Ellen Aschendorf began in the electrical contracting industry working for a small family business founded by her father in 1965. In the early 1980s, she worked in every aspect of electrical construction, from estimating to purchasing to field supervision. During the 80s, Ellen witnessed the breakup of the AT&T monopoly and the birth of what we know today as Datacom. In 1988, she foresaw the need to provide Datacom services and started her own company to do so. In 1990, that company became Egg Electric Inc., a full service electrical contracting company that performs all aspects of electrical design and installation services across New York City’s five boroughs.
During the recession of the early 1990s, Ellen adapted to the prevailing economic conditions by diversifying her business, which allowed Egg Electric to thrive in difficult economic times. Egg Electric was an early VDC pioneer, providing inhouse BIM modeling and 3D services as early as 2009. Her client list reads as a “who’s who” of NYC Real Estate, including prominent firms across the technology, healthcare, and higher education sectors. Most notably, she’s worked on projects for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Wells Fargo, NYU Langone, NY Presbyterian, Columbia University, and New York University. She is also a trusted partner of some of the top builders in New York, including Structure Tone, Turner, Lendlease, Skanska, and Sciame, and Hunter Roberts.
Egg Electric is a wholly owned WBE company and Ellen has grown it from infancy to one of the top electrical contractors in the NYC market. Ellen likes to give her clients personal attention, and when they call her—and they always do—she knows what’s going on with their job. She is also very active in many charitable organizations and feels very blessed. Ellen’s passion is traveling the world with her children, teaching young people, and making the world a better place.