The ‘Life’ of an Electrical Contractor in the Lighting World

April 2, 2024

By Andrew Boerschig – Guarantee Electric – Energy Solutions Project Manager

Who is Andrew Boerschig?

Andrew is a standout project manager at Guarantee Electrical in St. Louis, recognized for delivering innovative energy solutions across the nation. His journey, illuminated through a causal LinkedIn story, showcases the critical yet often overlooked role of electrical contractors in the lighting industry. Without a contractor, no project gets completed hence the challenges, and value, that a contractor can bring to an end-user and to specifiers. Their challenges, and partnerships with distributors, manufacturer representatives / lighting agents, and manufacturers are not discussed. Here is his first article.

The ‘Life’ of an Electrical Contractor in the Lighting World – Article 1

Our name is our Promise! In 1902, at the turn of the 20th century, Guarantee Electrical helped demonstrate the miraculous applications of electricity to a global audience when they illuminated the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis MO and “guaranteed” that an almost impossible job would be completed right and completed on time.

Today, we continue to build on that legacy as a national leader in electrical engineering, electrical preconstruction, electrical constructions, intelligent building systems installation and quick response services. We’re consistently redefining the roles of electrical contractors in an age of ever-expanding technology and ever-evolving project delivery.

Specifically, our Energy Solutions Team at Guarantee works to find energy-efficient, technically advanced solutions for our commercial and industrial clients seeking long-term Green Energy Solutions from zero net energy projects to high-efficiency installations.

Guarantee’s growing Team of Energy Solutions professionals helps clients with energy efficient green power solutions in such areas as the following:
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • LED Lighting Conversion Services
  • Energy-Saving Lighting Control systems and equipment
  • Solar Power Installations
  • EV Charging
  • Preventative Maintenance and Electrical System Resiliency

As an Energy Solutions Project Manager with Guarantee Electrical, my primary focus is on Energy Efficient LED Lighting projects for our commercial and industrial clients in both Missouri and Illinois. For cost-effective and innovative energy efficient lighting solutions, you can count on Guarantee Electrical! Whether it is installing the latest industry leading LED Lighting technology, providing utility rebate analysis, or maintenance to an existing system, Guarantee’s Energy Solutions Specialists can help our clients improve their facilities while saving both energy and money, while still improving the overall quality of light for our clients.

Our team is truly a boutique unit that leads with specialized turnkey solutions, that helps us build business relationships and customers for life! Our team was recently recognized as the Ameren Missouri Top Performing Electrical Contractor Trade Ally for 2024. Our Energy Efficient LED Lighting projects helped save our Ameren MO customers 3,968,169 kWh over the past year!

I started in the Lighting & Electrical Industry back in 2012 when a trusted mentor recommended that I change career paths and get started in an Industry with great potential and that I can learn and grow towards the future to support my new young growing family. I’ve held numerous positions within the Lighting & Electrical Industry over the years…everything from residential retail sales, multi-family construction, petroleum & automotive markets, distribution, and as a contractor, so I feel I’m exceptionally well rounded in my vast experience in the industry that sets me apart from the rest.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Nikki, who is a Paraprofessional with The Special School District of St. Louis, and our two daughters, Evie who is 12 and Stella who is 8, along with our three Fur babies, Tessie and Duke who are rescue mutts, and Mouse, who is a 130-pound Bernese Mountain dog. They are truly my “Why” for what I do every day!

Also, I give back to my local community by serving on The Board of Directors for Feed My People, which is a food pantry and thrift store located in St. Louis & High Ridge Missouri. Our Mission is to show God’s love and compassion to all His people, but particularly His people in need. Feed My People St Louis – A Christian Food Pantry, Help Center – Feed My People (feed-my-people.org)

Guarantee Electric was honored to receive the Ameren MO Top Performing Electrical Contractor Trade Ally for 2024

What can you expect from “The ‘Life’ of an Electrical Contractor in the Lighting World” series moving forward? We plan on focusing on numerous segments of the Lighting World and how they affect the electrical contractor. Specifically, feedback on relationships with distributors/lighting rep agents/manufacturers, customer insights and interactions, utility rebates and incentives, take-offs, lighting controls, etc.

We will also be highlighting some local projects we are working on and completed in our area to review the “inside story” behind the scenes to discuss the sales process, client challenges and requests, project benefits, project challenges and how we overcame them, energy efficiency data (ROI, payback periods, savings, etc.).

We will be highlighting our trusted partners on these projects as well, to help provide insight into the how and why behind our successful projects. Feel free to submit any questions or requests for this series moving forward, as we would appreciate any and all feedback as we get started here.

Learn more about Andrew Boerschig and Guarantee Electric

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