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Founders Message

From our humble beginnings in 2002 as a one-man electrical shop, Horsepower Electric has grown into one of the tri-state region’s largest and most established electrical contracting powerhouses.

With steady and mature growth we have accomplished tremendous things over the years. From powering up New York City’s towering skyscrapers to maintaining the complex power grids of countless commercial entities across the region, our team prides itself on being one of the industry’s leading electrical contractors—and for good reason.

We at horsepower strive to serve each client with integrity, reliability, and professionalism. From high-rise to high-profile, we offer a plethora of electrical service and maintenance solutions that are both trustworthy and efficient.

Having worked on dozens of prominent construction developments with some of the most established developers in the business, Horsepower Electric is steadily raising the bar in the contracting industry and, quite literally, changing the face of New York City’s shimmering skyline.

With a solid line of credit, strong cash reserves and a $300 million bonding capacity from Zurich, we’re able to tackle any job, of any size, in any economy.

But this is only the beginning. There are many more developments on the corporate horizon that will continue propelling horsepower into the next phase of success.

We invite you to join us as we continue to make waves in the world of electrical contracting.

Sincerely,

Joel N. Weber – CEO / Visionary
Yanky Leonorovitz – COO / Integrator

Core Values

  • Genuinely Caring

    About the job, about our clients, about each other

  • Strong Work Ethic

    It’s not a daily chore; it’s a lifelong passion

  • Strive for excellence

    Don’t just aim to be better...Ambitiously aim to be
    the best

  • 100% Responsibility

    Seeing things through; taking ownership from start to finish

  • Loyalty & Honesty

    You can’t buy loyalty; you simply need to show it

  • Can-do Attitude

    Change “I can’t” into “I can”... and soon you’ll say “I did”

Talented People

With a clear vision and relentless determination, the seasoned executives at Horsepower have steadily led the company into higher dimensions of success, year after year.

  • Joel N. Weber

    (CEO / Visionary)

    2002 - Present
  • Yanky Leonorovitz

    (COO / Integrator)

    2004 - Present
  • Rahul Nischal

    (HR / Employee Relations)

    2016 - Present
  • Tzvi Schwartz

    (Business Development)

    2015 - Present
  • Moshe Breuer

    (High Rise Operations)

    2009 - Present
  • Esti Leonorovitz

    (Admin / Finance)

    2009 - Present
  • Shimshon Friedman

    (Service & Fit-Out Operations)

    2011 - Present

Meet the Team

MOSHE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HIGH-RISE DIVISION

Meet the Team

  • My Favorite Quote:

    “If you THINK so, it means you don’t know.”

  • My Hobbies:

    Snowboarding, Music

  • My Story:

    I started as a part-time electrician when I was only 14 years old. I’ve worked for  many electrical contractors since then. Back in 2009, I decided to join Horsepower  Electric. Within the first couple of weeks working here I sensed that this company  was different and special.

    It wasn’t just a gut feeling, but it was abundantly clear  from seeing the way the ownership, managers, and every last employee were  united with one voice and one vision. Amidst the high expectations they had for  us, the ownership made each and every one of us feel appreciated and important.  They enabled us with limitless growth potential. I grabbed the opportunity to  show my skill-set, and I knew that one day I’ll make a real difference in  Horsepower. What impressed me most wasn’t just the passion and vision that the  company had, but the voice that each individual employee had. Opinions were  encouraged and valued, and that created a realistic team atmosphere all around.  The owners and supervisors encouraged me and led me down the path that  ultimately brought out my fullest potential. After a few years I was promoted to  Project Foreman, and not long after I was promoted to Project Manager. Now, I’m  eternally grateful and proud to hold the title of Executive Director for the High  Rise Division. I would’ve never thought that I was capable of running this division,  but with the leadership’s support I’ve found a way to bring out the best in myself.  I discovered skills that I didn’t even know I had, and with the help of others I was  able to devise the right structures and systems needed in bringing a new level of  accountability to our team. Along this journey, I have learnt how to listen, lead,  and inspire people to do great work. It’s not always easy being the director and  pushing my team at certain times, but I do it to bring out their best. I value and  respect all my teammates very deeply. I happen to be the one accountable, but  that accountability translates into finding my teammates exceptional qualities and  bringing out those qualities in the best of ways. I encourage them to develop  their skills and step up to the task. It’s rewarding to see how people grow when  you just open the door for them. It is no surprise that these team members are  undertaking massive projects and successfully getting them done. They all share  this accountability with me and they’re all helping pave the way for our future. I  am grateful to Horsepower for giving us the opportunity to think big… and GROW  even bigger.

Rafting Trip
Summer Carnival
Holiday Party
Biking trip
Rafting trip 2
State of the Company
NYPD BBQ
Company BBQ

Work hard, play hard

We put our heart and soul into every single component of Horsepower. When we’re working on site, we give it our all. When we’re celebrating our successes, we bring that same energy - and do it with style. From company rafting trips to gala holiday parties; from summer carnivals to winter getaways; leave it to Horsepower to raise the bar even higher… inside and outside the workplace.

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What we do

Building professional and efficient electrical systems

Jobsite Safety

Horsepower is committed to workplace safety and accident prevention. In addition to holding continuous training sessions aimed at preventing job-site injuries, we believe in protecting and preserving facilities, property and equipment to ensure the safety of our environment... for employees and clients alike.

  • Mandatory employee safety training classes

  • Brand-name safety gear & equipment utilized

  • On-site osha authorized safety instructor

  • Zero tolerance employee drug policy

  • Aggressive injury prevention program

Attributes

  • Innovation

    With mindset-linking and forward-thinking, our team is constantly looking to adapt the newest industry innovations to improve Horsepower's speed, precision, and efficiency.

  • Growth

    We believe that constant growth and improvement is crucial to maintaining our industry edge. Our team is learning and advancing... and we're always focused on surpassing what we’ve already achieved.

  • Technology

    In every area of our business—be it technical, operational or administrative—we tap into the power of modern technology. We know which hi-tech solutions work... and when.

Sustainability

  • Led Lighting & Illumination Programs

  • Renewable energy & leed solutions

  • Solar Programs & geothermal technology

  • Climate controls for mechanical systems

  • Power-saving lighting control applications

Timeline

"The road to success is always under construction"

  • 2002

    Humble Beginings

    Horsepower is founded by Joel N. Weber and begins operations in small Brooklyn basement; initial jobs involve hanging chandeliers in local homes.

  • 2003

    COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS

    Joel N. Weber meets fellow electrician Yanky Leonorovitz; the two begin referring electrical contracting jobs to one another.

  • 2004

    UNITED TO SUCCEED

    To maximize growth potential, Joel and Yanky unite as partners and open new Horsepower office at 821 McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn.

  • 2005

    GOING BIG ON COMMERCIAL

    Horsepower awarded first large commercial electrical job at the new Jimmy Jazz retail superstore in Green Acres Mall.

  • 2006

    GETTING SERIOUS

    Awarded first institutional service job for The United States Federal Bureau of Prisons .

  • 2007

    DOING MORE

    Awarded 70,000 square foot project in Queens NY; upscale catering hall, Elite Palace.

  • 2008

    MOVING UP

    Opened in-house engineering department with full-time drafter to oversee larger projects. Leased larger 1,700 sq ft facility at 4109 Fort Hamilton Parkway to accommodate growing staff

  • 2009

    SOARING HIGHER

    Featured on Discovery Channel reality show “Construction Intervention” for the Blarney Stone Bar with celebrity designer Libby Langdon. Completed first high-rise project in Manhattan at 2182 3rd Avenue with Muss Development. Revamped organizational structure with new Brooklyn and Manhattan divisions.

  • 2010

    WIRED TO GROW

    Completed wiring for Plaza Hotel Retail Mall and Plaza Food Hall for celebrity chef Todd English. Wired up electrical systems for Modell’s flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square. Restructured Horsepower internal divisions: High-Rise division; Fit Out division; and Service division.

  • 2011

    AWARD-WINNING WORK

    Horsepower contracted by the Chetrit Group for the Columbus Square Towers project. A three tower project on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Rewired landmark Pitkin Avene Theater Center; pre-century era building converted into elite private charter school.

  • 2012

    BEGINNING THE HIGH-END

    Awarded contract for El Ad Properties; upscale condo development in Manhattan at 250 West Street. Awarded contract by Related Companies for 529 West 29 Street development adjacent to Hudson Yards.

  • 2013

    ALWAYS EXPANDING

    Impressive 47 story, high-rise project completed for Lalezarian Properties at 313 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY. Purchased larger, new 12,000 sq. ft. corporate facility at 188 21 Street to maintain company growth.

  • 2014

    BUILDING UP

    Levine Builders awards Horsepower with new residential high rise project at 2 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY. A water front 40 story tower with 554 units, situated over 513,000 sf. Horsepower is awarded contract for 22-22 Jackson Ave in LIC with Triton Construction. A distinctive residential project built with a pixelated concrete façade.

  • 2015

    STRICTLY SUCCESS

    Awarded 1.2 million sq. ft. project at 1 Manhattan Square by Lendlease and Extell Development. Horsepower awarded BAM South project Brooklyn, NY with Two Tress Development. 32 Story mixed use building featuring iconic retail stores Apple & Whole Foods.

  • 2016

    EVERLASTING EXPANSIONS

    Awarded contract for 700,000 sq. ft. Brooklyn Navy Yard project by Gilbane, Boston Properties & Rudin Mgmt. Purchased and converted 20,000 sq. ft. corporate facility at 4101 1st Avenue. Created HR department to accommodate growing staff and recruit new talent.

  • 2017

    MASSIVE GROWTH

    Awarded “Jamaica Crossing” project with CNY group and BRP Companies, a 600,000 sf residential bldg. in Queens NY. Awarded City Point project with Lendlease and Extell, a 718,000 sf, 57 story residential tower in Brooklyn. Joined Local 363 Union

  • FUTURE

    FORWARD THINKING

    Continually illuminating the rapidly shifting New York City skyline by developing our team and crafting lifelong relationships…

By the Numbers

  • Professional Team Members

  • Service & Maintenance Calls in the past 12 months

  • M

    Square Footage of Recent Hi Rise Projects

  • Major Projects Completed Since Inception

  • %

    Revenue Increase the past 3 years

Client testimonials

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