One Source Lighting (1LTG), headquartered in Vine Grove, KY., and Riffle & Associates, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH., have announced a strategic merger in Kentucky effective May 1, 2021. As market synergies in the overall electrical business coalesce, combination between the two companies was inevitable. One Source and Riffle coming together allows them to leverage their collective strengths, market relationships, and experience to foster greater outcomes together. The two companies offer a stronger presence at electrical distribution by combining sales efforts with enhanced product offerings.
President of Riffle and Associates and Riffle Lighting and Controls, Rick Leonard noted, “We are excited about this opportunity as 1LTG’s leadership, philosophy and approach is very similar to ours. We strive to create the best teams that deliver to our clients a complete and comprehensive offering at a level that within each market, and our footprint, is unmatched. Combining our sales forces in Ohio and Kentucky allows Riffle to further utilize our existing strengths while partnering to deliver our customers an enhanced product portfolio and service.
The Companies will maintain their existing management and organizational structures, with 1LTG continuing to be managed by Rob Emery. We look forward to providing our customers and our manufacturers with the same high level of services they have become accustom to over the years.
Rob Emery of One Source said, “Our clients positive experience at all levels of the lighting sales process is our priority, and has been instrumental in our success”. The salesforce of Riffle and 1LTG will build upon this strength. Our market is excited to experience a well-rounded portfolio of products and services. Our creating synergies across our line card to deliver value and performance for our customers and existing principals. I am humbled by the opportunity to work with Riffle & Associates and look forward to a long and successful relationship.
Rick Leonard of Riffle said, “ We are looking forward to expanding our footprint into Kentucky. We intend to provide the same level of quality service we have provided in Ohio for the last 58 years. We are very excited to be partnering with Rob and the 1LTG team.
ABOUT One Source Lighting (1LTG): Founded in 2003, One Source Lighting has become amongst Kentucky’s most successful lighting manufacturer’s representative company.
ABOUT Riffle and Associates / Riffle lighting and controls: Founded in 1963 , Headquartered in Cincinnati, Riffle is a leading agency that takes pride in servicing our customers and our manufactures. We continue to be led by the guiding principles and values established by our founders.
For questions please contact:
1LTG: Rob Emery
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