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Setting a higher standard for Electrical Contracting

Since 1959, Ampere has grown to become an industry leader in the ICI field, carrying out work in industrial, commercial and institutional buildings encompassing all electrical and communications needs.

Since our inception, we have grown steadily and proudly through our commitment to quality workmanship, our adherence to responsible costing and our pride in professional services delivered on schedule, regardless of the complexity of the project. We have successfully completed several high profile projects that have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

recent news

New management team to lead the way after 60 years of success

Toronto, ON (July 13, 2020) – Mario Bernardini, company Chairman, is pleased to announce a new management team, headed up by newly appointed President Adam Bernardini.

The Toronto-based electrical contractor this year marks 60 years as an industry leader in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) field.

Mario, said the new management team taps into the company’s deeply talented and experienced professionals to successfully lead the company forward in a changing and highly competitive business environment.“I believe that a business which does not rejuvenate itself is doomed to failure.”

President Adam Bernardini, who most recently served as Vice President Construction, said the vision for the business is simple – “We will continue to work hard to maintain and enhance Ampere’s reputation for excellence achieved over the past six decades.  In growing our business, we never lose sight of the importance of relationships, and in delivering on our promises.

“Our clients know that our word is our bond, and they trust that we will complete projects on time and on budget.”

The new management team includes four Vice Presidents and HR/Office Manager who will head up specific business areas:

• Jackie Li - VP Finance

• Marco Santos - VP Procurement and Business Dev.

• Kevin Field - VP Construction

• Ali Gumaa - VP Estimating

• Renata Strazzeri - HR / Office Manager

“The strength of our team is impressive, comprised of individuals who are able to leverage experience and lessons learned from many diverse backgrounds with new ideas as we move the company forward in changing times,” said Adam. “Each of these individuals has been with the company for many years, helping to build a record of solid success.

“Our management structure is designed to create a collaborative and supportive environment that will put forth innovation while reflecting our commitment to working in partnership with each of our clients to help them achieve their goals.”

Ampere, founded in 1959 by E. (Bob) Kornhauser, provides a range of electrical services in the ICI field including new construction, communications, tenant fit-up, technical services and special projects.

Crosslinx / Mt. Dennis

Ampere is supplying all electrical and communication infrastructure for three stations, part of the Eglinton Crosstown Transit Line:

•  Mt. Dennis Station, the western terminus of the
   Eglinton Crosstown, built on the site of the former
     Kodak plant at Eglinton and Black Creek Drive.

•   Keelesdale

•   Science Centre Station.

Centennial College

Progress Campus A-Block Expansion - Downsview

Ampere is working with EllisDon as a design-assist partner for electrical, communications and systems in this 150,000-square-foot mass timber, higher education building.

Mass timber – large structural panels, posts, and beams glued under pressure or nailed together in layers, with the wood’s grain stacked perpendicular for extra strength – is considered an innovative building material that is a significant part of a climate change solution.

The six-storey zero-carbon structure will house a range of classrooms, labs, offices and collaboration spaces.

Ampere experts designed distribution with 27.6 KV high-voltage incoming service, natural gas generators (200 KW), LED lighting and complete lighting controls with acuity n-light solution, and life safety structured cable security system.

EQ Bank Tower

25 Ontario Street


Ampere was selected as the electrical contractor for the new EQ Bank Tower, a joint venture between First Gulf and HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) that will see 466,000 sf of LEED®-Gold office space added to this up and coming business node in Toronto’s Downtown East.

This area will be thriving with business opportunities within the next 10 years. The EQ Bank Tower is the next step in a massive development of Toronto’s East side which includes close to one million sf of office and retail space developed by First Gulf across the Coca-Cola Canada headquarters at 333 King Street East, The Globe & Mail Centre at 351 King Street East, as well as a further 500,000 sf planned within the district.