About Academy Energy Group

OUR PURPOSE

Academy Energy Group’s Purpose: 

 

“We go into Battle Every Day to Protect and Serve our Partners.” 

 

As an Electrical Distributor and Pre-Construction Design Services Company, AEG collaboratives with project teams to develop, evaluate, and incorporate application specific technologies and solutions to meet our client’s needs, and overcome the emerging obstacles to bring their vision to fruition.

AEG At-A-Glance

Guiding Principles

Integrity: Do/Say Ratio
Ethics: Acting in Truth
Service to Others
Partnering to Win
Innovate to Differentiate
Collaborate to Deliver
Adhering to a Higher Power

Services

Lighting Design
Solar PV Design & Commissioning
Pre-Construction Services
Application Engineering Support
Energy Code Compliance Review
Technical Strategy Consulting
Energy Consulting
Power Quality Consulting

Practices

Project Management
Technical Compliance Framework
Vendor Management Collaboration
Contract Compliance
Quality Control

Products

Lighting & Controls
Power Distribution
Metering & Automation
Microgrids
Energy Storage
Solar PV
Power Quality
HVAC Dehumidification

Our Leadership Team

Andy Lynch

Executive VP | Business & Project Development

Brian Schmidt

Executive VP | Operations

Robert "Bobby" Frank

Executive VP | New York

Greg Harrington

Director of Project Management

Our Guiding Principles

Our Vision

Over the next decade, both construction and energy efficiency projects, will face new hurdles such as: changing consumer demands, supply chain issues, energy code changes, changing technologies, increased cyber-security attacks, resiliency demands, healthy building requirements, and unprecedented regulatory demands. These challenges will add significant risks to projects scopes, increase stress to people, and will require project teams to collaborate in order to find comprehensive solutions from the design and delivery phases to the close out and handover phases to achieve success.

The utilization of the status quo mindset of project delivery to conquer these risks will push the project members to further focus solely on themselves, will narrow their focus to individual scope requirements only, will cause less teamwork, will shift the goals away from the owner’s, and will limit or diminish the project team’s success.

The old way of doing business by using the buy/sell or prime/sub relationship simply will not work. Adversarial and siloed project delivery methods, mindsets, and people will not adequately deliver successful projects. Owners will need agile and collaborative project teams to develop, evaluate, and incorporate application specific technologies and solutions to meet their needs, and overcome the emerging obstacles to bring their vision to fruition.

Built upon both the successful and painful lessons learned, Academy Energy Group’s (AEG) approach to support and guide teams in stressful environments, is to light the path to find solutions for the “Group”. We empower people to use their skills, gifts, and talents to unlock solutions and deliver results for our project teammates, the owners, and the end-users.

Our vision is to promote and demonstrate the power of partnerships and how the collaborative approach to project delivery will be the best choice to achieve success in the future. Our approach is built upon an environment that cultivates innovative solutions, fosters mutual respect amongst team members, and provides service to others throughout the project.

The foundation of AEG’s collaborative Partnership approach is open, honest, direct, and transparent communication fueled by selfless service.

By 2032, AEG we will be involved in 25 truly collaborative customer Partnerships.

Certifications

Academy Energy Group (AEG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and certified and verified by:

 

* U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (SDVOSB) (CVE)
* New York State Certified (SDVOB)
* Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) (SDVOB)
* Maryland Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE)
* Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB)

OUR Story

Bill Morrison and Andy Lynch are the Founders and Principals of Academy Energy Group, an Electrical Products Distributor.  After working together at GEXPRO, formerly GE Supply, they discovered unmet needs in both the Federal and Corporate markets for Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).  Bill had the Finance, Operations, and Management experience and background.  Andy had the Project Development, Business Development, and Technical Experience in the market. Adding Brian Schmidt, a master at execution and customer service, as an owner and partner, was the final piece of the puzzle needed to launch Academy Energy Group.

The first idea of starting this venture occurred after Andy Lynch led a Design-Build Solar PV Project Development effort.  This included the Pre-Construction, Design Development, Application Engineering, Product Selection, and Submittals for a 500kW solar carport for the US Marines at Quantico, VA for a General Contractor and Electrical Engineer.  Bill and Andy saw the need, trusted each other, and founded the company. Brian Schmidt, former GEXPRO/GE Supply Sales Engineer, was asked to join as a Principal of the company and is EVP of Operations.

 

Academy Energy Group provides products and services to support lighting design, design development, application engineering, product selection, supply, and systems commissioning for Automation, Power, Lighting, Control, and Renewable/Solar PV.  We supply products for energy demand reduction, energy generation, and electrical and control infrastructure.

 

Academy Energy Group (AEG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and certified and verified by:

* U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (SDVOSB) (CVE)
* New York State Certified (SDVOB)
* Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) (SDVOB)
* Maryland Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE)
* Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB)

 

We serve the Federal Government, the Department of Defense, Corporate, and Industrial Clients and the Prime/Sub-Contractors serving these end users. Our focus markets include:

 

  • Design-Build General Contractors & Electrical Contractors
  • Department of Defense
  • Government
  • Education
  • Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) & Lighting Contractors
  • Engineer, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Utilities & Energy Generation
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Data Center & Communications

 

We strive to help our client partners win business by supporting their proposal’s technical narrative responses in addition to achieving small business subcontracting plans (SDVOSB).  We provide pre-construction services (LEED Point Strategy, design, scope, schedule, budget, risk allocation), project design development, application specific product recommendations for electrical projects, procurement of high quality products from leading manufacturers, and logistical management of materials to the project site for installation.

 

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What's in a name?

Founded on the principles that the founders learned and lived at their educational institutions. Bill Morrison attended The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Andy Lynch attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL. Both Schools teach the values of Integrity, Loyalty, Teamwork, and Service to others.
The focus of the company, its products, and expertise of the team; Energy Demand Reduction, Energy Generation, Design-Build, and Industrial Applications.
The collaborative teamwork effort required for success.

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Academy Energy Group (AEG) is an Electrical Distributor & Pre-construction Design Services Company with offices in Chicago, Indiana, Colorado, and New York.

 

AEG is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Certifications

Academy Energy Group (AEG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and certified and verified by:

 

* U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (SDVOSB) (CVE)
* New York State Certified (SDVOB)
* Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) (SDVOB)
* Maryland Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE)
* Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB)

 

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