While the aggressive request was overwhelming to other contacted vendors, Lightserve leveraged their trusted installation team, massive planning capability, rebate filing relationships, and Express Truck Roll methodology to deliver the needed results on-time and under budget. Managing a successful nationwide rollout of LED retrofits across 3700+ locations requires an experienced team to coordinate product, installation crews, and rebate administration.
The Project Management Team
Orchestrating the installation of 559,145 Direct Wire LED lamps across 3,763 locations required precise control, command of the latest technology, and creative and flexible installation scheduling. The Lightserve Operations Team coordinated product availability, scheduled individual crews and locations, researched rebate availability, procured and staged material, and arranged for nationwide recycling pickups, all while dealing with seasonal weather fluctuations
During the rollout, dedicated project teams balanced the receipt of materials with installer expectations while providing clear visibility to the client – all managed with the logistical expertise Lightserve is known for. Accurate asset data was provided to the client throughout the process utilizing Lightserve’s proprietary cloud-based management system known as ARC. Real-time project check-ins helped enable adherence to the scope, monitor site conditions, and scale workflow in order to stay on schedule.
The Sherwin-Williams corporate facility team and individual store managers were all involved in approving plans and schedules and had complete project visibility before the bulk of the project began.
The Rebate Team
Never before have we filed so many rebates for one program so quickly. Throughout the aggressive installation schedule and over the following few months, Lightserve filed 1,142 applications and secured $976k in utility rebates for Sherwin Williams. Our rebate team’s integration with the project management group, utilizing our cloud-based ARC management system, provided added value to the customer by maximizing rebate dollar returns.
Store Retrofits per Month