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FSG - It takes a lot of (base)balls, (no really it does)

It takes a lot of (base)balls, (no really it does)

Recently, I was walking through our signs shop in Austin Texas looking at some of the projects our team was working on when I stumbled upon a bucket of baseballs.


FSG - How to Overpay for Labor When You Hire Yourself

How to Overpay for Labor When You Hire Yourself

We need to adopt a mindset that says "we are worth more than a vendor" because I guarantee your friends and family know you are!


FSG - When The Big Picture Says It's Not Worth It!

When The Big Picture Says It's Not Worth It!

My excitement quickly gave way to reality as I began to realize that, based on the information I was gathering, an LED lighting upgrade was not a financially sound project for this customer.


FSG - What The Storm Can Never Wash Away

What The Storm Can Never Wash Away

If your business is effected by a disaster and you need help getting your lighting, electrical, signage, or technology systems back on-line, call us at 214-433-6668 and let us know where you are located and what kind of services you need so we can help.



FSG - 5 Ways Technology Can Help Manage Your Greatest Assets

5 Ways Technology Can Help Manage Your Greatest Assets

Here are five ways technology can help lower the cost of people for a business without anybody knowing it!


FSG - Stop Throwing Away Your Profits!

Stop Throwing Away Your Profits!

You see, for both cases, the fast food chain, and the convenience store owner, there is a solution that offers peace of mind and confidence they need to say--their food is safe and ready to sell! And that solution isn't even visible!


FSG - Taking the Chance out of Change.

Taking the Chance out of Change.

how do we, as the lighting and electrical industry, help these large businesses realize the benefits of energy efficiency projects without becoming an inefficiency by interfering with their operations?


FSG - Three Dimensions of Service

Three Dimensions of Service

FSG has learned that sticking with the customer over the long haul is worth the effort.



FSG - Maximizing Your Facilities Efficiency

Maximizing Your Facilities Efficiency

When it comes to selling energy efficiency projects, understanding energy efficiency and how it plays into an operation is only one part of the equation. The more important part is being able to communicate energy efficiency and how it plays into your customer, or potential customer's, operation.


FSG - It's a Different View From Above

It's a Different View From Above

Drones, or as the FAA refers to them, Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS, have grown from simple toys that didn't do much more than destroy your parents living room ceiling fan into complex aviation wonders that can save money, time, and even lives!


FSG - The switch is dead, long live the switch

The switch is dead, long live the switch

In the last decade however, several key factors in the lighting industry have evolved the humble light switch from the binary device it once was, to a smart, interactive tool that plays a critical role in a dynamic ecosystem of efficient facility management.


FSG - Negative Attitude Negates Aptitude

Negative Attitude Negates Aptitude

It’s an often overlooked component when choosing the right partner to work with on a project, but the truth is that the right attitude, or wrong attitude for that matter, can be just as big a determiner of the outcome of a project as anything else.



FSG - Did you know that it is actually more expensive to look bad?

Did you know that it is actually more expensive to look bad?

Most traditional lighting in a commercial environment is fluorescent. Fluorescent lighting has a lower color rendering index as well as a higher energy consumption rates. The lower color rendering index, or CRI, can make things look green, or off color. The higher energy consumption can, of course, cause higher electric bills.


FSG - The Inefficient Art of Staying Aloft

The Inefficient Art of Staying Aloft

At FSG our goal is to help you find ways to reduce that operational drag so you can increase the lift created by your revenue!


FSG - EMS RFP Writing For Fun And Profit

EMS RFP Writing For Fun And Profit

At FSG, we’ve responded to thousands of RFPs over the years. For everything from hundred-million-dollar construction jobs to two-thousand-dollar school lighting projects. Over the years we’ve collected a library of questions and responses and have a great overview to see what has been successful.


FSG - Garrett Smith - EC&M 30 UNDER 30 Electrical All Stars

Garrett Smith - EC&M 30 UNDER 30 Electrical All Stars

Garrett Smith, the son of an electrician, continued his family’s legacy by pursuing a career in the electrical industry. Born in South Dakota and raised in Texas, Smith earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of North Texas. During his college career, he worked for Facilities Solutions Group Inc. (FSG), which fueled his interest in the industry.



FSG - The Business of Putting It All Together

The Business of Putting It All Together

Are your lighting and electrical expenses a huge part of your budget? Well, they shouldn’t be. You could be wasting precious dollars on an inefficient system. That's why we bring in, as a single provider, different pieces of the puzzle to optimize your operations.


FSG - Cutting Costs: How to Update Your HVAC Unit to be More Efficient

Cutting Costs: How to Update Your HVAC Unit to be More Efficient

We all love air conditioners because they enable us to work in a comfortable environment. The HVAC units provide a heating or cooling effect in the workplace. However, no one enjoys paying huge electricity bills, especially businesses who have old systems in their buildings.


FSG - How to Make an Old Building More Energy Efficient

How to Make an Old Building More Energy Efficient

Older buildings may be more within your price range, but they often require repairs or more maintenance than a newer building would. You may have found the right space, but the age of the property that fits your space and budget criteria might turn out to be inefficient in the energy department, which can be costly.


FSG - FSG Featured in Food and Fuel Magazine

FSG Featured in Food and Fuel Magazine

Normally a couch sitting in front of a dispenser at a gas station at 10 p.m. would seem out of the ordinary, but in FSG's case, it makes perfect sense!



FSG - Looking Better & Costing Less

Looking Better & Costing Less

The American Airlines Center (AAC) in Dallas, Texas is a vibrant, flashy building that hosts professional basketball, hockey, and concerts every week.


FSG - Saving Money by NOT Doing It Yourself

Saving Money by NOT Doing It Yourself

Audiovisuals (A/V) are vital for setting the ambience in any restaurant. Unfortunately, poorly integrated technology is a glaring mistake that can quickly ruin an otherwise fantastic dining experience.


FSG - Leaving The Lights On Helps To Keep Criminals At Bay

Leaving The Lights On Helps To Keep Criminals At Bay

Overall, you can’t take chances anymore. Crime is on the rise, and you need to do what you can to make sure your business is safe.


FSG - FSG TO PRESENT CASE STUDY WITH LYNXSPRING AT NIAGARA SUMMIT

FSG TO PRESENT CASE STUDY WITH LYNXSPRING AT NIAGARA SUMMIT

FSG will showcase its nationwide rollout of the Clarity energy management system to a leading telecommunications provider.



FSG - What You Don't Know About What You Don't See

What You Don't Know About What You Don't See

Janine has so much to do, it’s not surprising that Janine hasn’t been paying attention to what’s going on in the ceilings above her food preparation and dining areas..


FSG - Reduce Prison System Overcrowding by Using Better Lighting in Your Parking Lot

Reduce Prison System Overcrowding by Using Better Lighting in Your Parking Lot

Consumers have a huge number of restaurants and stores to choose from. If they are concerned about the safety of their vehicle in a parking lot or structure, they may simply choose to shop or eat elsewhere.


FSG - What's Eating My Profits?

What's Eating My Profits?

A restaurant is a fast-paced workplace. That doesn’t give Susan a lot of time to focus on long-term issues like lighting, electricity, and energy that affect her operating budget. And the majority of Susan’s employees are busy every day with food preparation and customer service. They simply don’t have the time, interest, or skills necessary to deal with building maintenance either.


FSG - Facility Solutions Group (FSG) Helps Buildings Operate More Effectively And Efficiently

Facility Solutions Group (FSG) Helps Buildings Operate More Effectively And Efficiently

Most business don’t realize how much money they could be hemorrhaging because of inefficient lighting and electrical systems. Facility Solutions Group (FSG) designs, installs, and maintains better lighting and electrical systems so that their customers can spend less on their operation and more on growing their business.



FSG - Money Is Hiding Just Over Your Head

Money Is Hiding Just Over Your Head

When surveying areas to generate savings, industrial companies should look up—literally. Lighting is a resource that presents opportunities to reduce costs.


FSG - The Cost of Being Disconnected

The Cost of Being Disconnected

Trying to select the products necessary to obtain all the conceptual benefits of IoT technology can be overwhelming. That’s where FSG’s energy management ecosystem, Clarity™, comes in.


FSG - The Hidden Costs of Saving Money

The Hidden Costs of Saving Money

When it’s time to make updates to your facilities, or perform needed maintenance or service, you need to find a provider that will minimize downtime as much as possible. With LED light replacement, you may think it’s not doable; however, with careful planning and a seasoned partner, your workforce can keep producing.


FSG - Your Legacy Lighting May Literally Be Giving You Headaches

Your Legacy Lighting May Literally Be Giving You Headaches

There are many different lighting sources available, it’s important to understand the differences. Find out why LED fixtures improve work spaces, while fluorescent bulbs cause literal headaches.



FSG - The Internet of Things (IoT) is Changing the Game for Quick Service Restaurants

The Internet of Things (IoT) is Changing the Game for Quick Service Restaurants

Right now, quick serve restaurants are deploying IoT technology in their kitchens and dining areas. They are harnessing the data in their restaurants to optimize their operations and increase profits in many ways. Will you be in this group of early IoT adopters, or will your business keep falling behind?


FSG - 2017 Top 50 Electrical Contractors: The Beat Goes On

2017 Top 50 Electrical Contractors: The Beat Goes On

FSG is grateful to the more than 2,000 employees that take the time to do the job right. It is these people that made FSG one of the top 15 electrical contractors in 2017!


FSG - How the

How the "WHEN" Makes It a "Win"

24/7 businesses require partners that understand how to work around non-stop service operations. It is also important to remember that not all hotel projects or renovations are equal.


FSG - What is a Smart Building?

What is a Smart Building?

With technological innovations happening everyday, it really does feel like we are living in the future. As a business, it’s not longer about just having real estate, but rather making your buildings “smart” with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.



FSG - A Better Way To “Leave the Lights On”

A Better Way To “Leave the Lights On”

It’s one of the most famous lines in the hospitality business: “We’ll leave the light on for you.” This begs an important question: just how much does it cost to keep all those lights on? The answer: a lot less than it used to.


FSG - In Hospitality, The Experience Is Everything

In Hospitality, The Experience Is Everything

When it comes to the guest experience, a hotel cannot go too far in creating a vibrant, rich, and up-to-date aesthetic. LED lighting keeps a property looking its very best while saving on fixed operating costs each day.


FSG - The Waldorf Astoria Captures the Energy Savings of LED Lighting While Keeping the Charm and Aesthetic of the Original Lighting Design

The Waldorf Astoria Captures the Energy Savings of LED Lighting While Keeping the Charm and Aesthetic of the Original Lighting Design

FSG was able to find the right lamps and fixtures that provided the energy savings the Waldorf Astoria Orlando was looking for while keeping the original lighting design and style.


FSG - FSG Helps Rebrand AT&T Center in San Antonio

FSG Helps Rebrand AT&T Center in San Antonio

The project was under extreme scrutiny. Every detail had to be perfect and the project needed to be completed before the opening of the NBA season.



FSG - FSG Transforms Fashion Valley Mall Parking Structure and Provides Energy Savings

FSG Transforms Fashion Valley Mall Parking Structure and Provides Energy Savings

The more consistent and environmentally-friendly lighting of the retrofit will be enjoyed by shoppers for many years to come


FSG - Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport

When Andretti Autosport decided it was time to phase out their older, outdated, fluorescent lighting for new more efficient and brighter LED lighting, they turned to FSG to help get the job done.


FSG - Full Stack Integrator FSG Energy Delivers Complete Energy Solutions

Full Stack Integrator FSG Energy Delivers Complete Energy Solutions

Since it was first discovered, the biggest challenge man has faced is not just how to create electricity, but also how to harness and manage it.


FSG - Bridging the Voltage Gap

Bridging the Voltage Gap

The electrical contractors that will thrive in the future will be the ones that can successfully bridge that gap between high voltage and low voltage.



FSG - Color-Changing LED Transforms Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel

Color-Changing LED Transforms Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel

FSG created an exciting and unique atmosphere using a new RGB color LED lighting system to replace the old white lights. The result? A transformation that brought new warmth and radiance to an already beautiful venue.


FSG - Transformation by Replacing the Exterior Lighting Is the Difference of Night and Day

Transformation by Replacing the Exterior Lighting Is the Difference of Night and Day

We are comparing how older, inefficient technologies perform compared to LED, and seeing some of the most dramatic before and after images we have ever taken.


FSG - The Right Partner For Turnkey Technology Integration

The Right Partner For Turnkey Technology Integration

When researching prospective service providers, the number one characteristic clients should look for in a company is one that exhibits the greatest knowledge and expertise.


FSG - FSG, 35 Years of Excellence

FSG, 35 Years of Excellence

FSG has proven itself to be adaptive, evolutionary, and diverse in its approach to offering quality services and building long-term relationships.



FSG - Outstanding In Their Class

Outstanding In Their Class

by Susan Bloom in TED Magazine

Facility Solutions Group and Green Creative help New Jersey’s Freehold Regional High School District score an A+ in sustainability.


FSG - Pyramid Building Lighting Upgrade Gives Distinctive Landmark New Pop

Pyramid Building Lighting Upgrade Gives Distinctive Landmark New Pop

Exterior Lighting Upgrade by Facility Solutions Group, FSG, added excitement to an already interesting and eye-catching building.


FSG - Centennial High School's New Safety and Navigability Through Improved Lighting

Centennial High School's New Safety and Navigability Through Improved Lighting

Lighting Retrofit of Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas Provides New Safety and Navigability


FSG - FSG Launches the next era of Clarity<sup>TM</sup>

FSG Launches the next era of ClarityTM

With new hardware, software and capabilities, the next era of ClarityTM bridges the gap between energy management legacy systems and emerging technologies.



FSG - Solar Energy: Powering the Future

Solar Energy: Powering the Future

With the price of solar power falling, solar energy increases your cash flow by substantially lowering your energy bills.


FSG - Navigating the Rebate Landscape

Navigating the Rebate Landscape

Rebates today are designed to be used on bigger, broader projects that promote more long term economic and environmental sustainability.


FSG - Energy Management: Finding Data That Matters

Energy Management: Finding Data That Matters

Businesses create workplaces that are adaptive to environmental conditions and responsive to employee and customer needs.


FSG - Why Connect a Lightbulb to the Internet?

Why Connect a Lightbulb to the Internet?

Connecting a lightbulb to the internet seems overly cumbersome and complicated, not to mention, super geeky. Why go through all that work?



FSG - Lighting the Way: Smart Streetlights are Smart for Everyone.

Lighting the Way: Smart Streetlights are Smart for Everyone.

New smart streetlight technology creates a smart network of fixtures that can be monitored, adjusted, and automated in real time.


FSG - FSG Energy Brings Solar to Grand Prairie

FSG Energy Brings Solar to Grand Prairie

When the Checker Properties needed a solution for their climbing electricity costs, FSG Energy was there.


FSG - How LED Brings The Sparkle For One Automotive Dealership

How LED Brings The Sparkle For One Automotive Dealership

When most people talk about LED lighting, they are talking about efficiency, but that’s not all that they are good for.


FSG - Project Profile: City of Whittier

Project Profile: City of Whittier

FSG worked with the city of Whittier in California to retrofit the lighting in their city facilities adding advanced lighting controls to further customize their environment and maximize energy savings.



FSG - Fitting the Future: Providing Unique Solutions to Energy Management

Fitting the Future: Providing Unique Solutions to Energy Management

As energy technology continues advances, its important for businesses to be at the forefront of change to capitalize on savings, without sacrificing customer comfort and safety.


FSG - FSG Flashback Friday: Building the Signage for AT&T Stadium

FSG Flashback Friday: Building the Signage for AT&T Stadium

It’s this time of year that brings up memories of one of our favorite recent projects and one in which we take a great deal of pride: the sign building for AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.


FSG - Project Profile: Lighting the Lincoln Tunnel

Project Profile: Lighting the Lincoln Tunnel

Everyone knows Buddy the Elf ended his journey to the Big City by crossing through the Lincoln Tunnel. But how did he see where he was going? Luckily, FSG had already been there, placing over 2,400 lights in under two weeks.


FSG - If It Were Easy, Everyone Could Do It - Sometimes Leadership is Hard Work

If It Were Easy, Everyone Could Do It - Sometimes Leadership is Hard Work

How do you maintain consistent growth year after year for over 30 years? Through bull markets and bear markets, recessions and recoveries, FSG has managed to grow year after year since 1982.



FSG - Make the Upgrade to Efficient LED Lighting without High Upfront Costs

Make the Upgrade to Efficient LED Lighting without High Upfront Costs

Companies and organizations around the world are always looking for ways to save money—and become better community partners by decreasing carbon emissions to create a more sustainable future.


FSG - FSG Deploys Advanced Lighting Systems at Newark’s Liberty International Airport

FSG Deploys Advanced Lighting Systems at Newark’s Liberty International Airport

FSG’s team in Perth Amboy New Jersey partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to deploy one of the most technologically advanced lighting systems available on the market to date.