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About C.R.I.

California Retrofit, Inc. (C.R.I.) is an all-inclusive energy services contractor specializing in energy efficient lighting systems, controls and solutions.

As a women-owned business certified by WBEC and Supplier Clearing House, our family owned and operated business takes pride in evolving with the ever-changing energy savings opportunities, and we excel in providing our customers with the most efficient solutions. Our thousands of satisfied clients appreciate the depth and breadth of our resources, our ability to implement completely turn-key lighting retrofits, and to keep existing systems in top-notch operating condition. Our wholly owned distribution company, California Commercial Lighting Supply, allows us to obtain the lighting products necessary for all projects at an extremely discounted rate, allowing us to pass on cost savings to our customers.

We are CALCTP certified to install, inspects and commission lighting controls systems, and are authorized by Universal Lighting Technologies to install and service their Demand Control lighting systems.

Our History

Founded in 1986 to meet the growing demand for lighting maintenance services in Southern California, C.R.I. has since grown to become one of the largest lighting contractor in the state, and is the California vendor of choice for major energy savings lighting projects undertaken by utility companies and the private sector.

In our first 10 years of business, C.R.I became a major service provider to several grocery and drug store chains, the county of Orange, and multiple property management companies. We are honored to say that we still maintain a majority of these relationships today.

In the mid 1990s C.R.I. partnered with Southern California Edison under their Envest program, providing retrofits to 5 navy bases, 4 school districts, UCI Medical Center and School of Medicine. We then went on to partner with several ESCOs, retrofitting the parking lots of multiple universities and upgrading the lighting for all of Los Angeles County’s fire stations and libraries.

In 2003 we partnered with Southern California Edison again, this time as the primary vendor in developing their major project, now known as the Direct Install program. The D.I. program provides energy efficient lighting products and installation at no out of pocket expence to businesses across the state, allowing them to realize long term energy savings. The D.I. program continues today, and under it we have done over $125,000,000 in installations- by far the largest contractor under the program.

In addition to our partnerships with utility companies over the past 30 years, our work in the private and public sectors has increased dramatically. We have provided service for countless government projects and naval bases, VA hospitals and regional federal facilities. We are the lighting provider for multiple California counties and cities, public and private universities and major hospitals. We continue to provide retrofit and maintenance solutions for grocery stores, restaurant chains, warehouse businesses and commercial properties.

Speak to a dedicated team member: 800-332-LITE