Builders of a variety of residential and multi-unit structures rely on Roman Electric for skilled installation of their electrical systems. Roman electrical engineers and designers can provide customized electrical power and lighting systems to fit the owner's needs, desires and budget. Then Roman's crew of highly trained electricians installs the system. Electrical systems by Roman include the most effective distribution of power, maximum safety, use of highly efficient materials and tooling, high quality work at competitive pricing, compliance with all local codes, and complete owner satisfaction.
Electrical systems by Roman include the most effective distribution of power, maximum safety, use of highly efficient materials and tooling, high quality work at competitive pricing, compliance with all local codes, and complete owner satisfaction.
Ten Chimneys, the historic home and retreat of Broadway acting legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is undergoing a lengthy and meticulous restoration. Two years ago Ten Chimneys Foundation began a $12.5 million campaign to buy and restore the estate and its unique contents.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Ten Chimneys is surrounded by a 90 acre nature preserve in Genesee Depot, 30 miles west of Milwaukee. The 30 acre estate includes the elegant three-story, 18-room main house, an 8-room country cottage, an 18th Century Swedish log cabin, a pool and pool house, and several outbuildings.
Bob Stelter, chief operating officer of general contractor Bentley Construction, said they were restoring the buildings with a late '30s look, and modern mechanical, environmental and electrical systems. Bentley hired Roman Electric on a design/build basis for the new and restored power and lighting.
Roman installed a 600 amp service with power distribution to the main house and the outbuildings to accommodate the increased power load for air conditioning and other new equipment. In some cases Roman had to build and refurbish lighting fixtures to meet the late '30s look. Roman is also installing exterior site lighting.
"Roman has done very well in meeting our goals and giving us alternatives from which to make decisions," said Bentley COO Bob Stelter. "And for the work going on in the field, Roman foreman John Geweke has been extremely responsive and very helpful to the owner and to our construction team."
Christine Cross, curator of collections for Ten Chimneys, said. "The restoration of a national treasure is always a challenging opportunity. Ten Chimneys is no different. However, when you are able to work with good people like John Geweke and good companies like Roman Electric, it makes the job easier."
Roman Electric Teams Up with WE Energies for Fast Response to Windstorm Damage
When the windstorm of Tuesday September 13th struck, Roman Electric was quick to respond to WE Energies’ request for service assistance. “The storm was of short duration,” said Jack Koenig, WE Energies supervisor for inspection maintenance programs, “but the strong winds caused an inordinate amount of damage. Downed trees and tree limbs fell on service drops, service masts and customers’ service entrance facilities bringing many down with them.”
WE Energies knew they would spend a good deal of time restoring customer service so they decided to be proactive and put together a storm damage team. To find their repair team, “We looked at electrical contractors we had a history with and hired four, two local and two from out of town because our territory covers portions of the entire state,” Koenig said.
Roman Electric got the call early Wednesday morning. Residential service manager Teri Stanley said, “We Energies knows us. They know we have a large staff of residential electricians and a fleet of service trucks.” By late Wednesday, Roman was confirmed. On Thursday Roman had up to 15 service trucks with two person crews out in different parts of the city and suburbs on inspect and repair visits. Koenig said the goal was for the electricians to find any damage and work with the customer to do the repairs.
Stanley said Roman crews were out until midnight Thursday, resumed Friday morning at 7:00, and didn’t finish until around 7:00 Friday evening. “We handled 212 calls to inspect and repair as needed,” she said. “The amount of work we completed in such a short time was unbelievable!”
Koenig said the job went extremely well. “We had very good support from the four contractors,” he said, “particularly with Roman Electric, whom I think ended up with about 60% of the site visits. Teri Stanley was just super to work with and had things so well organized on Roman’s end that once we turned the site information over to her she took it from there. The next thing we’d hear back was what they found and whether they had to do some repairs. We’re real pleased with Roman’s work.”
Amazing Home Expansion
June Simeth of Greenfield and her partner Jim live in the house her parents built in 1952. Her mother, now 94, still lives with them. But the house, originally 900 Sq. ft., has grown to an amazing 7,000 sq. ft.! Roman Electric Co., Inc. has been a major contributor to that expansion during seven remodeling projects.
The largest addition in 1998 included a much bigger kitchen and a second and third floor. Roman was the electrical contractor. The latest, just finished, was a third floor renovation which added a bedroom, bathroom and the impressively decorated “Moroccan” room.
As usual, Roman did the electrical work and, June says, “They were excellent as always.” To make sure the remodeling would accommodate the extensive collection of “Moroccan” art June planned to showcase in the new room, she walked the entire area with Roman’s electrician Adam to supervise the layout and the placement of outlets. “He said he wished every customer was this interested and detailed,” she said.
“Adam did a great job,” June said. “We really like Roman. After 60 years, they even finally installed a doorbell for us.” Roman also added a second 200 amp service, a third floor air conditioner and wiring for a new third floor furnace.
Duplex Remodeling Done Well
When it was time to remodel her West Allis duplex at 1447/49 S. 78th St., Judy Cullen, owner of residential investment property for 33 years, called on Roman Electric.
Her duplex, built in 1908, still has some knob and pulley electric lines which a previous electrical contractor had problems replacing. When she decided to remodel the kitchens and upgrade electrical systems, she chose Roman Electric Co., Inc.
“I like their professionalism,” Judy said. “No song and dance, no BS, just good work. Their electrician Adam worked on the upstairs remodeling. He’s very experienced and does a really good job.”
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