Professional Leadership

Bernie Wrobel exemplifies the spirit and qualities of leadership, determination and true entrepreneurial vision. As a female pioneer in a male dominated industry, Ms. Wrobel's tenacity has been tested many times.

With her passion for quality service and expertise as an electrical contractor, Bernie has managed to break through barriers and build an award-winning Berks County business.

With an innate sense of organization and her desire to provide a unified team of professional electricians, who could also enjoy company incentives, this mother of three daughters, has created a dynamic company that is family-oriented and innovative.

Bernie has 28 years of history with electrical contractors. Her first experience was originally with Maginnis Electric, but she credits her stint with Keystone Engineering as the company that set her on a career path. They gave her an opportunity in estimating. With her college background in math, crunching the numbers and calculating costs came easily to Bernie. Within six months, she was enrolled at Penn State University, Berks Campus pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

The on-the-job training soon launched her into major markets where she became a recognizable force. In 1984, she joined Blanski, Inc. as head estimator and electrical department manager.

By 1990 Bernie had received her degree and moved to Wilmer Fisher to begin their electrical business. However, her entrepreneurial spirit proved too strong and she struck out on her own in 1995, forming Pagoda Electrical with two other partners. By 2000 she became the sole owner and has seen the sales climb in excess of $10 million with a work force of seventy (70) people.

In addition to embracing the family-spirit with her team of employees, Bernie has found her own family members to be an asset to the business. Her husband Don serves as the company's vice-president, and daughter Kym provides assistance in all areas of the business.

Under the guidance of Bernie's knowledgeable leadership the company has built a track record of trust with its clients. Now the company is branching out with new marketing concepts to provide even more services for clients and Bernie is also launching a sister company with partners that will meet the needs of the residential community for "smart houses."