Enertech Electrical Adds Columbus Site
LOWELLVILLE – Enertech Electrical Inc. produced outstanding growth throughout 2019 and continues to expand as it opens a second office in Columbus.
“It is a great move for our company,” says John Donofrio, president of Lowellville-based Enertech. “By expanding our overall coverage, we can better service our national accounts and develop a stronger relationship with our building partners in the Central Ohio market.”
Enertech was established in 1981 by Ralph Conti, who also founded The Conti Corp. The company was established to complement the mechanical work that Conti was performing. Over time, it developed into its own thriving enterprise. Today, Enertech is one of the largest commercial and industrial electrical contractors in the area, with a market that covers Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The general manager of Enertech’s Columbus office is Ronald Zimmerly, a native of the Columbus area with 30 years of industry experience. He will be in charge of all service and construction operations for that market.
“I am excited about the chance to help Enertech grow,” Zimmerly says. “Central Ohio is a very active and challenging market. As we see many electrical contracting firms struggling to adapt to this constantly changing market, Enertech’s forward-looking, fresh approach will open many opportunities for growth.”
Enertech Electrical has a combined work force of 52 and is actively implementing strategies to combat the brain drain epidemic. “Attracting new employees, as well as retaining and developing our work force, is key as we continue to grow,” Donofrio says.
“Providing an alternative to the notion that college is the only option after high school is our aim in attracting young men and women to join our team,” he continues. “We often have students visiting our office and job sites. This gives them a close-up look at a debt-free education and a craft that will provide them with a great livelihood.”
Nevertheless, employee retention is always a challenge. Still, Enertech enjoys “very little turnover because we provide our employees with some of the highest wages in the market for our craft, as well as excellent benefits and a solid pension fund,” says Donofrio. “We also try to maintain a family mindset and are doing more social events with our employees and their families.”
Enertech provides continuing education courses in trade-specific disciplines such as motor control work and lighting systems.
Investing in technology software such as ESUB and PlanGrid has helped the company to streamline operations, according to Donofrio.
“Our 2020 outlook is great, and we are excited to be building a world-class company in an ever-changing industry,” Donofrio says.
He adds, “I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!”
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