President/CEO and owner of Black Electric Inc. for more than 30 years. Jim coordinates and oversees the team and workforce from the initial client meeting to the final project closeout. His goal is to maintain a close relationship between himself, his team and his clients to foster a dedication to customer satisfaction unparalleled in the industry. He holds a master’s electrical license in Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester and Orange Counties, and Poughkeepsie, NY.
For over three decades, Daphne Black has been servicing the Hudson Valley’s commercial and residential building needs. Her prior experience project managing ground-up new construction and large-scale renovations alike has strengthened her ties to the local builder community and bolstered her ability to lead Black Electric toward continued success. As a member of the Women Builders Council, Daphne places value on providing opportunities for increased diversity within the construction industry. Over the last 16+ years, Daphne has partnered with Jim to lead the company in all facets of its day-to-day operations, ensuring that their team is well-suited to deliver against the company’s quest for providing quality service to its customers.
Project manager - Brian began working as an electrician in 1984. In 1987 he joined the Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic based in California. He also served in Japan and the Philippines. He was later transferred to the Presidential Helicopter Squadron in Quantico and served under President George Bush Sr. on Marine One. He left the military in 1992 as a sergeant and returned to New York to resume his career as an electrician. Brian specializes in municipal water and sewer plants and high-end residential specialized installations, including Lutron lighting and photo-voltaic systems. He installed the commercial Lutron lighting Eco-System at Millbrook School's Math and Science Center and was project manager of the complete renovation project at Adams Fair Acre Farms in Poughkeepsie and Kingston. Brian has been with the company 15 years.
Estimating of Plan & Spec, Design Build Projects. James oversees projects and works closely with the Black Electric Team to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. He is responsible for all aspects of the projects from Estimating, Job Costing, and Billing to Submittals, Shop Drawings, and As Built Drawings. A graduate of SUNY Delhi’s Electrical Construction, Maintenance, and Motor Controls program, James worked as an electrician in New York and Texas. He has been working as an Estimator/Project Manager in the Hudson Valley for almost 20 years. He has successfully bid and managed Jobs from small design build projects to large scale multimillion dollar Plan and spec projects, working with Architects, Engineers and other Contractors.
Onsite Management of Projects and Manpower. Brian provides a high level of expertise in Project Layout, Scheduling, and Production. He is responsible for project layout to maximize production and for the day to day scheduling of manpower to meet project commitments and deadlines. Brian has worked in the Hudson Valley as an Electrician for 30 years, specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction. During this time he has developed strong Troubleshooting, Layout, and management skills.