About Coral Electric
Coral Electric is a family owned and operated business located in Florida. Coral Electric was founded by Barry and Aimee Seifer with the desire to bring timely, affordable and customer service oriented electrical contracting services to the South Florida market. After opening our doors for business in 2009 and building strong local relationships with home owners, contractors and property managers for a few years, the need for a full-time field coordinator arose and Patrick Rodriguez was added to the management team.
We are fully licensed and insured electrical contractors, and are focused primarily on residential, commercial, industrial and service electrical projects throughout the state of Florida with two offices to better serve our client’s needs. Each of our staff of licensed professionals are fully accredited in their respective areas of practice and we strive to deliver the best customer service in the industry.
Meet Our Team
Barry, Aimee and Patrick have a relationship spanning over twenty years professionally and personally. Combined, Coral Electric’s guiding staff have over 50 years of experience and expertise in the electrical industry.
Barry Seifer is a multi-faceted individual with accreditations and certifications in several professional areas. Barry’s first love was the electrical industry as it was taught to him by his uncle Gary Schatz (formerly of Mr. Electric). Barry began his electrical career as an apprentice and moved up the ranks while constantly striving to learn more about the electrical industry. After his initial apprenticeship under the tutelage of William Clift of Electric Avenue Service and Contracting, he began his Journeyman level career with several companies until finding the perfect fit under Fred Foster and John Godfrey of Universal Electric of Florida. During his tenure at Universal Electric he held several positions from job site foreman, modular building superintendent, all the way to service manager and assistant estimator to Fred Foster. Under Fred Foster’s watchful eye Barry excelled at learning the practices of diligent estimating and project planning. During his tenure with Universal Electric Barry continued his pursuit of other aspirations as well. He earned his CDL (along with HazMat endorsement), Computer Programming certification, AutoCAD certification and a few others along the way. All of these certifications and the continued will to succeed ultimately led to the birth of Coral Electric in 2009. Today, Barry is the President and operating partner of Coral Electric’s North Florida office.
Aimee Seifer is a lifelong professional that has held numerous positions throughout her professional career relating to bookkeeping, scheduling and personnel management. Aimee began her career with Sermatech International as an accounting assistant and through persistence and dedication became the accounting lead person. While working for Sermatech in 1997 Barry and Aimee met and married shortly thereafter. Barry and Aimee welcomed a daughter two years later and Aimee took a leave of absence to raise their daughter. While on maternity leave, she worked diligently to advance professionally by obtaining certifications in book keeping, business administration and other related fields. Upon her return to the work force Aimee accepted a new position with Florinada, which specialized in solid surface counter tops and surfaces as the accounting lead person. Aimee continued to work for Florinada for approximately 7 years and later moved to The School Board of Palm Beach County (charter school division) as the Lead Testing Coordinator. While employed with Palm Beach County Schools, Aimee supported Barry’s dream of opening his own electrical shop and brought her extensive book keeping skills to the company. Today Aimee is the Comptroller and HR head for Coral Electric.
Patrick Rodriguez is an extremely focused and driven individual with accreditations and certifications in several professional areas. Patrick began his electrical career as an apprentice under the tutelage of William Clift of Electric Avenue Service and Contracting. Under Mr. Clift’s guidance he learned all facets of the electrical trade. Industrial, commercial, residential and service were the everyday norm at Electric Avenue Service and Contracting. While employed at Electric Avenue, Patrick and Barry became fast friends as he and Barry both had a drive to succeed. Upon advancing beyond the apprenticeship phase of his career and Barry’s departure from E.A., Patrick quickly rose to the positions of mechanic and lead man on high profile projects such as Barton G International, Crescent Moon Studios (Gloria & Emilio Estefan), and Fort Lauderdale Riverfront. Patrick continued to learn all facets of the electrical industry from low voltage to high voltage systems and eventually followed Barry to Universal/Philco Electric of Florida. Once at Universal/Philco Electric, Patrick completed his Journeyman’s licensing and after 9 years had progressed to Lead Foreman of electrical installations and was in charge of Broward County School Board projects in excess of 1 million dollars. As time progressed Barry and Patrick continued to remain friends and in 2013 Patrick received an offer from Barry and Aimee to join Coral Electric as the Operations Manager and eventually as a partner in the corporation. Today, Patrick is the Director and operating partner of Coral Electric’s South Floida office.