Main Street Station - Jefferson, WI

Main Street Station was opened in the Fall of 1996. When I built the site it was state-of-the-art, with convenience store, Shell fuel, and touchless car wash. (Yes, state-of-the-art, but back then I had a "bag phone" in my car.) Twenty years of technological changes was leaving our store appearing tired, outdated and functionally less than effective, therefore losing its place in the appeal of our community. Our energy costs for lighting had increased dramatically. To cut expenses, store fixtures inside and outside had been abandoned, adding to the stores deteriorating appearance. I learned about the Focus on Energy Small Business Program through Staples Energy's marketing efforts and local utility communications. Upgrading to all LED fixtures increased our curb appeal dramatically inside, on the store facia, and on the fueling canopies. LED pole lights in the parking areas provided increased safety and efficiency along with reduced energy costs.

“The Focus on Energy Program allowed Main Street Station to regain lost presence in a highly competitive market. Staples Energy provided professional and efficient staff and expertise to complete the project in a timely fashion, while affording our store the financial incentives to keep the costs in line with a realistic and workable payback timeline. Thank you, Staples Energy, for working with us to produce this positive outcome.”  - Owner, Jeff Niebler

Natural Gas & Electric Utility:
Jefferson Utilities

Incentives earned:

Annual Energy Savings:
101,845 kWh (projected)

Average Savings on Utility Bill:

Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store - Sussex, WI

The existing lighting at The Main Street Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Sussex, WI, was dim with an unappealing yellow hue. Staples Energy outreach efforts and a visit from Energy Advisor Jim Mikolajczak were enough to convince Store Owner Dennis Lipofski’s that, with incentives through Focus on Energy, now was the time to upgrade. The end result is a much brighter, more modern and appealing store that gives shoppers a more pleasant experience.

“Just wanted to say a few words of praise. Through your assistance, we small business owners are able to improve our locations and save costs doing so, creating a positive impact on our customers' shopping experience. Thank you for the partnership in our success!”  - Owner, Dennis Lipofski

Electric Utility:
WE Energies

Annual Energy Savings:
62,125 kWh (projected)

Carlsbad Unified School District - Carlsbad, CA

This letter of appreciation was sent to Staples Energy for replaced outdated fluorescent lighting with energy efficient LED lighting across the Carlsbad Unified School District in SW California. The work was done through the Business Energy Solutions Program offered by San Diego Gas & Electric.

Wisconsin Lutheren High School - Milwaukee, WI

In late 2018, Staples Energy was contracted by Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) in Milwaukee to upgrade lights from T12 and T8 fluorescent to type B LED tubes in some areas of their building. During the Christmas break while students were off, Staples crews installed 1,132 type B tubes in the hallways, cafeteria and kitchen. When students and staff returned from break, they were greeted by brighter hallways and work areas, which is especially important during the dark winter days.

Impressed by the quality of work that was completed, WLHS asked our crews to upgrade the lighting in their auxiliary gym to LEDs as well. This project was completed during the school’s 2019 spring break, again while students were away.

Fast forward to summer break and our crews were asked to return once again, this time to install 3,800 type B LEDs in the classrooms, offices, bathrooms and locker rooms.

Through the various upgrades, Wisconsin Lutheran will be saving approximately 145,903 kWh and $16,049 annually. This is a big savings for a school of approximately 850 students.

Because of the great work done by the Staples installation team, Wisconsin Lutheran has also asked us to provide estimates for upgrading the stadium lights on the football and soccer fields next.

The Wisconsin Lutheran High School project exemplifies our company's core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Quality and Knowledge.

Electric Utility:
WE Energies

Estimated Annual Energy Savings:
145,903 kWh

Estimated Annual Cost Savings :

Hear from Joel Radue, mathematics and woodshop instructor at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.

Hear from a student at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.