Electrical Works to partner with Lake-Sumter State College for electrician apprenticeship program.

The Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities grant program has donated $299,840 to Lake-Sumter State College for a new electrician apprenticeship program.

“The Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant puts funding behind a time-tested workforce education model focused on talent development and reducing the statewide skills gap,” says Governor Ron DeSantis in a press release from the Florida Department of Education.

We at Electrical Works have partnered with LSSC to offer this new Electrician Apprenticeship program. Electrical Works will serve as the Registered Apprenticeship Employer and provide structured on-the-job training. Apprentices will receive related technical instruction from LSSC.

“We are excited to begin offering the electrician apprenticeship program. Our industry partners tell us that quality electricians need to have a deep understanding of the craft to troubleshoot an electrical problem and provide solutions. We believe that our partnership with Electrical Works will train and create best-in-class electricians.”

The US Dept. of Labor projects a 9.3 percent growth rate for electricians from 2018-2026 in Lake and Sumter Counties, including over 1,000 expected job openings in that time.

“As a Lake County native, I’m proud to partner with Lake-Sumter State College to offer apprenticeships to the next generation of electricians,” says Joe Ciceri, Owner of Electrical Works. “At Electrical Works, we promote a culture of integrity, excellent service, and community involvement. I look forward to bringing those same values to this program.”

LSSC expects to begin recruiting apprentices later this year for enrollment starting January 2021.

Electrical Works makes sure it works like new.

It’s easy to see why Harold Hoyle views everything with a critical eye. The 95-year-old Fruitland Park resident spent 30 years in the military, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. During his years of service, he flew various aircraft and served on a nuclear weapons maintenance squadron.
“The jobs I performed in the military required pinpoint precision,” he says. “That’s why I’m very critical anytime a company comes to my home and does work for me. Everything has to be exactly right. That’s how I evaluate anyone who does work at my house.”
Fortunately for Harold, there was nothing to criticize when Electrical Works recently installed a generator on his property. In fact, he readily admits that he has never dealt with a company that provided such prompt, professional, and high-quality service.
“What Electrical Works did for me was the most professional job I’ve ever had done by any company,” he says. “Whenever I asked them questions, the employees were more than happy to answer in full detail. They were extremely accommodating, courteous, and timely. The cost was below the original estimate, and they made things simple for me by taking care of everything, including licensing. I would highly recommend Electrical Works to anybody.”
Harold is one name on an ever-growing list of satisfied customers who appreciate the competitive prices, timeliness, attention to detail, and reliable service Electrical Works offers.

In With the NEW

Lifelong Lake County resident and Electrical Works founder Joe Ciceri became a licensed electrician in 1997. Since opening its doors in 2007, the company now boasts 24 employees and handles all aspects of electrical installations, from site development projects to troubleshooting and home repairs.
As a company grows and develops, a number of different aspects of its branding and corporate messaging develop with it—a logo being one of them. Electrical Works recently unveiled a logo that promotes a higher-end, industrial look.
“We really want to promote our business, family, and how much we love the community,” Joe says. “Although my family moved to Oxford one year ago, our headquarters remains in Leesburg. We feel proud to serve residents and commercial businesses of Lake and Sumter counties, and felt our new brand and look were the best way to convey that.”

Ensuring a Good Connection

One thing that hasn’t changed is how Joe values family—both in his personal and professional life. Just as he has grown his business, he has grown his family through fostering and adopting children. He and his wife, Sabrina, have six children: Sierra, 26; Tristan, 21; Mia, 14; Jackson, 7; Anthony, 5; and Nissi, 5. They also have a 1-year-old grandson, Maverick.
“Joe is a caring husband who has been an excellent role model to all our children,” Sabrina says. “He has worked tirelessly to be an outstanding provider.”
The same can be said of his work family, too. Joe’s family-owned business is every bit as much about family as it is business.
“At Electrical Works we’re all one big family,” he says. “It’s not just a job here; we’re part of a team. We promote a culture of integrity, excellent service, and community involvement. We enjoy sponsoring and attending community events because it allows us to hang out with old friends and meet new friends.”
Unlike many family-owned electric companies, Joe offers plenty of benefits to attract and keep workers. Those benefits include 401k, profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, medical insurance (health, dental, and vision), and paid vacation.
“As we grow as a company, we look for ways for our entire team to better their lives through the company’s success,” Joe says. “It’s a serious responsibility to maintain a strong business model so my employees have sustainability in where they work for their families.”
That attitude is precisely why employees such as Chris Ethridge enjoy coming to work each and every day. Chris has served as estimator of Electrical Works for four years.
“I like the family feel of this company,” Chris says. “We all take our jobs seriously but also crack jokes with each other and get along very well. If you have an issue you need to discuss, you can talk to the management team, as well as Joe and Sabrina. They do not have a like-it-or-leave-it attitude. They listen to what you have to say and try to adapt.”
Joe Macaluso is another happy employee. He was hired as warehouse manager but within less than a year was promoted to operations manager.
“Electrical Works is undoubtedly the fairest and most honest company I’ve worked for,” says Joe, who spent 29 years with Florida Power and Light. “I brag about this company all the time to my family and friends. Joe and Sabrina are good, down-to-earth people who genuinely appreciate their employees. Here’s an example of that. We hired an employee on December 21. On December 22 Sabrina handed out bonuses and gave a bonus to the brand-new employee.”
Joe and Sabrina also think of new ways in which they can service their loyal customers. That’s why Electrical Works is now installing generators, which become a neccessity during storm season. Joe recommends that anyone considering buying a generator to do so now.
“It’s a process and can take weeks to get done [due to] the permitting,” he says. “But it is definitely an investment that makes all the difference in the world when your power is off due to a storm. We also instal surge and lightning protection.”
For any family-owned business, values and integrity are the source of their success and their longevity. That’s why Electrical Works—pardon the pun—continues shining bright.

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Electrical Works in Leesburg has a new look to their website and vehicles, but Joe Ciceri and Jason Paynter want you to know you’ll find the same great crews, quality, and service you’ve always had. In addition to the great commercial and residential service the company has always offered, Electrical Works has extensive experience with RV and mobile home parks in the area. This includes upgrades and repairs to power grids for resorts of all sizes. Electrical Works installs hookups with no downtime; park owners find they pay for themselves in less than five years. While you’re preparing for the hurricane season, don’t forget generators. This is not something you can leave to the last minute—get a home generator installed to ensure your family has what they need when the big storms come through. The crews of Electrical Works also are available for service and maintenance, lightning protection, electronic gate systems, and custom outdoor lighting. The company may have a different look, but it’s the same high-quality service they’ve delivered since it began in 2007. The commitment to service is matched only by the commitment Joe has for his employees. Great work from great people—Electrical Works.