Paul Ornelas, Service Manager for Paganini Electric Corporation in San Francisco, CA, had a project where traditional cable management solutions such as core drilling and the use of floor monuments were not a viable solution.
“There were a lot of problems we had with coring and monuments and all the steps that go along with it,” said Ornelas.
He found an opportunity for change when he researched online and quickly came upon the Connectrac Wireway website. His curiosity piqued, he searched the site more and thought, “This is the solution I’ve been looking for.”
The project required a renovation of multiple conference rooms and work stations throughout the client offices. The solution needed to bring power, data and A/V access and cable management to every conference table and station that stood separate from the office walls. When Ornelas and his client analyzed the options, they found the costs of core drilling or trenching were exponential when compared to using Connectrac, a cost savings that has been confirmed by a recent RSMeans study.
“When you core drill, you have scanning and X-Raying, which can get real expensive,” Ornelas recalled. “Then you have to open up the wall to pick a power, then cut it, patch it up and get it painted. Plus scheduling is a nightmare.”
Along with the cost comparison, the client loved the sleek look of the cable pathway and went with the Connectrac On-Floor solution. They installed the layout seamlessly, not needing to worry about any extra steps to the process. With Connectrac not requiring any cutting or slicing into the floor slab, the cable pathways can be moved or adjusted when the office may need to be renovated again. The adaptability and cost efficiency of the solution convinced Ornelas and Paganini Electric to make Connectrac their go-to standard for all cable management needs.
“Every time I’ve purchased Connectrac, the pricing’s been right and the turnaround time has always been great,” said Ornelas. “I am so impressed with how clean this looks. It’s a well-designed product whose install has always been easy.”
“We always enjoy our collaborations with Paul and the fine people at Paganini,” says Mark Manning, Connectrac Regional Sales Manager. “They have such a great balance in their business with having a corporate company but maintaining the family-owned atmosphere. It’s a model we here at Connectrac strive to emulate.”
Paganini Electric Corporation was founded by Albert E. Paganini in 1948 in San Francisco, CA. At the time the company was established, its work was comprised primarily of wiring in homes and local businesses. Over the past 65 years Paganini Electric has evolved into an established, full-service electrical and telecommunications contractor serving San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. With their growth, the scope and types of work has expanded into many other sectors and the company now boasts a long list of well-known clients as well as many completed high profile projects. They have become a leader in design, install, and acceptance testing of Title 24 compliant projects.