Spotlight: Power Design


Between over 200 active projects, 500 St. Pete based employees, and accumulative revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars, Power Design is one of the leading electrical contractors in the United States. The company’s commitment to customer service and employee satisfaction has enabled them to partner with the top 100 general contractors as ranked by Engineering News-Record. In a traditional industry like construction, Power Design is an innovative leader, always thinking outside the box.

Like many of its neighboring St. Petersburg business, Power Design was attracted to both the cultural and environmental richness and the business benefits of the Sunshine City. The leadership at Power Design was drawn to St. Pete by its prime location for enabling healthy growth and sparking innovative ideas. St. Pete’s proximity to one of the top airports in the nation, Tampa International Airport, allows for easy traveling, which is important in the construction industry. The city’s central location to major metro areas and universities that serve as a funnel of top talent into the Tampa Bay area also appealed to Power Design’s leadership. As the construction industry turns its focus towards technological advancement, everyone has been racing to recruit the best in the field; Power Design’s location and exceptional employee treatment put them at a definite advantage.

Ever since the company was founded in 1989, Power Design has operated as a family-run business built on an unbending foundation of quality service and loyalty to their employees and customers. They focus heavily on employee engagement and culture, which has consistently landed them on nationally recognized Best Workplaces lists, including FORTUNE and Inc. Magazine.

Members of the Power Design team enjoy being part of a workplace with a motivational atmosphere where they can achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Potential for growth and training opportunities are consistently available to employees to ensure their success. The company culture lends itself to a work-hard, play-hard mentality that is common in St. Petersburg. Expectations are high, and employees are treated as the most valuable company asset, which is easy to see when you experience the Power Design campus. A sport court, fitness center, DJ booth, lake trail, and onsite carwash all emphasize the importance of a healthy work-life balance in the organization.

Power Design’s emphasis on work-life balance has reached all corners of the company and its surrounding communities. Project V5 was created to give back to the communities where the Power Design team lives. In Project V5, scrap wire is recycled for cash across national jobsites, and the money earned is passed along to charities chosen by employees. To date, 3,400,000 pounds of scrap wire have been recycled, supporting 500 employee requested charities. At Power Design, taking care of the community is just as important as taking care of their talented team.

While Power Design continues striving to fulfill its mission of creating a future that reflects a passion for what they do, they never miss a step in delivering quality service, building lasting relationships, and holding themselves accountable. In addition to expanding geographically to New York, they hope to maintain growth through their target markets (student housing, hospitality, and senior living) throughout the remainder of 2018. Looking ahead into the future, Power Design aims to be the leading provider for mechanical and electrical services, increase their Low Voltage presence, and build automation capabilities. They know that the company’s future relies on remaining on the cutting edge of new industry technologies, and they appreciate that it’s their skilled team members who make achieving that a possibility.

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