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

Franklin Noon Rotary Club partners with city of Franklin to power Harlinsdale

In a few weeks, the Park at Harlinsdale will be full of barbecue teams working to present their culinary expertise in the Great Americana BBQ Festival.

This year, the teams will not need to rely solely on their generators for power as the Franklin Noon Rotary Club in partnership with the city of Franklin introduced a new power source that will be available for all the teams to tap into.

The 1200-amp power grid, located on the north side of Harlinsdale park, will be able to provide power for all of the competing teams.

The Franklin Noon Rotary donated the money for the project from funds raised by the Great Americana BBQ Festival and the Franklin Rodeo through its foundation.

“Our club had a vision, our BBQ society wanted to do something to enhance the park,” said Franklin Noon Rotary President Patrick Baggett. “Our club wants to be a good citizen, we want to give back to the community and this was something that the park needed.”

The club partnered with Harlan Electric, Middle Tennessee Electric, EUTAW Construction, and the Friends of Franklin Parks to install the power panels. “This was a group effort,” said Paul Collins of the Franklin Noon Rotary. “The three panels will replace a lot of generators.”

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.

     

American Heart Association recognizes Phalcon, Ltd for workplace health achievement

The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced yesterday and Phalcon and its regional operating companies achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

McPhee Team AHA Silver Achievement
Pictured from left: John Conroy, Phalcon CFO; Ellen Gallant, Benefits Manager; Christine Conroy, Wellness Program Coordinator; Eric Thompson (Blue Back LLC), Broker

Phalcon, Ltd. is a leader in utility construction, electrical contracting, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services. Phalcon combines the cross platform expertise of our 1200 employees from operating companies to provide specialized combination engineering and installation expertise to our clients. Locally, Phalcon owns McPhee Electric, PowerHawke, and Ravex, each headquartered in Farmington.

 

The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.

 

More than 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.

 

The Phalcon Wellness Program was developed in 2012 to improve employee health and wellbeing and has been awarded for being a progressive program, especially within the construction industry.

 

“We are thrilled with our Silver Recognition for 2018, demonstrating improved performance from our last recognition at the Bronze level” says Wellness Program Coordinator Christine Conroy. “This acknowledgment showcases our company wide culture of health, strive for excellence and how all of us at Phalcon distinguish ourselves with grit and gratitude every day.”

The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for wellbeing are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.

Patriotic Award from the American Legion Post

Friday, June 8th, McPhee South  was presented with the Patriotic Award from the American Legion Post Coffey and Wilson 688 of Brooklyn NY. This award recognizes our continued contributions to Veterans and involvement in charitable events.

With the change of names, we found that we had an abundance of JBL promotional items and we were not quite sure what to do with them.

Sayyed Muhammad, our new Logistics Manager, suggested that we donate them to soldiers and their families overseas.
So, with that and our other contributions to veterans and the community , we were presented with this prestigious award.

 

Secret Santa

To get in the spirit of the holidays, the ladies of the Beltsville Richards office held a Secret Santa gift exchange! Everyone who participated wrote a short list to Santa with 3 gift ideas and names were then picked at random.The exchange not only a great way to get excited for the holidays, but also a great way to get to know some of our new(er) colleagues!