Fisk Opens Los Angeles Office and Promotes Don Oliver to Vice President - Houston, TX, March 1, 2011 - Fisk Electric Company today announced that it has opened a Los Angeles office and that Don Oliver has been elected Vice President in charge. With the opening of this office Fisk, the nations 6th largest electrical contractor, now provides coast-to-coast full-service electrical contracting services. Whether high tech design-build construction or routine electrical or cabling services, Fisk has the resources and the abilities to bring appropriate solutions to its customers whenever and wherever needed.
Don has been with Fisk since 1993 and most recently was Fisk’s Project Executive on the 18 million sq. ft. Las Vegas City Center project. Don has been in the electrical contracting industry for over 31 years.
Fisk Acquired by Tutor Perini Corporation – Houston, TX, January 3, 2011 – Fisk Acquisition, Inc. the parent company of Fisk Electric announced today that it has been acquired by Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC) a leading civil and building construction company publicly traded on the NYSE. Fisk, established in 1913 and one of the largest electrical contractors in the nation, will continue to be headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is expected to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the TPC under the management of its existing senior leadership team.
Fisk Promotes Eddy Perrault to Operations Manager for Miami office - Houston, TX, December 1, 2009 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that Eddy Perrault has been appointed Operations’ Manager for the Miami office. In his new role Eddy will be responsible for management of the day-to-day operation of the Miami Project Management Team. Read More >
Fisk Receives Federated Electrical Contractors 2009 Platinum Safety Award - Houston, TX, October 21, 2009 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that it was the recipient of the 2009 Federated Electrical Contractors National Platinum Award for Safety. Federated Electrical Contractors is an international network of leading electrical contractors dedicated to providing the highest quality electrical and datacom services regardless of geographical location.
Fisk Las Vegas City Center Electric Venues Earn LEED Gold Certifications – Houston, TX, September 15, 2009 – Developer MGM Mirage announced today that its $8.5 billion CityCenter development has received three Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Fisk’s electric and technologies venues covered by the certifications include the two 4,004-room Aria hotel towers and the Aria’s Convention Center and Theater. Read More >
Fisk Project Named Winner of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America Award - New Building Category - Houston, TX, March 12, 2009 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that it was the electrical contractor for the new building category winner of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America Award. Read More >
Larry C. Brookshire, Fisk Electric CEO, Named 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Business Journal - Larry C. Brookshire received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2008 Award in the Real Estate & Construction category in the Houston & Gulf Coast Area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Read More >
Fisk Promotes Operations Manager at Houston office - Ted Robertson,(With Fisk since 1981) has been named Operations Manager for the Commercial Group and Tim Sabo (With Fisk since 1972) has been named Operations Manager for the Service Group.
Fisk building new offices in New Orleans - September 2004 Fisk decided to build new offices on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain. We broke ground on January 10, 2008, and the expected completion date is set for August 1, 2008. Read More >
Largest Flash Memory Chip Plant in the U.S. – Built in a Flash - Fisk has had recent success in building the electrical systems for the Samsung semiconductor plant in Austin. The 1.6 million square foot facility is the largest 300mm NAND flash memory plant in the U.S. Read More >
Fisk has New Offices in New York - 341 W. 38th Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10018, Phone: 212-823-9402.
Fisk Promotes Eddy Perrault to Operations Manager for Miami office
Houston, TX, December 1, 2009 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that Eddy Perrault has been appointed Operations’ Manager for the Miami office. In his new role Eddy will be responsible for management of the day-to-day operation of the Miami Project Management Team. Eddy will continue to report to Paul Maggi, General Manager, Fisk’s Miami office.
Eddy has been with Fisk since 2001 and currently serves as Project Executive for all Fisk work at the Miami International Airport (MIA). Eddy has a bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University and is a master electrician in the State of Florida. Eddy has been in the electrical contracting business for over 18 years.
Fisk Las Vegas City Center Electric Venues Earn LEED Gold Certifications
Houston, TX, September 15, 2009 – Developer MGM Mirage announced today that its $8.5 billion CityCenter development has received three Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Fisk’s electric and technologies venues covered by the certifications include the two 4,004-room Aria hotel towers and the Aria’s Convention Center and Theater.
The Aria gained the LEED certifications in several categories including its overall focus on energy efficiency. MGM Mirage officials said the energy efficiency initiatives used at CityCenter will provide a savings equivalent to powering 8,800 households annually. CityCenter will produce its own energy through a reduced-emissions 8.5-megawatt, natural gas co-generation plant. As well, CityCenter's hotel rooms will use state of the art technology that will allow guests to reduce their energy footprints during their stay. The Aria is scheduled to open in December of this year.
Fisk is proud to have the opportunity to work with world class building visionaries, MGM Mirage and Perini Building Company, in bringing environmental consciousness to the world-famous strip by achieving this truly one of a kind “green construction” initiative.
Fisk Project Named Winner of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America Award - New Building Category
Houston, TX, March 12, 2009 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that it was the electrical contractor for the new building category winner of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America Award.
The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, built for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, was named recipient of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America award in the New Building category. "The Build America Award winners embody the industry at its best,” says AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr.
The Co-Cathedral, located in downtown Houston, was designed and constructed to last hundreds of years, host millions of visitors and serve as the location for thousands of ceremonies for the Roman Catholic Church. The building footprint is 27,800 sq. ft. sitting on a 37,000 sq. ft. building site. It seats 1,820, with room for an additional 200 temporary seats.
2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Houston Business Journal Supplement, Week of June 20-26, 2008, Real Estate & Construction
Houston, TX, 20 June 2008 – Fisk Electric Company today announced that Larry C. Brookshire received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2008 Award in the Real Estate & Construction category in the Houston & Gulf Coast Area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mr. Brookshire, CEO of Fisk Electric Company, was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the InterContinental Houston Hotel on 19 June 2008.
At one time Mr. Brookshire wanted to be a trial lawyer, but decided instead to use his law school knowledge to augment an already established career in electrical contracting. After graduating from the University of Texas, Larry went to work as a project manager for Fisk Electric Co. He subsequently worked for Fischbach & Moore and Dynalectric both electrical contracting companies that also had significant national footprints. Ultimately Larry would go on to lead the largest electrical contractor in the nation.
Driven by the desire to apply is personal life experiences and business acumen "to build a better mousetrap." Brookshire partnered with a private equity firm to buy the Fisk Electric Co. in 1996. In 2000 Tyco International Ltd. Purchased Fisk from Brookshire and his partner. Brookshire reacquired Fisk in 2004.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards celebrate their 22nd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As a Houston & Gulf Coast award winner, Mr. Brookshire is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Fisk Proves its Commitment to New Orleans
For over three decades, Fisk has served the New Orleans Metropolitan community – and we’re proud to say that we are planting deep roots in a region that we all love. After receiving tremendous damage from Hurricane Katrina, we had to evacuate our Fisk/New Orleans office of 20+ years. After moving the office into a temporary facility in Hammond, Fisk decided to build new offices on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain. We broke ground on January 10, 2008, and the expected completion date is set for October 1 of this year. The new facility is strategically located in St. James Business Park, ½ mile west of Louis Armstrong International Airport; it includes two adjoining structures, a 16,000 sq. ft. office space and a 10,000 sq. ft warehouse and pre-fabrication shop. The new state-of-the-art buildings triple the size of the original New Orleans space.
Fisk’s activities in The Big Easy have never been so exciting. Our staff size has almost doubled in the last three years – offering a full complement of project types, including Large Construction, Security, Structured Cabling, Select Audio Visual and Electrical Services. The New Orleans office serves a diversified client base, working throughout Louisiana, Mississippi – and as far away as California and Washington. Just a few of our recent projects include:
- Comprehensive electrical work for Oschner Hospital , Jackson Barracks, and the newly renovated Oakwood Mall in New Orleans,
- New radar facility for Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is still the world’s longest bridge,
- Primate Research Facility in Covington for Tulane University,
- Building a Switch Facility that will eventually serve every Sprint cell phone in the Southeast,
- Site Security projects for Shell Oil across the Gulf South, California and Washington State,
Renovations to the Superdome, and
- Perkins Row – an exciting project in Baton Rouge that will serve as a self-contained community that offers condos, townhouses, movie theatres, entertainment
Next time you visit New Orleans, be sure to come by and visit our team – we’d love to see you. Be sure to come with an empty stomach.
Largest Flash Memory Chip Plant in the U.S. - Built in a Flash
It’s often said that everything’s bigger in Texas. While that’s not always the case, you’d make a good argument for Fisk’s recent success in designing and building the electrical for the Samsung semiconductor plant in Austin. The 1.6 million square foot facility is the largest 300mm NAND flash memory plant in the U.S. – that’s over nine football fields for the total footprint.
What’s even more staggering is that Fisk completed the project on a very aggressive production schedule – approximately 400,000 man hours over the course of six months. The project peaked with 476 highly-trained electricians and employees, with a talent pool drawn from all over the U.S. Fisk worked closely with the local IBW union to manage the labor on a project of this
magnitude. Throughout the course of this project Fisk was able to utilize a multitude of the cost savings productivity and processing alternatives it has and continues to develop as a direct result of its industry knowledge and field expertise. Fisk’s extensive pre-construction planning, project evaluation and scheduling, procurement analysis and logistics management techniques enabled Samsung to realize
millions of dollars in costs savings over the life of the project. The result… a winning, well built job and an enduring client relationship.
completion of this project solidified Fisk’s strong presence in Austin, and the office is continuing to add new projects every week.