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Our Third Century of Excellence

Completion Contracts
Bowery Bay Pollution Plant

E-J’s Completion Contracts have included the Throg’s Neck Bridge, One Jamaica Center, Air Tran at JFK, PS 167, Symphony Space Theater and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey PATH terminal at Ground Zero.  A milestone of E-J’s expertise is the $60 million dollar completion of the Bowery Bay Pollution Plant for a Surety.

Design Build

A $30 million Design-Build Contract was awarded to E-J for the total security system for New York’s World Trade Center.  E-J was responsible for all design, hardware, software, general construction and maintenance.

The Rose Center for Earth and Space

E-J performed one of the most outstanding architectural projects in the country, The Rose Center for Earth and Space, including the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.  The project included the replacement of the Hayden Planetarium with a state of the art 90 foot diameter spherical Sky theater/Planetarium, addition of an exhibition hall, 3-story 350 car underground parking garage, a public plaza, new gallery space, a restaurant, a new public entranceway and portico offices.

Trading Floors and Financial Institutions

Trading floor and financial institutions are a specialty of the company.  Installations include Alliance-Bernstein Capital, Sempra Energy Trading, Andor Capital, Bear Stearns, UBS, Lebenthal & Co., RBS Greenwich Capital and Genworth Disaster Recovery.

Mission Critical and Data Centers
Bank of America Mission Critical Tower on 42nd Street

E-J is heavily involved in Mission Critical and Data Centers.  Examples include GE Capital, Sentinel Data Centers, and the complete Bank of America Mission Critical Tower on 42nd Street.  This 54-story, 2.1-million-square-foot tower is the first skyscraper designed to achieve a LEED® Platinum rating and will include a five-megawatt cogeneration plant, ice storage plant, extensive gray water retention and recycling system, green roof areas and water free urinals.  This tenant infrastructure project started from the Con Edison stabs to approximately 400 lighting and power panels.  Included in the project are 4-2.4 MW multi-module UPS units, 6-2MW Generators (being lifted to the 7th floor), and a redundant power system throughout.

Hospitals and Healthcare
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Interfaith Hospital
New York Hospital, Queens
Mt. Sinai Center for Science and Medicine

Health Care continues to be an E-J specialty with projects such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Interfaith Hospital, New York Hospital in Queens, DNA Laboratory at Bellevue Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and Mt. Sinai Center for Science and Medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center conducts one of the largest programs of clinical research in the world. Clinical research at the Center combines the efforts of laboratory and clinical investigators in various disciplines and departments to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

E-J Electric’s scope of work included fit out and design of all the laboratory areas, which consisted of installations meeting requirements of bio-safety levels 1, 2 & 3. We installed and assembled the glass wash systems, bedding and sterilizing systems. The 4th floor was designed for MRI and x-ray equipment.  While installing this equipment we laid out and prepared areas for phase two development work.

Interfaith Hospital

Interfaith Hospital was a 3 year, 10 million dollar hospital project consisting of new construction and the modernization of the existing hospital.  The project included a new emergency room, a new addition of an 85,600 square foot facility and the renovation/ modernization of an existing 154,000 square feet structure. E-J’s work included an extensive Fire Alarm System, Nurse Call System, Medical Gas Alarm System, Pre-action System, UPS System, Emergency Generator, Specialty Radiology Systems, along with lighting and power systems.

New York Hospital Queens

The expansion and further modernization of New York Hospital’s hospital campus located in Queens, NY.  A new wing immediately adjacent to the existing main building consists of 7 floors (including 1 basement level), with the potential for an additional 2 floors in the future.  E-J’s scope included the Electrical distribution and fit out for the new wing.

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Science

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Multipurpose Building in New York City is an 8 story state of the art Research facility consisting of 4 floors of high density office space, 10 Laboratory/Research floors and 2 Psychiatric Patient floors.  E-J installed the entire voice/data cable plant and technical power for this 850,000 sq. ft. new construction project.

John F. Kennedy International Airport
The International Arrivals Building at American Airlines
Jet Blue Airways

The International Arrivals Building at John F. Kennedy International Airport, constructed by a triumvirate of LCOR, Lehman Brothers and Schipol has been the largest project in the New York area and was completed on an extremely tight construction schedule.  E-J manned the project with over 160 electricians and completed it within the scheduled deadline.

The E-J JFK office then directed the same staff to the new American Airlines billion dollar terminal.  E-J completed all the distribution and the entire building fit out for Terminal C.

E-J was the Core and Shell contractor on the New 70 Acre Jet Blue Airlines terminal.  As part of the project we provided power and control wiring for the entire baggage handling system.

Demonstrating the breadth of E-J capabilities and responsibilities are the complete electrical installations for the St. George Ferry Terminal, Korean Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo Warehouse and the modernization of the Holland Tunnel Vent Buildings in NY and NJ, as well as Delta Airlines at New York’s LaGuardia and JFK International Airports.

The New Yankee Stadium

E-J was proud to be a part of the construction of the brand new Yankee Stadium.  We installed over 15,000 fixtures and over 120 miles of conduit.  The new stadium’s design consisted of two separate structures.  The exterior is a wall circling the perimeter of the Yankees’ new property and resembles the pre-renovation exterior of the original Yankee Stadium.  The interior is a modern ballpark, with increased amenities, that have become a staple of every new ballpark.

The field’s dimensions are identical to those at the prior Yankee Stadium.  The new stadium seats approximately 51,000 fans.  In addition, there are over 60 luxury boxes between the second level and the upper deck.

E-J’s scope included the fit-out of all lighting and power in the Left Field, Home Plate, and Right Field areas, as well as the Architectural lighting control system and the temporary lighting power systems for the entire project.


E-J has extensive industrial experience.  The New York Post Printing Plant included the power and control wiring for four new “GOSS” printing presses.  Each press consisted of 7 printing stacks.  E-J installed over 2 million feet of Power and Control cables in 6 thousand feet of cable tray.

Religious Institutions
Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side of NYC

E-J’s experience in Religious Institutions included the Central Synagogue complete renovation and the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side of NYC.

Educational Facilities

E-J has been extremely involved in educational facilities.  Among those are Columbia University’s Butler Library, Brooklyn Historical Society, Greenwich Academy’s Upper School and Greenwich Country Day School.

Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

E-J’s in-house expertise has no equal in the Electrical Construction of major Power Plants, Cogeneration, High Voltage, Utility Systems, and Transmission and Distribution.  Projects have included the 500 mw Poletti Power Plant, the 500 mw Astoria Power Plant, Consolidated Edison 345 kv oil filled network cabling, Grasslands Substation, Bayswater Peaking Plant, Jamaica Bay Peaking Facilities, 7 WTC Substation, US Power Generation, NRG Astoria Gas Turbines, Ravenswood Power Plant, Brooklyn Army Terminal Vault and Generator installations for the World Trade Center, Global Center Mission Critical and many others.

Montefiore Hospital, Co-op City and Bank of America have relied on E-J to build their cogeneration facilities and the Methane Recovery Plant at Staten Island is our showcase of new and promising technology.

E-J Builds Two 500mw Power Plants Concurrently
Astoria Energy and Poletti Power Plants

Two major Power Plants we are most proud of include two 500mw Plants, known as the Astoria Energy and NYPA Poletti Power Plants.  New York City was seeking a better power source to help solve the city’s power problems.  Both the NYPA and Astoria Energy plants are combined cycle units intended to supply New York with a large share of that power.

Construction on the Astoria Energy Plant was designed to be one of the most aggressive power plant construction projects ever performed in New York City.  E-J Electric’s Heavy Power team had 18 months until it was first fired up.  Because much of the plant was assembled prior to its arrival, the project moved quickly.  The installations went in without a single lost run, and the quality was second to none.

By the project’s completion, E-J Electric had installed 1.9 million linear feet of conduit and 29,000 linear feet of cable tray.  The company connected the plant to a Con Edison Astoria East substation about a quarter of a mile away.


Hi-Rise buildings E-J completed include 510 Madison Avenue and The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the most sophisticated project of its type built in New York.

United Nations

Additionally, E-J was hired as the Prime Contractor on the 25 Million dollar United Nations Security Strengthening Project.  It consisted of a complete campus-wide security upgrade of UN Headquarters including installation of new perimeter fence with foundation in granite, vehicle and personal access control, security CCTV system, vehicle barriers, complete IT Network, intrusion detector system, new control room, perimeter bollards, additional outdoor cameras and lighting, secure alarm contacts for air intakes, manholes etc.

Performing Arts, Theater and Entertainment
Jazz @ Lincoln Center

Projects of Performing Arts, Theater and Entertainment include the Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway, the Lakeside Café at the Bronx Zoo, the new high rise construction for the Austrian Cultural Center and Jazz @ Lincoln Center, new in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle serving as a visual spectacle of the Performing Arts.

Times Square Area
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
New York Times Headquarters
11 Times Square Office Tower

E-J is a major player in the Times Square area having completed Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Barcode, the new 38 story 1.1 million square foot Ernst & Young Office Building at 5 Times Square, Toys R Us Flagship Store, Warner Bros. Store at 1 Times Square, M&M World, The New York Times 44 story Headquarters Tower and the 11 Times Square Office Tower.

E-J’s involvement after 9/11

E-J was involved in the re-establishing of commuter rail service from New Jersey to lower Manhattan, vital to the economy of New York City, after 9/11 disaster.  It required the construction of a temporary station to replace the Downtown PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson).  The project consisting of a 400,000 square foot facility, located 70 feet below street level, involved the complete construction of a very high usage Mass Transit railroad station and was the first phase of the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.  The project was extremely fast track, packing $20 million dollars of Electrical Work in a 9 month time frame.


E-J continues as a leader in the Connecticut/ Westchester Markets.  Projects include Sempra Energy Trading, GE Asset Management, DKR Capital, Cross County Mall, Ridge Pump Stations and MTA’s Croton Harmon Yard Project.

Abercrombie & Fitch
Rego Park Mall

E-J’s Retail Division, Mutual Electric is a leading provider of electrical services for retail clients.  Mutual has served many clients including Victoria’s Secret, Gap Flagship Store, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, Louis Vuitton, Anthropologie, Bloomingdales, Rego Park Mall, Bronx Terminal Market, Morton’s Steakhouse, Lucky Strike Lanes, the new Atlas Park, Hollister and Sephora.


An addition to the E-J team is our new Transit Group.  With the future of New York becoming more dependent on Mass Transit, and the expanding upgrades and new services needed, this group will fill a much needed area.  They have management experience in transit work, and their staff of project managers and experienced electricians can handle a variety of installations.  These include electrical, communications, and signal work for station modernizations and other MTA properties, facilities and yards.  E-J plans on being in there to aggressively pursue this area.

Interior Service and Maintenance

The E-J Interior Service and Maintenance Division handles emergency work and small projects to large renovations and design engineering.  Their long term client relationships speak for themselves and confirm the highest level of service.  Renovation and modernization of corporate offices are another E-J specialty.  Some locations for which we are privileged to provide electrical maintenance are the Empire State Building, Colgate Palmolive Building, Maritime Investment, Moodies, Colliers-ABR, Helmsley Spear, Jack Resnick & Sons, S.L. Green, Alliance-Bernstein, Anchin, Block & Anchin, Trinity Church, Adams & Co, Brause Realty, Royal Realty, Durst Organization and White & Case as well as many other office buildings in Manhattan.  We have been responsible for all communications, television and language interpretation operations at the United Nations and the complete maintenance of Shea Stadium.

Critical Response

E-J’s critical response team is available within two hours of your call…24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We are experts in handling electrical and data/com emergencies including floods, fires and all other infrastructure-related disasters.  E-J’s highly qualified team of experts will be on-site immediately, when an unforeseen circumstance causes power failure or has the potential to disrupt electrical supply networks, at both large and small-scale properties.

A valued client includes the NYC Parks Department where E-J has long term maintenance contracts for the pools and nature centers.

E-J Celebrates 120 Years as a Leader in Electrical Construction

Today, E-J Electric Installation Co. continues its 120 Year tradition as a leader in the electrical construction industry. The company is committed to early identification of advanced trends in equipment and systems design, and industry ramifications. Development of the capability to provide related state-of-the-art service is the reason that E-J is considered one of the leading “full-service” electrical contracting firms in the United States and the world.