Success Stories

Mid-City adds Sean Shisler, project foreman, to service department team

After 25 years of overseeing some of Mid-City’s most successful and challenging projects in the field, Sean Shisler, Mid-City electrician and project foreman, is the newest addition to the project management and service team as of September.

Working alongside Service Department Manager Jimmy Dew, Sean’s role will be within the  service and small projects division. Here, he will estimate and manage projects for many current service customers, while teaming with Jimmy to further develop Mid-City’s small project customer base.

Learning about the skilled trades from his father, Sean completed the five-year apprenticeship program through the Columbus IBEW Local 683. During  his electrical apprenticeship, his first job was  at the Motorist Insurance Building, where he installed wire with now-retired Mid-City electrician, Butch Cutler. Sean has been working for Mid-City ever since.

Throughout his 25 years in the field, Sean has seen it all. His tenure with Mid-City has taken him to hospitals, grocery stores, high-rise office spaces, and university campuses. While Sean looks forward to the changes that this new position will bring him, he will miss working with his crew on the job site every day.

Sean has overseen projects of various sizes, with his most recent accomplishment being the completion of The Ohio State University North Residential District Transformation Project. There, Sean was the project foreman managing the new construction of the 6,000-square-foot Curl Hall and the 28,000-square-foot North Residential Fitness Center. Looking back on his years in the field, Sean said that the project he is most proud of is an infrastructure upgrade for a local hospital project, which earned him a Builders Exchange Craftsmanship Award in 2009.

Although Sean has made contributions on-site, that same experience will add value to our estimating and project management team. I am looking forward to working on the project management and estimating side, and learning a new side to the business, Sean said.

Congratulations, Sean, on your many successful projects in the field, and we look forward to continued success in the next chapter of your career here with Mid-City.

Are you interested in a project management position like Sean’s? If so, contact Ryan Dew, Director of Safety and Human Resources, at