History

Spark Electric Service, Inc., which trades as Spark Contractors, was established by Samuel Ruga in 1959. The Company began as a small electrical business, doing both residential and commercial work. The business was gradually developed into pump and tank contracting, where we did, and still do, everything in the service station industry, including complete underground and aboveground tank installations, wiring and monitoring system installations and maintenance as well as steel cofferdam installations.

Eventually we began doing much larger cofferdams than we had been doing for the major oil companies as well as driving foundation pile for waste water treatment plants, bridges, apartment complexes and more.

In the 1990ís we began replacing steel, aluminum and composite bulkheads, small steel, concrete and timber bridges, and have been doing this work successfully for many years now.

Our employees are skilled in our line of business and the company maintains all current licenses, permits and training as mandated by the State of New Jersey. We own and maintain practically every piece of equipment that is needed for our jobs.

Our satisfied customers include privately owned businesses, general contractors, marinas, major oil companies, municipalities within New Jersey and nearby states as well as the State of New Jersey itself and the U.S. Government. We have been a non-union, family oriented business and since the passing of Samuel Ruga in 2008, the business continues to be managed much the same, under the leadership of his sons, Paul and Tom Ruga.

Our company celebrated it's 50th Anniversary in 2009 and we hope to continue to provide quality work well into the future.

Officers:

Paul Ruga, President
Paul has been in the contracting business for over 30 years with particular areas of expertise in operating heavy equipment and experience that makes him an excellent estimater. He also holds numerous crane operator licenses.

Tom Ruga, Vice President
Tom has been in the contracting business for nearly 30 years with vast experience in the electrical field. He is a licensed electrician in the State of New Jersey.

David Stewart, Service Manager
Dave is a graduate of Western University of Ontario and holds a Masters degree in electrical engineering. He has been in the business for 14 years. His knowledge and level of understanding makes him essential in maintaining the technically elaborate installations that require periodic maintenance.

Janet Ruga, Office Manager
Janet has been our receptionist and bookeeper for over 20 years.