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Success Story – Bob’s Sparkle Wash

Maintenance Shop Lightens UP

Bob's Sparkle WashCOON RAPIDS, MN – Being environmentally friendly is common practice for Bob’s Sparkle Wash, so when they were looking for new options to light up their warehouse it’s no surprise they chose the more energy-efficient route.

Back in November 2013, Scott Walters was looking for ways to replace their existing high-intensity discharge fixtures with a more energy efficient option that would provide better light quality in their maintenance shop. So he called Energy Smart and asked for assistance. “Energy Smart performed a no-cost site visit and was able to provide us with detailed information on what type of lighting to purchase and the savings benefits. They sold us on the project right there.”

After seeing the savings potential, not only did Scott replace the maintenance shop lighting, but he went on to upgrade the rest of the warehouse light fixtures as well. “We couldn’t pass up the additional savings in the warehouse. It was a win-win opportunity.” said Walters.  

Bob’s Sparkle Wash was able to complete the upgrade within one week from the time Energy Smart conducted the site visit, and the company received a utility rebate from Connexus Energy for just over $2,000, making the payback period just over one year.

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.