history

Hellman Electric Corp. was created in the early 1930’s by John G. Hellman as one of New York’s first electrical contractors. In 1976, John G. Hellman turned the company over this grandson, Robert Hellman and Stanley Plonchak. The company was restructured as Hellman Electric Corp.

Hellman Electric’s President, Steven Lazzaro, recalls that when he joined the company in 1988 there were five people working in the office and about 25 people working in the field. Hellman had developed a strong reputation and excelled in performing outdoor heavy construction electrical projects. These projects included runway and taxiway airport work, street lighting and traffic work, as well as bridges, tunnels and parks.

In 1998, Robert Hellman was seeking to retire and Grace Industries an affiliated company was interested in divesting its interests in the company. That situation presented an important opportunity to three young Hellman professionals, Steven Lazzaro, Allen Cavalluzzi and John Eremita. Led by Steven Lazzaro these three men were able to negotiate an agreement that retired Robert Hellman and divested Grace Industries of their interest in the company as well. Three years later the remaining original partner, Stanley Plonchak retired and the new Hellman Electric was born.

The company moved into their new corporate headquarters located a quarter of a mile from the Bronx Whitestone Bridge in 2004. With a strong foothold in the heavy construction industry Hellman continued to build a strong team of experienced field personnel along with a strong engineering and project management team.

Hellman Electric continues to be strong in the Intelligent Transportation market along with being a premier heavy highway electrical contractor. The company expanded into New York City's street lighting and traffic maintenance work in 2008. High-Voltage substations and feeder work along aeronautical work fill Hellman Electric’s current portfolio. In January, 2012, the firm launched a new corporate interiors division, Hellman Interiors, and expanded their market into Westchester County. Today Hellman employs nearly 250 people.

With strong leadership and an exceptional team Hellman Electric maintains a strong balance sheet and is poised for growth and sustainability as the marketplace offers increased opportunities in heavy construction, transit projects as well as industrial, infrastructure, fiber optics and sustainable projects.