Frischhertz Enters Third Generation of Leadership
NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Kevin J. Frischhertz
has been named President of Frischhertz, one of the oldest electrical contracting firms in the Greater New Orleans area. Kevin most recently served as Executive Vice President of the company, which was started by his grandfather, Bernard C. Frischhertz, Sr. in 1951. Kevin is a Jesuit High School and Mississippi State University alum, graduating in Electrical Engineering. “Being the third generation to hold a leadership role in the family business carries a lot of responsibility. We have to look to the future but respect and learn from the past; I think together we have the vision and the heart to continue delivering quality work to our customers for generations to come.” Over the years, Kevin has worked in various capacities both in the field and at the office - warehouse laborer, electrician’s helper, and eventually estimating and project management. “Growing up in the business and working at every level has given me a profound respect for everyone on our team. It’s the greatest honor to continue the legacy that my grandfather created, one that was perpetuated by both of my uncles and my father before me.”
The company historically focused its expertise in the commercial and industrial contracting markets but has since branched out into the technology (low voltage) and service (residential/small commercial) markets. Frischhertz currently employs nearly 300 team members and a few of their recent notable projects include the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North Terminal, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and University Medical Center.
Kevin has plans for expansion while continually pursuing avenues to improve existing business processes and encouraging innovation. He remains firmly committed to the family's values and reputation for honest, quality work that put Frischhertz on the Crescent City map. “Things change. Times change. But what remains the same in this company is our commitment to people and performance. At the end of the day, everyone on our team is family.”
“When people are asked what they know about Frischhertz, we usually hear that they see our green, slanted, script logo all over town. That logo is modeled after my grandfather’s signature so it’s a constant reminder of our commitment to family.” And the family involvement continues to grow; there are twelve immediate family members working in the business, eight of whom are Bernard Sr.’s grandchildren and one who is a great grandchild.