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Newest OCE Newsletter is published

OCTOBER 2020 – Our most current newsletter is now available digitally, should be arriving in mailboxes shortly! This edition covers OCE’s COVID-19 response, Safety Awards and many projects.. Download here!

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O’Connell is Ranked #29 Top Electrical Firm

OCTOBER 2020 – O’Connell has moved up 11 spots from last years ranking, we are currently the 29th largest electrical contractor. We are also in the top 100 of top specialty contractors.   Excerpt from the ENR The Top 600 publication: Some specialty contractors had plans already in place to deal with the general situation. O’Connell […]

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NECA 2020 Project Excellence Award – Substation Category

SEPTEMBER 2020 – O’Connell was selected to receive the prestigious Project Excellence Award from the National Electrical Contractors Association for a third consecutive year. ​​​​​To showcase the exceptional work performed by member contractors across the country, NECA created the Project Excellence Awards to recognize companies for their outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering electrical projects […]

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2020 ELECTRI INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2020 – Michael Parkes, Vice President of the Power Group, was elected as part of the 2020 Board of Trustees. The Board establishes the policies of the Foundation and promotes its objectives and programs. Walt Parkes was a founding member of ELECTRI’21 COUNCIL in 1989-90. ELECTRI International works to help electrical contractors meet today’s demands and […]

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RBJ EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION – COMPANY AND EMPLOYEE NOMINATIONS

SEPTEMBER 2020 – Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record selected O’Connell Electric and our very own Tim Ehmann, Manager of Substations, to receive the 2020 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Award. The company received recognition in the Subcontractor category while Ehmann was recognized in an individual category for Project Manager. Established last year, the awards celebrate the […]

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Twenty-fifth Anniversary Golf Tournament Postponed until 2021

2020 – The 25th Annual JBX Golf Tournament which had been scheduled for September 10, 2020, will not take place this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision has not been made easily, but is made with upmost care and concern for our participants, volunteers, staff, businesses and our community as a whole. While we […]

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ELECTRICAL ACADEMY 2020 INDUCTION

2020 – The Academy of Electrical Contracting honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, and it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry. Fellows of the Academy have rendered exceptional service to the industry and the National Electrical Contractors Association and that service is continued and enhanced […]

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Joe Turri honored with 2020 Corporate Counsel Award

FEBRUARY 2020 – The Rochester Business Journal selected Joe Turri Esq, to receive a 2020 Corporate Counsel Award. The Corporate Counsel Awards honor the Greater Rochester area’s standout corporate counsel for the critical roles they play in making their companies successful. The awards are presented to corporate counsel who navigate complicated contract negotiations, defend their companies in […]

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NATIONAL CASE AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE – VICTOR SALERNO

FEBRUARY 2020 – An alumnus of Saint John Fisher College and Board of Trustees member, Vic has created a legacy of giving at the institution. In recognition of his decades of service to the College, he received the Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service, presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education […]

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BUFFALO GM, BRAD KEATLEY, APPOINTED TO A SEAT ON NECA’s BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE

2020 – The Business Development Task Force provides a framework where non-proprietary information on best practices and successful initiatives are shared. It addresses not only traditional lines of business but also emerging technologies in design and construction, energy efficiency, wind, solar, EV, data centers, smart grid, and energy storage. The Task Force also explores opportunities […]

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TECHNICAL SERVICES GROUP RECEIVES HIGH ACCOLADES AT THE 2020 TEGG CONFERENCE

2020 – The annual Continuing Education Conference and Vendor Showcase brings together employees of the Linc Service and TEGG franchises from across the country and across the globe. During this three-day event, attendees participate in targeted educational sessions, visit with industry-leading service and supply vendors at the Vendor Showcase, and are recognized for their achievements […]

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Ranked #3 Top Specialty Contractor in New York

2019 – Electrical contractors dominated the 2019 list of ENR New York’s Annual Top Specialty Contractors rankings, with OCE taking the third spot. We only lag behind two ECs who serve the NY City market. This means that among all electrical contractors throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, O’Connell is the largest EC outside of […]

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