Richard Trela

Mr. Trela started working for The Fowler Company in 1982, working summers & holidays for the family business while attending college. In 1986, Mr. Trela started working full time for his father at The Fowler Company after graduating from The Ohio State University.  Mr. Trela started in Purchasing, advancing to Estimating, Project Management and Engineering before purchasing the company in 2001. Over the last 15 years, he has expanded the services of The Fowler Company to include mechanical, HVAC controls systems, plumbing & engineering services to better meet the needs of the company’s industrial and large commercial customers.

Mr. Trela’s 30 plus years of experience in the contracting industry include design-build/engineering/installation for process machinery and its associated distribution infrastructure, facility electrical services, high voltage services / distribution design & installations, HVAC units & controls, UPS units & generator power systems, industrial machinery controls/control panels & systems, new building renovation electrical construction, facility security & fire alarm installations, lighting designs & installations, power factor correction, power quality metering/analysis/energy reduction, grounding systems and preventative maintenance programs.

Mr. Trela is a member of The National Electrical Contractors Association, The Builders Exchange, The Better Business Bureau. He also holds state licenses for electrical contracting and fire alarm installations.

Mr. Trela and The Fowler Company have worked for many Akron/Cleveland area businesses and institutions, including Swagelok Company, NASA Glen Research Center, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), General Electric, Lubrizol, GOJO Industries, PCC Airfoils, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, BEK Developers, Burton Carol Company, Cleveland Hopkins Airport to name a few.