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We have done more multifamily work than any other electrical contractor in the country. Our specialized, laser-focus on this sector makes us the best at what we do.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted partner in the industry, we will deliver quality service, build lasting relationships and hold ourselves accountable. We aspire to create a future that reflects a passion for what we do.

Leading The Way

Meet the people that put their passion first.

Steering Committee

Mitch Permuy

Chairman

Dana Permuy

Co-Chairman

Frank Musolino

Chief Executive Officer

Lauren Permuy

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Joe Micallef

Chief Operating Officer

David Redden

General Counsel/Risk Manager

Marlene Velez

Chief People & Culture Officer

Marcela Gomez

Chief of Staff

Heather Ford

Chief Financial Officer

Raghu Kutty

Chief Information Officer

Senior Executives

Misha Zeltser

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Trent Tursi-Morano

Vice President of Systems

Corwin Fluit

Director of Estimating

Dane Gilbert

Senior Vice President

Zac Elkins

Senior Vice President

Steve Browning

Senior Vice President

Division Executives

Chris Hughes

Vice President, Power Design Resources

Dave Hughes

Director of Virtual Design and Construction

Duke Rerisi

Director of Mechanical Construction

Sandra Alfieri-DellaRocco

Regional Vice President

George Wilkes

Regional Vice President

Dan Somerville

Regional Vice President

Efren Zanni

Regional Vice President

Nick Young

Regional Vice President

Jeremy Wilson

Regional Vice President

Tyler West

Regional Vice President

Carter Hastings

Regional Vice President

Duane Vanderkooi

Regional Vice President

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Our Values

Meet ACE. He is a constant reminder to Answer the Call for Excellence through our values daily.

Integrity

We make responsible decisions based on professional standards.

Innovation

We encourage thoughtful, creative and inspirational ideas.

Teamwork

We build better when we work together.

Growth

We develop professionally through expanding our capabilities with innovative training.

Accountability

We empower each other to take ownership of our actions.

Integrity

Innovation

Teamwork

Growth

Accountability

We make responsible decisions based on professional standards.

We encourage thoughtful, creative and inspirational ideas.

We build better when we work together.

We develop professionally through expanding our capabilities with innovative training.

We empower each other to take ownership of our actions.

We Give Back

Project V5 is a series of charitable programs that puts our 5 values into action. Scrap wire is recycled for cash across our job sites nationally. The money is then donated to employee chosen charities that they feel passionate about. This is how we give back to the communities in which we live & work.

SEE OUR VALUES IN ACTION

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Employees participating

3,400,000

Pounds of wire we've collected

500

Charities chosen by our staff

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3,400,000
500

Employees participating

Pounds of wire we've collected

Charities chosen by our staff

Mitch Permuy

Chairman

Over the past 30+ years, Mitch and his team have turned Power Design into more than just an electrical contractor. His out-of-the-box thinking and leadership grew this family business, originally run out of a dining room, into a Fortune Top 100 Company on a 270,000-square-foot campus spanning more than 35 acres, where he maintains an open door policy with all of the more than 2,000 employees.

As Chairman, Mitch ensures the company’s interests are protected, reinforces the corporate mission, and is a positive motivator ensuring the work-hard play-hard culture is strong. Mitch is a Certified Master Electrician in 20 states, from his hometown of Huntington Beach, CA., across the U.S. to his longtime residence in St. Petersburg, FL. Whether working on his golf handicap or acquiring new business, his energy and charisma are contagious.

Mitch played a major role in developing the company’s core values in 2007 and still promotes them daily across the company. "Our five values are permanent, and they are non-negotiable. We each had a part in creating these values, and we need to hold each other accountable in upholding them."

Dana Permuy

Co-Chairman

As Co-Chairman, Dana has laid the groundwork for Power Design’s success since inception in 1989. Her passion for branding, meticulous attention to detail and business savvy has been essential to the company’s evolution into a Fortune and Inc. Best Workplace.

Dana handles all hometown aspects of the company; monitoring financial data, maintaining relationships with business and financial vendors, and overseeing changes to improve financial performance. She has played an integral role in every company milestone, from establishing Power Design’s five core values and the employee recognition program, ACE, to designing an unparalleled campus experience at each corporate office throughout the years. Despite her easy-going demeanor, with two golf club championships under her belt, Dana is a fierce competitor.

Frank Musolino

Chief Executive Officer

Frank has been an essential part of Power Design’s growth, both geographically and functionally. He has also led various functions, growing many of them from early support departments into substantial business units that if viewed individually, would be among the largest players in the nation within their respective marketplaces.

As CEO, Frank is responsible for all aspects of the company, from long-term planning to operational execution. An avid outdoorsman, when Frank is not in the woods or on the water, he leads the executive committee in corporate governance for all business strategy, corporate goals, strategic initiatives, department collaboration, and operational alignment. Working across all corporate functions and divisions, he is able to quickly analyze situations and provide creative solutions, while offering mentorship to help develop future leaders. With a drive for excellence in the field and respect towards the staff that achieves it, you’ll find him walking job sites and providing guidance as much as anybody.

Prior to joining Power Design more than 12 years ago, Frank held a management position with Clark Construction Group, LLC in their Bethesda, M.D. headquarters where he worked on a wide array of projects including multi-family, office, hospital, airports and stadiums. Before moving up to D.C., Frank performed construction litigation work with Moody & Shea, PA. He received his B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University and his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stetson University, remaining an active member of the Florida and D.C. Bars. Frank is also an Advisory Board Member for Make-a-Wish Southern Florida and an Honorary Commander at MacDill Airforce Base.

Lauren Permuy

Senior Vice President of Business Development

As the VP of Business Development, Lauren manages current client relationships and acquires new ones. She is best known for her love of the Florida Gators and her top-notch ability for assessing new markets and opportunities. Lauren also oversees the company’s marketing and brand management to ensure the Power Design message is heard loud and proud.

After receiving her construction management degree from the University of Florida, she joined the company as lighting specialist before being promoted to a regional business development representative, then the VP of Business Development. And if you think that Lauren is the hands-off type, guess again! She’s a Florida-certified general contractor and sits on the Urban Land Institute Multi-Family Development Council and on the National ACE Mentor Advisory Council.

Joe Micallef

Chief Operating Officer

With an unparalleled sense of urgency, Joe has set the bar for operations at Power Design. Joe has led various groups and was instrumental in reorganizing our operations group from coast to coast, mentoring our leadership, and creating a strong platform for continued growth.

As COO, Joe is responsible for all aspects of operational execution, from the day-to-day operations to departmental collaboration and efficiency. He sets comprehensive goals for performance, provides the tools and guidance to achieve those goals, and monitors progress, while always promoting Power Design’s vision and culture. With his focus on the field, Joe directly oversees all aspects of Power Design’s construction projects nationwide, including the Systems Division which performs fire alarm, low voltage, security, audio/visual and lighting control work. From the office to the field, Joe can be counted on to get the job done right. He plays a vital role on the executive team, is an advisor to ownership, and even finds time to MC our Power Design events.

Joe has more than 25 years of experience in the electrical field, originally hailing from New York where he studied accounting. He’s OSHA 30, Fire Alarm, and Security System certified, and has held executive roles in project management, operations and finance.

David Redden

General Counsel/Risk Manager

Named Tampa Bay’s Top Corporate Counsel, David has been with Power Design since 2005 and is a member of their Executive Committee. As General Counsel, he builds relationships with employees, clients, business partners, and government officials to promote success and reduce risk on strategic initiatives at the enterprise level. David negotiates contract terms with clients and vendors, procures and negotiates financing, manages all insurance and bonding programs, resolves disputes, and participates in corporate planning. He serves as the company’s central source of contact with public policymakers, government officials, and community leaders while promoting and advancing the company’s strategic initiatives and goals through continued relationship building with the community, clients, and the halls of government.

Prior to joining Power Design, David worked in both private and public sectors with experience in litigation and corporate governance. He received his B.A. degree in E-commerce and Finance from Texas Christian University and his M.B.A and J.D. degrees from Stetson University. This dad of two boys and avid fisherman is also an active member of the Florida Bar and Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar.

Marlene Velez

Chief People & Culture Officer

Driven by employee success, Marlene sets the bar high for “the SOURCE” team at Power Design. She oversees the entire employee experience from the staffing process to over-the-top company events, benefits, training (including onboarding, leadership training, operations training, apprenticeships, and everything in between.

Named as an Up and Comer by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and 2018 Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year, Marlene is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with a B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in business administration (MBA). She is best known at Power Design for her strong leadership ability and empathetic nature, but get Marlene on the volleyball court and no mercy will be shown!

Marcela Gomez

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Marcela oversees all aspects of preconstruction from estimating and engineering to virtual design and procurement. She leads the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures by managing the project finance, QC, business process improvement, operations training and service teams. Phew!

Best known for her knowledge of all things PDI, Marcela joined Power Design in ’04 as a Project Manager. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff in 2016, she managed new systems implementation company-wide as an Executive Operations Manager. Marcela has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master in Business Administration from the University of Tampa and is also certified as a PMP from the Project Management Institute.

Heather Ford

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Heather oversees all aspects of finance and accounting for Power Design, including general ledger, treasury management, AP, payroll, reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Using her team’s analysis of market trends and financial results, Heather works with the other members of the Executive Committee to provide insight and leadership in the development of short- and long-term strategies.

Prior to joining Power Design in 2011, Heather was an auditor for Arthur Andersen and owned a tax and accounting practice. A Tampa local, Heather is a graduate of the University of South Florida, earning both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Accounting. Heather has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida for the past 20 years and is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association. While raising a houseful of teenagers, this busy CPA still finds time to sit on boards for the Florida Institute of CFOs and Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, as well as being a member of their women’s giving circle, Hammers and Heels.

Raghu Kutty

Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer, Raghu leads and develops Power Design’s technology strategy while overseeing an award-winning IT department of 60+ people. Raghu is responsible for overall leadership, data integrity and direction of technology infrastructure, and is the driving force behind innovation, automation, and operational efficiencies starting from the office and extending to jobsites nationwide. Raghu has lead his team to win several awards including the prestigious Digital Edge 50 and CIO 100 awards and the work done by the group has been nationally recognized multiple times by Constructech.

Raghu joined PDI in 2010 with a laser-focus on solving construction problems through technology. Prior to joining PDI, Raghu was the Managing Director at Aurie, as well as the Director of Business Applications at Rosendin Electric.

Raghu graduated Honors with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. When he isn’t presenting at technology summits across the country, you can catch Raghu reading a book (he has averaged one book per week for the last 20 years) or spending time with his family!

Misha Zeltser

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Misha overseas Power Design’s Engineering Department, which supports the company’s Design Build and Design Assist Projects. The Engineering Department consists of Electrical, Mechanical and Lighting Design Divisions, which provide a collaborative and coordinated design approach to our projects.

His team of engineers, designers and CADD technicians create solutions-based and value-driven design documents and specifications for a variety of project types, providing electrical concepts that meet Power Design’s high expectations for quality and support our customer goals.

Misha has close to two decades of experience in electrical engineering and design. Prior to joining Power Design in 2009, he worked as a lead electrical engineer and designer at an international MEP design and consulting engineering firm. He received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University and his M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. Plus, Misha is a Board-Certified Professional Engineer (PE), LEED Accredited Professional and a Lighting Certified Professional (LC) and a CSE 40 Under 40 Award Honoree!

Chris Hughes

Vice President, Power Design Resources

As Vice President of Power Design Resources, Chris oversees Power Design’s proprietary fixture distribution center based in Atlanta. He manages a team of 60+ people, including Lighting Specialists, Lighting Consultants, Lighting Project Executives, Lighting Project Managers, Warehouse Associates and everyone in between, dedicated to partnering with vendors and meeting client’s fixture needs from start to finish.

With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Chris previously held management positions with the Rexel Group, General Electric, and served as the President and Partner of Clean Energy Constructors, LLC. He brings a love of golfing, boating, and warm weather to the Power Design team, and graduated with his MBA from the University of Texas.

Trent Tursi-Morano

Vice President of Systems

Having 20+ years in the construction industry, Trent Tursi-Morano is a Fortune 500 leader with exceptional vision, strategy and sales acumen complemented by proven results in business transformation models. With a unique background in construction, electrical, mechanical, and information technology, he brings forward financial models that impact the bottom line.

As the VP of Systems, Trent leads pursuit and pre-construction with building owners, developers, architects, engineers, and general contractors while sharing the ‘new way’ to deliver functionality across electrical, mechanical, IT, CRE, and LV systems.

Prior to Power Design, Trent worked for Johnson Controls Inc. Trent serves as a member advisor on two prestigious Industry boards: IBCon (part of Realcomm) and SEAT (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology). He also volunteers with ACE, CoreNet, and ABC. Most recently, Trent finished designing and building one of the smartest buildings in the world, CompuCom HQ.

Corwin Fluit

Director of Estimating

As Director of Estimating, Corwin oversees all aspects of Preconstruction at Power Design, from securing new awards to providing value engineering services. He maintains an absolute focus on customer needs and facilitates collaboration between departments to ensure the success of each project that is awarded at Power Design.

Corwin joined Power Design in 2012 and has since grown from an Estimator, to Sr. Estimator, to Chief Estimator of Construction Estimating, and now Director. Corwin earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of West Florida, after servicing abroad for the United States Air Force in Operation Enduring Freedom. Corwin enjoys spending quality time with his family and any activity involving the outdoors, including swimming, hunting, and four-wheeling with his son.

Dave Hughes

Director of Virtual Design and Construction

With 30+ years of building information modeling and electrical experience, Dave provides executive leadership to Power Design’s Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) team, which utilizes the most current and cutting-edge technologies to streamline construction installations on some of the most challenging structures nationwide.

Dave studied finance at Arizona State University and has his Journeyman Electrical License in Indiana and Virginia. He is also a big supporter of charitable organizations in Tampa Bay, including the American Heart Association and Habitat for Humanity.

Duke Rerisi

Director of Mechanical Construction

As Director of Mechanical Construction, Duke oversees all aspects of Mechanical and Plumbing operations from budgeting, planning and customer relations. He serves as a strategic partner to senior leadership with a passion for organizational excellence. Originally from New York, Duke spent much of his career in North Carolina where he raised his kids, studied mechanical engineering, and was a greenskeepers nightmare.

With 30+ years of industry experience and a licensed general contractor in the Carolinas, Duke has held leadership roles with some of the largest mechanical contractors in the country with a wide variety of projects including multifamily, office, hospital, MOB, airports, and manufacturing.

Dane Gilbert

Senior Vice President

Dane promotes the success of our customers and employees within the entire western United States through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met while leading and growing a strong management team, and also oversees our Service department.

Dane has a strong passion for philanthropy and is the co-founder of Instruments 4 Life, which provides Tampa youth with free music lessons, instruments and other forms of artistic activities as a healthy social outlet.

He earned his M.B.A., Master of Science in Building Construction, and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida. Prior to Power Design, he played in various local bands. He’s also a two-time PDI dodgeball champion.

States: Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Zac Elkins

Senior Vice President

Zac promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team, and also oversees our Quality Control and Safety departments.

Zac is no stranger to the business, previously being a part of his family's electrical contracting company in Central Florida. Zac joined Power Design in 2011 and has since grown from a Project Engineer, to PM, to Project Executive, and now RVP. Zac holds his State of Florida Electrical Contractor's License, a B.S. in Finance, and is currently working to complete his Master's in Construction Management.

Best known for his competitive spirit and family-man nature, Zac extends himself beyond operations management at Power Design. He's served on several committees helping to roll out new technologies, such as field iPads and Plangrid, and plays an integral role in most PDI volleyball competitions.

States: Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Sandra Alfieri-DellaRocco

Regional Vice President

Sandra promotes the success of our customers and employees within her region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. She is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Sandra started at Power Design in 2006. She graduated from the University of South Florida and is also PMP certified with The Project Management Institute. When she’s not working as RVP, she’s busy at home working as a mother to her two young boys.

State: Florida South

George Wilkes

Regional Vice President

George promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Prior to becoming an RVP, George served as a Senior PM and Project Executive for Power Design where he worked heavily in the Miami area. Previous to Power Design, George held management roles for various electrical contractors and graduated from the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee program in Washington, DC. George is well-known for the tailgate parties he throws; consider yourself lucky if you receive an invite!

State: Florida North

Steve Browning

Senior Vice President

Steve promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Since starting Power Design as an intern in 2007 Steve’s grown through various positions including Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Project Executive, all leading him to his current role.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is LEED certified. An avid fisherman when not at work, Steve enjoys various outdoor activities in addition to watching his favorite football team, the Florida Gators!

States: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Dan Somerville

Regional Vice President

Dan promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met while leading and growing a strong management team.

Prior to becoming an RVP, Dan began with Power Design in 2010 as an on-site Project Engineer in Baltimore. After spending two years in the field, Dan went on to climb up the career ladder, quickly moving from Assistant Project Manager to Project Manager, and on to Project Executive of South Florida where he oversaw $50 million in projects ranging from garden style, ultra-high-end luxury condos and more. He later took on running projects in the Texas region, which consisted of $60 million in work and over 12 different projects in a growing market for us.

When he’s not overseeing multi-million dollar projects now as an RVP, this University of Florida MBA grad (go Gators!) can be found playing some kind of sport (probably beach volleyball) or working on learning something new.

States: California, Washington

Efren Zanni

Regional Vice President

Efren promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Since starting with Power Design as a Project Engineer in 2011, Efren has worked his way up the ladder. Prior to his promotion to RVP, Efren served as a Project Executive focusing on growing our PA region. He enjoys using the knowledge and experience he’s earned over nearly a decade with PDI to mentor his team.

Efren earned his undergrad degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and his MBA from the University of Tampa with a concentration in finance. When he isn’t working on growing our regional work, you can catch this born-and-raised Venezuelan in real estate—looking for the next big deal, or spending time with his family.

States: PA, DE, DC, VA, MA

Nick Young

Regional Vice President

Native to the Washington, D.C. area, Nick graduated from the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program, then obtained his Journeyman Electrician’s license. His field experience was an asset in developing his project management skills as he worked into a leadership role in his family’s electrical contracting business. After relocating to Florida in 2014, Nick joined Power Design as a Senior Project Manager on the Southwest team. In his 5 years at Power Design, he has grown from Sr. Project Manager, to Project Executive, to his current role as RVP of the Southwest region. In addition to holding his journeyman’s license, Nick is OSHA 30 Certified and has completed the NECA Project Management Training Program.

Having a passion for mentoring, Nick serves on various process improvement committees and as a guest contributor in PM & Super boot camps. His passion extends to his love for music, playing bass guitar and enjoying family time at the beach with his wife and two children.

States: Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Jeremy Wilson

Regional Vice President

With over 15 years of construction experience ranging from home building, to heavy civil and electrical construction, Jeremy brings with him a wide range of knowledge and skills. Since starting at Power Design in 2012 he has progressed from Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Project Executive to his current role as Regional Vice President.

Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University. His free time is spent with his family, enjoying the Florida lifestyle to the fullest. In March you will find him cheering on his favorite team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Go CATS!

State: Florida Central

Tyler West

Regional Vice President

Tyler promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Since starting at Power Design as an intern in 2011, Tyler’s grown through various positions including Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Project Executive, all leading him to his current role.

Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida. When he isn’t overseeing projects, you can catch this St. Pete native fishing, swimming, and enjoying the Florida lifestyle with his family.

States: Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia

Carter Hastings

Regional Vice President

Carter promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Since starting his career with Power Design as an Assistant Project Manager in 2004, Carter has grown through various positions including Project Manager and Senior Project Manager, to Project Executive and now Regional Vice President.

Carter earned his undergrad degree in Finance and Multinational Business from Florida State University, and loves to golf and be outdoors hiking or on the water with his wife and three children.

Although Carter has worked in most of our regions, he has been focused on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, with a heavy concentration in Florida since 2014.

States: Florida

Duane Vanderkooi

Regional Vice President

Duane promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

Since starting his career with Power Design as a Project Superintendent in 2005, Duane has grown through various positions including Project Manager to Project Executive, and now Regional Vice President.

Duane holds a Non-Restricted Electrical Contractors License, as well as a Low Voltage Unrestricted Contractors License in his home state of Georgia. When he isn’t overseeing the success of our projects, you can catch this Athens, GA native (Go Dawgs!) coaching his three boys on the baseball field or basketball court, mountain biking, or watching a Braves game with his sons and wife (with his dog, Baxter, by his side too!).

States: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee