History

Meany was founded by Jack S. Dominy in 1955.  After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, J.S.D. settled down in Chicago and joined the IBEW local 134. Through sound business principles and a hard work ethic, J.S.D. provided a solid foundation on which the company could grow and prosper.

J.S.D.’s oldest son Mike Dominy joined the company in 1967 and Meany became a “family business”.  After holding several different positions at Meany, Mike was President for nearly 30 years before moving on in 2007 at the age of 62.  Mike worked diligently to solidify Meany’s reputation as one of Chicagoland’s most trustworthy and quality electrical contractors.

J.S.D.’s younger son, Dan Dominy, served his apprenticeship with the IBEW local 134 and worked as a Foreman electrician for several years before coming into the office.  Dan is a supervising electrician for the City of Chicago.  After serving as Vice President for several years,  Dan Dominy assumed the role of President in 2007.

Continuing the business into the 3rd generation, Jack D. Dominy joined Meany in 1997.  After graduating from the University of Arizona with a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems, Jack has worked as Superintendent, Project Manager, and Estimator.  Jack is currently Vice President of Meany.

Safety

The health and safety of our valued employees is the number one priority of our company.  We, as a team, strive for zero accidents.  Safety concerns are reviewed on a continual basis through daily pretask analysis and weekly gang box talks.  Currently, over 25% of our workforce is OHSA 10 trained.  The success of our program is displayed in our past EMR (Experience Modifier Rate):

1999: 0.77

2000: 0.78

2001: 0.78

2002: 0.82

2003: 0.81

2004: 0.76

2005: 0.88

2006: 0.86

2007: 0.89

2008: 0.89

2009: 0.86

2010: 0.92

2011: 1.16

2012: 1.07

2013: 1.02

2014: 0.85

2015: 0.85

2016: 0.88

 

Our comprehensive Corporate Safety Program covers the following items:

Respirators                            Hearing Conservation            Hazard Communication

Lockout/Tagout                      Ladders                                  Excavation & Trenching

Equipment Inspection            Confined Space                      Roof Entry

Ground Fault Interrupters      Fire Protection                        Drug Awareness

Emergency Procedures         Personal Fall Protection          Personal Protective Equip.

Asbestos                                Tool Box Talks                         MSDS

First Aid                                  Housekeeping                         Signs, Barriers, & Flagging    

 

In addition to our internal safety measures, Meany provides employee training from the following 3rd party vendors:

  • Three Rivers Safety Council
  • IS Networld
  • S.O.S.
  • OSHA
  • Insurance Companies
  • Customer Sponsored Training (plant specific)

Charity

Over the years, Meany has displayed generosity through gifts to charitable organizations and other deserving community services.  From local charities to youth sports teams, Meany has been there.

Some of the past organizations we have supported include:

The United Way                                             Homewood Baseball

Metropolitan Family Services                        Lincolnway Wrestling Club

Southstar Services                                         Jayhawk Baseball

ISG Charity Heart Walk                                  Calumet Council Boy Scouts

Avon Brest Cancer Walk                                Joliet Dirt Devils

Misericordia Home                                         Junior Achievement of Chicago

American Cancer Society                               Omni Youth Services

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation                        Alliance for the Children

Pirates of Indiana                                            Luekemia & Lymphoma Soc.

Mission Statement

What do these customers know? They know that when they
call Meany Inc. with a job—no matter how large or small—
that they’ll be put in touch immediately with a seasoned
professional who will take the time to understand the project
and the business goals that are driving it.
They know they can trust Meany with professional service at
every step of the way—no job is too big or too complicated.
Our experienced staff of estimators and project managers
provide competitive pricing and timely installations.
We handle the most demanding schedules, while ensuring
top-notch results and a safe environment at all stages of
your project.