The Regency Lighting Story
Values-driven and people-centered.
Regency Lighting is a family-owned and operated company started by childhood friends Mike Goldstone and Ron Regenstreif. From the beginning, we’ve been focused on building a company that doesn’t compromise its priorities in the pursuit of growth. Learn more about our company, values, culture, and causes here.
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It all started with two best friends…
When we look back over our 30 year history, we are both amazed and reminded of God’s goodness. Our founders’ personal faith has been the cornerstone of our business, as they have applied our core values to their every decision. We are thankful for the company we have become and look forward to continuing to grow our business.
The Company Timeline
And So the Story Begins
Regency Enterprises, Inc. began marketing home insulation and solar hot water systems.
Lifting Our Sales
The d.b.a., Regency Lighting, was formed, and our first two sales representatives were hired.
And Away We Grow
Regency Lighting became an Osram Sylvania distributor. Posted revenues were $2.5 million.
Regency Lighting became an exclusive Osram Sylvania distributor with revenues of $4.95 million.
A Second Location
Regency Lighting became a regional lighting distributor by opening its second location in Northern California. Revenues grew to $10.9 million.
Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas Offices
Offices were opened in both Atlanta and Dallas, launching Regency into the national marketplace. Posted revenues were $12.9 million.
New Vendor and New Service
Regency Lighting expanded our line by becoming a Philips Lighting distributor and expanded our service offering by launching our Construction Service division to support the construction needs of our existing national clients.
Regency Lighting hired our first lighting designer to bring a greater level of expertise to our Construction Services division and provide visual and technical support to our Construction Services clients.
New York/New Jersey Office
A fifth Regency Lighting location was opened to service the New York/New Jersey metropolitan areas and annual revenues were $37.7 million.
New Office and New Division
We opened our sixth location in Orlando, FL, with revenues of $62.6 million, and at the end of 2005, we launched our Maintenance Services division to support the maintenance needs of our existing national clients..
Preparing for the Coming LED Explosion
Regency Lighting launched our Energy Services division to prepare for the impact of LED on our industry and to assist our clients with simple and reliable retrofit solutions that look great and maximize financial benefit.
Denver, Colorado Office Opens
Regency Lighting opened its seventh location in Denver, Colorado. Posted revenues were $88.3 million.
Regency Lighting successfully navigated multiple and significant price increases due to shortage of rare earth materials. Posted revenues were $112 million.
Amsterdam Office Opens
Regency Lighting was awarded the business of one of our largest retail customers to date, increasing our posted revenues to $130 million. Regency Lighting opened our first international office in Amsterdam.
Ready for the Future
Regency Lighting opened our ninth location in Seattle, WA and grew to more than 330 employees while posting record revenues.
Investing in the Future
AllSale Electric leased building across from Regency Lighting headquarters. Significant work on the first Regency Orphanage in Haiti and the Turnaround building project in Atlanta.
Making an Impact
AllSale Electric moved to its new location across from Regency Lighting headquarters. The Regency Orphanage was completed, welcoming 85 children to their new home. Charitable work continued with new projects in Haiti, including a vocational training center.
Planning for Growth
Continued steps toward consistent, sustainable growth. Evan Regenstreif and Isaac Regenstreif step into CEO and COO roles, Regency Lighting launches its new ecommerce website to make lighting purchases easier, and Regency Lighting and AllSale Electric open the first dual location in San Diego.
Regency Lighting and AllSale Electric gained clarity on values, passion, and niche in the industry, while facing industry changes, international trade uncertainties, and strategic decisions.
Focus on Resilience
Regency Lighting and AllSale Electric faced the COVID-19 pandemic with careful action and a long-term focus. New product lines helped our customers fight the pandemic, and the Los Angeles locations were consolidated under one roof.
Our history tells a part of our story, but you may also be interested in learning more about the way we operate our business.