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 individuals and companies who are changing the landscape of the Rochester region through design, construction, project management, innovation and more. These individuals and organizations are creating jobs, building healthy spaces, helping families and companies achieve their dreams, and leading the way toward growth and prosperity for our communities.

O’Connell was selected for the subcontractor award due to our leading position in the Rochester market, many recent notable projects we have completed or that are underway, and for our efforts to build and support the Rochester Community.


Tim Ehmann was selected for the individual Project Manager Award for his contributions to the company spanning more than 30 years with O’Connell. Tim is a highly successful Project Manager within the electrical industry. His ability to manage a project from conception through its very last steps while leading a crew of electricians and lineman along the way has landed him some of the largest and most complex electrical jobs in the northeast.

Tim is a master of substations and has been a key player for O’Connell Electric in the management of nearly all of the company’s large-scale windfarm projects. We’ve had our hand in nearly every single large windfarm development in NY State, largely in part of Tim’s efforts and expertise. He even testified on behalf of the National Electrical Contractor Association at the House Small Business Committee hearing on the Economic Stimulus Package in 2009.

Tim is well deserving of the RBJ Excellence in Construction Award. We are proud of his personal and career achievements.