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 Twenty years of technological changes was leaving our store appearing tired and outdated and functionally less than effective, therefore losing its place in the appeal of our community. Our energy costs for lighting had increased dramatically and 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 marketing efforts and local utility communications. The project increased our curb appeal dramatically with fresh LED lighting inside, on store facia, on fueling canopy, and parking lot lights providing increased efficiency 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 lined up with a realistic and workable payback time line. Thank you, Staples Energy, for working with us to produce this positive outcome.” - Owner, Jeff Niebler
Natural Gas & Electric Utility:
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
Annual Energy Savings:
62,125 kWh (projected)