Executive Team

Jacqueline Hoffman, President
Jackie has been with City Lights since its inception in 1992. Over the years, she has managed all aspects of the business. Her roles have included supervising the accounting department, assisting in the preparation of financial statements to acquire lines of credit, monitoring all open receivables and cash receipts, developing new customer accounts, maintaining government certifications, and preparing profit projections and actual job performance reports.

In 2002, she assumed a formal leadership role as Advisor alongside her father, Juan Candelaria. Jackie became President and majority owner of City Lights in June of 2011, managing day-to-day operations and develop- ment of the company’s long-term goals. She is a member of the Middle States Electrical Contractors Association and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College.

John Candelaria, Senior Vice President
John completed the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Electrical Apprenticeship Program in May 1993 through Local 9 and joined City Lights as a Project Manager in 1994. He is relied on for his extensive expertise in preparing estimates, analyzing blueprints, calculating price structures and negotiating subcontractor proposals. As Senior Vice President, he collaborates with the President on strategic company decisions as well as marketing and sales operations.

His responsibilities include delivering accurate and timely bid submittals, logistical coordination of field labor employees, establishing risk management solutions and implementing safety initiatives. John has been a general member of the Middle States Electrical Contractors Association since 2002 and has presided as secretary since September 2008: he also serves as a liaison with various labor unions. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University.

Mark Candelaria, Vice President
Mark completed the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Electrical Apprenticeship Program through Local 9 and joined his father in 1992 as a Journeyman Electrician/Foreman. Supervising work crews in the field, Mark’s role grew as he moved into the positions of Superintendent and Safety Director. As Vice President, his responsibilities include directing field labor on job requirements, installation procedures, safety issues, equipment problems, materials, tools, paperwork and completion dates. He also maintains job schedules and coordinates field operation.

Mark’s leadership in the field ensures City Lights’ high standards of quality are met consistently. He is responsible for the safety of workers at construction sites, implementing safety initiatives, and establishing risk management solutions. Mark has a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and Welding Certificate and is OSHA Certified and Confined Space Certified.