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, and conference rooms for the 1249 staff.

We installed new 1200 amp services including security and fire alarm systems, a 400 kW backup generator, custom light fixtures, and a full tele data system.

With the combination of hard work and collaborative efforts among the O’Connell team, the project was completed two months ahead of schedule.

Foreman, Mike Mattice, has been working for O’Connell Electric for three years. When asked to take on the Lineman’s Safety Training Fund new office project, Mike was eager to take on the challenge. He demonstrated exceptional leadership characteristics that set himself apart from his peers and led his team with a safety first mindset resulting in zero accidents for the duration of the project.

Along with working his rigorous schedule as a Foreman for O’Connell, Mike also carves out time to train apprentices at the Local Union 43 Training Center. We are continuously impressed with his dedication to our trade.

Mike’s leadership had a huge impact on the project and for the company as a whole. Earlier this year, Mike was selected to attend O’Connell’s inaugural Foreman Development Training Class, an eight-month-long series of training sessions developed to position our foremen for future success.

Mike’s team pulled off some elaborate conduit bends and installations, and installed several high-end custom lighting fixtures. Both the new office and training center are a huge point of pride for Local Union 1249.

This project was designed with an aggressive schedule. Mike was clearly committed to delivering a quality product on time as the project met its goals, resulting in a satisfied customer.