For forty years, APG has been providing top-quality electrical installations in the Tampa Bay area. Our company was founded on the principles of integrity, excellence, customer service, team satisfaction, and timely completion of projects within budget. As our company has grown, those principles continue to stand out in everything we do.
APG had its roots in The Doan Electric Company of Cleveland, Ohio, which by the mid 1980’s had grown into one of the largest and most respected electrical contracting companies in Northeast Ohio. In 1984, John Kavula and Jerry Lightner partnered with Doan Electric principals from the Goulder and Heiser families to found APG Electric in Largo, Florida. Our list of services expanded as we gradually added electrical engineering services, virtual design services, and the installation of specialty systems such as life safety, voice/data/video, security, and audio/visual.
In 2009, John and Jerry began transferring some of their management responsibilities to newly appointed President Mike Henley and Executive Vice President Chris Johnson. This past November saw Jonathan Henley promoted to Vice President. As a state certified electrical contractor, Jonathan will soon become the primary qualifier of our contracting business – a responsibility John has handled for the past 40 years. While John and Jerry continue to play an active role in our company’s operation, they are eager to pass their legacy to the next generation of leaders who remain committed to the core values that have made APG what it is today.
As we’ve grown, we’ve taken on larger and larger projects, including museums, luxury hotels, and five brand-new hospitals. Beginning this year, we’ll tackle what may be our largest contract yet as Tampa General Hospital and Gilbane Building Company begin construction of a new 530,000 square-foot patient tower.
We’re grateful to our customers, clients, and friends who have helped us to become one of the most respected electrical contractors in the state. We also appreciate our employees for helping build a reputation for exceptional service and quality, and we thank you all for the past 40 years of support.
Congratulations to everyone on achieving this amazing milestone!
On November 4th, our APG family was thrilled to return to Busch Gardens for the 39th Annual APG Family Picnic. As one of our favorite destinations, Busch Gardens never fails to impress us with its thrilling rides and close-up animal encounters. We enjoyed the park’s numerous activities and the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and friends.
After the park closed at 6 p.m., the real party began. We gathered at the Gwazi Pavilion and savored delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken sandwiches, along with yummy sides and desserts. We also enjoyed theme park favorites like soft pretzels, churros, and caramel corn.
After dinner, it was time to experience unlimited rides on some of the park’s most popular attractions, such as Cheetah Hunt, Cobra’s Curse, Montu, Iron Gwazi, and Gwazi Gliders. In the Gwazi area, guests tackled rope ladders and shot hoops for free prizes. Younger guests tested their skills in the carnival game areas with free unlimited gameplay. We closed out the park at 10 p.m. with unforgettable memories to cherish.
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Family Picnic this year, and Busch Gardens for
making it possible for us to bring our families and friends together for a day full of fun and comradery!
We also want to give a special shoutout to Bonnie Gerhart and Busch Gardens’ Nevar Campbell, Event Sales Manager, as well as Missy Walker, Event Services Manager, for their outstanding work in organizing this fantastic event. We are already looking forward to next year!