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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Arcadia Electrical Welcomes a New Team Member!

Arcadia Electrical prides itself on its team and we are pleased to announce one recent addition to our family. We are proud and excited to welcome Nick Manniello who will be working alongside Eddie Hanna.

Eddie is a New York City Licensed Master Electrician with nearly 30 plus years of experience as a Journeyman Wireman. He serves as a BIM Coordinator for Arcadia and provides drafting services in AutoCAD and Building Information Modeling in Revit. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and is a graduate of the NJATC IBEW/NECA Electrical Apprenticeship.

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Project Update! South Shore Little League Stadium

It’s time to play ball! Arcadia Electrical just completed major upgrades to the South Shore Little League Stadium, located in Staten Island. The project broke ground in mid-2016 and Arcadia navigated through weather constraints and inclement weather to complete the expansive upgrades.

Arcadia installed two new underground electrical services; one 400 amp for the ball field and a 200-amp electrical service for the concession stand. In addition, they installed several stadium light poles along with grand stand mounted LED fixtures for night time baseball games. New safety features included a new fire alarm system, as well as additional lighting installations on the walk way, throughout the grandstands, the restrooms and dugouts.

Project Spotlight - Arcadia Continues Our Mission of Creating an Ecofriendly NYC in the Bronx!

For almost a decade, Arcadia Electrical Company (Arcadia) has been committed to providing our clients with innovative energy efficiency solutions – that save them money and lessen their carbon footprint throughout New York City.

Arcadia is expanding the use of green technology by bringing solar power to the Bronx. Arcadia was contracted by Grid City Energy, an award-winning solar power company and contractor, to perform install and wire 60 solar system modules, as well as the inverter and a 20kVA transformer and disconnect switch.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 3, 2018

There is no question that summer is here and the temperatures are here to prove it! For many, the uptick on the thermometer is synonymous with higher electric bills. This quarter’s message is all about helping you understand the best practices for energy efficiency and how you can implement these tips into your life.

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Project Spotlight - Staten Island Zoo | Aquarium

When the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) secured the funding to replace the aging Aquarium at the Staten Island Zoo | Aquarium that had been constructed in 1986, Arcadia was selected for the job.

The project, which broke ground on August 21, 2017,  was different than many of Arcadia’s other projects. The scope of work included the installation of LED lighting, wired pumps for the four new fish tanks, equipment for chlorine and other chemicals, a full fire alarm system and theatrical lighting that forecast water flow onto the floor of the structure.

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Project Spotlight - Staten Island Ball Field

As temperatures continue to rise, so does the enthusiasm for playing and watching America’s favorite pastime – baseball!  For those in Staten Island, they will soon have another place to get in the game – Arcadia Electrical broke ground on the Staten Island Ball Fields in mid-2016 and expected to complete the work next month.

Arcadia’s team has navigated the typical constraints that plague outdoor projects like scheduling around inclement weather. This project includes full construction of the ball field. Press box, concession stand and stadium. The project also included the installation of all stadium, which required the erection of 2-80-foot-tall and 2-70-foot tall Musco sports lighting which will enable games to continue as the sun begins to set.

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Project Spotlight - Working in Malls

When picturing shopping malls, it is easy to think of wide expanses filled with bustling stores and consumers moving from store to store. Thinking about what it takes to build these locations, especially in malls that are already open to the public is different.

Arcadia Electrical is presently working on building the new Zara in King’s Plaza Mall and Tommy’s Tavern in the Staten Island Mall. Additionally, Arcadia recently completed the Ulta Beauty in the Staten Island Mall which opened this past Friday on May 18, 2018.

All three jobs are new construction that require full build out for the retail space that are occurring while each mall remains fully operational. While working on projects of this scope is not unique for Arcadia, it presents challenges that are different than those in other locations including the protections of marble flooring around the construction site, the use of a very large transformer at the King’s Plaza Mall and perfect safety execution to ensure the safety of both the electrical contractors on site, the mall staff and the shoppers on the premises.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 2, 2018

We are one quarter in to 2018 and the year is off to a great start. For Arcadia, our team has continued to bid for and win a variety of new and exciting projects that will enable us to continue to grow and employ the latest state-of-the-industry technology and electrical engineering techniques on job sites throughout New York City.

Technology continues to be present within our industry and is a trend that will continue to be ever present as construction continues to evolve. It will continue to open a wider array of possibilities for solutions for every type of electrical installation. It is our company’s mission to continue to seek out new technology and learn how to utilize it.

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Arcadia President Named Treasurer of the Building Trades Employers’ Association

It is with great pride and excitement that Arcadia Electrical announces that our President, Stephen Gianotti, has been elected to the executive leadership role of Treasurer for the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), New York’s largest contractor association.

In this role, Gianotti will oversee the overall aspects of financial management for the association, work closely with other management personal to safeguard the organization’s finances, insure proper funding and oversee all of the organization’s fundraising.

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Project Spotlight - ESPN Studios at the South Street Seaport

No other brand is as synonymous with sports coverage as ESPN. The media giant plans to open its first New York City studio this coming spring at the new South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. Arcadia Electrical was contracted to build out the new construction. The scope of work for the 12 thousand square foot complex is a complete renovation and build out using the latest technology. Because this will be an active studio that is home to live broadcasting, the building involved significant theatrical lighting throughout. Arcadia is excited to be part of this project that will bring a piece of ESPN to New York.

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January Project Spotlight

Over the course of the last decade, Arcadia Electrical has gained extensive experience building schools and educational institutions throughout New York City. Projects involving these types of structures can vary dramatically and can include anything from building an entirely new structure to full electrical work to converting an existing building to green energy and LED lighting and everything in between. Here is a look into three very different recent projects involving educational structures.

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2017 End of the Year Update

As 2017 is coming to a close, I wanted to take a moment and reflect upon the past year and what is to come in the future.

Arcadia has had a busy year and we have gotten the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects, including the completion of work on the Cartier Building renovation and breaking ground on the new ESPN Studios which will open in early 2018. Arcadia looks forward to playing an active role in the project through its completion.

We have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year, including committing to the development of maintenance programs for our solar installation customers. This will completely change the way in which we engage with our customers. Customer service has always been one of our mainstay principles and we want to continue to expand upon that to be even more relationship-oriented.

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