On February 5, 2020, Mortenson Construction hosted a group of young women from Girls Taking Action at their headquarters office in Minneapolis for an event focused on construction careers. The goal of the event was to educate the future workforce about the many exciting career paths available in the construction industry. The event featured a variety of booths educating middle-school girls about different career choices including human resources, marketing, accounting, project management, virtual reality, construction field operations, and electrical construction.
OlympiaTech Electric has appointed Chad Gasca as its new president. Chad has been with OlympiaTech for 21 years and most recently served as vice president. He started his career with OlympiaTech as an electrical apprentice and has occupied many roles within the company. He is also the master electrician for OlympiaTech. Mr. Gasca will be taking the reins from 20-year president, Paul Kosmides who is a co-owner of OlympiaTech along with his sister and business partner, Seaen Kosmides.
OlympiaTech Electric is proud to announce its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center-Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Olympiatech recently hired Alisha Parker as its newest project coordinator to help support the company’s continued growth.Continue reading “OlympiaTech Electric Welcomes Alisha Parker, Project Coordinator”
Property managers, facility managers, and building owners know how disruptive the loss of power can be. Being without power, heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, security, and a fully functioning facility can be more than just an inconvenience. When a building experiences electrical failure, tenants are at risk of losing information, damaging equipment, disrupting schedules, and costly downtime – all of which can lead to costly repairs or equipment replacement costs. That’s why electrical preventative maintenance is a necessary investment. While it may seem costly to perform regular preventative maintenance, it really can save you thousands in disruption and repairs.Continue reading “Benefits of Performing Electrical Preventative Maintenance”
The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people! Today, we are talking to Jessi Noble, our director of marketing and business development.Continue reading “Employee Spotlight: Jessi Noble”
OlympiaTech Electric has appointed Seaen Kosmides as the company’s chief executive officer. Ms. Kosmides has been with OlympiaTech full-time since 2001 and has held the role of vice president for the last eight years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse background to her new role of CEO having strategic leadership experience that spans finance, investments, operations management, human resources, safety, technology systems, and entrepreneurship.Continue reading “OlympiaTech Electric Appoints Seaen Kosmides as Chief Executive Officer”
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden renovation project was featured in the December issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine. We were proud to be a part of this landmark project with Mortenson Construction, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the entire project team.
OlympiaTech vice president and partner, Seaen Kosmides, joined four other women in a panel discussion at the National Association of Women in Construction’s 2018 Midwest Regional Fall Conference last Friday. The women spoke about overcoming hurdles and finding success in the construction industry.Continue reading “Seaen Kosmides Sits on Panel for NAWIC 2018 Midwest Region Fall Conference”
The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people. Get to know the OlympiaTech team in our employee spotlight feature. Today, we’re introducing you to our senior project coordinator, Tanya Erickson.
In an era of rising energy costs and declining budgets, energy conservation is a must for property owners. An easy way to reduce energy consumption in commercial and industrial properties is through the use of occupancy sensors. Occupancy sensors allow lights to be turned on only when a room is occupied therefore eliminating unnecessary lighting.
The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people. Get to know the OlympiaTech team in our employee spotlight feature. Today, we’re introducing you to dedicated project manager Nick Kosmides.
OlympiaTech is proud to have participated in Alliance Housings’ recent renovation at 2011 Pillsbury Avenue South in Minneapolis, MN. Alliance Housing builds and manages quality housing for people with low incomes or those who need transitional housing to get back on their feet.
The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people! Get to know the members of the OlympiaTech team more personally in our employee spotlight feature.
Today, we’re introducing you to superintendent, Rich Storck. Rich has been with OlympiaTech for 17 years. He started out working in the field and then held the role of service manager for many years before moving into his current role as superintendent.
The Hub Minneapolis, a 26-story residential tower on the University of Minnesota campus, recently received recognition for becoming a MNSHARP construction worksite. The Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Program (MNSHARP) is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s Workplace Safety Consultation division and is awarded to projects that exceed OSHA standards. Continue reading “The Hub Minneapolis is Recognized as a MNSHARP Worksite for Exceeding OSHA Standards”
The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people! Get to know the members of the OlympiaTech team more personally in our employee spotlight feature. Today, we’re introducing you to one of our rockstar project coordinators, Juli Durant.
The newest housing development geared towards students and young professionals on the University of Minnesota campus is almost ready for tenants to begin moving in. The project team for The Hub on Campus Minneapolis, a high-rise residential tower adjacent to Moose Tower, celebrated the completion of construction with a grand opening event complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
LED is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED lighting lasts longer, is more durable, and offers better light-quality than other types of lighting. As the purchase price of LED lighting continues to decrease, more and more property owners and facility managers are upgrading their lighting systems with LEDs, given the benefits LED offers compared to traditional technologies.
OlympiaTech Electric was recently recognized by Adolfson & Peterson Construction for its safety initiatives on the Minneapolis Public School’s Adult Education Center project by awarding OlympiaTech with its 1st Quarter Subcontractor Safety Award.
May is National Electrical Safety Month so we’d like to share some of the most common on-the-job electrical hazards encountered. Recognizing and addressing potential hazards in your facility is necessary to maintain a safe working environment and prevent accidents from occurring.