Mister Sparky Voted Portland’s #1 Electrical Contractor!!!
Mister Sparky was voted “Portland’s #1 Electrical Contractor” by Market Surveys of America.
The Portland Press Herald recognized the “The Best Businesses for 2010” on Monday September 13, 2010, and the results are listed on page A5. “Our team works countless hours and I want to take the opportunity to thank them. Whether it is running a service call at 2:00 in the morning or preparing for a night with the Sea Dogs they are always there,” said Shawn LaPlante, General Manager of Mister Sparky. We at Mister Sparky would like to thank all of you who voted for us. It really means a lot to us to be recognized by those who we have the privilege to serve. Thank You!!! " Click Here to view pictures of the presentation
It’s Official – Go Pirates !!!
Mister Sparky and the Pirates team up
This is fantastic news. The Portland Pirates is a great organization and they mean a lot to this community” says Shawn LaPlante, the general manager of Mister Sparky. I spoke with Mister Sparky the other day and he is looking forward to getting out there and greeting the fans.
Mister Sparky himself will attend 10 home games this year where he will mingle with fans and cheer on the Pirates. Mister Sparky will also be sponsoring a new award this year that will be handed out each night via the radio broadcast for the player who gives his team the greatest spark during the game. The award will be called “The Spark Plug of the Game.”
The winner of the award will be recognized on the radio as well as on the Portland Pirates web site with a special section created just for “The Spark Plug of the Game. ”We will keep you informed as to the dates in which Mister Sparky will be in attendance in case you would like to come out and support the Portland Pirates and see Mister Sparky. To see pictures of the event please Click Here
Sea Dogs Take Down the Flying Squirrels
Mister Sparky was back at it on Saturday night mixing it up at the Sea Dogs Game. The Sea Dogs pulled off an impressive win in front of a crowd of almost 7,200. We had a great time! We met up with Ernie the starfish of C-Port Credit Union, and we had two fine young gentlemen, Jimmy Makowicki and Jake Gordon, representing Mister Sparky with the first pitch.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy on a service call a little while back and while I was at his home I learned he liked baseball. Jake Gordon was the winner of our “Contest to Throw Out the First Pitch.” The Gordon family has been a long time client of Mister Sparky and we were glad to see that they won the drawing. Both young men did a fabulous job, and I could not have asked for two better families to represent us on the field.
Also the National Guard was on hand and it gave us a chance to thank those who serve on our behalf. I must say I am proud to be an American and to live in the land of the free! Click Here to see pictures of the event
Mister Sparky Becomes an Official Sponsor of Little Dolphin’s Golf Tournament!
Steve Brier, Executive Director of Little Dolphin School (LDS) in Westbrook and Scarborough, Maine has been a great supporter of Mister Sparky and the LaPlante family over the years. “We try to do what we can to support Little Dolphin School and Steve Brier in their efforts to deliver excellent early childhood education to our children” says Shawn LaPlante – GM of Mister Sparky.
Steve and his staff at The Little Dolphin have put together a school for infants all the way through kindergarten that has a fantastic reputation and truly is top notch.” If you would like to support Steve, The Little Dolphin, and their efforts in the Golf Tournament please Click Here
If you would like to learn more about The Little Dolphin School and what they have to offer for your child or children please Click Here The Little Dolphin School gets 6 out of a possible 5 stars in Mister Sparky’s book!
Mister Sparky Gets His Shot!
What a big day! Mister Sparky got his chance to show off his skills at Hadlock field to see if he could break into the Red Sox organization.With the rash of injuries to the Sox franchise this year it was a perfect opportunity, and after all Ryan Kalish, former Sea Dog, got the call up the other day so players are on the move. Pulling a few strings and calling a few contacts got him his chance. As of now we have not been contacted but we’re still holding out hope as who wouldn’t want a gigantic light bulb on their team? Click Here to see pictures of the event.
Rumors were true
My sources were correct regarding Mister Sparky and Joe LePauloue! As some time has passed since my last article, let me get you up to speed. Joe LePauloue was in attendance on Saturday June 19th and as rumored, he did throw out the first pitch.You can check out a video of Joe’s first pitch as well as pictures from the game on Facebook Click Here.
David, Joe’s brother, is calling the play by play.Mister Sparky was also in attendance greeting fans, signing autographs and baseballs and socializing with the likes of Slugger and Oakie.It was a great night of baseball and the weather was perfect.This past Sunday July 11th. Mister Sparky was back at it rubbing elbows with all of the great fans at the Sea Dog’s game. There were pictures taken, Sea Dog biscuits were eaten, autographs were signed and mini–me’s were handed out. A special Thank You goes out to Brian, Geoff, Rudy, Dave, and Bob for going the extra mile. You guys are the best!!. Mister Sparky is rumored to be attending the next game on Sunday July 25th If you would like to enter a drawing to throw out the first pitch on our behalf please let us know Click Here and send us an e-mail, write “first pitch” in the subject line. The lucky person throwing the first pitch will also win four general admission tickets to the July 25th game. Good luck and we hope to see you all at the next game!
Star Studded Event at the Portland Sea Dogs!
Mister Sparky and his entourage invaded Hadlock Field on Sunday. He was spotted mixing it up with the crowd in the concourse, eating Sea Dog Biscuits, and lounging in a Skybox while waiting for the game to begin.Ah, the celebrity lifestyle must be nice. He even got the best parking spot in the house right out side the front gates. Mister Sparky was also seen mixing it up with another superstar, Slugger, and making the final changes to the starting lineup in the dugout- sorry Arnie there is a new manager in town… just kidding. He got a chance to have his picture taken with the young lady who sang the national anthem while the color guard presented the stars and strips. I believe I saw him with a tear in his eye during the national anthem, but then again who doesn’t get emotional listening to the national anthem.In case you missed Mister Sparky on Sunday, no worries, as there are rumors he will be making four more appearances throughout the season.
The next appearance from what I have heard is Saturday June 19th , but you know how it is with celebrities! There is also a rumor developing that Joe LePauloue of the famous LePauloue Family is going to be throwing out the first pitch. We will keep you updated as the date draws closer. Click Here to see the pictures of the event and to get all of the latest rumors on the top celebrities in the Mister Sparky organization
Summer Time, Summer Time, and Hockey in May
I was back at Hadlock Field with the Portland Sea Dogs and the Weekend Warm Up Team 96.3 this weekend. The sun was out, and I was soaking up the warmth of a summer-like day! I was so excited to watch batting practice in a tee shirt. The Weekend Warm Up Crew was fabulous as always. This weekend they talked with Jack Edwards from NESN, and Jack discussed the Bruins and what he sees in this playoff team.
We are in round two- Go Bruins! Matt Richards, the Athletic Director at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, stopped in to talk about the Beach ballpark (yes it is back) and the upcoming United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament May 10-14, 2010. Believe it or not, the OOB ballpark is back. Yes I know I repeated myself but this is big news!
Check out the front page article in Portland Press Herald dated 05/03/10! Great work guys nothing better than bringing back the past.Life is good. Click Here if you would like to see more pictures from the weekend.
“Mister Sparky Has Home Field Advantage”
What a weekend with Joe, Jeff and Matty of the Weekend Warm Up 96.3 FM!
I just arrived back from Hadlock Field and the old saying, “like a kid in a candy store” comes to mind.We had a great time thanks to Chris Cameron and Brian Murphy of the Sea Dogs, they really gave us the All Star treatment.
We got to talk with Lars Anderson, and Ryan Kalish (highly sought after Red Sox’s prospects) as well as Arnie Beyeler (Manager) - and Mike Antonellis (Radio Broadcaster). From the 4 or 5 hours I spent at the stadium I must say I have not seen a better run organization than the Sea Dogs… besides ours of course (just kidding).
Thanks Joe, Jeff, Matty and everyone at the Sea Dogs. You guys are the best. If you want to see more pictures of the event, Click here
Join Us on Facebook
NEW Facebook page! Joanne (the creator of this page and Joe LePauloue's wife) always has the latest promotions and news on what is going on in the Mister Sparky organization. I want to publically thank Joanne for all of her work on this page, it looks great. Talk about a family business the only two we have not put to work yet are Jonathan (2 years old) and Mary (8 months old).
Joe LePauloue Joins Weekend Warm Up Team
Our very own Joe LePauloue will be joining Matty and Jeff on Saturday mornings to talk sports on the Big Jab 96.3 FM / 1440 AM. If you get a chance listen from 8 - 11:00 AM on Saturday mornings, it will be entertaining! If not within the signal reach of the station please visit the Big Jab's web site www.thebigjab.com and click the "listen live" button in the upper left hand corner of the site. If you don't hear anything right away don't worry they will be on soon. Some advertisements are not "live" on-line so there is "dead air" space.
P.S. If you have an electrical question or just want to harass Joe call on Saturday mornings. The telephone number is 207-775-2217 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.