President of Arcadia Electrical Steve Gianotti and NECA meet with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez in the Nation’s Capital.

President of Arcadia Electrical Steve Gianotti attended a policy briefing at the White House on Monday, April 29th with National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)’s Government Affairs Committee. It was a productive day learning about the current administration’s views on the economy, infrastructure proposals and workforce development strategies. Steve introduced Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and read her bio to the NECA Legislative Committee. Also in attendance were Representatives from Capitol Hill. NECA’s Government Affairs Committee appreciates when elected officials support the issues integral to the safety, success and future of electrical contractors. NECA has been a longtime resource for policymakers, offering insights from business leaders to help the administration gauge current and future policy decisions.

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Arcadia Electrical Hosts a Successful Semi-Annual Foreman's Meeting

This week, Arcadia Electrical hosted its semiannual Foreman's meeting in Queens to discuss key industry topics and challenges. The meeting covered the importance of safety, Local Law 196, the Collective Bargaining Agreement, current School Construction Authority (SCA) projects, and of course, our customers and how we can serve them better. Electrical foreman are senior-level electricians that manage and oversee planning and development of large electrical projects, and Arcadia Electrical's Foreman have among the best reputations in the New York City area. We are proud to come together to educate our team, keep one another informed of industry issues, and find solutions to enhance Arcadia's performance on each and every project.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 1, 2019

2019 is an exciting year for Arcadia Electrical as we celebrate 30 years of electrical business operations. We are honored to be one of New York state’s leading electrical contractors with over three decades on commercial, educational, retail and public projects in New York City and beyond.

The state of Arcadia Electrical is very busy and upbeat! Despite rigid timelines, our team is not only meeting them but also exceeding our clients’ expectations. With multiple active jobs secured, we are happy to report that we have increased our new hires by 20%, and, more importantly, we are still hiring! Of our various projects in place, we are proud to be providing installation services to several New York public schools and the Staten Island Mall’s expansion, which are further elaborated on in this quarter’s letter.

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Project Spotlight: Arcadia Electrical to Provide P.S. 303Q Students with a State-of-the-Art Educational Facility

In 2017, the School Construction Authority (SCA) created the P.S. 303 project, a $66 million project that includes an 82,000 square-foot addition and renovation of the existing school building in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York. This project contains three phases: phase 1 consists of the construction of the new addition, phase 2 is a construction link to join the new addition to the existing building, and phase 3 includes the renovation of the existing building. The new educational facility will feature state-of the-art technology, two-story gymnasium, science rooms, library and special education rooms.

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Arcadia Electrical Partners with NYCHA to Restore the Gravesend Houses

It has been nearly six years since Superstorm Sandy hit the entire eastern seaboard on October 22, 2012 and the effects of this destructive storm can still be felt. The Gravesend Houses in Coney Island, Brooklyn were severely damaged during the storm, but thanks to a $164 million investment in federal funds, renovations are now underway. Arcadia Electrical has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide all of the extensive and sophisticated electrical systems throughout the complex.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 4, 2018

The holiday season has arrived, and the new year is quickly approaching! As the seasons change, so does Arcadia Electrical’s approach to serving the needs of diverse markets. A major theme for Arcadia these past few months has been growth through diversification. Arcadia Electrical is committed to keeping up with industry changes and demands to deliver the highest quality of work. We believe an important component to successful business growth is taking opportunities that will diversify and broaden your portfolio and market space. This quarter’s message is all about what has helped us expand our operations and diversify our business opportunities.

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Project Spotlight: Barnes & Noble Staten Island

The Staten Island community has welcomed a new addition to the Staten Island Mall. On Tuesday, November 20, Barnes & Noble opened a new 20,114-square-foot store. The new store is part of the ongoing Staten Island Expansion Project that Arcadia Electrical has been actively involved in.

Arcadia Electrical was responsible for performing all the electrical work for the new Barnes & Noble store as well as the built-in Starbucks. Some of the new store features that Arcadia helped bring to life were the self-serve kiosks, which allow customers to research and locate books throughout the store, and the installation of community worktables that include easily accessible USB/AC outlets. This project also involved the installation of illuminated bookcases, which are part of two large “book theaters” aimed to enhance curiosity and invite customers to discover new books.

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President of Arcadia Electrical Stephen Gianotti Invited to Speak at the 2018 NECA Convention

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, President of Arcadia Electrical Stephen Gianotti was invited by the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, to speak at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA.

“At Arcadia Electrical, the economy and President Trump’s fiscal policy have allowed our business to bid on more work and to take on additional jobs that weren’t previously available to us,” Gianotti stated. “In fact, because business is thriving, we are anticipating hiring nearly 25 percent more hardworking union workers next year, increasing my company from 120 workers to approximately over 150, which we’re very proud of. Our employees are the safest, hardest, union workers, and their professional abilities is what makes us successful.”

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Arcadia Electrical Selected to Participate at The White House Economic Summit

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the White House hosted an Economic Summit. President of Arcadia Electrical Stephen Gianotti was selected by the “National Electrical Contractors Association” (NECA) Government Affairs Committee to participate in a meet-and-greet forum of small business leaders from across the country. The topic of discussion was centered on the United States’ progress in continually accelerating the American Economy.  The agenda included in-depth conversations about tax reform, tax cuts and regulatory reform. The forum was moderated by the Director of the United States National Economic Council under President Trump, Lawrence Kudlow.

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Project Update: Tommy’s Tavern + Tap is Open for Business!

The Staten Island community welcomed a new addition to the Staten Island Mall. On Friday, September 14, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap opened its doors for business, offering patrons a family-oriented environment and a little bit of something for everyone. The tavern is part of the Staten Island Mall expansion project, which Arcadia Electrical has been a part of.

Arcadia Electrical was responsible for the electrical work on all 7,200 square feet of Tommy’s Tavern + Tap. This project included the installation of 30 large screen televisions, light fixtures and a 45-seat wrap- around bar. The Arcadia team worked on putting the finishing touches on Tommy’s Tavern + Tap to bring a new great space for all Staten Island residents and visitors.

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