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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O’Connell Electric Thriving on the Challenge of Complex Jobs

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

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

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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