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SESCO is excited to welcome to new outstanding manufacturers to our linecards throughout our footprint!
Lifted | “Over the past two years, we’ve been experimenting and pushing the boundaries of LED grow lights, building on existing technology to increase yields and give growers more power and more flexibility through tools that, up till now, were simply not available. In the end, yield is what a grower is after, but not at any price. Before LEDs, yield required sacrifices such as use of inefficient lamps, high energy costs, and frequent maintenance. In other words, a lot of waste. While LEDs have largely addressed those issues, we felt the technology could be pushed further to create even greater yield. So, we made it happen.”
SolarOne | “SolarOne was founded in 2004 and initially explored several environmental technologies. Over time, the company focused its efforts on off-grid lighting solutions enabled by decreasing costs of both PV modules and LED lighting. Today, SolarOne’s off-grid lighting solutions reduce customers’ environmental footprint while saving them money, shortening project times and providing additional flexibility in the layout of their projects. Their solar LED lighting solutions combine its proprietary SO-Bright® technology, which includes solar-generated power and energy management technology, with highly efficient LED lamps.”
The Manufacturers Association of Central Florida held their Annual President’s Dinner and award ceremony earlier this month at the Orlando International Airport. There, SESCO had the honor of being awarded Associate Member of the Year! Congratulations to our SESCO family who made this possible (Turner Nabors, Industrial Sales Specialist, accepted the award). See all the photos from the event here.
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Signify | Interact Pro
Signify has introduced Interact Pro, a multi-tasking, smart lighting system and software developed for small and medium-sized businesses. The IoT-connected lighting can reduce energy costs as well as help to improve employee well-being and productivity.
Watch & Win! We’re giving a Bose Soundlink Color Speaker II to 2 lucky viewers! Just log in, watch the Featured Video, and take a short quiz to be entered! (Promotion ends November 30, 2018.)
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SESCO Nashville was delighted to host their 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Event last month! There was a spectacular turnout at Nashville Underground to celebrate all of our area customers – who are also our area friends! Thanks to everyone who came and made it a night to remember!
A building isn’t environmentally friendly unless it’s energy-efficient!! We are thrilled to share that SESCO Lighting’s HQ has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR award.
For more than 20 years, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy-efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards. This program was created in 1992 to help businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change. Today, every ENERGY STAR label is verified by a rigorous third-party certification process.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy performance and many other metrics, including occupancy, hours of operation, and more.
SESCO is proud to take part in creating sustainable office spaces that will help keep the environment clean for future generations.
We are honored to have received Signify’s 2018 Best Performing Value-Added Partner award at their Global Partner Summit in Amsterdam. It has been a wild ride and we look forward to continued growth together! Congrats to all of Signify’s Power of Two award recipients and thanks to all who voted!
At SESCO, not only are we excited to show our manufacturers’ latest and greatest products, we’re also eager to stay involved with the design community to demonstrate exactly how we can all support one another. At the recent ASLA Florida Conference, we had the opportunity to meet and talk with many talented local designers and show how our manufacturers’ products can meet their landscape lighting needs. Thanks to all who stopped by, and to our awesome manufactures, Wagner, and Spring City. We’re already looking forward to the conference in 2019!
In honor of our recent OBJ Best Places to Work first place win, we celebrated in the best fashion we could think of: ice cream sundaes and champagne for all!
Our HQ also hosted SESCO’s first Art Contest! Congratulations to our winners and to all the incredibly talented, creative people we have the pleasure of working with!
SESCO U’s newest Featured Video is:
H.E. Williams | LED Downlight Collection
Learn about the new LED Downlight Collection from H.E. Williams, an excellent solution for sleek, modern architectural lighting. Available in round and square styles with 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch apertures. Their downlights create an elegant ambiance in every environment.
Watch & Win! We’re giving a YETI Hopper cooler to 4 lucky viewers! Just log in, watch the Featured Video, and take a short quiz to be entered! (Promotion ends September 7, 2018.)
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“A conversation with Todd Langner, President & CEO of SESCO Lighting in Florida, the largest manufacturers’ rep firm in the country with 300 employees and a full-time
“Todd Langner has four decades of experience in the lighting business, starting out in his family’s hardware and lighting store in Florida. He spent 30 years in manufacturing, primarily on the residential side, with brands such as Illuminating Experiences, Forecast Lighting, Hinkley, and Troy Lighting (which he purchased and later sold). He then moved to Cleveland as VP/Marketing & Product Development for Kichler and later ran the lighting division of Hunter Fan. Ten years ago, he joined SESCO as VP/Business Development.”
Read the full interview here: https://www.enlightenmentmag.com/news/how-the-commercial-lighting-sector-differs
SESCO has the honor of having not one but TWO projects up for Philips/Signify’s Power of Two Awards! These projects have been nominated out of 33 worldwide to be considered the “Best of the Best”.
Please follow the links below and vote. Voting closes August 31st so be sure to vote early!
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Riverwalk: https://lnkd.in/egbEiRP
408 East/West Expressway Lake Underhill Bridge: https://lnkd.in/eqmyzsN
Marshall Graham, SESCO Lighting’s chairman says, “SESCO Lighting now employs MBAs and other graduate level employees as we not only have to understand lamps, lumens and fixtures, but we also have to grasp the business advantages that our technology brings to end users. It’s really an educational process from design to the C-Suite.”
Read the full article at bizjournals.com.
It is with much excitement that we announce… SESCO RANKED FIRST IN THE ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL’S “BEST PLACES TO WORK!!” (2018, Medium-sized Company Category)
One of the most significant factors that sets us apart from the rest of the 8 finalists is that we are a 100% Employee Owned Company. Congrats to the finalists in this category and others. Well done to all and thank you for your continued support!
Read the full article about Why SESCO is So Successful on the Edison Report.
MAITLAND, Fla.; November 27, 2017 – SESCO Lighting, the nation’s largest lighting manufacturers’ representative agency with nearly $300 million in annual revenue, has opened its new 16,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Maitland, Florida.
“We started in the Orlando area 50 years ago and this headquarters relocation is an important milestone for our company and a necessary step to meet SESCO’s requirements as America’s leading lighting manufacturers’ representative agency,” said Todd Langner, CEO, SESCO Lighting. “We’ve also refreshed our branding and our business model is strategically organized to maximum internal efficiency and bolster customer service in the midst of rapid growth.”
In addition to extensive business in Florida, the company has exclusive rights to sell a multitude of lighting products in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. This expansion of the company has enhanced its services, improved the ability to serve customers and bolstered growth. SESCO also provides lighting for projects in many foreign countries.
“Our primary fiscal goal is to achieve $500 million in annual lighting sales by 2020,” said Mike Segal, Founder and Director of Training, SESCO Lighting. “We embrace the responsibility of being industry leaders and 50 years in business is a major accomplishment that is a source of pride for our employees, who are also the owners of the company.”
SESCO has also realized success through its focused business division structure. SESCO Global Lighting supplies projects in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Energy Division retrofits existing buildings and new construction with energy-saving technologies, while the Distributor Solutions Group builds the electrical distributor channel to garner greater allocations of distributor stock. SESCO’s National Accounts Division focuses on large, repeat business across major sectors and the company’s Public Sector Division includes DOT-driven projects and opportunities through local/regional governments.
SESCO’s employee ownership of the company is a tremendous morale booster and incentive driving individual and team achievement. It reflects the company’s intrinsic understanding of the value of people in SESCO’s success.
About SESCO Lighting
Founded in 1967, SESCO Lighting prides itself on having the most professional, best trained and most knowledgeable sales force in the industry. The company is 100 percent employee-owned with 14 branch offices, eight support divisions and 260 highly-motivated employees. From the initial design phase working with designers, consultants and engineers through final turn-on, SESCO’s team works to produce a perfectly coordinated project for its customers. Learn more about the company at www.sescolighting.com and follow @SESCOLighting on Twitter.
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SESCO Lighting is pleased to announce it is expanding its reach with the acquisition of the G2 Lighting Agency, based in Birmingham, AL. According to Todd Langner, President/CEO of SESCO Lighting, “Today more than ever, this acquisition helps support our growing sales efforts. This opportunity creates a unified specification, contractor and distributor support structure over our entire footprint. From a geographical standpoint, our now contiguous footprint bolsters our presence in both the greater Atlanta and Gulf Coast markets.”
It has been a goal of SESCO Lighting to expand into Alabama, and the buzz and excitement over the announced acquisition in the Birmingham market is something that is embraced by the growing SESCO Lighting team. Marshall Graham, SESCO’s Chairman, says, “When looking at this acquisition, it quickly became apparent that Shannon Godwin and the team at G2 Lighting were an extraordinarily good fit for SESCO. The fact that SESCO and G2 Lighting are both specification driven companies made Shannon’s team the obvious choice.”
When the contract was finalized, Shannon Godwin, President of G2 Lighting added, “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity the SESCO family has provided G2 Lighting Agency and its employees. I am very thankful to the outstanding manufacturers and staff who supported G2 Lighting Agency over the last several years. I owe a debt of gratitude to the specifiers, distributors and contractors who supported G2 and we all look forward to a new beginning as we join the SESCO family!” The G2 Lighting Agency and its employees will be integrated into SESCO over the next month.
Today, SESCO Lighting is the nation’s largest and most successful lighting manufacturers’ representative company, with more than 250 employees and annual sales approaching $300 million. Founded in 1967 by Mike Segal and this year celebrating 50 years in business, SESCO Lighting, an ESOP, is now 100% employee owned with 14 branch offices and 8 support divisions.
Our new Birmingham employees joining the team today are as follows:
• Shannon Godwin – Branch Manager
• Jennifer Langley – Outside Sales
• Phillip Godwin – Outside Sales
• Wanda Langley – Sr. Inside Sales Support
• Ryan Godwin – Quotations Specialist I
• Graham Smith – Quotations Specialist I