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O’Connell is a full-service electrical contractor serving New York State and surrounding regions of the northeast. We maintain fully staffed offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the Albany metro area.

As one of the top fifty electrical contractors in the nation, O’Connell covers every major service segment of the industry. We provide comprehensive design-build, construction, service, maintenance, and emergency response services. With more than 100 years of electrical construction experience under our belts, you can be assured we have the capability and know-how to complete your project at budget and on schedule.

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Safety First, Last, Always.

At O’Connell, safety is always job one. Safety management, education, and training exists at every level of the company and for each project. We are known as being leaders for change, affecting the safety culture within the electrical construction industry as a whole as well as at individual job sites.

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O’Connell’s reputation as a community-minded company began through Walter Parkes’ leadership in the early 1970s. Over the past four decades the company and senior management have demonstrated continued commitment in these areas through philanthropy and volunteer support in the communities where we work and live. Today, our resolve has not diminished.

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I always look forward to having O’Connell Electric on a project, regardless of size.  These guys come in with the talent, equipment, and attitude, that gives me confidence and peace of mind.  We have built some technically complex projects such as the Cornell CHP substation and physically tough jobs like underground cable and overhead line upgrades with O’Connell. Our team always likes to work with them and appreciates the quality of workmanship.

- Brian Wanck, Utilities Manager, Cornell University

As a Project Manager, I would like to express my confidence in O’Connell Electric and Michael Parkes in their ability to complete a fast-moving project while keeping a diverse group of sub-contractors and employees focused on delivering a quality project without incident.

- Thomas Brim, Lead Project Manager, National Grid

I cannot express my appreciation enough for the continuous dedication and support that O'Connell demonstrated on the Clay Project. Excellent team work, work plans, look-aheads and work-arounds have made this a very successful project and this is all attributed to them.

- Charlene Moody, Project Manager, National Grid

It is a pleasure to work with individuals and crews who, so obviously, take pride in a job well done!

- Mark Buckingham, Construction Supervisor, National Grid

We needed to engage the services of some organization that had the capability to deal with very large long span wire rope and found O’Connell Electric. That’s a bunch of people that don’t have quit in their vocabulary. They can figure almost anything out. They could solve problems that nobody foresaw.

- Uncle Mike, Lead Engineer for Nik Wallenda, ~ After Nik’s Performance traversing Chicago Skyscrapers

They proved themselves last time and did an incredible job. I trusted these guys with my life, and to be honest, the whole crew was safe through the entire process as well.

- Nik Wallenda, World Record High Wire Artist, ~ After his performance crossing the Grand Canyon

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