National Electrical Contractor Finds a BIG Way to Help the Austin Community

Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., Power Design, Inc. contributes to local charities in its national markets
AUSTIN, Texas - May 11, 2016 - PRLog -- With 40 active projects currently in Texas, Power Design, Inc. continues to be a leader in the Western market. A focus on high-rise, multifamily construction and long-standing client relationships is what earned the Florida-based electrical contractor work across 20 states in the past 25 years.

A strong national presence means hiring local labor and impacting communitinies in which Power Design employees work and live. "It is not enough to just support causes in the Tampa Bay area, where we are headquartered," says Kelsey Roberts, charity manager at Power Design. "We empower our employees all over the country to get involved and make a difference."

So, when Kelan OHanlan, project manager for Power Design in the Austin market, first heard of BiG, he knew it was something Power Design could help with. "Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG) is a nonprofit organization one of our Texas clients brought to my attention," said OHanlan. "They were building a new facility for adults with special needs and seeking any support they could get with the project, so Power Design jumped at the opportunity."

Renovations on the 2-story community center began last August, with an anticipated completion date this April. During construction, Power Design contributed more than $75,000 worth of material & labor for the electrical services, and an additional $9,000 in light fixtures.

As April comes to an end, the successful completion of the new building means BiG now has a space to call their own. "We could not have succeeded without the incredible generosity of community supporters like Power Design," said Erik Kiltz, executive director of BiG. "They literally "powered" us through, and we are so proud to have a beautiful, functional setting for our adults with intellectual challenges to thrive," Kiltz added, "Power Design will forever be a part of our family."  BiG's new location includes rooms for the Citizens to create their handmade pottery and greetings cards, as well as an expanded retail space and a small café.

Power Design's commitment to the local communities in which it works has long been a focus for the company. In 2007, Project V5 officially launched; a program that takes scrap wire from Power Design's jobsites and turns it in for cash. Those funds are then directly contributed to employee-chosen charities throughout the country. Since 2008, Power Design has raised more than $800,000 through Project V5 and has contributed many services to community projects such as BiG.

To learn more about BiG, visit

About Power Design, Inc.

With more than 160 active projects, a 133,000-square-foot national headquarter facility, a 100,000-square-foot distribution center, and accumulative revenue exceeding $2 billion dollars, Power Design is one of the leading electrical contractors in the United States. With a 16,000-square-foot training center dedicated to core training and hands-on simulation experiences to provide real-life applications, Power Design is at the forefront of innovative training practices and techniques.

Since founded in 1989, Power Design has operated as a family-run business built on an unbending foundation of quality service and loyalty to our employees and customers.  Our commitment to customer service has enabled us to partner with the top 100 general contractors as ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR). For more information visit: or call 727.210.0492.

Rachel Podos, Marketing Specialist
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Power Design, Charity, Community
Location:Austin - Texas - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Power Design, Inc. News
Most Viewed
Daily News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share