Offices in Fort St. John and Victoria energize company’s vision for continued growth.
The president of Mazzei Electric, a family owned and operated electrical contracting business with more than 25 years of service in the Nanaimo area, says his company has seen dramatic growth over the past five years and expansion into two new markets; Fort St. John and Victoria.
President Ben Mazzei said that the company has increased revenue by more than 400 per cent and increased its staffing from 25 employees to over 100.
“We are a young, progressive and highly energized company with strong managers and local workers.”
Ben Mazzei, President – Mazzei Electrick
He added that key position s within the company are held by long term employees who are able and willing to think outside the box, build relationships and work hard. It’s made a significant difference in the company’s ability to expand.
“The company had opportunities arise for taking on projects in both Victoria and in Fort St. John. In the process, our management team found quality local labour and saw the potential for pursuing more contracts.”
He noted that his team brings a variety of skills to the table with each individual offering unique perspectives. This in turn creates a collaborative culture that is reflected in the high level of customer satisfaction and success.
“In this industry, steady work isn’t always easy to find. It’s nice to know our long-term employees always have 40 hours a week of work.”
Mazzei points out that diversifying the company’s market is a not her key to its continued success.
“We aren’t dependent on Nanaimo and the surrounding area. Branching out into Fort St. John and Victoria, creating an office in each center, and building a solid network, helps balance the ups and downs in the market and in the different communities.”
It also helps to be well rounded in the industries it serves. Mazzei explained that the company’s first project in Victoria, Porsche, led to the completion of a number of commercial and multi-residential projects. In Fort St. John it completed both condo and townhome complexes and a subdivision of single family homes, as well as, commercial projects that included Burger King and ESSO and major tenant improvement for Canadian Brewhouse and Save-on-Foods.
“Providing electrical services for commercial, industrial and residential installations keeps us busy and with our expanding crew we are able to take on a variety of projects from maintenance, repair and renovations to large-scale commercial projects.”
Though Mazzei’s father and founder of the company, Frank, has retired, the company holds true to the values of integrity, quality, honesty and hard work he originally put in place. It’s a value system the current president fosters at all levels within the company.
“Our goal is to continually improve by providing high value products and services that we stand behind, ensuring customer satisfaction, profitability, and a future for our employees through continued growth.”