VES is a company founded on the principle of treating people in an “Old Fashioned” way in a New Age era. We are family, in more ways than one and believe that a person’s word and a firm handshake still means something. We treat the customer as if they are family and strive to build relationships that last generations. VES will earn the business of large corporations but has not forgotten how to take care of the small “Mom and Pop” businesses.
Steve is a California native who was born and raised in the Central Valley. He grew up within the Agricultural community and from a young age learned the meaning of “hard work.” Steve is a Graduate of California State University of Fresno with a bachelors in Agricultural Science, with honors, and worked in the field of Ag Sciences for over 5 years after graduation. Steve obtained his California Class A/Hazardous Contractors License and for the next 35+ years he has focused on the construction trade, specifically commercial buildings and petroleum sites. Steve has the responsibility of providing oversight for audit services and project management within North America. Steve has a family which consists of three children along with their spouses and three grandchildren. Steve enjoys a friendly game of golf with his buddies in his free time.
With more than 15 years of experience, Thos has spent the majority of his career on the front lines of rapid growth industries. He began in the perimeter security industry in 2001, transitioning to the lighting industry in 2012. Thos has a passion for sustainability and has been involved in more than 3,000 energy efficient projects throughout his career. When LED technology began to grow in popularity, he was able to merge this passion with purpose, helping manufacturers of energy-efficient indoor horticulture lighting. Thos was the owner of MINT LED, an agency that represented LED lighting manufacturers and assisted with distribution sales and securing turnkey multi-site LED upgrades. He also managed strategic accounts for an energy efficiency consultancy and held numerous managerial and sales roles for national security companies. Thos graduated from Lanier Technical College, earning a degree in Business Management. In his free time, Thos enjoys screenwriting, a good game of cribbage and making breakfast on weekends. He is a member of the International Dark Sky Association’s VOC committee and the Screen Writers Guild.