history
Zwicker Electric was founded in 1947. In the company's early years, Edward Zwicker and a few engineers and electricians completed "adequate wiring" projects, replacing outmoded and dangerous wiring in walk-up buildings. Edward Zwicker died in 1958, and one of those engineers, Ernest Pinter, became partners with Zwicker's son, Arthur. In 1961 Ernest Pinter became company president, and in 1966 he bought out Arthur Zwicker to become sole owner of the company.

A New Era of Electrical Contractor
As President, Ernest Pinter brought in a new kind of manager: electricians with the broader business perspective of college degrees and training in finance. As a result, Zwicker brought new efficiency to its projects, pioneering the use of AutoCAD and project management software.

One of Zwicker's first large customers was Diesel Construction (later Morse-Diesel, then AMEC). Major projects followed, including wiring the Knickerbocker Hotel on Park Avenue and the Americana Hotel (now the New York Sheraton) in 1960. Zwicker was called back for a full rewiring when the Sheraton was renovated in 1994.


The 1960s.

In the 1960's, Zwicker completed projects ranging from Lefrak City to the New York Pavilion at the Worlds' Fair to One and Two New York Plaza – office buildings with over a million square feet, the largest in New York City at that time. The 1970s saw completion of installations including Waterside housing, the Federal Courthouse at 26 Foley Square, several major hotels and the Annenberg Pavilion at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 1980s.
Among the firm's major projects in the 80s were Zeckendorf Towers at Union Square, the Phillip Morris Building, Phillip Johnson's "Lipstick" building and the Bank of America building on Park Avenue. As the decade drew to a close, Zwicker wired both the superstructure and the building interior at World Wide Plaza. Ernest Pinter's son David took the helm in 1984, after many years of moving up at Zwicker Electric, from draftsman to manager to executive vice president.

The 1990s.
Major projects in the 1990s included Brooklyn's Metrotech Center, Three and Four Times Square, the Times Square Hilton and Sotheby's. In 1995, Sabino (Sam) Pace, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, became an equity partner in Zwicker in 1997 and Neil De Vincenzo, Senior Vice President, became the third equity partner.

Entering the Millennium
As Zwicker moves forward into the 21st century, the company is participating in the revival of lower Manhattan by providing the installation for the new 7 World Trade Center and 3 World Trade Center. Today in 2017, Zwicker continues its tradition of high quality, expert electrical installations and is complementing its service portfolio with the launch of its new sister company, Zwicker Technologies.