Pat Spirelli, Sr. of Shrub Oak has spent decades in the electrical contracting industry, and his sons, Joseph and Pat Jr., are helping to make Spirelli Electric a family tradition.
Pat Sr. is president and owner of the business and his sons, Pat Jr., of Shrub Oak, and Joseph, of Mahopac, are vice presidents. Pat Sr. has been in the electrical business for about 39 years in various locations. He opened the Shrub Oak location in 1999.
Pat Sr. recalled last week how he became an electrician. “I was a young kid looking for a job,” he said. “I never looked back.”
Pat Jr. said he wanted to work in the family business. A finance major in college, Pat Jr. said, “(I) run the business side of things.”
Joseph said his responsibilities include taking customer phone calls, being on the road preparing employees for their jobs and looking at jobs.
Joseph said he was a chef in Florida before he became an electrician. He had “a falling out with the restaurant I was working in and had the perfect opportunity to come try something different,” Joseph said.
The Spinellis have little difficulty working together. “You know the feeling everybody has about working with their family? We are the complete opposite,” Pat Jr. said. “We work together absolutely seamlessly. It is amazing how it happens. We very, very rarely fight. When we do it comes and goes. We get along very well.”
Spirelli Electric has both commercial and residential clients. “We will do everything from installing a light switch to two-and-a-half to four million-dollar projects,” Pat Sr. said. “Our infrastructure is set up as such that we can do pretty much do anything.”
Pat. Sr. said his clients have properties in a wide geographic range, from Brooklyn to Putnam County, and the business has many longtime customers. “Our motto is we guarantee satisfaction,” he said. “We keep our customers. We know the golden rule. Our customers are always right.”
The business is very active in the local community. It sponsors the Boys of Summer men’s softball league, which recently won the Yorktown Sports Association tournament. They also sponsor the Mahopac High School football team and St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. The company will sponsor “basically anything that comes our way in the area” Pat Jr. said.
“We try to give back to the community,” Pat Sr. said.
Spirelli Electric is located at 990 E. Main St. in Shrub Oak. For more information, call 914-455-2158 or visit https://www.spirellielectric.com/.