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Energy Lighting Services [ELS] is a national lighting contracting company made up of commercial LED Lighting experts. ELS specializes in designing and professionally managing turnkey LED Lighting projects tailored to their clients specific needs. ELS helps business leaders across the country save money and create opportunity by switching to an LED lighting system, often with cash flow positive, zero money out of pocket projects. ELS also provides electrical services to the greater Nashville Area with their local division, ELS Electric.
Energy Lighting Services has been a trusted partner in the lighting energy arena for nearly 10 years and was founded by a former teacher and pastor Jason Duncan who started the business after he lost his job during the 2008 recession. Integrity is at the foundation of everything ELS does. Each project is treated as an opportunity to promote stewardship, reduce carbon emissions, and improve quality of life for everyone in the United States and beyond.
About Our CEO
B.S. in Ministry, Amridge University (2001)
M.A. in Learning & Teaching, Lipscomb University (2007)
M.A. in School Leadership, Lipscomb University (2009)
Ph.D. student at the University of the Cumberlands (current)
Jason Duncan spent four years as a schoolteacher, but due to cuts in his County’s budget was forced to make a decision about the next step in his career. After much prayer, thought, and many sleepless nights, he and his wife, Kristie, decided it was time for him to run his own business full-time. Jason founded a new energy efficiency consulting company based in Gallatin called Future Vision Energy (now known as Energy Lighting Services). Today, it is an award-winning multi-million-dollar business with offices in Hendersonville TN, Memphis TN, Greenville, SC, and Sacramento CA. He expanded into the electrical services space with a new division of the company in July of 2018, hiring Brendon Lombardi as Vice President of ELS Electric.
Along with being CEO of Energy Lighting Services and ELS ELS Electric, Duncan coaches salespeople, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Jason is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as a pastor in his local church Eikon House (www.eikonhouse.com) In 2014, he won the Rising Star Award from the TN Small Business Development Center, was nominated in the Nashville Business Journal’s Sumner County Impact Awards, and the 2015 40 Under 40 Awards.
Jason is a passionate and dedicated professional who loves Jesus. He lives in Gallatin, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing guitar, riding his Harley-Davidson, working on his small farm, and camping with his family.
Press Kit & Branding Assets
ELS is an official trade ally of the nation’s largest energy providers and underwritten by the third largest insurance company in the world, Hannover Re. ELS sources products from over twenty manufacturers, and also sources directly from factories which gives a price advantage to high efficiency products. Because of this, ELS can always offer the latest innovative LED technology at a competitive price through removing inefficiencies in the supply chain.
- ELS completed the world’s largest LED retrofit–and the first hospital LED retrofit in Tennessee, retrofitting over 4000 fluorescent fixtures with LEDs.
- ELS followed that feat with another world’s largest LED retrofit, this time at a 2.8 million square foot distribution center in Tennessee, retrofitting over 9500 fixtures with LEDs.
- ELS completed the largest outdoor plasma lighting (LEP) installation in North America at a distribution center in the Southeast.
- ELS was were presented with the Annual Innovator Award for “commitment and service to the City of Gallatin, Tennessee.”
- ELS was nominated for Small Business of the Year by the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce.
- ELS was a finalist for the Nashville NEXT Awards for Business of the Year in the Social Enterprise and Sustainability category.
- ELS CEO Jason Duncan was nominated for the Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 40 Under 40 Award.
- ELS was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.
- ELS was an honoree of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards.
- ELS was nominated for Small Business of the Year by the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce again.
- ELS was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America again.
- ELS was an honoree of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 Small Business of the Year Award again.
- ELS was named to the Entrepreneur 360 list of “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.” based on a comprehensive study of impact, innovation, growth leadership and value.
- ELS was a finalist in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best in Business” awards.