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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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Foreman Development Training

DECEMBER 2019 – In June of this year, 25 Foremen kicked off our inaugural Foreman Development Program, seven months of classes designed around 13 modules created to position these individuals for future success working for O’Connell. The program was developed after several management meetings, it was agreed that O’Connell, and our industry altogether, need to […]

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RBJ Top Forty Under 40 Award

2019 – Dave Emmi, Manager of Transmission and Distribution, was selected to receive this year’s 2019 RBJ Top Forty Under 40 Award. He is very active throughout the Rochester community – vice-chair, board of directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of WNY; Facilities Committee Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester; board member, Junior Builders Exchange of Rochester. […]

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Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law

DECEMBER 2019 – Joe Turri, our inside counsel, was selected by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Construction Law in Rochester. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with a Lawyer of the Year designation. Additionally, Joe has been recognized for his work in […]

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Electrical Safety Awareness Training

DECEMBER 2019 – Just last month, we finished our first-ever Electrical Hazard Awareness Training Program in Syracuse. The intent of the program is to give as many of our employees who work inside and not with high voltage, an opportunity to be trained and educated on a number of important electrical safety topics. The topics […]

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2019 NECA Project Excellence Award – Substation Category

2019 – The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) named 17 exceptional contractors from around the U.S. for its 2019 NECA Project Excellence Awards to recognize electrical contractors across different market sectors who have done remarkable work in the previous calendar year. O’Connell was chosen for the Substation Category for our Rochester Gas & Electric Station […]

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Regional and National Rankings – Rochester Top 100, ENR, and EC&M

2019 – We are proud to maintain our status as a Rochester Top 100 Company, coming in this year at #29.  It is an honor to be recognized among the fastest growing privately owned companies.   Fun fact! – In 1991, O’Connell was #1 on the list.   Both Engineering News-Record and EC&M reported that […]

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CHIEF ESTIMATOR, BOB ACQUILANO, RECEIVES RBJ EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE AWARD

OCTOBER 2019 – Rochester Business Journal selected Bob Acquilano, Chief Estimator, to receive the 2019 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Award for Construction Estimating. Established this year, Excellence in Construction & Real Estate awards celebrate individuals and companies who are changing the landscape of the Rochester region through design, construction, project management, innovation and more. […]

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WALTER PARKES, CHAIRMAN, RECEIVES 2019 ICON HONORS AWARD

OCTOBER 2019 Chairman, Walter Parkes, was selected to receive the prestigious ICON Honors Award in recognition as a business leader in the Greater Rochester Area over the age of 60 for his notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside the electrical construction industry. To be selected, Honorees must have a long-standing […]

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OCE SELECTED FOR SYRACUSE CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARDS

OCTOBER 2019 The Syracuse Builders Exchange selected O’Connell Electric as a 2019 Craftsmanship Award recipient for our work at the New York State Lineman’s Safety Training Fund Office Building in Cicero, NY. This was the second building in the complex that O’Connell helped build. The newly constructed office is home to executive offices, fund offices, […]

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