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!

Costumes and Corn Hole

This year, Richards celebrated Halloween with its 6th annual Halloween party and costume contest!

Office personnel was encouraged to dress in costume as the 1st place winner would receive one full day of paid time off!! While everyone who participated in the costume contest looked great, this year’s winner was Project Manager, Brett Rhinevault who dressed as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken

The lunch-time celebration transitioned into a parking-lot party with a Corn Hole Wellness Contest as the office paired off to play against each other.

Brett also took first place in the Corn Hole competition with partner, Sr. Estimator, Danny Littleford.

The Colleen Classic

With the weather taking a turn for the “Best”, we are particularly happy about playing some golf at Blue Mash Country Club, in Laytonsville, MD, for a great cause.

Chuck Barber and a few others will be representing Richards at The Colleen Classic 2018 to Benefit Rosaria Communities. The Colleen Classic golf outing, named in memory of Colleen Mary Welch, the daughter of Rosaria co-founder, Tom Welch. Colleen had Down Syndrome, and died from a sudden illness in 2013 at age 22. Colleen was (and remains) the inspiration for Rosaria Communities.

Good luck to the group and hit’em well!

AGU Pioneer Award

MGAC awarded The AGU PIONEER AWARD to Foreman, Todd Hileman!

This award is for those on the project that have exhibited exceptional effort for going above and beyond and for their stellar work in support of AGU’s net zero mission. Todd is passionate about the work he does, the men and women that work with him, and most importantly the AGU Project.

Congratulations, Todd!

Todd from Richards

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

2018 WBC Craftsmanship Award Winners

Tysons Galleria Isabella Eatery Latham & Watkins

JE Richards began this New Year proudly by winning three Washington Building Congress’s 2018 Craftsmanship Awards for Lighting Systems on three projects. We look forward to celebrating with all the Craftsmanship Award Winner’s in March.

The WBC received 255 Craftsmanship Awards nominations throughout ten categories so we are incredibly honored to have crews that stood out and are recognized for their extraordinary skills.

Thank you to the outstanding and talented craftsmen that worked on these projects! We realize that winning these awards is a team effort and that many have a hand in each of our successful projects.  We appreciate our entire J.E. Richards team and thank you for your service to JE Richards, Inc.

Congratulations Team!


McPhee South Healthy Chili Cook Off!

Cook Off Chilis! Our Winners Bob Sutter and Jaclyn Byelick

Thank you all of our participants in the Chili Cook Off!  We had 9 Chefs and 22 tasters! Congratulations to our winners, Bob Sutter and Jaclyn Byelick! Take a look at the pictures here at 2018 Healthy Chili Cook Off. Did your favorite Chili win?!