We achieve success for our customers by maintaining an emphasis on safety, budget, and schedule.
PRESIDENT / CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER linkedin
Robert Kaehler started as an apprentice in 1973, Project Manager in 1980, Vice President in 1995, Executive Vice President in 1997 and during April 2012 elevated to President. Thru April 2012, he oversaw the Major Accounts Division. His large project experience is an enormous asset to present and future clients along with his understanding of the strategic and financial issues facing our industry today. His leadership in managing the Major Accounts Division’s tremendous growth has not only resulted in completion of some of the Hudson Valley’s largest projects but also allowed our emergence as a nationally recognized contractor. Bob’s experience and integrity has resulted in long term relationships with the top builders and owners in the Hudson Valley. He is a Board member of the Dutchess County Economic Development Advisor Council, Board member and past President of the Construction Contractors Association, Board member and Vice Chairman of the Orange County Partnership, Board member of the National Electrical Contractor Association, Board member of T-SEC.
Kurt Kaehler is the vice president of Perreca Electric Co. Prior to his role as vice president, in the mid 90’s Kurt began working for Perreca during summer breaks in high school. Then in 2005, he joined Perreca full- time. That same year he graduated from the IBEW Apprenticeship and later held the position of general foreman until moving up to the role of project manager in 2007, which he held until June of 2021, when Kurt was elevated to Vice President. During his tenure, Kurt has directly managed over 100 million dollars in projects that include some of Perreca’s largest to date. His expertise is in a broad range of High End General and Specialty Electrical Contracting, Design Build, Telecommunications, Fire Alarm & Security Systems along with Utilities, Renewable Energy and Powerhouse Construction. With 22 years of industry experience, Kurt is a proven leader that fosters an environment of mentoring Perreca’s future leaders which is crucial to the company’s growth. Also, an advocate for safety, Kurt’s commitment, and support to the company’s safety program has been vital to the company’s overall success. Kurt plays a significant roll in keeping our team up to date on ever changing code issues. He holds several electrical licenses that include all local and state plus holding a State of New Jersey electrical license.
Charles C. Tallardy, III
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD linkedin
Charles C. Tallardy, III has been in the electrical contracting industry since 1966. Since 1983, he was the President and sole shareholder of Perreca Electric Co., Inc. During April 2012, Carl was elevated to Chairman of the Board/CEO. The company initially started as a small service firm with few employees. He expanded the company’s scope to include and embrace new technologies and techniques while implementing industry leading safety and quality programs, by doing so, the company now employs hundreds of technicians and operates in several states.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER linkedin
Julie Forman joined the Perreca management team August 2007. She began her career in 1989 at Marden Harrison & Kreuter a division of JH Cohn obtaining the position of senior manager. She brings years of experience in dealing with construction contractors, real estate developers and managers. She handled all aspects of client service from traditional accounting and auditing services to tax services. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in 1989. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) registered in the State of New York since 1993. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In December 2009, she obtained her professional certification as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).