We help businesses with their electrical needs
Luminary is a NYS M&WBE Certified, Master Licensed electrical contractor that performs commercial and industrial electrical work. We are a black woman LGBT-owned company that has 15 years of electrical experience.
If you research the word Luminary in the dictionary, it reads “a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.” The second dictionary definition says, “a natural light-giving body.” These two definitions combined reflects exactly who Luminary Electrical Contractor, LLC is. Our company vision is to change the industry by creating a company that highlights the abilities and skillsets of people from diverse communities in this industry. We are here to be a beacon of inspiration to others, that we can succeed and excel in spaces that we are not typically represented.
Shawni started as an apprentice in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 15 years ago. She is a black woman in a male dominated industry who has had her fair share of obstacles and hard-fought experiences. Those experiences motivated her to go beyond just working in the industry, and to set standards for the industry. Shawni has worked her way into leadership positions within the ranks of the largest union contractors on major projects all over the northeast coast. Her success in the industry is a direct reflection of her determination and skill set. She remained determined not let anything distract her from pursuing her lifelong vision of being a business owner and a visionary. She took what she learned throughout her career, received her Unlimited Master's License, and created Luminary Electrical Contractor, LLC. Her dream is to change the industry by creating a business that reflects a diverse and inclusive workforce that possesses the same skills as those who dominate leadership in the industry today. Her skills as an electrician and natural business sense, ensures Luminary's longevity in the industry.
Phone (Office): 315-210-0240
Tonya started with Luminary in 2023. Before that, she worked as a housing choice voucher specialist for the Syracuse Housing Authority. Tonya is a natural leader who takes pride in her ability to "make it happen". She has a wealth of administrative type experience. She is our go to for all things administrative. She is also our first point of contact in providing a great customer experience. We are happy to have her as part of our team.
Phone (direct): 315-210-0240
JOHN H GILES JR is a native of Syracuse, NY, who joined Luminary Electrical in 2023. John brings an extensive background in architecture, estimating, and project management to further anchor the Luminary Electrical team. He is a two-time Syracuse University Alum [B. Arch 2007, Masters of Geography 2011] who has worked for several companies across the greater CNY area including BR Johnson Inc., C&S Companies, and National Grid among others. John has always worked diligently as a design, estimating, and construction professional in order to be an internal catalyst for change inside disadvantaged and isolated communities throughout the inner-city of Syracuse. To this affect and beyond, John is really excited to team up with Luminary Electrical Contractor
Phone: (office) 315-210-0240
Craig has 14 Years of electrical experience. He started as an apprentice in IBEW Local 43. Since then, he has worked as a journeyman, then a foreman, around the local region. Craig specializes in fire alarm systems. However, his knowledge and experience as a journeyman electrician and his customer experience-based approach, is what makes Craig an important part of the team.
Founder/CEO of Dreissig Apparel Inc.
Founder & Chief Science Officer of WORC
(Workforce & Organization Research Center)
Board Chair of CNY Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
Chapter Chair of Women Presidents Organization