Gilston Electric works across 15 core sectors of construction. From large scale government work to private sector retail stores. Our sector expertise is deep and wide and we dedicate experts in each area to lead the appropriate projects. Explore all of our sector experience below

Constructing the backbone of our city
As one of New York City’s primary electrical contractors, Gilston Electric is proud to help power and light the city that never sleeps. Gilston’s government work includes facilities and infrastructure for the U.S. Postal Service, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, Fire Department, School Construction Authority, and the New York City Housing Authority. Gilston exceeds all necessary requirements for government work in New York City.

Energy solutions for clean, sustainable cities
Energy development and reclamation drive the future of sustainability and Gilston work on cogeneration plants have provided clean energy for millions of people. Gilston’s projects help capture heat lost during power generation to supply reliable off-grid power, cooling and thermal energy.

The future of research starts with power
New York’s research and science centers are powered by the world’s most advanced technology and that technology is powered by Gilston. From engineering and physics labs to medical teaching facilities, X-ray units and biological research centers, Gilston provides the state-of-the-art power systems that drive these centers of research and education.

Safety and sustainability for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers
Gilston Electric has been the New York City Housing Authority’s electrical contractor of choice for more than three decades, both for routine repairs and upgrades, and for emergency services. Gilston provides extensive exterior lighting systems and interior upgrades with special care not to disrupt the lives of residents.

Reliable power in high-rise communities
When the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 needed upgrades to their Queens housing development, it was Gilston Electric they called. The union’s Electchester community of 2,500 apartments is only one of Gilston’s residential renovation projects where wiring and lighting upgrades must be performed in inhabited homes.

Safe and environmentally sustainable strategies
Gilston Electric has the differentiated experience to handle ground-up construction and upgrades at New York’s largest wastewater treatment sites. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection trusts Gilston to provide electrical construction on these high-risk projects with environmental sensitivity amid a myriad of challenges, including chemical and biohazard considerations.

Connecting people to make the city work
Renovating and upgrading the city’s iconic bridges and roads is a special challenge and Gilston Electric is experienced in retrofitting historic landmarks with state-of-the-art electrical capabilities – all while keeping traffic moving uninterrupted.

Creating the spaces that bring us together
A city is defined by its teams and by its entertainment so a venue or arena is more than just a building to its fans — it’s a home. Gilston Electric delivers custom lighting plans, high-end acoustic and sound systems, closed-circuit televisions and backup power for a whole-package visitor experience.

Moving New York forward
As the leading builder of innovative electrical solutions for rail and mass transit, Gilston Electric is uniquely positioned to manage the countless moving pieces involved in transporting millions of people below, around and through the city each day. Our expert teams, certified by PATH, Amtrak, MTA, and the Long Island Railroad, are equipped to navigate the complex safety challenges, human factors and operational imperatives of active, fast-moving work zones without impeding the day-to-day flow that keeps New York moving.

Building the destinations that make New York the center of the world
The hotel and gaming industries have unique construction requirements and Gilston Electric is experienced in the project execution for combining gaming power with sensitivity to security. Through decades of experience in power distribution and security systems, Gilston has developed innovative techniques for accelerating schedules and expanding operations without disrupting business.

Generating hope when New York needs it most
When New York needs help in a crisis, Gilston Electric has always been ready with rapid-response teams that work around the clock to restore not only power, but hope through emergency repairs and upgrades. Gilston was New York’s contractor of choice when Hurricane Sandy ravaged 40 public housing buildings and 23 schools, leaving tens of thousands without power or safety systems. The administration called on Gilston again when COVID-19 required ventilation upgrades to city schools, medical exam trailers in hard-hit neighborhoods and triage units at city medical centers.

Cultural and business gatherings fuel New York City
As a partner for both the Jacob K. Javits Center and Park Avenue Armory, Gilston Electric understands the high-pressure timeline for temporary installations and events. From international trade shows and exhibitions to bespoke art openings, Gilston sets the stage with creative lighting and sound solutions designed to complement the event space and installation.

Building tomorrow’s future through education
Gilston is a preferred and pre-approved contractor for the New York City School Construction Authority. Gilston provides regular renovations and installations for the public school system, as well as round-the-clock emergency repairs and upgrades. After Hurricane Sandy devastated 23 schools throughout Far Rockaway, Gilston restored their electrical systems in record time and when COVID-19 struck in 2020, Gilston repaired and upgraded school ventilation systems across the five boroughs. In addition to its work on the public school system, GIlston also provides electrical systems for the city’s leading colleges and universities.

Connecting people and business in the heart of the city
Commercial and business centers are the heart of New York City and Gilston Electric provides the electrical technology experience to turn mere buildings into high-performance facilities with energy efficient solutions, cost-effective maintenance and experiential connectivity through lighting and audiovisuals.

The health of the city can’t wait
New York’s world-class medical institutions trust Gilston Electric to oversee complete electrical systems for both inpatient and outpatient environments. We’re experienced in disturbance-free power, overcurrent protection, arc flash, selective coordination, and compliance with hospital standards and codes.