The Spark You Need

We know how hard it is to build and sustain a business. That’s why we’re committed to helping your organization operate at its brightest and best.

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The Thayer Energy Solutions Team

Your organization deserves a first-rate facility—one that sets your operation up for success, looks fantastic, and functions with reliability and efficiency.

For more than 35 years, Thayer Energy Solutions has brought that vision to life for its customers, developing custom solutions for thousands of satisfied clients in the Rockford community, across the Midwest and beyond. Thayer does it by:

Building strong relationships with customers

Providing extraordinary customer service

Leveraging deep industry expertise

Ensuring that Thayer custom solutions deliver an ideal mix of performance, value and reliability

35 plus years
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“Seeing our customers succeed is everything to our team. It means we’ve done our jobs well, and it also means that we’ve set our customers up for success—which is the reason we’re here in the first place.” Patti Thayer, Thayer CEO
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Thayer Energy Solutions’ long list of accolades include multiple awards from utilities ComEd and Consumers Energy. ComEd honored Thayer with a 2021 “Pioneer of the Year” award after previously recognizing Thayer with a Customer Impact Award. Consumers Energy has repeatedly named Thayer an “Outstanding Small Business Trade Ally.”


Thayer’s legacy of LED excellence stretches back decades and includes a focus on operational excellence, as well as continuous innovation. Thayer’s team includes numerous certified lighting specialists, and one team member, Matt Honson, sits on the board of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors.

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Thayer also brings the perspective necessary to relate to customers’ needs and priorities. For example, Thayer’s business development manager, Dan Bishoff, is a serial entrepreneur who understands first-hand the value of an optimized facility to a thriving organization.

“We’re improving the spaces where people live and work by making them look and feel better.” Karl Arvidson


“When you get in an EV, it’s going to ruin you—it’s an amazing new driving adventure,” says Chuck Meyers, leader of Thayer’s EV Charging team. “The charging infrastructure is the thing that makes it possible, and we’re committed to helping organizations get it right.”

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“We’re committed to helping organizations get [EV charging] right.” Chuck Meyers

Thayer’s expert EVC team boasts an array of manufacturer-specific certifications, as well as deep roots in public safety and public service. That background informs its focus on expert installation using proven, best-in-class products—so customers can enjoy an EV charging solution that meets their needs while providing safe, reliable service for years to come.


Ready to join Thayer’s community of loyal, satisfied customers? Your custom solution awaits.

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Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Joe Erb
Joe Erb

“Thanks to Thayer, our gym has never shown our colors like they do now. The new lighting has brought an additional sense of pride to our students, faculty, and community.”

Head Coach - Winnebago Schools
Rick Beale
Rick Beale

“Thayer Energy Solutions completed the final phase of our upgraded lighting project at the Top of the Block and we are thrilled with the results. We achieved an energy reduction of 84%, a simple payback of 1.6 years and an annual savings of $15,345!”

VP, COO Anderson Automotive Group
Ben Bernsten
Ben Bernsten

“Thayer Energy Solutions has completed several turn-key lighting projects for us that not only produced better lighting but were substantially more energy efficient for a great ROI.”

President, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois
Doug Warner
Doug Warner

“Thayer Energy Solutions exceeded our expectations. The team was thoughtful and precise with the plan and installation. We're thrilled with the result. Our team is now working in a brighter warehouse, helping us to fullfill orders and save cost.”

VP Operations, Field Fastener
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Jim Garner

“Thayer made our whole LED upgrade easy and seamless, and we are very pleased with the results! Our facility is much safer and more secure for our customers and employees, and we also benefit from lower utility costs. I highly recommend the Thayer team to anyone considering new lighting.”

General Manager CIT Trucks, LLC
Joe Erb
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