On this day in history: 1920, Eight Chicago White Sox players are charged with fixing the 1919 World Series; 1950, U.S. Army and Marine troops liberate Seoul, South Korea; 1983, John Sapp starts employment with Mid-City Electric.

John has made tremendous impacts at Mid-City during his 35 years. From building some of the most complicated data centers in our area, to completing electrical infrastructure upgrades throughout the floors of the tallest high-rise buildings in downtown Columbus, the list of what he has accomplished goes on and on. Here is what just a few of his coworkers had to say about working with John over the years:

John knows EVERYTHING that goes on or takes place with his project. He may be managing 20 projects at the same time, but knows exactly what is going on with all of them. That is what has made him very successful over the years-he is a great manager. Not only that, but he’s a mentor and always has young people in mind. He has grown many of us to what we are today, Kipp Criswell, manpower superintendent, said.

John has helped me whether in the field or on a job at all times. He moves fast, so you have to keep up. I just try to soak up as much info as possible, and hope to remember half of what he says, Sean Shisler, service department project manager, said.

“John, definitely is one busy man. When I can get him to sit still long enough to go through his paperwork, he’s very thorough, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. It is also a guarantee his phone will ring at least three times, or someone will come to his office seeking his advice before we are finished,” Wende McNeil, accounting specialist.

John is a rockstar! He’s on top of the details for his projects, and he likes to do a lot himself. He is highly competent handling any size job. Among many, many things, John can teach young people how to be accountable, how to be proficient, and how to avoid pitfalls encountered on difficult projects. He is the best, Brian Dew, president, said.

“John Sapp is one of the most technically sound individuals that I have met in my time at Mid-City. Despite the fact that Sapp manages 50 (or more) active jobs at any given time, accompanied by a plethora of work orders, he rarely neglects to cater to his loyal customer base. On top of his heavy workload and above all else, John recognizes the benefits of passing his knowledge to both field personnel as well as fellow project managers. I have gained a great deal of knowledge from John over the past few years and I am grateful for his willingness to share his knowledge with me,” Blake Scipio, project manager and estimator, said.

Please join us in congratulating and thanking John Sapp for 35 years of service with Mid-City!