Location: Staten Island, NY
Ryan J. Walsh
SERVICE AND QUALITY FIRST
Walsh Electrical Contracting, Inc. is a family-owned and operated electrical contracting company serving the five boroughs of New York City. The company employs more than 80 people and adheres to a corporate philanthropic mission of providing financial as well as electrical assistance to the community. “The company was founded in 1979 by my father, Kevin Walsh,” says president Ryan J. Walsh. “His vision was always ‘Service and quality first, price second.’ In addition, he was a big believer in helping those less fortunate.”
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Its established, 37-year reputation has helped Walsh Electrical maintain growth, along with its union affiliation and certification as a woman-owned business. “This creates a very unique combination not many firms have,” Walsh says. Like many growing companies, Walsh Electrical has at times found it difficult to scale capital, staff and quality control quickly. “Many lessons have been learned,” including that growth can be fast but still controlled, and that increased margins are better than increased sales, he says. Currently, Walsh Electrical is investing in its future by closing a strategic partnership with a large electrical contracting firm in Toronto.