The electrical contractor company, Nickle Electrical Companies, honored 20 long-time employees last month at a dinner party. Nickle Electrical was named as one of the best places to work in Delaware by Delaware Today this year.

Personnel who have worked at Nickle for 10 years or more are considered the Nickle Elite and serve as role models to others in the industry, according to a write-up in the Cape Gazette.

“I hope to keep working [at Nickle] from now until whenever I decide to retire,” said Brian Morgan, a member of the Elite who is celebrating 20 years with the company. “One of the best things about working for Nickle is that, for a company of this size, we’ve always had all of the support and the tools we needed to get the job done. Nickle is a well-oiled machine, with support from the office, support from the delivery guys, and support from everyone around us.”(Cape Gazette)

Nickle Electrical Companies was founded in 1986 by the late Paul Allen Nickle as Paul A. Nickle, Inc. Electrical Contractors. Current owners Steve and Debbie Dignan acquired the company in 1991 and in 2008 the name was changed to Nickle Electrical Companies to better represent the company as a whole. The 150 employees work within an 80-mile radius of the company’s two locations, Newark and Georgetown, and perform commercial, industrial, residential, and service electrical work.

Mike Anderson, director of safety at Nickle told Delaware Today that it really starts with Steve Dignan, the owner. "He always leads by example and walks the walk. He does what he says and treats all employees as owners of the company. He always seeks ways for us to have input to make him and the organization better. If anyone deserves any recognition for his dedication to hard work and for supporting so many families, it’s him.”