MEET OUR STAFF
Star-Lo manages manages project cost effectively while meeting the highest standard of quality construction and safety.

Star-Lo Electric employs over 260 journeymen. We maintain an excellent working relationship with local unions so we have a stable and productive workforce.

Our talented staff of project managers, construction managers, field supervisory personnel, and design engineers know how to manage highly specialized technical projects. Their efforts are supported by our state-of-the-art, computerized project management systems.

Joe Stark, President

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Joe Stark
President
jstark@star-lo.com


As President of Star-Lo my responsibility is to oversee day-to-day operations. All Project Managers report to me. I personally handle all job negotiations. I pride myself in the fact that I know all the projects in progress, and I know all the men manning the projects. I am a hands-on person that has his finger on the pulse of Star-Lo.

I have worked in the electrical business since 1967, starting part-time in high school. After I received my electrical license in 1974, I proceeded to develop Star-Lo into one of New Jersey's top contractors. I am a member of NECA, NEPA, NJ Electrical Inspectors Association, and the Whippany Rotary.

Ted Stark, Vice President

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Ted Stark
Vice President
tstark@star-lo.com


My role as Vice President includes working in the field with electricians from all our local unions including 102, 164, 269, 351, 400, and 456. I share in all operating decisions, troubleshoot problems in the field, and scout new talent to join our growing company. Since I started in 1971, I have been trained in new home wiring, steam fitting and plumbing, and all phases of electrical wiring.

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Joe Rinaldi
Vice President
jrinaldi@star-lo.com


Has more than 35 years in the electrical construction field. Has been an IBEW member for over 30 years. Holds an electrical contractor license in both New York and New Jersey. Areas of expertise include estimating, design, redesign/engineering and project management. Has completed many medium to large data/communication projects in the New York/New Jersey area.

Joe Barchetto, Chief Financial Officer

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Joseph Barchetto
Chief Financial Officer
jbarchetto@star-lo.com


Primary day-to-day responsibilities include planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. Direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, union relations, human resources, payroll, and marketing.

Has over 25 years in the financial field; graduate of Montclair State University - BA 1975; Small Business Owner.

Paul LaForgia, Chief Estimator

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Paul LaForgia
Chief Estimator
plaforgia@star-lo.com


As Chief Estimator I estimate and coordinate incoming bids with general contractors to distribute the workload. I review bids of three other estimators, conduct scope reviews, and handle price negotiations. I have worked in this industry since 1972 in my own business and for another major electrical contractor before starting with Star-Lo in 1998.

Steve Bandola, Senior Engineer

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Steve Bandola
Senior Engineer
sbandola@star-lo.com


My responsibilities include coordination of engineering and field site layouts. I coordinate assignments for our field engineering staff to utilize our BIM/AUTOCAD 3D capabilities in conjunction with NAVISWORKS for trade coordination and building interface to the base building modeling system. I oversee electrical construction installation with daily interface on all installation details. I also furnish documentation for conformance to specifications and provide engineering liaison services.

Since 1978, I have worked on many major national and international projects for other large contractors before joining Star-Lo in 1998. In addition to being a Licensed Electrical Contractor, I have a B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Industrial Technology.

Ray Shucoski, Purchasing Agent

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Ray Shucoski
Purchasing Agent
rshucoski@star-lo.com


I am in charge of the Purchasing Department. I routinely purchase all specialty and system products. I solicit quotations for the estimating department and project managers. My department is also involved in obtaining and submitting technical drawings and product/system specifications for project architects/engineers approval.

I am also responsible for supervising the everyday operations of our 16000 sf warehouse, shop, and fleet of service trucks. I've worked in the electrical industry for over 25 years.

Bob Jennings, Safety Director

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Bob Jennings
Safety Director



Responsible for creating, maintaining, and enforcing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and subcontractors on all job sites. Responsibilities include outlining safe operational procedures which identify all relevant hazards, and accurately assess risks. Ensure that OSHA standards are adhered to at all times. Conduct regular inspections to check that policies and procedures are being properly implemented, and that all materials, tools and equipment are in safe and proper working order. Gather and report safety statistics. Carry out investigations, liaise with relevant authorities and produce reports and recommendations, in the event of an accident.

Tim O'Connor, Project Manager

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Tim O'Connor
Project Manager
toconnor@star-lo.com


As a Project Manager for Star-Lo Electric with over 23 years of professional industry experience, Tim oversees the coordination and execution of our projects ranging from Small Business needs to large-scale Commercial and Industrial work.

Maintaining Star-Lo's commitment to professionalism and accuracy allows Tim to focus on the needs of our clients, and deliver on our promise of superior, cost-efficient work. In addition to managing our manpower on site, his main role is to ensure value engineering of our contracts. Responsible for start-to-finish management of our jobs, he also reviews changes and updates that may be required as a project progresses. Working closely with all facets of Star-Lo's operations, as well as local unions, it's Tim's job to see that our projects are completed on time and on budget.

Steve Doherty, Project Manager

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Stephen Doherty
Project Manager
sdoherty@star-lo.com


Over 30 years in construction industry. A member of IBEW Local Union 102 for 27 years. Latest projects include the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ; Prudential Center in Newark, NJ; and Verizon Headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ. Experienced in all aspects of electrical industry, power distribution, generators, lighting and control systems. Responsibilities at Star-Lo are to manage projects from start to finish. Hold Electrical License for State of New Jersey.

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Dick Edelkraut
Project Manager
redelkraut@star-lo.com


46 years in construction industry. Experienced in all aspects of electrical industry specializing in Estimating, Design/Build, Value Engineering, Purchasing and Project Management. Responsibilities at Star-Lo are to manage projects from start to finish. 25 years experience as Arbitrator for American Arbitration. Member of International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Member of Illuminating Engineering Society. Holds NJ Electrical License.

Scott Whitenack, Project Manager

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Scott Whitenack
Field Supervisor/Project Manager
swhitenack@star-lo.com


Responsibilities include complete oversight of current projects, coordinating manpower & crews staffing, material & equipment purchases, contact & review of vendors & suppliers, and implementation of project contracts & documents. Maintain successful relationships with multiple large & diverse clients throughout the New Jersey market. Current projects include numerous large corporate data centers, commercial office fit-outs, and professional sports facilities.

30 year IBEW member; NJ licensed electrical contractor; received Project Management Certificate from County College of Morris; attended William Paterson College. Employed 20 years with Star-Lo Electric.

Joe DeRosa Sr., Facilities Manager

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Joe DeRosa Sr.
Facilities Manager
jderosa@star-lo.com


Has worked in the electrical field for over 25 years. Responsibilities include management of warehouse, shop personnel, field equipment, and service fleet for Star-Lo Electric, StarKO Electric Services, and Star-Lo Communications. Responsible for building maintenance and property maintenance, as well.

Don Salvatoriello, Project Manager

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Donato Salvatoriello
Project Manager
dsalvatoriello@star-lo.com


Over 24 years experience in the electrical trade. Starting in 1985 as a member of LU 581, I have worked on numerous projects as a journeyman wireman, foreman and project manager. I have spent nearly 20 years of that time at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. I am trained in Excel, Word and AutoCAD; I have also developed my own estimating and manpower loading systems.