Denny Dew, project manager and estimator, retired on September 29, 2017 after a long and successful career with Mid-City Electric.
Denny began at Mid-City 40 years ago working in the warehouse by sorting tools and delivering them to projects, and providing extra help on construction sites during the summer months. With the business in his blood, Denny went on to complete the electrical apprenticeship training program through the IBEW and became a journeyman electrician. His first project was at the Anheuser-Busch plant working for Burroughs Hatfield with Tom Obert as his foreman, and electricians Joe Sabo and Norb Cassidy. Following Denny’s 15 years in the field, he transitioned to service department superintendent where he oversaw Mid-City’s service and small projects division for eight years, before making his final shift to the project management and estimating team in 1993.
I will definitely miss all of my coworkers here at Mid-City, along with all of my contacts, vendors, and customers in the industry, Denny said.
Denny has managed a variety of successful projects over the past 24 years, carving out a niche for himself in the healthcare space. For years, he completed new construction and renovation work at hospitals such as Dublin Methodist, Doctors Hospital West, Grant Medical Center, and Riverside Methodist. One of his most memorable projects was from his recent portfolio of work with OhioHealth at OhioHealth Care Connect. He and his team installed power and data in all of the patient rooms to support their new computer system, and despite the very compact schedule, they were able to finish on time successfully. Other projects that Denny managed included The Ohio State University Star House and the New Albany Ballet Company. Following retirement, Denny plans to spend time with his wife Sue, and children Trevor, Mary Beth, and Ashley, at their vacation cabin in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Working at Mid-City has been a very rewarding experience for me, Denny said.