Dickey Electric Powers High-Profile Projects

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — After his first full year of joining the ownership of Joe Dickey Electric Co., President Eric Carlson reports assertive growth strategies are paying dividends.

Carlson added capabilities to the North Lima company’s electrical safety and preventive maintenance partnership agreement with CurrentSAFE and doubled down on securing contracts for large construction projects. 

These initiatives resulted in growth of 10% last year and projected growth of 50% this year, Carlson says.

Driving this forecast is Joe Dickey Electric’s involvement in the TJX HomeGoods project in Lordstown, an electrical infrastructure upgrade at Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the renovation of the Youngstown waste water treatment plant and the addition to the building that houses the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.  

“Last year was a blur in many ways as I transitioned into ownership; but I’m blessed to have an incredible team throughout the organization to make it pretty seamless,” Carlson says. “We hustled, we were aggressive and we lived up to the high standards in performance and customer service those who came before us set long ago. And in the end, we had a strong year and are poised for even more growth in 2020.”

Corporate philanthropy is another facet of the business that Carlson embraced when he transitioned to the leadership role. In 2019, Dickey Electric and its employees supported dozens of local nonprofit organizations and school fundraisers. Among them were the United Way, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and South Range Local Schools.

“Giving back will always be a big part of what we do,” Carlson says. “It starts with the example set at the top like it was for me learning the value of community service from Joe Jr. and Dave Dickey. Our spirit of community support will long continue.”

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