ORLANDO, FL.– Orlando-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES) promoted Dennis Sipe to Plumbing Trade Manager. A 33-year veteran of the mechanical and plumbing industry, Sipe joined the company in 2003 and most recently served as Plumbing Foreman. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the plumbing staff, related jobsite manpower needs, and assisting Project Managers and Foremen with submittal reviews. Sipe is also certified in Medical Gas.
CES also promoted Chris Palenkas and Shawna Paradise to Project Engineer. A 25-year veteran of the mechanical and plumbing industry, Palenkas joined the company in 2010 as a Sheetmetal Foreman and most recently served as Site Manager. In his new role, he assists the Senior Project Manager in fulfilling all project-related duties. Paradise, having joined the company in 2013, formerly served as Project Coordinator. In her new role, her duties involve project documentation control including electronic data bases, plan review, proposal preparation and assisting the development of project objectives. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Seminole State College, she previously earned an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia College.
In addition, CES promoted Terence Grossnickle to Field Engineer. A 12-year company veteran, Grossnickle has 19 years of experience and formerly served as Piping Foreman. His duties include quality control, mechanical and steam piping, material requisitions and resolution of field related matters. In addition, he is certified in Medical Gas and is a valuable team member on CES’s numerous award-winning projects including theme park related work.
In related news, CES’s Annual 2015 Charity Golf Tournament recently held at Sweetwater Golf & Country Club raised $21,000 to benefit the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. CES founders Todd and Shelly Morgan are longtime supporters of Florida Hospital and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, and in 2014 raised $20,000 for the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. With more than 100 contributing sponsors and supporters, CES’s charitable tournaments have now raised $130,000 benefiting Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Golden Rule Foundation, Kid’s House of Seminole, and the American Red Cross.
CES is currently ranked as the 3rd largest Florida-based mechanical and plumbing contractor according to ENR’s 2015 Top 600 Specialty Contractors and ENR Southeast’s 2015 Top Specialty Contractors surveys. Overall among contractors representing all trades, the surveys rank CESas the Southeast’s 58th largest specialty contractor and the nation’s 520th largest based on revenues of $23.9 million. CES is a recognized leader named among Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 Golden 100 Top Privately-Held Companies and 2015 Best Places to Work.