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 commitment to the greater Rochester business community, must have a sustained commitment to community service and mentoring, and must be over the age of 60 to qualify.

Walter Parkes has more than six decades of experience in the electrical construction business. Through his extensive industry knowledge, strong leadership, and entrepreneurial vision for future opportunities and growth, Walt helped build O’Connell Electric into the successful organization it is today—one of the largest, highest ranked electrical contractors in the country.

Today, Walt remains highly active in the construction industry as well as in the community.