Business View Magazine l January 2023

33 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 12 FAC I L I T Y I NNOVAT I ONS GROUP : t all started for Chris LeVeck with his family’s lighting business. The founder and CEO of Facility Innovations Group, a leading provider of commercial-industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, joined his dad’s wholesale lighting business fresh out of college. In short order, he started a new division of the company focused upon improving customers’ energy efficiency. “20 years ago, I entered the family business and started a new lighting division around energy efficiency,” said LeVeck. “And I was able to build a very successful and profitable division. Eventually, a national lighting supplier recruited me as a business development executive, and with that I relocated from my home state of Ohio to Texas. “Over time, the lighting industry got commoditized. You could throw a rock and hit a vendor of LED light fixtures. It was a race to the bottom. But one day, after thousands of discussions with corporate customers about energy efficiency, I had one of those aha! moments. I realized that no single energy efficiency solution really solved the emerging challenge of carbon footprint reduction. I ENERGY DECARBONIZATIO AND PROJECT DEVELOPME COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL