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38 39 CORPORATE ELECTRIC LTD. ble pricing and technical support from our partners to be able to offer our customers a turnkey solution.” What started out as a small electrical con- tracting company began to expand its ser- vices in 2007, when the company established an MEPF engineering and design department, which now incorporates about a dozen of Corporate Electric’s 60-plus employees. “We have a very strong design department and we are able to produce our own AutoCAD me- chanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protec- tion drawings.” Johnston says. Another milestone occurred in 2014, after Johnston hired a business consultant to help the company move forward after the world- wide economic downturn. “That made a really big difference,” he reports. “Amongst other changes, we invested heavily in training to el- evate the staff to their highest potential. We continue to provide training to all our staff on an ongoing basis and feel it is one of the most important aspects of our business.” In 2017, the company decided to move into the large projects market allowing them to more fully deploy the product lines it rep- resents. “It is more beneficial for the end user when we are able to service the products that we are familiar with, have factory support, and for which our technicians have the training.” Today, Corporate Electric functions as a repeat service provider for the Cayman Is- lands’ residential, commercial, and government sectors. Its customer base includes: archi- tects, banks, law firms, account- ing firms, utility companies, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets, among oth- ers. Services provided include: consultation and design/build services, new construction and renovation works for all sizes of projects, service calls, re- pairs and troubleshooting on all types of electrical systems, home and office automation, MEPF surveys, structured data cabling, solar installations, fire alarm, generator, UPS, and fire suppression. While the company’s client base is the Cayman Islands, Johnston relates that “it’s not uncharacteristic to be asked by the companies which we repre- sent to go into another jurisdic- tion to assist them either with a startup or other issues, and we have done that in the past.We’ve been to Jamaica, Turks & Caicos; we’ve been asked to help out in BVI and we’ve also been asked to provide services in St. Kitts.” The company is currently ex-