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Welcome Dan Oberlies as Director of Safety and Risk Management

January 2019 Dan joined O’Connell Electric after spending 26 years in utility line clearance and vegetation management while working for Asplundh Tree Expert Company and Lewis Tree Service. Additionally, Dan spent three years at Wegmans as Insurance Manager and Director of Risk Management. Dan has spent nearly his entire career in safety, training, insurance, claims […]

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OCE Employees Volunteer at Brady Farm, Syracuse NY

October 2018 This fall, dozens of men and women from our Syracuse Office volunteered time and materials to support Brady Farm, a local community garden that provides organic produce and education to under served communities in the Syracuse area.  Brady Farm was started only a few years ago with the goal of providing affordable, fresh, […]

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Susan Parkes-McNally Honored as Woman of Excellence

November 2018 Susan Parkes-McNally, Executive Vice-President, Treasurer, and HR Director, received the first-ever Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence Award, joining the ranks of Rochester’s most inspiring women. The 2018 inaugural class featured 34 women from a variety of industries. They all have achieved professional excellence, display a commitment to community service, and embrace having […]

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Prominent Lawyer, Joe Turri, Appointed as General Counsel

November, 2018 Joe Turri has served as O’Connell’s outside legal counsel for forty years while as a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and upon his retirement in 2018, he began his role as the company’s General Council based in our Victor Headquarters Office. Joe has also been a member of the company’s board of directors […]

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COO, Tom Parkes Inducted Into Academy of Electrical Contracting

October, 2017 COO and fourth generation electrician, Tom Parkes, was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting at the General Session of the NECA 2017 Convention and Trade Show in Seattle, WA. Fellowship in the Academy is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual in the electrical industry. Pictured below: Tom with his […]

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Victor Salerno Inducted into Rochester Business Hall of Fame

October, 2017 Victor Salerno,CEO, was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors as a business leader in our Rochester community. Since its launch in 2001, the Hall of Fame has honored successful business people who have influenced the Greater Rochester community through both their business achievements and their personal […]

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OCE Electrician, Sal Balbi, Awarded TEGG Technician of The Year

February 2018 Every day is different in the field, and that’s what fuels Sal, a Technician for OCE’s Technical Services Division. His continuing dedication to develop as a professional helped him become TEGG’s 2017 Technician of The Year. Sal grew up in Hamlin, NY, where he still lives today with his wife and four children. […]

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O’Connell Electric Honored as Business of The Year

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

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

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

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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