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Energy Maintenance Services (EMS) was founded by Tim Nesler in order to provide integrated solutions for the safe delivery of energy. EMS sets natural gas and liquids pipelines into operation and ensures functionality for decades, offering a full array of services from mapping to inspection to...

Mark Hannigan, CEO of Energy Services International (ESI), has a vision for growing the Texas-based marine and drilling systems provider and he’s not afraid to share it. “We want to be a $100 million company by 2017 and we want to become the world’s leading offshore services provider,” he...

Four entrepreneurs founded Eolian Renewable Energy LLC (Eolian) in 2009 with the belief that renewable energy resources are assets that should be developed to serve the community by working closely with community leaders, landowners and stakeholders to build the next century of economic...

FiberLight, LLC (FiberLight) is an industry-leading provider of mission-critical, high-performance fiber optic networks headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Initially founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of American Communication Services Inc. (ACSI), FiberLight offers an array of solutions, including dark...

GreenLogic Energy (GreenLogic) rejects the notion of a one-size-fits-all energy solution and instead focuses on developing a custom renewable energy plan using the best technologies available to minimize environmental impact and maximize returns. GreenLogic is on a mission to change the...

The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities (Henrico DPU) was established in 1956 to serve a political subdivision of Virginia whose history dates back to 1611, when the 400-year-old county got its start as the Citie of Henricus, the second English settlement in Virginia. Henrico has...

K2Energy Solutions Inc. (K2Energy) was founded in 2006 and quickly grew to become one of the leading producers and developers of advanced, rechargeable lithium iron phosphate battery products. K2 Energy has since established a strong following of clientele in a diverse range of market sectors,...

Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative Inc. (LSEC) believes strongly in the importance of community. All employees are intricately tied by the concept that working together makes everyone stronger. The company was founded 67 years ago as part of a cooperative to help bring electricity to rural areas...

Even after 75 years in the wholesale gasoline distribution industry, Lewis & Raulerson Inc. (Lewis & Raulerson) has continued to find new ways to expand the company’s market and bring in new revenue sources.

Co-founded in 1938, Lewis & Raulerson began as a distribution center...

Mississippi Resources LLC (MSR) has been in operation for barely two years, yet the company is poised to make its mark in the oil and gas industry within the Southern Gulf States region because the company’s resources are much deeper than its short existence reveals. “I started the company in...

Northern Star Cooperative (NSC) opened its doors in 1922 as “The Farmers Exchange,” a group comprised of local farmers in Northern Minnesota. Now, 90 years later, the business has adapted to a changing demographic and continues to operate as an energy cooperative, serving a growing region.

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The city of Orrville, Ohio, may not be America’s largest, but residents need reliable electricity, clean water and dependable telecommunication services just like any other city. For more than a century, Orrville Municipal Utilities (OMU) has provided the 125 square-mile municipality not only...

Panco Petroleum Co. (Panco) has been in business for more than 100 years. The Panebianco family first established Super Fuel Corp. in 1907, which was originally an ice distribution company, In the 1920s, the business expanded into coal. The Panebianco family established Panco as a division of...

Patriot Renewables LLC (PRL) is one of the most active wind turbine development companies in New England. In just six years the Quincy, Mass.-based company has put two projects online, has one under construction, and has three more in the development pipeline. Building a wind turbine project...

Mike Fesi founded Pipeline Construction & Maintenance Inc. (PCM) in 1996. With a background in general construction, Fesi had broken into the pipeline market years prior. “My help was needed by a pipeline company on a civil project,” he recalls. “They hired me, and I learned that the...

Based in New Orleans, PosiGen specializes in pairing energy efficiency retrofits and solar power systems to reduce household energy consumption. When Tom Neyhart and his partner Aaron Dirks decided to enter the energy efficiency...

Based in New Orleans, PosiGen specializes in pairing energy efficiency retrofits and solar power systems to reduce household energy consumption. When Tom Neyhart and his partner Aaron Dirks decided to enter the energy efficiency industry, the...

John Stenger and his former business partner founded Premier Energy Services (PES) in 2002 with the mission of providing engineering services and safe, high-quality construction to local utility companies around Cincinnati. Stenger has since purchased his partner’s share and operates the...

Justin Taylor has been in the solar business for over eight years. He launched his career in solar working for a solar company that needed a licensed electrician. Within four years, he was established as his former employer’s director of solar operations, directing a team of between 60 and 200...

Chris Rose formed the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) in 2004 to prove that Alaska can – and should – become a leader in the rapid development of renewable energy resources. REAP works toward this goal by creating a community of like-minded organizations in both the public and private...

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