric was selected as Business of The Year based on factors including […]

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O’Connell Electric Ranked 53rd Largest U.S. Electrical Contractor

Posted: April 2017

Victor, NY – Rochester based, O’Connell Electric was recently ranked the 2013, 53rd largest U.S. electrical contractor by Engineering News-Record, a prominent news, analysis, commentary, and data publication for the construction industry. ENR ranks the largest companies across the nation by total revenue and publishes the results annually.

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Confidence in O’Connell Electric

Posted: April 2017

On June 23, aerial artist Nik Wallenda became the first man to traverse a tightrope across the Grand Canyon, some 1,500 dizzying feet above the Colorado River – without a safety tether. But not long before Wallenda sky-walked into history, a crew of eight riggers from O’Connell Electric personally made sure that his passage on the 2-inch wire rope would be safe.

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The Team Behind The Man

Posted: April 2017

When professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls last June, his fans across the nation witnessed him striding fluidly from one side to the other. But Wallenda’s flawless feat wasn’t without its challenges. It was, in fact, largely due to committed companies working tirelessly behind the scenes for months prior to the international endeavor.

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O’Connell Electric Thriving on the Challenge of Complex Jobs

Posted: April 2017

Walter Parkes is a man who keeps his promises. In 1968, after he purchased O’Connell Electric from founder John “Jack” O’Connell, Jack asked only one favor: to preserve the company’s name. Parkes has honored that request for 45 years, upholding a reputation of integrity that has stood the test of time.

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Niagara Falls Wallenda Walk—Cable Pull

Posted: April 2017

History is being made in Niagara Falls as Nik Wallenda, a member of the famous Flying Wallenda family, prepares to walk 1800 feet across Horseshoe Falls on a 2-inch cable. Wallenda’s walk is the first of its kind allowed in over 100 years and the first ever to go over a section of the Falls.

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WCNY’s new Broadcast & Education Center

Posted: April 2017

WCNY’s new Broadcast and Education Center will include both a new building and a renovation of the former Case Supply Building, a 56,000 square foot multi story building located in Syracuse’s historic Near Westside.

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Charged Up For Growth

Posted: April 2017

It was an unusual marriage between a field contractor and an accountant that propelled O’Connell Electric Co. Inc. into becoming one of the largest private employers in Rochester.

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Electrical Construction’s Voice is Heard in the House

Posted: April 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Tim Ehmann, an electrical contractor specializing in solar installation and member of the National Electrical Contractors Association. (NECA), on the importance of including energy efficient building projects in proposed economic stimulus legislation.

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