O’Connell is a well known electrical contractor across the highly competitive government and public works sectors.  Our work in these markets dates back to the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.  Today, we design, install and maintain electrical and communications systems for a broad range of federal, state and local agencies.

Construction challenges and demands across this sector are like no other.  Experience is paramount.  Key to our success in these markets are skill, productivity, and planning.  O'Connell provides the highest quality workmanship while remaining one of the most competitive electrical contractors at this level.  After all, every project is awarded to the lowest bidder.   

Our proficiency in this market and diversification of services has lead to our being the number one prison contractor for electrical construction in New York State, with major projects completed at over 65 correctional facilities.  Today, we are prime contractor on over 90% of our projects.  We have the bonding capacity to back up any electrical project with the expertise and resources to get the job done successfully and on schedule.

O'Connell is highly qualified to implement the Federal Government's green technology initiatives to help curb energy costs and consumption at government buildings and facilities.  Include are upgrades to electrical, mechanical, low voltage, and communications systems.  With LEED Certification being the ultimate green initiative objective in new construction, O'Connell has LEED accredited personal on staff and several large, successful projects under our belts.

Within local, state, and federal agencies, O'Connell services a range of departments and governmental sectors including Office of General Services (OGS), Corrections, Military, Water, Sewage, Wastewater, and Departments of Transportation (DOTs).

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Local, State & Federal Buildings & Facilities Projects

  • Albany State Office Building
  • Bath 911 Center
  • Binghamton State Office Building
  • —Central New York (CNY) Psychiatric Center
  • Dillon Courthouse
  • Dulles State Office Building
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Gouverneur Lighting Dept.
  • Greece DPW
  • Henderson Smith State Office Building
  • Jamestown Post Office
  • Keating Federal Building
  • niagara falls municipal complex
  • NYS Department of Mental Health
  • NYS Empire State Plaza
  • Onondaga Cty 911 Ctr
  • Penn Yan Municipal
  • —Projects?
  • —Projects?
  • Seneca County 911 Center
  • Seneca County Facilities Dept.
  • Seneca County Office Building
  • Sherrill Power & Light
  • Steuben 911 Center (CM)
  • Syracuse Post Office
  • Town of Greece
  • Town of Romulus
  • Utica State Office Building
  • Village of Angelica
  • Village of Solvay
  • Village of Watkins Glen

Correctional Facilities Projects

  • Adirondack
  • Albion
  • Altona
  • Attica
  • Auburn Bedford hills (females)
  • Bare Hill
  • Buffalo
  • Butler
  • Butler ASACTC
  • Cape Vincent
  • Cayuga
  • Chateaugay ASACTC
  • Clinton (Annex)
  • Collins
  • Coxsackie
  • Downstate
  • DRUG TREATMENT CAMPUS
  • Eastern (Annex)
  • Elmira
  • Fishkill
  • Five Points
  • Franklin
  • Gabriels
  • Georgetown
  • Gouverneur
  • Gowanda
  • Great Meadow
  • Green Haven (Annex)
  • Greene
  • Groveland (Annex)
  • Hale Creek ASACTC
  • Homer Folks
  • Hudson
  • Lakeview Shock
  • Livingston
  • Lyon Mountain
  • Marcy
  • MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITIES
  • MEDIUM SECURITY FACILITIES
  • Mid-Orange
  • Mid-State
  • MINIMUM SECURITY CAMPS
  • MINIMUM SECURITY FACILITIES
  • Mohawk
  • Monterey Shock
  • Moriah Shock
  • Mt. McGregor (Camp)
  • NYS Department of Correctional Services (DOCS)
  • Ogdensburg
  • Oneida
  • Orleans
  • Otisville
  • Pharsalia
  • Riverview
  • Rochester
  • Shawangunk
  • Sing Sing
  • Southport
  • Sullivan (Annex)
  • Summit Shock
  • Tryon Residential
  • Ulster
  • Upstate
  • Wallkill
  • Washington (Annex)
  • Watertown
  • Wende
  • Willard
  • Woodbourne
  • Wyoming

Military Bases Projects

  • --Chiller Replacement Bldg#106
  • --New Addition
  • --Power Distribution Bldg #3
  • -- 7th Engineering
  • -- Force Modernization
  • --63rd OED
  • --91st MP
  • --Aviation II
  • 174th Air Nat'l Guard
  • —Battle Simulation Center (CM)
  • buffalo naval reserve center
  • Fort Drum: US Army's 10th Mountain Division
  • Plattsburgh Airforce Base
  • —Projects?
  • —Projects?
  • Seneca Army Depot
  • USAF-Rome Labs-Power Distribution

Water/Wastewater Facilities Projects

  • Brewerton Treatment Plant
  • Buffalo wtp
  • Buffalo-Bird Island wwtp
  • Canandaigua WWTP
  • Canastota Sewer Treatment Plant
  • Dunkirk wwtp
  • Erie County Water Authority
  • erie county wtp
  • Ithaca WWTP
  • Monroe County Water Authority
  • Monroe Cty DPW, Division of Pure Waters
  • Niagara County Water
  • Niagara Falls wwtp
  • North Chauttaqua lake wwtp
  • Oneida Cty Thermal Oxidizer
  • Oswego Sewer Treatment Plant
  • Rome -WWTP
  • Seneca County Water Authority
  • Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission
  • Sturgeon Point Waste Treatment Facility
  • Tonawanda wtp
  • Watertown Sewer Treatment Plant
  • Webster Water

Other Projects

  • Angelica Landfill
  • Auburn Housing Authority
  • City of Auburn
  • City of Sherrill
  • Erie County Fire
  • Hylan Landfill
  • Lansing Residential Center