July 2019 PMC Lighting Featured Agent of the Month: Ferrini-Konarski Associates

PMC Lighting introduces our July Featured Agent, Ferrini-Konarski Associates.

This month, PMC Lighting’s Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Cassie Carter, highlights our agent in Upstate New York, Ferrini-Konarski Associates. Founded in 1974, Ferrini-Konarski Associates, Inc., is an Upstate New York agency representing the finest manufacturers of commercial, industrial, and residential lighting fixtures, controls, and associated products. With four full-service offices across the state, they offer support for lighting projects from design to completion. 

PMC Lighting has enjoyed a great relationship with Ferrini-Konarksi and David Konarski, Principal, Outside Sales, echoed that sentiment. “Ferrini-Konarski Associates (FKA) is proud to represent PMC Lighting in Upstate New York. We’ve had several recent project opportunities in higher education that have showcased PMC’s custom capabilities.” 

Hudson Valley Community College Project

David continued, “Hudson Valley Community College tasked T&J Electrical Associates and FKA with presenting ideas for upgrading their Campus Center with efficient LED fixtures. We worked with Larry Crystal and Craig Nevers to deliver lighting solutions that would blend with the simplistic architectural ambiance of the space while attaining comfortable, uniform lighting.”

PMC is currently in the process of shipping the University at Albany, State University of New York, the ‘Palm Trees’ project. “PMC’s involvement originated from a chance meeting and introduction in a cigar bar in Philadelphia during LightFair 2017. I was hosting a group that included an electrical engineer from Guth-DeConzo consulting. I introduced this gentleman to Larry Crystal who just happened to be at the same place. The next day we had a rough scope and drawings in our hands,” explained David.

(L) PMC Lighting’s Chief Engineer Craig Nevers visits SUNY Albany (R) A view of the ‘Palm Trees Project’

“SUNY Albany has 1,100 of these ‘palm trees’ throughout the campus.  Each palm tree has 16 ‘fronds’ that were to be upgraded from fluorescent to LED.  The challenge was that the fronds are angled on one end and the ceilings are concave,” David stated. “After several site visits with Larry and Craig Nevers, PMC presented a true custom solution that was mocked-up against three other potential bidders.  Ours was not the least expensive fixture but we were able to win the award due to the labor savings that PMC’s unique design offered.”

The Palm Trees Project, seen in the SUNY Albany library

In conclusion, David said, “Working with PMC over the years has been a true pleasure. They deliver big-time quality with a ‘whatever-it-takes’ attitude. FKA is honored to be PMC’s July Agent of the Month!”

Thank you, David, and all of the great folks at Ferrini-Konarksi Associates! We are happy to feature you and look forward to more projects in the future.

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