Three Long-Standing Agencies in the Carolinas Merge To Create Affiliated Lighting + Controls

Charlotte, NC – October 24, 2022 – Coresential Lighting and Controls of the Carolinas, EGI Associates, Inc., and Quality Lighting Solutions announce they are joining forces to become one of the largest agencies in the Carolinas. This merge brings together three companies rich in history with decades of lighting and controls experience, and collectively more than 150 manufacturer partners.

Serving both North and South Carolina, Affiliated Lighting + Controls is more than 30 employees strong with four offices. The company’s headquarters are in Charlotte, and the executive leadership team includes Barry Enegess, Len James, David Locke, Robin Conway and David Feus.

With an aggressive appetite for growth, Coresential Lighting and Controls is one of the Southeast’s most established businesses. Founded in 1987, Coresential has grown through natural expansion, acquisitions, and mergers. Most recently, merging with Carolina Controls Group in January of 2019. Barry Enegess, Principal and Managing Partner, said, “The merge of our companies delivers an agency of scale to the Carolinas that is unprecedented. Our resources bring best-in-class product solutions from the most reputable manufacturers in the industry.”

Quality Lighting Solutions has been dedicated to improving the customer experience, serving central and eastern North Carolina for the past 18 years, and we look forward to continuing to serve clients under this new brand,” said Len James, founder of Quality Lighting Solutions.

EGI Associates, Inc. is a commercial lighting agency representing worldwide lighting manufacturers for the Piedmont and Western North Carolina areas. David Locke, Owner, and President of EGI said, “EGI Associates Inc. is proud to be part of this merger to continue providing lighting and control solutions to clients seeking innovative and state-of-the-art lighting and control products and service.”

This trio of industry-leading companies with a now unified approach as Affiliated Lighting + Controls will provide customers with an elite level experience.

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