Samuel Vidal, a Spanish immigrant, came to the United States in 1920 with a vision. He worked in the coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania, worked as a merchant marine based in the original Philadelphia Navy Yard, and in the early 1940's decided to become an electrician. He received electrical training from the navy and practiced his craft aboard ship. The company founded in 1945 operated from our original shop located on the property of Sam's home in Throop, PA. Sam oversaw company operations and remained active in the organization until his death in 1982.
Joseph J. Vidal entered the company in 1955 after a tour of duty in Europe with the United States Air Force. Originally intending to pursue an aviation career with Link Aircraft, he decided to stay with the family business. Under his leadership the company entered the commercial and industrial markets. Sam Vidal & Son did extensive electrical construction in the garment industry prominent in our area in the early 1960's. The company also focused on construction and maintenance at various manufacturing facilities throughout the area during the 1970's and 1980's. Joe remained very active in the organization until his death in 2007.
Stephen J. Vidal entered the company in 1985 after completing his engineering degree from Wilkes College. Work during summer vacations allowed him the opportunity to experience what business was like at a very young age. This combination of practical experience and an engineering degree proved to be a valuable asset. Steve has been president since 1997 and currently serves in that capacity.
BSEE Degree - Wilkes College - Wilkes Barre, PA
Physics Minor - Wilkes College - Wilkes Barre, PA
MBA Degree - City University - Seattle, WA
Registered Professional Engineer - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
General Class Amateur Radio Operator - Federal Communications Commission
Master Contractor's License - Scranton, PA
Master Contractor's License - Wilkes Barre, PA
IAEI Technical Publications
EC&M Technical Publications
Professional Affiliations - IAEI(International Association Of Electrical Inspectors)
IEC(Independent Electrical Contractors)
The company changed its name to Joseph J. Vidal & Sons, Inc. in 1989, and relocated to a new facility in 2003. The company is very proud of its dedicated team of professionals who make all this possible. We have found that EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE is still the primary ingredient.
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