Dan Gould founded Synergy in 1994 to focus on retail lighting retrofits where quality was more important than energy savings. Dan had worked at Johnson Controls for four years after completing his degree in Electrical Engineering and saw an opportunity to help retailers cut costs and improve store lighting. Synergy's focus on retail facilities was soon broadened to include projects for companies and institutions in a wide range of industries, a path that has led Synergy to a steady record of revenue growth.
We are especially proud of the long-term relationships we've built with a number of clients. After having us conduct one lighting retrofit, many organizations bring us back again and again for more projects. Clearly, we are delivering on the benefits we promise!
Highlights of our company history include:
- In just our second year of operation, Synergy won an Illumination Design Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) for work done at the Brennan Library at Lasell College in Newton, MA.
- By 1996, Synergy was taking on large-scale projects, including performing lighting retrofits at 64 Bed, Bath & Beyond locations nationwide in a four-month period.
- In 1997, Synergy continued to excel in the retail market by retrofitting Macy*s locations on the East Coast.
- In 1999, Synergy was awarded a contract to perform lighting retrofits for NStar as part of NStar's Small Commercial and Industrial Program.
- In 2000, Synergy wide-ranging projects included over 50 locations for Verizon and 15 locations for Boston Properties, among many others.
- Notable and diverse lighting retrofits in 2001 included Providence Schools & Municipal Buildings, BICC Cable, Beverly Hills Hilton, Givenchy Spa, University of Bridgeport, Agilent Technologies, Quebecor, Raytheon, and Spaulding & Slye. Repeat business came from Boston College and Boston Properties.
- In 2002, Synergy embraced a new strategy called "Business Driven Lighting" which captures the essence of our long-term philosophy which focuses on how lighting can help improve our client's business. Benefits such as improved safety, morale, productivity can far surpass the guaranteed energy savings from better lighting.
- Project highlights for 2003 include: Boston Properties locations, Boston Herald, Providence Schools, Ken's Foods, and Jiminy Peak.
- Project highlights for 2004 include: Johnson Controls UMass-Amherst project with over 100,00 fixtures. Additional work performed in the Food & Beverage industry including Premier Beverage and Distinctive Wine & Spirits among other beverage companies that are confidential.
- In 2005, Synergy continued it's success in the Food & Beverage industry with numerous projects nationwide while wrapping up the UMass Amherst project with over 100,000 fixtures. Other highlights include an innovative project at the Adesa Auction facility in Framingham, MA which is in an old GM plant.
- 2006 Project highlights: Dean Foods, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, BJ's Wholesale Club projects across the country adding to the numerous Pepsi projects across North America
- 2007 Project highlights: Iron Mountain projects across US and Canada, Ball Corporation, Coors-Molson and Safeway added to the continuous Pepsi projects.
- 2008 Project highlights: Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Coors-Ball (joint venture) plant in Golden, CO, Pepsi, Iron Mountain, Dr. Pepper
- 2009 Project highlights: First Frito-Lay project, more Dean Foods, Safeway, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and our first Solar PV project, 63kW in Framingham, Massachusetts