DANBURY — When it comes to innovation in the electrical business, Paul Dinto is leading the charge.

‘The changes that are going on right now are revolutionizing the trade,’ said Dinto, president and founder of Dinto Electric, one of the largest commercial, industrial electrical contractors in the state. ‘It’s amazing what you can do these days.’

From solar energy producing paint to computer clouds, jumps in technological advancements mean increased opportunities in the electrical industry.

When Dinto started the company in 1987, he had about 20 employees and about $2 million worth of contracts. Dinto said he started the current fiscal year with about 185 employees and more than $107 million worth of work under contract.

‘Electrical work has seen more growth than any other trade,’ said Dinto, the recipient of this year’s Cecil Previdi Award given out annually by the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and the mayor’s office. ‘For the first time this year we’ve gone beyond the nine figure mark for projects under contract.’

Dinto Electric works on major multimillion dollar construction projects, including university and hospital expansions, corporate headquarters and the creation of data centers used in the information age.

The company is currently working on the Danbury Hospital expansion and was […]

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