Our Power Group and Vegetation Management crews worked incredibly hard throughout September and October, mobilizing to various regions of Florida in response to Hurricane Ian, the category 4 hurricane that struck Florida’s Gulf Coast. Due to O’Connell’s position and reputation in the national utility services market, Florida Power & Light called upon us for support. 

O’Connell mobilized approximately 160 linemen, 110 tree trimmers and a wide array of support staff including mechanics, warehouse, safety and assistant project managers. Our efforts concentrated on areas of Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Myers, and were heavily focused on restoring power to Sanibel Island, an area totally devastated by the hurricane.