Mid-City welcomes back former electrician Fred Welch as a project manager and estimator! Originally from Columbus, Fred has been in the business starting at the age of 17. He acquired his electrical license at age 27 and has been involved in projects ever since. Fred has done a wide variety of projects but specializes primarily in data centers and hospitals. However, Fred says his most memorable project was the Broad Street Presbyterian church. “The church was built in 1887 and is in the National Register of Historic Places. Rewiring the organ required running conduits from each pedal at the organ located in the front of the church to the pipes located in the rear of the church. They brought in carpenters from Italy who deconstructed all of the existing ornate wood at the front of the church and put it all back together using only hand tools.” Fred said.
Fred worked for Mid-City from 1997-2007 as a journeyman and foreman on various data center projects. He also built his resume with customers like Smith Brothers, Karlsberger Architects, Bariatric Hospitals, among many others. In 2007, Fred had a brief career change and became a mission critical professional in the data center world. This led to learning about other MEP trades and a variety of robust building technologies.
Outside of Mid-City, Fred loves to spend time with family and work on his house. He is a bicycle enthusiast and has ridden in the TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley)-a 240-mile round trip bike route that rides from Columbus to Portsmouth in just two days.
We are excited to welcome Fred back, this time in a new role as a project manager and estimator who will focus heavily on data center work.