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Company Updates (28 posts)

Why Shop Women-Owned? Powerful Benefits to Partnering with a WOSB

Did you know we are certified women-owned?! We are apart of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council!

August 24, 2022
Apprenticeship Program through Retrofit Electric

Premiere Apprenticeship Program – Electrician Career & Tuition Support

We have multiple new open positions in both our Retrofit Lighting & Design division and our Retrofit Environmental division. Join our thriving team of successful employees and share with your network looking for work in the Twin Cities area.

January 6, 2022

We’re Hiring! Job Openings in the Twin Cities, MN (Video)

We have multiple new open positions in both our Retrofit Lighting & Design division and our Retrofit Environmental division. Join our thriving team of successful employees and share with your network looking for work in the Twin Cities area.

October 1, 2021
Hiring at The Retrofit Companies, Inc.

We’re Hiring! Job Openings in the Twin Cities, MN (Video)

We have multiple new open positions in both our Retrofit Lighting & Design division and our Retrofit Environmental division. Join our thriving team of successful employees and share with your network looking for work in the Twin Cities area.

June 26, 2021
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Mike Kuempel Employee Spotlight (Video)

Introducing Mike Kuempel, one of TRC’s Class A Drivers! Mike enjoys golf, beer, running and shares a few interesting stories about pizza, Dave Matthews on a private island and a special someone named George. Learn more about Mike.

April 11, 2021

Connecting with Employees in 2020 (Video)

TRC President Wendy Fry shares how she connected with employees during 2020.

January 8, 2021
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Adam Wacholz Employee Spotlight (Video)

Introducing Adam Wacholz! Having only been with TRC since February, Adam has jumped right into our Lighting Sales Team and hasn’t let a little thing like COVID stop him from excelling and making the best of this strange new world. Adam is a MN guy through and through, loves outdoor sports, and has experienced some “fan-girl” moments in his life having been mistaken for his celebrity look-a-like!

October 21, 2020

Angel Cassen Employee Spotlight

Introducing Angel Cassen, TRC’s Finance Manager. Angel has been with TRC for a little over 2 years, has worked in finance for over 12 years (but could have been in a very different career!). This  mother of 3 has a busy life outside of work and her family is going through a very exciting transition soon. Learn more about Angel below.

February 21, 2020

Employee Spotlight – Gary Johnson

TRC has always focused on hiring great people to become part of the TRC family, and now it’s time for you to get to know our employees a little bit better. Beyond their expertise, our team brings a unique mix of backgrounds, hobbies and special skills to the table. Check us out! Introducing Gary Johnson […]

December 13, 2019

Xcel Energy Solutions Expo 2019

  Energy Champions Once again we were honored to exhibit at this year’s Xcel Energy Solutions Expo as a featured Energy Partner, sharing our knowledge and services that reduce energy usage and support customers in meeting their sustainability goals.   This expo brings together energy champions in the industry to celebrate achievements in energy management, […]

November 11, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Kristin Duerr

TRC has always focused on hiring great people to become part of the TRC family, and now it’s time for you to get to know our employees a little bit better. Beyond their expertise, our team brings a unique mix of backgrounds, hobbies and special skills to the table. Check us out! Introducing Kristin Duerr […]

October 14, 2019

Annual Peacock Open 2019

TRC Keeps Company Culture and Customer Relations a Top Priority at Annual Golf Outing     Southern Hills Golf Course The Retrofit Companies, Inc. has hosted an annual golf outing for nearly 20 years, bringing employees, customers and vendors together to celebrate successful partnerships. For nearly the past decade we have held our Peacock Open […]

August 30, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Taylor Bergum

Introducing Taylor Bergum Introducing Taylor Bergum: Taylor joined TRC at the beginning of  June as a Summer Intern working in the Marketing Department  at the Little Canada location. She recently graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Marketing and is excited to see what her future has in-store. Check out the video […]

August 9, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Jeff Glynn

  TRC has always focused on hiring great people to become part of the TRC family, and now it’s time for you to get to know our employees a little bit better. Beyond their expertise, our team brings a unique mix of backgrounds, hobbies and special skills to the table. Check us out! Introducing Jeff […]

June 10, 2019

Xcel Energy Efficiency Award Recipient – 2018

Energy Efficiency Partner Award Once again, The Retrofit Companies, Inc. is proud to accept the Energy Efficiency Partner Award as a Business Lighting Efficiency Program Winner. It is always an honor to be recognized as a top-tier trade partner and to be considered one of the most effective lighting trade allies.     Thank you Xcel […]

April 29, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Zane Kramer

Want to know more about our TRC family? Check out our Employee Spotlight on Zane Kramer, one of our dedicated employees for many years, bringing a rich cultural background and expertise in the lighting rebate industry!

April 3, 2019

Employee of the Year 2018

Peer Recognition The Employee of the Year award recognizes an individual that has been nominated by their TRC peers for their contributions throughout the year. This year our recipient was unable to attend our annual Employee Appreciation Party, so we decided to surprise him in the office. Congratulations to our 2018 Employee of the Year! […]

March 19, 2019

TRC Featured in LM&M Magazine

TRC is thrilled to grace the pages of the NALMCO LM&M Magazine as a featured Project Spotlight in the newly released December issue. NALMCO is an organization that has really set the standard for Lighting Quality Management and brings together business experts in the Lighting Industry.

December 27, 2018

Steve Kath Receives NALMCO Award

TRC is proud to see former President Steve Kath recognized for his many years of service to NALMCO. Steve was honored at the 65th Annual NALMCO Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, FL.

December 24, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Adam Lundahl

Introducing Adam Lundahl; Adam has been with TRC for approx. 11 years and has a background in land surveying and pre-demolition, recently finding his way into a successful role in Environmental Sales.
Adam has a passion for hockey, his kids and loves to be outdoors. Ask him where he would rather be and he will likely say on his boat in the sun, or in the Bahamas. He loves the water and the beach.

December 24, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Michelle Gwin

On any given day you can find her interacting with customers, keeping spirits high around the office and making sure our Environmental Services are thriving.

December 23, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Jake Andrist

TRC has always focused on hiring great people to become part of the TRC family, and now it’s time for you to get to know our employees a little bit better. Beyond their expertise, our team brings a unique mix of backgrounds, hobbies and special skills to the table. Check us out!

October 24, 2018

Wendy Fry Featured In Local Magazine

Wendy’s success story is worth a read, not to mention the insights that she shares with readers regarding how to find success in any business. Take it from the woman that worked her way up through the ranks and finds herself at the helm of a decades-long successful business that is growing at a rapid pace in the Lighting and Environmental Services industries. 

August 24, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Clay Leidall

Clay joined TRC at the beginning of June as a Summer Intern working in the Sales and Marketing departments. Clay primarily works at TRC’s Owatonna location but you will also find him in the Little Canada office from time to time learning other aspects of the business.

August 23, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Brett Weber

Brett joined TRC in early 2018, and already he has become part of the family by connecting with both our employees and customers. You will find Brett bright and early in the office supporting both the Sales and Customer Service components of the business, not to mention his keen ability to make a fine cup of coffee.

June 23, 2018

Industry Expert NALMCO Highlights LED Project

TRC is thrilled to grace the pages of the NALMCO LM&M Magazine as a featured Project Spotlight in the newly released May issue. NALMCO is an organization that has really set the standard for Lighting Quality Management and brings together business experts in the Lighting Industry.

May 23, 2018

Xcel Energy Efficiency Awards 2017

Thank you to Xcel Energy, once again, for including The Retrofit Companies in this year’s Energy Efficiency Partner Award recipients! This is the 3rd year in a row that TRC has received this award.

May 23, 2017