The Retrofit Companies

The Retrofit Companies

Installs energy-efficient lighting upgrades and retrofits, and recycles lamps, ballast, electronics, batteries, solvents, and other specialized waste.

65 employees in two locations (Owatonna and Little Canada); founded in 1992

Steve Kath, president: 

How’s Business? [Revenues in 2011] went up about 5 percent from the year before.

Biggest Challenge: Finding and training qualified sales professionals.

A Recent Win: Cutting expenses by process improvements and educating employees to be more efficient.

What’s Coming Up? We will be looking to improve our computer software and our building auditing process with new technology that will allow us to generate more proposals in a shorter period of time.

Proudest Moment: On March 12, 2012, when we reached our 20th anniversary.