SECO Energy members in Marion County have cast their ballots and voted SECO Energy as the best utility in the Ocala Star Banner’s Official Readers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best 2017. The top-three utilities this year are SECO Energy, Ocala Electric Utility and Duke Energy, with SECO taking home the top prize.
SECO Energy has served Marion County members since the cooperative electrified homes in rural areas in Sumter, Lake and Marion Counties in 1938. SECO now serves almost 200,000 residences and businesses – with over 55,000 of those in Marion County. SECO’s Member Service Center located on Southwest 60th Avenue in Ocala is open Monday through Friday with walk-in and drive-thru facilities available to serve members. This location also serves as a home base for 40 of our local Operations, Member Services, Meter Reading and Warehouse team members.
CEO Jim Duncan states, “Thank you, Marion County members, for voting SECO the best utility in the county. SECO and its employees are dedicated to providing members with safe, reliable, affordable power, while providing exceptional customer service. As your local, not-for-profit electric cooperative, we put our members first.”
Duncan added, “SECO Energy is proud to have a role in Marion County’s growth, and is an active community sponsor in the areas we serve. Almost 100 of our employees and their families reside in Marion County home. We are thankful for our members and their satisfaction with SECO.”
This is the second consecutive accolade for SECO after being honored as best utility in 2016’s Best of the Best in Star Banner’s Readers’ Choice Awards. SECO Energy achieved national recognition after winning its third consecutive J.D. Power Award in 2017. The cooperative is ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives (2017 & 2016) and among South Midsize Utilities (2015).”