|O.J. Mann Electric Services, Inc.
O.J. Mann Electric Services, Inc. Is not just another electrical contractor. Founded
in the 1970's by Oscar Mann, it was a Bridgeport based union contractor whom its
current owners worked with for many years.
The largest single project was Bridgeport Center, which took just over three years in
duration at an electrical cost of $18 million.
In 1990 Don Walesky, lifelong resident of Cheshire, and Tony Vaccaro of Oakville
assumed ownership of the re-incorporated company. The office was relocated to
777 Peck Lane in Cheshire where it remains today.
They are now an open shop contractor working throughout the state of Connecticut
with an emphasis primarily in the commercial and industrial areas. Tony, with an
engineering background, and Don, from the field of education have been friends for
35 years. Their shared business philosophy includes maintaining high standards of
honesty, fairness, knowledge and commitment to all they serve.
With changes in technology, the company's areas of expertise have broadened
over the years to include telephone and data communications as well as fiber optic
wiring. They are also a registered dealer for Generac emergency generators for
both residential and commercial applications.
These areas have been added to their already vast base of experience, which
includes power distribution, motor control wiring, lighting - including parking lot and
sports complex lighting, fire alarm, security, temperature control wiring, and thermo
Over the years their projects have included schools, hospitals, churches, retail
space, office complexes, restaurants and several assisted living facilities.
Their services are utilized in new construction as well as renovation of existing
buildings. Although much of their work is outside of Cheshire, some notable local
projects include the Cheshire Police Department renovation and expansion, Elim
Park addition, field lighting at Cheshire Park and several buildings for Cheshire
Academy. In Cheshire they have worked for the departments of Public Works,
Recreation and Education.
Community involvement is very important to them. Their success in business has on
occasion allowed them to donate their services to worthy causes. Recipients of this
in part include lighting for the Cheshire High School Football Field, the
Tercentennial Celebration, Playground in the Park, Cheshire High School Marching
Band. Youth Baseball, Soccer and Cheshire Junior Football. Additionally they have
donated wiring for the town Christmas tree and recent work at the community pool.
They have been a member of the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce since 1996 with
Don in his third year serving on the Board of Directors. Don Co-Chairs the Fall
Marketplace and recently shared the member of the year award for 2005.