Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications had zero lost time injuries in 2017

With 1.6 million man hours worked in 2017, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly ended the year with zero lost time injuries.  Leveraging our multi-tiered safety team – functioning at the corporate, branch and field levels –  Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications’ TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) continues to be significantly less than the Electrical Industry standard.

Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly raises funds to support the American Red Cross

Employees from Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications generously donated funds to support the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts.  The companies matched all employee donations, with a 100% matched donation.


Hatzel & Buehler awarded ENR’s 2017 MidAtlantic Specialty Contractor of the Year

Hatzel & Buehler was selected as ENR MidAtlantic’s Specialty Contractor of the Year.

The oldest electrical contractor operating in the United States had a 6% revenue increase in the MidAtlantic from 2015 to 2016 and a 15% revenue increase between 2014-2015. The firm credits its recent successes to its geographic growth into new markets, an increase in customer spending and an enhanced focus on business development.

The Wilmington, Del.-based firm has six offices in the MidAtlantic region. In those offices, they have 600 union employees and 100 nonunion employees. The firm’s West Virginia office recently received special recognition from the National Electrical Contractors Association for excellence in safety.

Recent and ongoing work in the region includes infrastructure upgrades at the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, an expansion at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa. and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Central Utility Plant.

The firm’s largest corporate charity is a foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In partnership with the American Red Cross, Hatzel & Buehler is also matching every dollar its employees donate to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

The firm will be honored at the Nov. 2 Best Project’s event in Baltimore and featured in the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic. The December issue will also feature the entire list of the top-ranked specialty contractors based on 2016 revenue. The 30 participating firms in this year’s survey are from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. They have collected a total of $3 billion in revenue, up from the the $2.4 billion that the 18 firms in last year’s survey reported.

Hatzel & Buehler ranked No. 4 in last year’s survey with $119 million in regional revenue. To find out where the firm ranks in this year’s survey check out the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic.

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Pittsburgh office awarded multiple contracts with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Hatzel & Buehler’s Pittsburgh Office was recently awarded multiple contracts with the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical Center.  Overall project scope includes the upgrade of electrical generators at four senior living communities.  Hatzel & Buehler will upgrade and retrofit the emergency power systems (transfer switches and distribution systems).

The Pittsburgh Office will also complete renovation work throughout the McKeesport location.  Electricians will upgrade the main power distribution, branch circuits, lighting, fire alarm and data throughout the multi-story complex.

Pittsburgh office perfoms work throughout the historical Duquesne Club

The Duquesne Club is a private business club located in the City of Pittsburgh with a rich history dating back to 1873.  Founded by prominent Pittsburgh industrialists, the club’s present home on Sixth Avenue opened in 1890 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1995.  Hatzel & Buehler’s extensive First Floor renovations include interior general and accent lighting, lighting control, kitchen and bar additions, fire alarm, control wiring and structured cabling.

Hatzel & Buehler provides electrical services to a top Pittsburgh architectural firm

IKM Architects is beginning construction of its new headquarters on the 22nd floor of 11 Stanwix in downtown Pittsburgh.  IKM offers premier architecture, planning and interior design services to the institutional, healthcare, corporate and commercial sectors.

Hatzel & Buehler’s scope of work will include branch circuit & fire alarm cabling, interior lighting and horizontal data cabling.

ISNetworld recognizes Hatzel & Buehler’s recent successes

ISNetworld recently featured Hatzel & Buehler in their Contractor Success Stories. Download the feature here.


Pittsburgh Office renovates office space for Jones Lang LaSalle

Hatzel & Buhler’s Pittsburgh office was recently awarded the renovation of three floors of office space for Jones Lang LaSalle in the newly built Tower Two Sixty in downtown Pittsburgh.

The 60,000 square foot space includes a boardroom, executive offices, open area spaces and conference rooms.  Hatzel & Buehler’s work includes electrical distribution, lighting, lighting controls, branch power and Fire Alarm.

ENR ranks Hatzel & Buehler 29th among the top 50 Electrical Firms

In their Annual Top Contractor report, ENR Magazine has ranked Hatzel & Buehler 29th (up from 33rd, in 2014) among the Top 50 Electrical firms in the country. In addition, Hatzel & Buehler was ranked 75th (versus 91st, in 2014) among the top specialty contractors in the country.

Hatzel & Buehler expands operations to include office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Celebrating 130 years in business, Hatzel & Buehler, Inc., a third generation, family owned business, sets the standard for excellence in electrical construction by leading the industry in safety initiatives, technological advances and well-established customer relationships. With nine operating branch offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia, Hatzel & Buehler recently expanded their reach to include a tenth office, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New to the marketplace, Hatzel & Buehler acquired the assets of Franklin Electric – a third generation, family owned Electrical Contracting Company with over 100 years of well-established business throughout Pittsburgh. Hatzel & Buehler will retain Franklin Electric’s staff and have hired Pittsburgh native, James (Jim) Gloekler, to serve as Vice President, Branch Manager, overseeing the local Hatzel & Buehler operations. In 1992, Jim purchased Star Electric Company, becoming the third generation President and Owner of a business started by his grandfather, in 1914. Jim remained at Star Electric through 2013. Leveraging his 30 years of industry experience, Jim will establish the Hatzel & Buehler presence throughout Pittsburgh, while maintaining the customer focused approach, for which Hatzel & Buehler is known. Fred Sargent, another native Pittsburgher and successful member of the Electrical Contracting industry, has also joined the local Hatzel & Buehler team as a well-known industry consultant. Fred worked as a third-generation member of Sargent Electric Company, where he remained for 36 years, before he began his consulting business.