President and Lead Consultant
History: Started Laser Lighting Inc in 1979 and sold commercial lighting products to over 10,000 facility maintenance professionals for over 30 years. Trained hundreds of non-lighting salespeople to sell millions of dollars of lighting products. Transformed the company into a full line MRO facility maintenance supply company selling many non-lighting products to the same B2B customer base. Continued to grow the offering including the renovation and reconstruction of condos, hotels, office buildings, nursing homes and apartment complexes. In 2009 added a ESCO (Energy Saving Company) that offered complete turnkey lighting retrofit services including supply, install, finance, investment analysis and payback analysis and utility rebate administration.
Qualifications: Rick is uniqutely qualified to train and direct distributors on how to get started and grow rapidly in the exploding LED Lighting industry. He has worked with some of the largest national sales forces and made presentations with his clients to Fortune 500 companies including GM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, H&R Block, Hertz, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Microsoft.
There is no need to buy franchises and continue to pay fees for little in return. If you buy thru the franchises you end up paying an additional 10% to 20% on commodity products and will find yourself non-competitive against lighting distributors. I teach you how to buy the right products at the right prices. What to stock and what to buy for projects. There is no need to hire a full time separate manager!
Growth & Income Potential
This industry has tremendous growth potential. According to the Department of Energy, LED lighting products are projected to be a $63 billion industry by 2020.
We have over 30 years of experience. As professionals, we have sold over $350 million in commercial lighting products to property management, real estate, and facilities maintenance professionals.