McPhee Donates Over 350 Toys for Christmas

This year the offices of McPhee set out to spread Christmas cheer through collections for local Toys for Tots campaigns.

The Connecticut office donated over 200 toys to the Hartford County Plainville, CT Toys for Tots Campaign and the New Jersey office donated over 150 toys for the Metuchen, NJ campaign.

Members of McPhee Connecticut office, December 13, 2019

Our offices celebrated our collections with a joint ugly Christmas sweater competition prior to the holidays, all in good fun.

This effort was brought by the McPhee Green Team, our Connecticut office’s sustainability committee. The Green Team focuses on furthering sustainability within our business practices including impacts to the environment, our corporate governance and the community.  As part of our community endeavors, McPhee is looking to make local impacts in the neighborhoods in which we work.  What better way to spread holiday cheer than through collecting toys for those in need!

About the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by Marines and volunteers offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. We believe it is such experiences that help disadvantaged children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

McPhee hosts Toys for Tots Campaign

This holiday season McPhee is hosting a toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  Across our three office locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey our employees are taking part in helping bring the joy of Christmas to children less fortunate.

We invite donations of new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-14 between now and December 11th.

There is no wish list for specific items, we only ask that the following guidelines be adhered to:

  • We CAN accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.
  • Avoid items that are latex, such as balloons, erasers, some balls, rubber bands, etc. They are dangerous to those with latex allergies.
  • Due to providing for a multicultural population, items that do not include religious messages or themes are most easily distributed.
  • We cannot accept donations of toys with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords, or other projectiles. This includes guns with Styrofoam or plastic bullets.

We’ll close out this festive giving event with an Ugly Sweater contest for employees hosted on Friday, December 20th.

McPhee Introduces ColorCycle Program

McPhee Electric has teamed up with the Louis Toffolon Elementary School on Northwest Drive in Plainville, CT to recycle our dry erase markers, permanent markers and highlighters.  Each building on McPhee’s campus has a location to collect these items which will periodically be brought to Toffolon School to add to their collection for Crayola.

This initiative is put together by the McPhee Green Team, our sustainability committee developed earlier this year.  The Green Team focuses on bringing forth sustainable actions for the company in governance, environmental, or social aspects.

Have old highlighters or markers? Don’t throw them away! ColorCycle them!

About Crayola ColorCycle

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.

ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions.

McPhee Participates in Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

McPhee Electric has a longstanding history of supporting the community and has supported Foodshare for many years, the regional food bank supporting Hartford and Tolland counties.

Team McPhee participated in the annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger last weekend held at Dunkin Donuts Park, which their commercial division had a part in building. It was a great day to stomp out hunger!

McPhee Teddy Awards

The McPhee Awards Banquet, an annual company event, was held at the Thayer Hotel at West point on March 16th to honor our many employees from Connecticut and New Jersey.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Teddy Awards.

McPhee Electric has a longstanding tradition of recognizing exceptional men and women in our workforce. Named after our founder, Ted McPhee, the “Teddy Awards” have become a tradition and part of our culture in celebrating individuals who continually strive to make McPhee Electric an outstanding place to work. This year, we are excited to recognize six great people: John Lensi, Tony Recanati, John Tomczak, Nicholas Melchiorre, Ryan Warwick and Dave Hewitt.

Congratulations all! McPhee appreciates your hard work and dedication.

McPhee Electric, Ltd. – Transitioning The Next Generation of Leaders

 McPhee has announced leadership transitions today positioning McPhee to expand its utility and commercial business across its New England and Mid-Atlantic footprint.

 Julie Blum, McPhee’s long -standing Vice President of Estimating will her shift focus to Management Development and Training targeted at the next generation of leaders beginning January 1, 2019. “Developing leadership talent energizes a company and these transitions establish a creative environment for our employees,” said Mike McPhee, CEO of Phalcon, Ltd.

 “The team at McPhee has such a strong reputation and is so competitive, in large measure due to Julie’s impact over the years, that it was a good fit with her strengths and our larger needs. We are looking forward to her turning her attention to an area that will be critical to our success as we develop leaders for the future in order to keep our top position with customers in the markets we serve,” says Marcus McPhee, President of McPhee Electric, Ltd.

 Marcus will oversee the transition of the utility client interface role that Julie currently manages. Clay Paniati and Jake McPhee will lead the estimating efforts in the Commercial and Utility areas as Julie shifts her focus and efforts. Max McPhee, VP of operations in NJ will expand his role overseeing utility client relationships in CT and NJ. Andrew Wallace, Anthony Passanante and Judy DeLuca in the South Plainfield office will all be stepping-up to additional operational responsibilities as Max takes on his additional responsibilities in CT

Dream Cruise

The Dream Cruise and Wrangler Rally is one of the largest car cruises benefiting Special Olympics and The Hometown Foundation, Inc. Hundreds of automotive enthusiast from all over the country convene at The Farmington Polo Club. As part of the cruise, Special Olympics athletes are paired with the exotic, classic-car, or Wrangler owners and are given the opportunity to ride in their vehicles. The police-escorted cruise, journeys through the Farmington Valley for 12-miles and ends at The Farmington Club, where the athletes are honored at a red carpet affair.

This year Bernie Knochenhauer from McPhee Electric, LTD was chosen to drive a Special Olympic Athlete in his 2013 Dodge Viper .  Despite the clouds and some rain, everybody had a wonderful time.

     

Congratulations to the 2018 Teddy Award Recipients!

The McPhee Awards Banquet, an annual company event, was held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown on March 3rd to honor our many employees. Dinner & dancing highlighted the night but the main event was the presentation of the Teddy Awards.

McPhee Electric has a longstanding tradition of recognizing exceptional men and women in our workforce. Named after our founder, Ted McPhee, the “Teddy Awards” have become a tradition and part of our culture in celebrating individuals who continually strive to make McPhee Electric an outstanding place to work. This year, we are excited to recognize three great people: Pat Nigro, Greg Ciesla and Jim O’Shea. Congratulations Pat, Greg and Jim! McPhee appreciates your hard work and dedication.

Teddy Awards Picture
McPhee Family Football

McPHEE Family Football Tradition Continues

On Saturday October 28, McPhee employees, family, and friends were invited to Rentschler Field to enjoy a tailgate and the UConn vs. Missouri game. Over 200 employees and family members joined us to celebrate this annual event of food, family, and football. It was a great time to interact with fellow coworkers outside of the office and field. A big thank you to the McPhee Family for hosting this company tradition.