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					                       THE POWER LINE                                             Keeping Us Connected
                                                                                   Power Design, Inc. :: Volume One :: Issue Three Summer 2007

               The New Job on the Block: 70 & 100 I Street SE

                                                                                                       There’s a lot more than politics causing a
                                                                                                       buzz around Washington, D.C. The nation’s
                                                                                                       capital is experiencing baseball fever, thanks
                                                                                                       to the arrival of Major League Baseball’s
                                                                                                       newest franchise, the Washington Nationals.
                                                                                                       In spring 2008, “The Nats” will move into
                                                                                                       a new ballpark located near the Capitol
                                                                                                       building in Southeast D.C.

                                                                  With a new stadium on the horizon, there’s an increased focus on revitalizing this
                                                                  historically industrial area. Just three blocks from the stadium and five blocks from
                                                                  the Capitol, 70 & 100 I Street SE are two new residential buildings positioned in the
                 Inside This Issue:                               heart of the action. The project is slated for completion in August 2008.

                  New Headquarters Building                  2    About 70 & 100 I Street SE
                  Wilbur Stone                               2    Built on the lot of an old trash transfer, the project combines industrial with contem-
                   ACE Award Program                         3    porary design themes. 70 I Street features 448 condos and will look like a renovated
                                                                  warehouse with intricate brickwork. Its neighboring 100 I Street, which includes 246
                   Recognized Employees                      4    apartments, will be a modern brick building with stainless steel arched bay windows
                   Promotions                                5    and finishes. There will be three levels of underground shared parking between the
                    Birth Announcements                      5    two buildings.
                    Improved Employee Orientation            6
                     Way to Go! - Our Work in the Field      6    A Winning Team
                                                                  Power Design is working with general contractor JPI in a combined $12.3 million
                     Meet the Recruiting Department          7    electrical contract. After more than 10 years of teaming up together on projects in
                      Photos from the Field                  8    the Washington, D.C., North Carolina and South Florida markets, Power Design looks
                      Suggestion Box                         10   forward to continuing its relationship with JPI in other regions.
                       Subcontractor Spotlight               12
                       Power Design in the Community         13   “I’ve been on several jobs that JPI has in our area, and I’ve always been impressed
                                                                  with their knowledgeable project managers and superintendents, as well as their
                        Completed Project Spotlight          14   safety guidelines,” said Walter Johns, Power Design’s general superintendent for 70
                        Word Search                          15   & 100 I Street SE. “From weekly safety meetings to the orientation safety movie we
                                                                  are required to watch, they take safety seriously.”

                                                                  With Walter Johns at the helm of both projects, the rest of Power Design’s man-
                                                                  agement team for 70 I Street includes Mike Adams, project superintendent; Steve
                                                                  Pietrzykowski, senior project manager; Joe Roberts, project manager; Liz Evich,
                                                                  project coordinator; Demetrius Dotson, lighting project manager; Mike Grose,
The Power Line En Español                                         systems designer; and Christina Svarczkopf, senior contract administrator. The
                                                                  management team for 100 I Street includes Larry Eubank, project superintendent;
Si desean recibir futuras ediciones de “The Power Line” en        Steve Pietrzykowski; Harry Burgers, project manager; Liz Evich; Demetrius Dotson;
Español, por favor hagan su solicitud con Michelle Gibbons        Mike Grose; and Christina Svarczkopf.
a Gracias!
                                                                  Continued on pg 4.
       New Headquarters                                                                                                                                                                                Answering the Call for Excellence                                                               Rules for Entry
       Building on the Horizon                                                                                                                                                                         (ACE) Award Program                                                                           ACE Awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The next issue of The Power Line will be dedicated to coverage of the six Values                 • Submit a detailed description of the value
       for Power Design                                                                                                                                                                          Campaign parties that were held in the months of May and June. However, ACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                  couldn’t wait to announce the award program that Julio Ramirez, director of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the employee demonstrated and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     behavior displayed for that value. It is
       More Room Needed                                                                                                                                                                            business development, introduced during each of the parties. So let’s get started!               important that you are as descriptive as
       We’re running out of space! When Mitch and Dana Permuy founded Power                                                                                                                                                                                                                        possible. Submissions can be made in either
       Design in 1989, their home served as its first office. Since then the company                                                                                                                       Power Design and ACE are excited to officially roll out the Answering                   English or Spanish.
       has occupied four other offices, including our current 25,000-square-foot                                                                                                                           the Call for Excellence (ACE) Award Program. Whenever you catch
       building. Next summer, our headquarters will move again into a permanent                                                                                                                            an employee demonstrating one of Power Design’s core values, ACE                     • Include your name, the employee’s name and
       facility that’s more than 70,000 square feet and sits on over six acres of land.                                                                                                                    wants to hear about it. As a reminder, the five values are: Integrity,	               the date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Accountability,	Teamwork,	Innovation	and	Growth.
       Located approximately a half-mile from our current headquarters in St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Email or fax all entries to Michelle Gibbons
       Petersburg, Florida, Power Design purchased the building with the future in                                                                                     Bi-monthly Prizes (6 times per year)                                                                                      at or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (727) 497-1288.
       mind. Once renovated, the facility will provide the room we need to “spread
       out” and accommodate our current growth, as well as the ability to expand                                                                                       • All employees that properly nominated an employee will receive an ACE hardhat sticker for the
       as needed. Demolition of the existing interior has already taken place, and                                                                                       demonstrated value and an ACE trophy for that value.                                                                • If possible, please include a photo of the nominated
       building renovations are currently in design that will make the new space as                                                                                    • All nominated employees will also receive an ACE hardhat sticker and an ACE trophy.                                  employee and yourself.
       efficient as possible.                                                                                                                                          • Both the employee that nominated someone and the employee who was nominated will be
                                                                                                                                                                         entered into a bi-monthly drawing.                                                                                • Anyone can submit any employee for recognition.
                                                                                                                                 Wilbur Stone and his wife, Eugenia    • 10 names will be selected from the drawing, and the 10 selected employees will receive an
       A 15,000-square-foot technical training and development center will be at                                                                                                                                                                                                            This means that you can nominate your supervisor,
       the heart of the new facility. Plans for the center include an interactive simu-                                                                                  ACE polo shirt and a $500 gift certificate.                                                                       someone who works for you, or a co-worker.

                                                                                          Wilbur Stone:
       lated jobsite where prospective employees can be trained and where current                                                                                      • Power Design will hold six (6) of these drawings per year.
       employees can learn or improve their technical and management skills.
                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Prize (First drawing will be held June 30th, 2008)
       The	Ultimate	Workspace
       Power Design wants to create a work environment that everyone can be
                                                                                          Honest, Loyal and Friendly                                                   • ACE will have a grand prize drawing once a year. All nominated employees                              ACE challenges all of us to Answer the Call for
       proud of. That is why all employees who primarily work in the office were          At Power Design, there is one person who displays a positive attitude          throughout the previous 12 months will be entered into the drawing.
       asked to submit their suggestions on the new facility’s layout, design and         and excellent work product 100 percent of the time, everyday without         • You must be an employee in good standing with Power Design to be eligible.                            Excellence. Are you up for the challenge?
       look. We received an overwhelming response. One individual, Phi Le, contract       fail: service technician Wilbur Stone. In the nine years that Wilbur has     • The prizes include:
       administrator, even suggested special flushing preferences in the women’s          been with Power Design, he has rarely – if ever – missed a day               	    •	First	Prize	–	selection	of	a	new,	custom-ordered	                                                Please contact Michelle Gibbons at extension 225,
       restroom, thus winning the “Most Unique Suggestion” award.                         of work.                                                                     	    	 Ford	vehicle,	or	$20,000	in	cash.                                                                or email her at
                                                                                                                                                                       	    •	Second	Prize	–	selection	of	a	trip	valued	at	more	                                               with any additional questions or for clarification.
       Many employee suggestions have already been included in the                        “Three words come to mind when describing Wilbur Stone: honest,
       design layout:                                                                     loyal and friendly,” said Joelle Dalby, service manager. “Wilbur always
                                                                                                                                                                       	    	 than	$13,000,	or	$10,000	in	cash.
                                                                                          has a smile on his face and can brighten anyone’s day here at the            	    •	Third	Prize	–	$5,000.
       • Changes to cubicle design layout                                                 office. He is patient and always up for a challenge, even if I call him at
       • An increased number of copiers, faxes and scanners                               6 p.m. on a Friday.”
       • More conference rooms to conduct meetings
       • Moving certain departments within a closer proximity of one another
                                                                                                                                                                           Power Design Awarded ‘Subcontractor of the Quarter and of the Month’
                                                                                          As a service technician, Wilbur provides electrical warranty services
       • Lockable drawers                                                                 to completed Power Design jobs. He also specializes in electrical work
       • A dedicated logistics room                                                       for residential build-outs. Wilbur has embraced growth and change at
       • A reprographics center                                                           every opportunity, and we thank him for all of his hard work.                    Congratulations to these two Power Design management teams on their wonderful achievements
       • Increased storage
       • Dedicated private work areas for field personnel when visiting                   A few months ago, Wilbur’s wife, Eugenia, passed away from organ
       • An increased number of offices for managers                                      malfunction. Power Design extends our deepest sympathy, thoughts                 Subcontractor	of	the	Quarter                                                               Subcontractor	of	the	Month
       • Signs designating departments                                                    and prayers to Wilbur and his family during this difficult time.                 General Contractor JPI named Power Design “Subcontractor of the Quarter” for               Winter Park Construction (WPC) has named Power Design “Subcontractor of
       • Larger break area with a microwave                                                                                                                                our work on Jefferson at Inigo’s Crossing in Rockville, Maryland. JPI has been             the Month” for our work on Place at Millenia, in Orlando, Florida. WPC has
                                                                                                                                                                           a business partner of Power Design's for more than 10 years.                               been a business partner of Power Design’s for more than 12 years.

                                                                                                                                                                           “As a team at Inigos, we have a good working relationship with JPI,” said Brad             “It is a pleasure to work with WPC. They are fair, honest and willing to help
                                                                                                                                                                           Grimes, project superintendent. “It is a pleasure to come to work… My team                 you in any way they can,” said Kevin Kerr, project superintendent. “Ed King
                                                                                                                                                                           and I are all looking forward to more projects with JPI. We could not have                 is a great superintendent to work with and he runs a very organized project.
       Thanks to all of you who took the time to submit your ideas and                                                                                                     come this far without the help and support of Dennis Brown, Power Design's                 I look forward to working with WPC again in the future.”
                                                                                                                                                                           general superintendent now in Texas, at the start of the job and Jordan Meloff,
       suggestions. Please stay tuned for more detailed information on                                                                                                     Power Design's project manager.”
       the facility as it develops. We are planning to display a rendering of
       the new building in the front lobby upon the architect’s completion.
                                                                                                                                                                           The Power Design management team:                                                          The Power Design management team:
                                                                                                                                                                           Steve Pietrzykowski, senior project manager                                                Doug Dunbar, senior project manager
                                                                                                                                                                           Keith Deshazor, construction manager                                                       Gustavo Paz, construction manager
                                                                                                                                                                           Brad Grimes, project superintendent                                                        Kevin Kerr, project superintendent
                                                                                                                                                                           Jordan Meloff, project manager                                                             Samantha Kaskus, project manager
                                                                                                                                                                           Camilo Baez, project coordinator                                                           Camilo Baez, project coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                           Sue Taylor, lighting project manager                                                       Robert Miller, lighting project manager
                                                                                                                                                                           Mike Grose, systems designer                                                               Moises Carde, systems designer
                                                                                                                                                                           Christina Svarczkopf, senior contract administrator                                        Phi Le, contract administrator
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       Recognized                                                                           The New Job on the Block:                                                                                                                                                               Moving
                                                                                            70 & 100 I Street SE                                                             FUN FACTS                                                                                              on Up
       Employees                                                                            Continued from pg 1.                                                             Did you know…
       Set the Standard for Leadership                                                      The	Challenges:	Timing	is	Everything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The following employees were recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    promoted to new positions:
                                                                                            One of the challenges of working in Washington, D.C., is securing
                                                                                            and relocating skilled foremen and electricians in an area where the                                                                                                                    Hans LaGuerre, Foreman, Hallandale, FL
       Andrés	M.	Gonzalez	-	project	superintendent	at	Westchester	at	Clairmont	             unemployment rate is so low (around 2%). However, John Davis, senior          … That construction is the second largest employer in the country?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Livingston Williams, Fire alarm technician, Hallandale, FL
       in	Atlanta,	Georgia Nominated by Guillermo Naranjo, construction manager,            project manager, and Aja Cameron, corporate staffing manager, have
       “Andrés represents Power Design with professionalism in conducting his job,          worked hard to develop a highly skilled team with the ability to meet tight   … That each year, the U.S. adds about $600 billion worth of new construction                              Clayton Reed, Project superintendent, Jacksonville, FL
       and he is able to accomplish his goal as a superintendent by finishing a tight       deadlines. The newest team member, Mike Adams, has a master’s license           projects?
       project ahead of schedule. Thanks to Andrés’ leadership abilities, his team has      and brings more than 20 years of experience to the job.                                                                                                                                 Emile Smith, Foreman, Miami, FL
       also played a part in this big accomplishment.”                                                                                                                    … That the computer mouse was invented 30 years ago?
                                                                                            Another challenge of this project is providing quick turnarounds. The job-                                                                                                              Darin Richard, Construction manager, South FL
       Dave	Hamrell	-	foreman	at	Skypoint	in	Tampa,	Florida	Nominated by                    site has 4 levels below grade and 12 levels above grade in each building.
                                                                                            A pour is scheduled for every weekday, with Saturday being a back up          … That about 10 % of the population is left-handed?                                                       John Banks, Foreman, Atlanta, GA
       John Covich, construction manager, “Dave’s competence and dedication is a
       true asset to Power Design. Dave will soon be moving to the Element Project          day if necessary. Team members must have experience with deck work,
                                                                                                                                                                          … That no matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than six times?      Adam Cooper, Site project manager, Atlanta, GA
       next-door to Skypoint. During his time at Skypoint, he displayed complete            as there is no room for error.
       professionalism and teamwork while working nights for nearly four months with                                                                                                                                                                                                Joshua Correll, Foreman, Atlanta, GA
       our subcontractors to meet the schedule demands. He never once complained            JPI’s scope requires Power Design to have the main electrical room            … That developers and consumers are showing greater interest in sustainable design, and “green”
       about the hours, or the fact that he spent all of this time away from his family.”   completed, inspected and ready for power within 6 weeks of the room             is becoming a differentiating factor in the marketplace?                                                Andre Garret, Foreman, Atlanta, GA
                                                                                            being dried in. This not only means submittals had to be processed
       Brian	Masters	–	systems	field	coordinator	at	Skypoint	in	Tampa,	Florida              quickly, but that buy-out and delivery had to be well coordinated. From                                                                                                                 John Sanchez, Assistant superintendent and
       Nominated by Joe Micallef, senior project manager, “Brian showed a tremendous        the subcontractors knowing which task to complete each week to the                                                                                                                      foreman, Atlanta, GA
       ability to use teamwork in handling the fire alarm system at Skypoint. He acted      project managers knowing what day the switch gear has to be on the job,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gerald Stratford, Project superintendent, Bethesda, MD
                                                                                                                                                                            Good for You
       as a true team member when we were in trouble and needed help. Brian was             effective communication is the most important part of this project.
       asked to come to Skypoint, where he spent exhausting hours helping the team                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matt Johns, Foreman, Silver Springs, MD
       out. He played a big part in Power Design meeting our deadlines.”                    Value	Engineering	Critical	to	the	Customer’s	and	Power	

       Scott	Masterson	–	project	superintendent	at	Legacy	at	Town	Lake	
                                                                                            Design’s	Success
                                                                                            George Osterer, vice president of design operations, has more than 30
                                                                                                                                                                            Birth Announcements                                                                                     Rob Dassing, Senior project manager, MD

       and	acting	project	superintendent	at	Austin	360,	both	in	Austin,	Texas		             years of experience, 12 of which have been with Power Design. George
                                                                                            was able to save JPI a significant amount in construction costs by value
                                                                                                                                                                            Congratulations and best wishes to these Power Design employees on                                      Tom Bowser, Foreman, Austin, TX
       Nominated by Gregg Clark, senior project manager, “Scott was hired to be the                                                                                         their good news:
       project superintendent for Legacy at Town Lake. When the superintendent of           engineering (VE) this project. Some VE items included reducing the                                                                                                                      Steve Chisolm, Assistant superintendent and
       Austin 360 walked out, Scott stepped in and became the acting superintendent         building load calculations by almost 1,000 amps, eliminating redundant
                                                                                            switching, offering a similar, more cost-effective fixture package, and
                                                                                                                                                                            Justin	Ashbrook, project superintendent, and his wife welcomed “    Kendra Mae” on March                foreman, Austin, TX
       while a replacement is found. He has demonstrated leadership ability and                                                                                             26, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces.                                                                         Perry Johnson, Project manager, Dallas, TX
       electrical expertise on numerous occasions in this short time. He ‘took the bull     suggesting energy saving options.
       by the horns,’ as we say in Texas, and has been a large factor in heading the
                                                                                            Note:	A	special	thanks	to	Walter	Johns	for	his	input	on	this	article.
                                                                                                                                                                            Jamie	Darmody, project superintendent, and his wife welcomed       “Payten Elizabeth” on                Leo Juarez, Foreman, Houston, TX
       Austin 360 job back in the right direction. The improved morale of the existing                                                                                      March 21, weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces.
       Power Design supervision, along with the improved attitude of the general                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gregory West, Service technician, Houston, TX
       contractor’s superintendent, are perfect examples of his commitment to               Work is in full swing at the 694-unit 70 & 100 I Street SE project in
                                                                                            Washington, D.C., where these Power Design team members take a quick
                                                                                                                                                                            Arnold	Guardiola, foreman, and his wife welcomed     “Chris” on December 29, 2006, weighing             Chris Queen, Site project manager, Falls Church, VA
       ‘Answering the Call for Excellence’ at Power Design.”                                                                                                                7 pounds 8 ounces.
                                                                                            break from the action (see page 1 for the full story).
       Thomas	Wallace	–	project	foreman	at	Georgia	State	University	in	Atlanta,	                                                                                                                                                                                                    Raymond Smith, Project superintendent, Falls Church, VA
       Georgia Nominated by Bobby Howard, construction manager, “Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Gartner, Regional fire alarm coordinator, VA
       displays a proactive approach to doing it right the first time, which is shown in
       his consistently low percentage of owner punch list items. He is very committed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We appreciate your hard work and congratulate you
       to helping Power Design turn over to our customers a quality product we can all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on your continued success at Power Design.
       be proud of.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please let us know if we missed anyone on this list at
       Gary	Wetzel	–	construction	manager	for	West	Florida	Nominated by John
       Taylor, senior project manager, “Gary has shown that training and new ideas can
       inspire employees to complete complicated work in a very professional manner.
       The conduit layout and racking of all distribution feeders at the Two City project
       in West Palm Beach is a great example of working hard to get the job done right
       and with quality.”

                                                                                                                                                                                         Kendra Mae                                                                         Chris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Payten Elizabeth
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       Power Design Launches
       Improved Employee Orientation Program                                                                                                                                        KEEPING US CONNECTED                                                                                        Referrals Pay BIG
                                                                                                                                                                                    Power Design’s Recruiting Department                                                                        at Power Design
       It’s nearly impossible to walk through Power Design’s                            All recently hired employees are listed below according to the date of their orientation.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Meeting the staffing needs for Power Design’s 125 projects located in multiple regions is no small feat,
       headquarters or most of its jobsites without meeting at least one                We welcome you to Power Design!
                                                                                                                                                                                    not to mention planning for the large number of projects slated to begin in the near future. There’s
       new team member. Due to the company’s recent growth, our
                                                                                                                                                                                    no rest in sight for the recruiting team of Aja Cameron, Taylor McClain and Sol Fuentes, who know
       employee base is rapidly expanding. In response to this influx,                                 Jennifer Caviggia, contract administrator, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    that the company’s continued growth largely depends on developing a highly skilled and motivated
       an improved employee orientation program was rolled out                         March 19        Scott Masterson, project superintendent, Texas region
                                                                                                                                                                                    employee base in a competitive job market.
       earlier this year to both welcome newcomers and provide them                                    Randy Sattler, site project manager, Texas region
       with the essential information they will need to succeed at
                                                                                                                                                                                    What	Does	a	Corporate	Staffing	Manager	Do?
       Power Design.                                                                                   Hector Esparza, project superintendent, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    As corporate staffing managers, Aja and Taylor are responsible for finding and securing potential
                                                                                                       Jessica Kiest, HR coordinator, corporate office
                                                                                       April	2                                                                                      candidates. These two hardworking women utilize a variety of sources to find qualified candidates,
       “The improved orientation process has been a real success,”                                     Carmen Montalvo, subcontract administrator, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    including networking, college career fairs, advertisements and career websites; however, referrals
       said Liz Correa, human resources generalist who helps to run                                    Larry Morris, CADD technician, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    from current employees offer the number one resource for staffing.
       the orientation programs. “I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback
       from the new hires about how much they enjoyed the process                                      Michael Adams, project superintendent, Mid-Atlantic region
                                                                                                                                                                                    Once a candidate’s resume is approved, Aja (or Taylor) pre-screens the candidate, schedules an
       and how welcome and appreciated it made them feel.”                             April	16        Lisa Corrado, director of training & development, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    interview with the respective hiring manager, and provides feedback to both the candidate and the
                                                                                                       Michael Curia, project coordinator, corporate office
                                                                                                                                                                                    hiring manager on the outcome of the interview. If all goes well, she then negotiates the job offer and
       Beginning on March 5th, all new employees, including office
                                                                                                                                                                                    terms. Aja and Taylor also work closely with Lisa Corrado, director of training and development.
       and field management positions, attend the orientation at                                       Tony Baste, site project manager, South Florida region
       corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. Held every                   April	30        Tony Locascio, electrical designer, corporate office
       other Monday, the full-day program is an opportunity for newly                                  Mike Munson, project engineer, South Florida region
                                                                                                                                                                                    Get to Know Your Recruiters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike Heron (far right) is shown here with some
       hired personnel to learn more about Power Design’s history,                                                                                                                  Aja	Cameron…                                                                                                of his referrals, including (from the left) Mehran
       business model, structure and procedures, as well as meet                                      Jack Hawkins, pre-construction coordinator, corporate office                  • Manages staffing for the South Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee and Texas markets.                        Tehrani, foreman; Charles Joseph, mechanic; Enrique
       with their assigned manager.                                                                   Yolanda Yancy-Holmes, executive assistant, Power Design Resources (GA)        • Is a member of Emerge Tampa (a group for young professionals) and serves on the                           Hernandez, foreman; and Jim Heron, electrician.
                                                                                                      Hector Lopez, project manager, corporate office                                 marketing committee
       “The new hire orientation was a great learning experience,”                                    Larry Pannell, project superintendent, Southeast region                       • Participates in alumni events for the University of Florida.                                              How does Mike Heron, project superintendent at
       said new employee Michael Curia, project coordinator. “Not only                                Bob Rogers, project superintendent, Georgia region                            • Once stood inside Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s penthouse at Adelicia in Nashville, Tennesee.               Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, earn
       was I able to learn an extensive amount of information about                    May 14         Brian Thompson, business development representative, corporate office         • In her words: “I enjoy speaking to potential employees about what our company has to offer. People        extra cash? By referring employees to Power
       Power Design and its philosophies, but everyone involved did                                   Power Design Summer Interns                                                     are always very impressed with where we have been, where we are going, and how we got there.              Design! Since he started working at Power
       an excellent job of making me feel very welcome.”                                              Mike Arms, engineering intern, corporate office                                 The best part of my job is being able to talk with almost every new person who joins the Power            Design, Mike has already referred 11 employees
                                                                                                      Steven Browning, project management intern, corporate office                    Design team.”                                                                                             and been paid $2,000 in referral bonuses – and
                                                                                                      Brian Dick, legal intern, corporate office                                                                                                                                                there’s a lot more coming to him. (Employees
                                                                                                      Joe Schafer, project management intern, corporate office                      Taylor	McClain…                                                                                             are required to work six months before a bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Manages staffing for the West Florida, Central Florida and Georgia markets.                               is paid out.) Congratulations,	Mike!	For more
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is also a member of Emerge Tampa and serves on the marketing committee.                                   information on Power Design’s Referral Bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Participates in alumni events for Florida State University                                                Program, please see page 9.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Just saw her first underground job in Atlanta.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • In her words: “I love what I do because I have the ability to make a new employee’s transition into
                                                                                                                                                                                      our company a positive and exciting one,” said Taylor. “With everything Power Design has to offer,
                                                                                     Way To Go! Praise for Our Work in the Field                                                      it’s a great place to work, and I get to meet new people everyday and help them understand the
                                                                                                                                                                                      possibilities here.”
       2700 North Ocean. Singer Islan
                                      d, FL                                          Following are excerpts from letters recently sent to Power Design praising our teams for       What	Does	a	Pre-employement	Manager	Do?	-	Meet	Sol	Fuentes
                                                                                      their hard work on these projects. Congratulations!                                           • As the pre-employment manager, Sol is responsible for posting employment ads in newspapers and           From left: Aja Cameron, corporate staffing manager; Sol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fuentes, pre-employment manager; and Taylor McClain,
                                                             ...                                                                                                                      job boards, as well as maintaining the career section of Power Design’s website. She also gathers
                                                  anted to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        corporate staffing manager (seated).
                                      umo, I w
                                                                                      “As Archstone at Clairmont is coming to an end, I just wanted to compliment Andrés
                                                                   g                                                                                                                  and sorts all incoming resumes and then tracks whether they are approved or denied, notifying
                   of D   an Catalf r staff for comin                                 Gonzalez, project superintendent. Of my 30+ jobs at Power Design Resources, this
    n behalf
                                                                                                                                                                                      candidates of denied referrals.
  O                           u a nd you                end  …The
                   thank yo                 ast week e and
                                                                                       one has been the best managed and operated by far. Through his accurate field                • Once a candidate is offered a job, Sol switches gears to help the new hire get ready to work
  personally                    st this p        ent abov
                   e nt reque                  w
                                                                                       counts, communication and problem solving ability, Andrés has been a very proactive            at Power Design. She prepares a new hire package to be sent out within 24 hours of a job offer,
  to our urg er Design staff                                 ep the
                                                 ing us ke air
                                                                                        member of Power Design. Under the guidance of Guillermo Naranjo, the Atlanta                  schedules an orientation, orders business cards, sends a notification email to HR, IT, the hiring
                    ow               y in help
   fo llowing P               f dut                       e rep                         superintendents and their crews do an excellent job…”
                   he call o                  during th
                                                                                                                                                                                      manager and administration with a confirmed start date and orientation date, and arranges a Nextel
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          --	Eric	Wil uction,	general	contr                                                                                                                                         corporate staffing team members to ensure that our field employees receive the resources they
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                                                                                                  Clairmont, Atlanta, Georgia                                                       need to successfully complete their projects.

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       Photos From the Field & Office                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Power Design’s team of Michelle Gibbons, executive coordinator; Marcela Gomez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                executive project manager; Joe Schafer, project management intern; Lirieth Romero,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 project coordinator; Steven Browning, project management intern; Aleidys Buendia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   executive assistant; Wayne Stewart, project manager; and Camilo Baez, assistant
              The Power Design team at Place at Millenia, the 371-unit garden style                                                                                                                                                                                               project manager, visited Power Design Resources, our 104,000-square-foot fixture
              apartment in Orlando, Florida, begins to celebrate the final punch-out                                                                                                                                                                                                                        warehouse, and a few of our jobsites in Atlanta, Georgia.
              scheduled for August 2007.

                                                                                               Chris Herring, systems technician, and Charles Hale, low voltage foreman,
                                                                                                installed a complex fire alarm system at Laketown Wharf in Panama City,
                                                                                             Florida. This is the first FCI broadband system installed by Power Design, as
                                                                                              the 856-unit high-rise condo project requires a fire alarm system with (10)
                                                                                                      7100 panels (16) INXs and (1) INCC, for a total of 27 network nodes.   A rainy November day couldn’t dampen the spirits of Gabe Maldonado, electrician;
                                                                                                                                                                             Julian Rodriquez, mechanic; and Mike Blair, project superintendent, as they pause for
                                                                                                                                                                             a minute on the roof deck after the final pour at Bay Club, the 80-unit high-density
                                                                                                                                                                             condo project in Palmetto, Florida.

       Hot Positions in Hot Markets
       Power Design currently has multiple positions available in several
       different markets. Please call the Recruiting Department
       at 1-877-205-0685 for more information.
       Referral Reminder: Hot Positions = Cool Cash!
       See the box on page 9 for details.
                                                                                       Work is in progress at Encore, the 309-unit high-rise condo
                                                                                       project in Nashville, Tennessee.                                                       The Potomac River in Maryland offered up a great day’s catch for Ron
                                                                                                                                                                              Johns, project superintendent (far right) and the Power Design team aboard
                                                                                                                                                                              his boat, Alamo. From left: Victor Flores, installation team member; Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                              Granados, installation team member; Henry “two head” Mendoza, foreman;
                                                                                                                                                                              Matt Johns, foreman; and Melvin Martinez, foreman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A group from Power Design’s Texas region made a trip to headquarters in St. Petersburg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Florida, to receive training and meet with their project managers. From left: Jeff Clark,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         site project manager; Gregg Clark, senior project manager; Perry Johnson, site project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         manager; Jim Michna, site project manager; Tom Gregory, site project manager; Bobby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gibbs, site project manager; Dale Dray, construction manager; Randy Sattler, site project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         manager; and Mitch Permuy, president.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Refer an Employee                                                         • Refer an experienced hi-rise project superintendent and receive a $1,000	bonus.

                                                                                                                                                                                           gET A BonUS                                                               • Refer a project superintendent or systems technician and receive a $750	bonus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Refer a foreman and receive a $500	bonus.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Do you know someone who would make a great Power                          • Refer a helper, apprentice, or hourly electrician and receive a $250	bonus.
        A rooftop pool is in view at Austin 360, the 432-unit                                                                                                                              Design team member? If so, we’d like to hear from you. We
        high-rise condo project in Austin, Texas.                                                                                                                                          are looking for skilled, motivated and hardworking individuals            Please	note:	the new employee must remain employed with Power Design
                                                                                                                                                                                           to fill a variety of open positions. Here is a quick reminder of          full-time for 6 months in order to receive the referral bonus.
                                                                                                                                                                                           how our Referral Bonus Program works:                                     For	more	information,	call	1-877-205-0685.

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        Suggestion Box: Best Practices Tips & Tricks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Q:			How	do	I	log	on	to	the	Intranet?		

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A: Go to and select the Login icon on the top right side of the screen. The username
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is the first initial of your first name and your last name with no spaces in between, and the password is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 your birthday in the format mmddyy (no dashes).
        Reviewing	Subcontract	Vouchers                                                             can be customized for different jobsites. If an intruder tries to enter a secured
                                                                                                   area, disturb a piece of protected equipment, or remove a sensor, the alarm                                                                Q:		How	do	I	turn	in	an	expense	report	and	when	is	the	deadline?
        At the beginning of a project, Subcontract Administration sends a packet of                activates and a signal is sent via wireless technology to a monitoring service.
        subcontract vouchers to the jobsite. These vouchers typically include the                  DeWALT’s 24/7 central monitoring customer service center will call the                                                                     A: The expense report forms can be found on the Intranet. Click on Downloadable Forms, and then
        basic rough and trim for the units and common areas, but they typically do                 superintendent and notify the police.                                                                                                         select Human Resource Forms. All forms must be turned in by 5 p.m. on non-payroll Fridays in order
        not include installation of any underground, buss way, switchgear or electrical                                                                                                                                                          to be processed for that pay period.
        rooms. It is up to the project superintendent, construction manager and senior
        project manager to review the voucher packet, determine which vouchers still
        need to be created and work with Raymond Garcia, director of field operations,
                                                                                                   Making	It	Easier	to	Call	Before	You	Dig

                                                                                                   811 is the new national “Call Before You Dig” phone number designated by
                                                                                                                                                                                              Answering                                       Q:		Whom	do	I	contact	to	order	apparel?
        to determine the pricing.                                                                  the Federal Communications Commission. This number was developed to
                                                                                                   eliminate the confusion of multiple “Call Before You Dig” numbers because it’s         Your Important                                      A: This form can also be found on the Intranet by clicking the Apparel/Shirts link on the left side.

        Why	is	the	creation	of	vouchers	so	important?	Rather than paying out our                   easy to use and remember, and it’s the same for every state.                                                                                  Once the form is complete, you can fax or email it to Jessica Kiest, HR coordinator, at (727) 210-0504,
        subcontractors (installation teams) on an hourly basis, Power Design sets a                                                                                                                                                              or
        dollar amount for scopes of work completed (a voucher). This provides the                  Why	Call	811?
        installation team with extra incentive to get the job done right the first time and        It is important to call 811 before digging so that the proper authorities make
        reduces the need for Power Design personnel to manage hourly crews. It also                you aware of any underground lines buried in the area prior to commencing                                                                  Q:		If	there	is	a	life	event,	how	long	do	I	have	to	make	a	change	to	my	health	insurance
        helps to align Power Design’s goals with the goals of the installation teams.              any excavation work. This information can help protect Power Design from                                                                   	 coverage,	and	do	I	have	to	submit	anything?		
                                                                                                   injury, expense and penalties. Damages to underground lines can disrupt
        Implementing Jobsite Security                                                              service to an entire neighborhood, harm diggers, and cost Power Design                                                                     A: You have 31 days from the date of the life event to submit a change. Proof of the life event
                                                                                                   significant fines and repair costs. Damage to underground lines on one jobsite                                                                (birth/marriage certificate, etc.) must be attached to the enrollment/change form and sent to
        Due to the increasing number of jobsite thefts in several regions, Dan Shock,              has been in excess of $50,000 in repair costs, fines and disruption cost. Please                                                               Liz Correa in Human Resources.
        vice president of strategic sourcing, is in the process of purchasing security             ensure that before digging, you call 811. Knowing what’s below protects you
        systems. All project superintendents are encouraged to order a security system             and others on the project site.                                                                                                            Q:		What	if	I	have	a	true	medical	emergency	while	I’m	away	from	home?
        for their jobsites. The following excerpt provides an overview of DeWalt’s new
        wireless alarm system. Please contact Dan at or                   What	Happens	After	Calling	811?                                                                                                            A: Our health plan covers the emergency as “in network” even if you go to an out-of-network hospital.
        (727) 497-2362 for more information.                                                       Similar to the current “Call Before You Dig” numbers, all 811 calls will be
                                                                                                   routed to a local call center and the affected utilities. The local call center will
        DEWALT	INTRODUCES	SITELOCK,	AN	INNOVATIVE	SECURITY	SYSTEM	                                 determine which local utility companies are affected and will contact them.
        $1 billion is lost each year due to jobsite theft in the United States. These              The utility will then send crews to the location to mark any underground lines
        losses are a result of a lack of effective security solutions for jobsites and             for FREE! Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the
        equipment located on the sites. In order to stop this trend DeWALT developed               approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely.
        SITELOCK, its innovative portable, wireless alarm system that is designed
        specifically for the construction industry and uses patented wireless technology           For more information about the 811 call system, visit,
        to monitor numerous pieces of equipment or areas simultaneously.
        SITELOCK features a portable base unit and six unique wireless sensors that
                                                                                                   or contact David Redden, general counsel and risk manager, at dredden@
                                                                                          or (727) 210-0492, ext. 217                                           Share Your
                                                                                                                                                                                           SUGGeSTioNS                                                                                                       A Winning Tip
                                                                                                                                                                                           Do you have a winning idea or a trick-of-the-trade that
                                                                                                                                                                                           never fails? We want to know your suggestions for
                                                                                                                                                                                           improving job performance. Some examples of best practices:                                                     This	issue’s	winner	is	Ben	Wright,	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IT	director,	who	provided	this	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           helpful	tip:	
                                                                                                   Thinking                                                                                • Using certain types of materials over others for ease of installation                                         When you walk away from your computer or

                                                                                                   Outside of the Box                                                                      • Installation methods, i.e., ideas for securing boxes for tunnel pours

                                                                                                                                                                                           • Temporary power suggestions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          laptop press CTRL, ALT and DEL (at the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          time) and then click on Lock Computer.

                                                                                                   The Water’s Edge project in Clearwater, Florida, is a great example of best                                                                                                                           This will keep anyone from accessing your
                                                                                                   practices being “put into practice” on the jobsite. Mike Waishkey, project              • Material management suggestions                                                                             system while you are away. To unlock it just press
                                                                                                   superintendent, and his team use innovative methodology, such as borrowing                                                                                                                            CTRL, ALT, DEL and then type in your password.
                                                                                                   equipment (tower cranes and lulls) to pull feeders through the sleeving in              • Motivation methods that have worked for employees and subcontract crews
                                                                                                   the decks. This eliminates the need to work with slow-moving tuggers. The
                                                                                                   result? A five-hour job gets completed in less then half the time. “Several of
                                                                                                   our superintendents use these methods of innovation to complete tasks, and
                                                                                                   Mike is one of those guys who ‘thinks outside of the box,’” said John Covich,           Email your suggestion to Michelle Gibbons at
                                                                                                   construction manager. “When you plan ahead and utilize manpower wisely,                 If it is published,	you	will	receive	a	$50	gift	certificate.
                                                                                                   you save valuable time and resources!”

                              Mike Waishkey, superintendent, and his team at the Water’s Edge in
             Clearwater, Florida, use borrowed equipment to expedite the deck sleeving process.

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                    … To Robens Louis, foreman, who graduated from the FEAA apprenticeship program for the Florida region.                                                Power Design in the Community
                    … To Maurice Perez, electrical designer, who passed the first stage of his PE exam and will take the second part to obtain his license.
                                                                                                                                                                          Mike	Schmidt	Winner’s	Circle	2007
                    … To Tyson Plumb, foreman, who passed his journeyman test in Texas.                                                                                   West	End,	Grand	Bahamas
                                                                                                                                                                          What’s better than fishing? Fishing with a baseball Hall of Famer! This spring, Mitch Permuy,
                    … To Maxime Volcy, foreman, who graduated from the FEAA apprenticeship program for the Florida region.                                                president, traveled with a group from Power Design to the Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle
                                                                                                                                                                          fishing tournament in West End, Grand Bahamas. Joining the Power Design team were Nate
                                                                                                                                                                          Purdue with Coscan Construction, Sam Nettles with Coastal Construction, and Stewart Saad
                                                                                                                                                                          with Spring Lake Development Group.

                                                                                                                                                                          Hosted by Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, the Winner’s Circle
                                                                                                                                                                          is a three-day fishing tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Fund.

        Subcontractor (Installation Team) Spotlight: Maz Power                                                                                                            After the second day of fishing, Mitch Permuy, Dan Shock, vice president of strategic
                                                                                                                                                                          sourcing, John Taylor, senior project manager, Nate Purdue and Stewart Saad handed off
                                                                                                                                                                          a lead to the incoming team of Raymond Garcia, director of field operations, David Garcia,
                                                                                                                                                                          project superintendent, Scott Lindsey, project manager, and Sam Nettles. They were able to
                                               Rich Sloboda, project superintendent, uses three           “I have been working with Maz Power for more than two           finish in second place, with the film crew of Reel Adventures aboard filming them.                  From left: Dan Shock, vice president of strategic sourcing; Stewart Saad
                                               words to describe what it takes to build on an             years. They worked on Legends at St. Johns and Cottages at                                                                                                          with Spring Lake Development Group; Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
                                               installation team’s reputation: cooperation, punctuality   Oak Leaf, and right now they are working on Indigo. Jaime has   Power Design’s second-place finish was almost as exciting as the tournament’s fundraising           Hall of Fame third baseman; Mitch Permuy, president; John Taylor, senior
                                                and expertise. According to Rich, who works at Two        been a great support in keeping the project on schedule and     results: over $250,000 raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund!                                         project manager; and Sam Nettles with Coastal Construction.
                                                City Plaza in West Palm Beach, Florida, installation      up to Power Design’s standards. His crew is very professional
                                                 team Maz Power has all three of these qualities.         and ready to help with any problem. I think that Maz Power is
                                                 “Maz Power soars above and beyond with their             one of the best we have in North Florida.”
                                                 renowned work ethic, and they have indefinitely          --Fernando	Rey,	project	superintendent,	Indigo	in	
                                                  raised the bar for future installation teams working    Jacksonville,	Florida                                           Hardin	Golf	Tournament.	
                                                  with Power Design.”                                                                                                     Atlanta,	Georgia
                                                                                                          “We currently have a crew of five Maz power guys here at
                                                 Maz Power is owned by Jaime Hurtado, who                 Laketown Wharf, and they do Jaime proud. They always come       In April, a team from Power Design hit the links with Hardin Construction employees and
                                                 began working with Power Design in 1999.                 to work on time with a great attitude and a desire to ‘get-r-   customers for Hardin’s third annual golf tournament held at Bradshaw Farms in Atlanta,
                                                 His first job was working under the direction of         done.’ When I have a fire to put out, Pedro and his crew are    Georgia. The tournament, which benefited the March of Dimes, raised more than $43,000.
                                                 Raymond Garcia, director of field operations, at         my A- team.”
                                                 Chatam Square, which is located on International         --David	Edwards,	project	superintendent,	Laketown	Wharf	        Power Design attendees included Mark Robinson, general manager of Power Design
                                                  Drive in Orlando, Florida. Two years ago, Jaime         in	Panama	City	Beach,	Florida                                   Resources, Jack Brock, vice president of pre-construction; and Cara Zwierko, senior
                                                  changed the name of his company from Priority                                                                           contract administrator.
                                                  Electric to Maz Power. With approximately 125
                                                   subcontractors working in the field, Jaime’s                                                                           “I have worked with Hardin for two years on the Georgia State University (GSU) project and
                                                   crews can be found on numerous Power Design            Maz	Power	crews	are	currently	working	                          now on Terminus Condos project,” said Cara. “It was great to meet and spend time with
                                                   jobsites throughout Florida, Georgia, Maryland,                                                                        the people I work with on a daily basis. The people at Hardin were welcoming, and I look
                                                                                                          on these	Power	Design	jobsites:                                 forward to going back next year!”
                                                    South Carolina and Virginia.
           Jaime Hurtado, owner of Maz Power                                                              • Adagio at Bethesda View in Bethesda, Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                          From left: Jack Brock, vice president of pre-construction; Mark Robinson, manager of Power Design
                                                                                                          • Bay Club in Palmetto, Florida                                 Resources; and Cara Zwierko, senior contract administrator, joined two other participants in
        Rave	Reviews	from	Power	Design	Superintendents                                                    • Brookhaven in Brooksville, Florida
                                                                                                                                                                          the tournament.

        “Our experience with Maz Power crews has been a positive one indeed. The rough and trim           • College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina
        crews have been a driving force in assisting Power Design with work that is exceptional.          • Gallery at Rumson Road in Atlanta, Georgia
        We are currently ahead of all other MEP trades with rough-ins and finishes. Thanks, guys.”
        --Ken	Shafer,	project	superintendent,	Gallery	at	Rumson	Road	in	Atlanta,	Georgia                  • Indigo in Jacksonville, Florida                               KM	Plaza	2007	Golf	Invitational.	
                                                                                                          • Laketown Wharf in Panama City Beach, Florida                  Miami	Beach,	Florida
        “My rough-in crew is doing such a good job… On the trim side, when WPC posts punch
        lists, Power Design has zero items on them – a great crew to work with.”                          • Laurel Crossing in Laurel, Maryland                           On May 21, KM Plaza Construction Services, general contractor for the Carillon
        --Kevin	Kerr,	project	superintendent,	Place	at	Millenia	in	Orlando,	Florida	                      • Place at Millenia in Orlando, Florida                         II project in Miami, hosted its first annual Golf Invitational at the Miami Beach
                                                                                                                                                                          Golf Club in South Florida. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the
        “Maz Power has been the only installation team that I have worked with on the Bay Club            • Shores of Panama in Panama City Beach, Florida                National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
        project. Their employees have always been dependable and shown a willingness to listen            • Sierra Grande in Naples, Florida
        and learn, as well as complete tasks on a timely basis.”                                                                                                          On hand to help KM Plaza kick off the inaugural tournament was a team from
        --Mike	Ford,	project	superintendent,	Bay	Club	in	Palmetto,	Florida                                • Spectrum in Falls Church, Virginia                            Power Design, including Julio Ramirez, director of business development;
                                                                                                          • Tidewater Condos in Panama City Beach, Florida                Mike Place, vice president of preconstruction; and Phi Le, contract
         “Maz Power’s crew out at Brookhaven has been very successful in keeping up with an                                                                               administrator. Joining them was Matt Sarton, the owner’s representative for
        aggressive schedule that is leading us to completing a quality piece of work. Jaime’s             • Two City Plaza in West Palm Beach, Florida                    Fulcrum Management Corporation, which is the developer of Carillon II.
        performance and support on this project has been very helpful.”                                   • Waters Edge in Clearwater, Florida
        --	Guillermo	Trastoy,	project	superintendent,	Brookhaven	in	Brooksville,	Florida                                                                                  Power Design was pleased to be a golf bag sponsor at Platinum Status, with
                                                                                                          • Westchester at Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia                  a $12,000 donation going toward a worthy cause!

                                                                                                                                                                          From left: Julio Ramirez, director of business development; Mike Place, vice
                                                                                                                                                                          president of preconstruction; Brad Meltzer, co-owner of KM Plaza; Ron Katz, also
                                                                                                                                                                          co-owner of KM Plaza; and Phi Le, contract administrator.
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        20 Questions…                                                                                                                                                                                           Answering the Call for excellence
        With Marcela Gomez, Executive Project Manager                                                                                                                                                           Find the words in the grid. Words can go horizontally, vertically and diagonally in all eight directions.
                                        Marcela joined Power Design in 2004 as a project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The	first	person	in	each	region	who	turns	this	wordsearch	in	to	
                                        manager before being promoted to executive project
                                        manager in 2005.                                                                                                                                                                  Michelle Gibbons will	receive	a	$50	gift	certificate.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Submit	your	entry	via	email	to,	or	fax	it	to	727-497-1288.
                                       A day in the life of Marcela includes reviewing large
                                       material quotes, proposed change orders, submittals,
                                       revisions and request for information (RFIs) for all 125
                                       projects. She also establishes corporate procedures and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  T    S    F    N    K    E    E    P    C    O    M    M     I    T    M    E    N    T    S    Q     Q    C    J
                                       policies related to project management, works with the
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                                       and evaluates workload staffing needs within project
                                       management. In addition, she works with vendors to           Completed Project Spotlight                                                                   L    V    Y    I    G    K    N    K    E    C     A    X    N    T    N    H    Q    R    X     T    R    E    V

                                                                                                    Heritage at Green Cay Village
        ensure accurate and timely deliveries of material, handles sensitive customer requests,                                                                                                   J    T    A    L    H    H    V    M    V     L   Q     P    B    O    Y    N    P    X    M     U    N    R    D
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        interacting with each department.

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        last three years. Below you can learn a little bit about her and what she enjoys in the     Florida’s recent housing boom has been great for the luxury market,
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        limited downtime she has these days.                                                        particularly in Palm Beach County, known for the affluent towns of
                                                                                                    West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Along with land                                 R    B    T    O    K    L    E    N     I    T   W     J    P    V     I    I   F    C    C     D    I    R    T
        1. What’s the most valuable piece of advice you’ve ever received? - With dedication and     prices, home values in the county have increased roughly 25 percent                           H    Q    C    T    W    N    R    N    T     F    A   M     G    G    A    R    Y    C     A    E    O    T    M
        persistence, you can achieve your goals.                                                    a year. The boom, however, has made it very difficult for middle
                                                                                                    class families in Palm Beach to find affordable housing. In addition                          E    R    R    E    W    E    U    S    D    A     I    L   W     M    R    G    T    R     L    L    N    S    C
        2. If you could live anywhere on the planet, where would you live? - I would love to live   to rising land costs and home values, material and labor costs are                            U    N    P    O    V    M    R    K    E     S    B    R    E    P    T    E    N    G     F    I    G    N    M
        anywhere my loved ones are.                                                                 rapidly increasing.                                                                           L    Z    D    V    M    A    R    L    S    U     R    I    B    R    Q    T    D    R     I    V    P    O    Q
        3. What were your favorite subjects in school? - Math and Chemistry.                                                                                                                      A    C    H    O    C    O    L     I   P    M     L    K    L    K    N    N    Z    O     E    E    L    I    M
                                                                                                    Green Cay Village is the perfect solution for this housing dilemma.
        4. What’s your greatest fear? - To let someone down who depends on me.                      Built as “affordably upscale,” this master-planned community is                               V    Y    C    T    W    V    O    U    B     J    Q    A    B     I   X     I   F    W     L    R    Z    S    Y
                                                                                                    targeted to those people who serve the local community: teachers,
                                                                                                    police officers, nurses and firefighters.                                                     G    K    W    M    R    N    R    N    A     J   W     F    V    M    T    R    C     T    D    I    M    I    W
        5. Where is your ideal vacation? - Visiting the town of Cartagena, Colombia.
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        6. What is your favorite TV show? - The best sitcom in history, Friends. It’s a shame       Located in Boynton Beach, a family-oriented town just south of                                 I   E    G    D    B    R    M    L    R    X     E   Q     G    Z    R    J    C    Z    R    G     P    I    L
        the show is over.                                                                           West Palm Beach, Green Cay Village consists of 420 units of mixed
                                                                                                    condos, apartments and townhouses. Power Design teamed up                                     T    T    Z   M     R    Z    R    G    Z     L    J    G    Q    V    M    O    K    V    A     V    J    D    L
        7. What’s your favorite food? - Lasagna with lots of cheese.                                with general contractor Current Builders in a $2.5-million electrical                         A    Y    T    I    L    A    U    Q    H    Z    N     X    F    M    P    T    C    C     I    A    Y   W     K
                                                                                                    contract for this tunnel form garden-style project.
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        8. What are your hobbies? - I love to swim.
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        9. What was your favorite TV show as a kid? - Sesame Street.                                                                                                                              C    K    G    J    K    W    M    C    T     T    L    G    V    M    N    R    M    Y    R     E    Y    K    G
                                                                                                    In order to make Green Cay affordable, the developers decided to
        10. Do you have any pets? - Yes, I have a crazy yellow lab named Shaggy.                    sacrifice square footage, not quality. Middle class families will benefit
                                                                                                    from the same amenities found at other luxury developments in the
                                                                                                    area, such as a jogging trail, clubhouse, pool and convenient location           ACCOUNTABILITY                       DELIVERINGVALUE                          KEEPCOMMITMENTS                      PERFORMANCEFEEDBACK
        11. Who is your favorite actress? - Uma Thurman.
                                                                                                    to shopping and the beach. Another feature that contributed to the               ACE                                  EMPOWER                                  LOCALFIELDTRAINER                    QUALITY
        12. What’s one thing about you that surprises people? - I’m a very picky eater.             project’s affordability was the decision to build the entire community           CAPTURINGVALUE                       EVALUATE                                 MISSION                              RELATIONSHIPS
                                                                                                    at one time. A concrete-and-steel forming system also saved both                 COMMUNICATION                        GROWTH                                   NEWDIVISIONSTRUCTURE                 TEAMWORK
        13. How many siblings do you have? - I have two siblings, a brother and a sister.           time and labor costs.                                                            COREVALUES                           INNOVATION                               OWNERSHIP                            TRAINING
        I am the middle child.                                                                                                                                                       CREATINGVALUE                        INTEGRITY                                PASSION
                                                                                                    What	Were	the	Challenges?
        14. Who is your favorite music artist? - My favorite music artist is Shakira.
                                                                                                    One of the factors that made Green Cay affordable also provided a
        15. What do you consider to be your greatest talent or asset? - My persistence in life.     significant jobsite challenge: building the entire community at one
                                                                                                    time. According to Sylvio Gilbert, project superintendent, the job had      Completed Project Spotlight - Continued from pg. 14
        16. What’s your all-time favorite movie? - Pulp Fiction… kind of weird, right?              four contracts, the clubhouse, townhouses, condos and rentals, all
                                                                                                    of which started at the same time. “It was a challenge to keep up           Mission Accomplished
        17. What was your first job? - I was a financial analyst for a banking institution.         with timing of materials and inspections scheduling for so many                                                                                                                 Power	Design’s	management	team	included:
                                                                                                    phases going up at the same time,” he said. “But we were up to the          Sylvio adds that all challenges were met, “thanks to a great team, including Pablo                  • Doug Dunbar, senior project manager
        18. What is your favorite flower? - Red Roses.                                              challenge and ended up being the contractor who pushed the job.”            Gonzalez, assistant supervisor at the townhouses, Israel Sacramento at the clubhouse,               • Ray Hales, construction manager
                                                                                                                                                                                and especially Israel Ramos, who was in charge of condos and apartments. And let’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sylvio Gilbert, project superintendent
        19. What did you study in school? - I received a bachelor’s degree in industrial            But the biggest challenge came two weeks before Power Design’s              not forget our installation team, Ortiz Electrical Services, Inc.”
        engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of         starting date when Current Builders requested that Power Design do                                                                                                              • Wayne Stewart, project manager
        Tampa. Receiving degrees in both engineering and business has allowed me to gain a          all of the underground work, which was not part of the original bid.        Sylvio’s work did not escape notice by Wayne Stewart, project manager. “Despite a year              • Jessica Zajac, assistant project manager
        better understanding of how important it is that project management, design,                “We had to play catch up with the plumbing contractor who already           and a half of demanding situations, Sylvio has maintained a professional and upbeat                 • Robert Miller, lighting project manager
        pre-construction and financing work together to ensure a successful project.                had five underground buildings completed before we started the              attitude. He is an excellent example of what it means to be a Power Design employee
                                                                                                    job,” said Sylvio.                                                          and a superintendent.                                                                               • Moises Carde, systems designer
        20. What’s your favorite car? - Lamborghini Murcielago… red!                                                                               Continued on pg 15.

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                                                                                Big Blast on the Beach
                                                                                Sports Fest 2007 at Clearwater Beach, Florida
                                                                                Family and friends joined Power Design employees in full force on April 21 to
                                                                                compete in Sports Fest 2007, held at Sand Key Beach Park in Clearwater, Florida.
                                                                                Sports Fest is a fun, sports-related event for approximately 165 companies
                                                                                throughout the Tampa Bay area to compete against each other in beach volleyball,
                                                                                 a surf and turf relay, tug-of-war, beach dodgeball and horseshoes.

                                                                                “Sports Fest was a great opportunity for co-workers to participate in team building
                                                                                games and get the chance to know one another,” said Cory Rhoads, project manager.

                                                                                Power Design formed two teams out of its 32 participants: Rough and Trim, led by
                      The Power Design teams of “Rough and Trim” and “AC/DC”
                                                                                captain Michelle Gibbons, executive coordinator, and AC/DC, led by captain Regina
                                                                                Thomas, assistant controller.

                                                                                “The response for participation was overwhelming,” said Regina Thomas. “Our teams
                                                                                really had a chance to build some great friendships and memories, and I look forward to
                                                                                next year’s event.”

        QUOTE OF THE
        QUARTER                                  Submitted by John Davis,
                                                 senior project manager
                                                                                           An error doesn't become a mistake
                                                                                                 unless you refuse to correct it.
                                                                                            	        	          	        	         	             JOHN	F.	KENNEDY
        Submit a leadership quote, a story idea or a photo (along with a story), and if it’s selected for the next newsletter, you
        will receive a $50 gift certificate. Send your ideas and photos to Michelle Gibbons at

  Summer Newsletter ‘07
  11207 Blue Heron Blvd N
  St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716

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