The success of Bay Electric Co., Inc. is best explained by our ability to provide the highest quality service while adding value to our clients’ operations—and this is possible only through the teamwork of our capable and dependable employees.
Bay Electric currently has approximately 40 fully-qualified employees. Included in Bay Electric’s staff are general construction project managers, electrical project managers, electrical estimators, electricians, superintendents, and administrative support staff.
Bay Electric’s management team has more than 100 years of combined management and construction experience. In-house personnel have gained experience as professional engineers, design engineers, health and safety officers, and contract managers on large construction/electrical projects.
John F. Biagas started his career as an electrician trainee about the same time he started elementary school. The youngest of 14 children, John joined his brothers and sisters working in the family’s business, Biagas & Sons' Electric, owned and operated by his father, Alvin Biagas, Sr.
Growing up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, John spent his weekends and after school hours learning the electrical service business and helping his father and brothers. After studying business management and accounting and playing on the college baseball team at McNeese State University, he joined three of his older brothers in Maryland. There they formed their own Electrical and General Contracting business, AVA Electric. At AVA, he not only fine tuned his skills as an electrician, but he also learned to manage a fast-paced contracting company. In 1997, wanting to run his own company, John purchased Bay Electric and moved his family to Newport News, Virginia, home of Bay Electric.
One of the founders of the Hampton Roads, VA, IEC Chapter, he served as IEC's Senior Vice President, chaired the Government Affairs Committee for two years, served on the organization's Executive Committee, and was the IEC National Treasurer and Vice President before being elected president by the organization membership. Currently, he serves on numerous boards both local and statewide such as An Achievable Dream, Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Minority Suppliers Development Council, and is a founding Member/Board Director of Virginia Company Bank and the Young President's Organization (YPO), Virginia Chapter. He was recently appointed to the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors.
Carolyn J. Luckadoo, CPA, who has more than 30 years experience in public and private accounting, is the Chief Financial Officer for Bay Electric Co., Inc.
In her role as CFO, she oversees all financial and accounting functions and manages the day-to-day office operations for this multi-million dollar company.
Carolyn joined Bay Electric in 2002, coming from Malvin, Riggins & Company, an accounting firm where she worked for nine years. She joined the firm as Tax Manager and soon became Shareholder, Director, and Partner-in-Charge of the computer network and tax return processing and review.
Carolyn, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Southern College, has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and certifications from the Virginia State Board of Accountancy and the North Carolina Board of CPA Examiners. She is a member of the Virginia Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.
As Business Development Manager, Mark Biagas is responsible for the development and implementation of business strategies. He also serves in the capacity of Senior Electrical Estimator. He has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical and general construction industry. As the Business Development Manager, he plays a pivotal role in identifying and prioritizing project opportunities and cultivating relationships to best position Bay Electric. As a senior electrical estimator, he is responsible for electrical construction projects varying in size from $100,000.00 to $30,000,000.00 and estimates jobs in collaboration with management to ensure timely and cost effective completion.
Mark attended Sowela Technical Community College, is an electrical journeyman and Construction Quality Management certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Daryl Lanouette has more than 20 years of experience in electrical construction management. Mr. Lanouette joined Bay Electric Co., Inc. in 1995 and currently serves as the Director of Electrical Construction. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to oversight of three (3) electrical project managers as well as budget and resource constraints. He coordinates, directs and implements new policies and procedures and reports directly to the Operations Manager. Prior to this position he served as Service Manager for Bay Electric and was directly involved in fiscal budget reports, marketing/sales and development of new policies and procedures. As Project Manager/Estimator for Bay Electric, his role involved quality control, project scheduling, estimating, project budgets, subcontract and material review. His first position, 20 years ago, as an electrical superintendent/foreman included interaction with various commercial, industrial and government contracting projects dealing with network cabling, medium voltage, PLC, motor controls and fire alarm systems.
Daryl has an Associates of Arts in Applied Science degree from Thomas Nelson Community College and is a Master Licensed Electrician for the State of Virginia. He is certified by the Army Corps of Engineers in Quality Management; holds a certification for CAT 5e cabling and terminations and is OSHA 30 certified. He has also completed an 80 hour course at Purdue University for Electrical Construction Management.