2017 Friends of IES-KC Section!

Much of the CEU programming and social events for the IES-KC Section would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors.  Please take a moment to consider their products and services for your next project.

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Custom Engineering

Founded in 1974, Custom Engineering, Inc. is a certified MBE/DBE consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for construction and rehabilitation of commercial and industrial facilities. We have designed systems for projects that range in size from small tenant finish rehabs to multi-million dollar facilities.
Custom Engineering is a member of the United States Green Building Council promoting the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings. Multiple members of the firm’s staff are LEED Accredited Professionals, committed to designing a whole-building approach to energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.  For more information visit www.customengr.com.


Fluxwerx is a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, LED luminaires for the general lighting of commercial and institutional spaces, such as office, education and healthcare. Founded in 2011, we have quickly established ourselves at the forefront of LED lighting technology, with a distinctive product offering and breakthrough proprietary anidolic optics technology that offers substantial energy savings, lighting quality, and remarkable lifetime.


We have been acknowledged with top international design and business awards including the International Red Dot Design Award, Product Innovation Award (Architectural SSL Magazine) and the KPMG Entrepreneur of The Year Award. In March of 2016 Fluxwerx merged with The Lumenpulse Group, widely regarded as a global leader in architectural LED products and controls.  As part of the Lumenpulse family, we now have an international presence in Europe, the Middle East and South America.  The combination of the two organizations has created a juggernaut of leading innovations across multiple indoor and outdoor LED product categories.


We have been privileged to work with the world’s leading architectural, engineering, design and construction firms on some of North America’s premiere commercial, institutional, and retail projects including: Google, Nike, Microsoft, Comcast, Capital One Financial, Avigilon, Frito Lay, Burger King, Vice Media, Cadillac, Edmunds, KPMG, Twitter, YouTube, Bayer, Texas A&M University, Baylor, Harvard, Stanford, Purdue, etc.
For more information please visit www.fluxwerx.com


Gibbens Drake Scott, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Gibbens Drake Scott, Inc. (GDS) is a full-service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Telecommunications Engineering design firm, registered in 46 states. Due to successful working relationships with owners, developers, architects and contractors, our Small Business, has completed projects of all shapes and sizes with success. We serve our clients by making ourselves available to address their needs and by remaining well-versed in the latest technologies of our professions. We believe that a job well done extends well beyond a signed contract.


We emphasize sustainable practices, quality control, employee education, the most up-to-date technology and superb communication. Incorporating sustainable practices before they were mainstream has allowed the company to be ahead of the “green” game; from our first solar panel project in 1997 to proudly engineering one of the first and largest LEED Gold data centers in the United States.


Unlike many larger firms, GDS has the flexibility to incorporate last-minute changes and client requests while maintaining Principal involvement and customized service through-out the entire project, and with an average tenure of over eleven years, this exemplifies our commitment to Relationship.


GDS has always enjoyed the ability to freely communicate, solve project challenges, and work with the entire design and construction team, regardless of contracts, for the ultimate benefit of the client. We believe that cultivating theRelationships with the entire project team, Equates to Successful projects. www.gdsengr.com


Key Lighting

KEY Lighting is an independent manufacturers sales representative for western Missouri and the state of Kansas. We have been a valued resource in the lighting industry since 1948. We strive for excellence when it comes to our customer service and knowledge of the most current lighting solutions offered by the companies we represent. Architects, engineers, interior designers, distributors, and contractors can trust KEY Lighting to be transparent through all aspects of the project. We offer assistance with product selection, AGI32 calculations, budgeting during the design process, and line item pricing at bid time. Line item pricing gives all parties the ability to see what is being offered (as specified or subject to approval) and at what cost so informed decisions can be made. We endeavor to be a partner in the construction process.  Visit www.keylightingkc.com for more information and who to contact.


Landscape Forms

Landscape Forms is the largest supplier of site furniture and lighting in North America.  They are the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, South America, Australia and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a Sense of Place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. Visit www.landscapeforms.com for more details.


Site Source is your Midwest resource for Landscape Forms in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. After representing Landscape Forms’ fine family of products directly since 1997, Stacy Ernst, LEED AP, began her own manufacturing sales group in 2005, and now with the invaluable work of Carolyn Ralls, Judy Metzger and Julie Garland, works to promote, educate and facilitate the sales of Landscape Forms site amenities and lighting. Please contact Stacy anytime at stacye@landscapeforms.com.


Mercer Zimmerman


Mercer Zimmerman has been a major presence in the lighting industry for over 60 years, and has developed strong relationships with countless customers, from the specification community to the electrical contractors. Our team is made up of a diverse team of sales, quotation, and customer service staff, the most qualified professionals in our market. We put a strong emphasis on family here at Mercer Zimmerman, and believe that a cohesive work environment of talented individuals who truly enjoy their work are essential to providing the best possible service to our customers. Good work, like good lighting, shines from the inside out.


Mercer Zimmerman provides top quality lighting manufacturers, and works with a talented and professional team to develop creative and exciting lighting solutions for commercial and high-end residential properties. Industry Mercer-Zimmerman represents the best of the best in the lighting and manufacturing industry. Our manufacturers are well-known, and build and stand behind quality specification products. Our customers have come to understand and appreciate that we offer the highest level of products and services because of the manufacturers that we represent; many options which are not available with our competitors. We have shining standards, and we know you do too, which is why Mercer-Zimmerman only offers the best.


Olsson Associates

John E. Olsson started Olsson Associates in 1956 with one goal: to provide all clients with innovative and creative infrastructure solutions through a highly collaborative and client-focused process. This concept was critical to his initial success, and the ideals of collaboration, innovation, creativity, and client-focus are what continue to make Olsson Associates successful today.


Olsson Associates, ranked number 115 on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms, employs more than 1,000 staff members providing civil infrastructure, environmental resources and compliance, landscape architecture and urban planning, transportation, water resources, water/wastewater, technology, public involvement, and comprehensive field services. Our staff consists of highly trained professional and technical personnel with broad experience in all phases of engineering design and construction phase services.


What makes us different than other full-service firms, is how we work together to make a difference in solutions we deliver. We provide our clients with a team of problem solvers, and we see those problems as great opportunities for creative solutions, understanding that the process of finding the right solution is different for every client and every project. This means we are able to uncover what works best while balancing our clients’ unique needs along the way.


Specifically, our mechanical and electrical experts work as a team to deliver original solutions for large commercial developments, hospitals, laboratories, educational buildings, and military facilities for new or retrofitted projects.
Olsson has offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona and can be found online at www.olssonassociates.com.


Premiere Lighting

Premier Lighting & Controls sells high quality lighting and control systems for use in office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, residential and industrial lighting applications. Our goal is to provide a range of product with the proper performance, aesthetics and value to insure a successful project for our customers and the end-user/owner.
“Customer Satisfaction” isn’t a cliché at Premier. Our goal is to provide the information you need accurately and promptly while placing a priority on honest and fair business practices. This customer centered approach has resulted in proven success over the last 20+ years with many valued long-term relationships. A customer focused attitude is the nucleus for future growth that creates an exciting environment for everyone at Premier.



Using our product knowledge along with the support of our manufacturers we work with the design community and those responsible for product selection to assist in selecting the correct product for each application. Technical data, including manufacturer’s specifications and electronic data files, is provided as required. Light level calculations can also be provided in order to insure that the appropriate standards are met. Sample products are available for inspection and installation where required.



WL Cassell

W.L. Cassell & Associates was founded in 1933 by W.L. Cassell and was incorporated in the State of Missouri in 1968. For over 80 years, the firm has specialized in the design of mechanical and electrical systems for commercial, health care, institutional and industrial projects. Many of these projects are Kansas City landmarks, such as Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Liberty Memorial, KCMO City Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City Power and Light Building, Jackson County Courthouse and the Commerce Towers. W.L. Cassell & Associates has also become one of the Kansas City area’s major healthcare consulting firms with on-going consulting relationships with Saint Luke’s Health System (all five metro campuses), The University of Kansas Hospital, and both Truman Medical Center campuses.  For more information visit www.wlc-kc.net.