Pat Spalding & Wade Hughes Jointly Awarded October’s VIP Honor

Pat Spalding and Wade Hughes are proud to be honored by the Citrus County Builders Association this month.

Florida Public Utilities (FPU) has been providing energy to homes and businesses throughout Florida since 1924.  In 2009, Chesapeake Utilities, a diversified energy company providing quality service to customers and communities for more than 100 years, acquired Florida Public Utilities, providing FPU with long-term growth opportunities and increased revenue stream.

Wade was employed by FPU in 2003 as a Service Technician.  Having suffered an injury rendering him unable to perform technician’s duties, he was named Commercial Sales Account Manager where he has found a comfortable niche.  He and his wife of 32 years are the parents of three and grandparents of three.  They are 18-year veterans of the Crystal River Church of God where Wade served as Elder for nine years.   He enjoys church activities and the brotherhood of close friends.

Pat Spalding, an FPU employee for 11 years, has been an active member of Builders Associations and Chambers throughout Florida.  Having worked for a residential developer for twenty years prior to her term with FPU, she is a seasoned industry professional who values her role and her commitment to energy efficiency.  She enjoys dancing, bike riding and Zumba.    “Spectator” is her sport of choice, viewing with her two dogs!

Pat and Wade value the relationships they have developed with Citrus County’s industry professionals and are grateful for their impact in positively influencing building trends with cleaner, greener lifestyle alternatives.