At RICO Lighting & Electrical Services we provide responsive, efficient, and friendly lighting and electrical service to commercial and industrial clients. Our core services include Retrofit Lighting, Electrical, EV Charger and Energy Services.
Quality work and dependable service since 1984
RICO Lighting & Electrical Services was established in Montreal in 1984 by my father Subhash, a licensed master electrician. He set up his business from our home to provide for his young family, and he soon made a name for himself as a knowledgeable and dependable tradesman. In 1994, our family, and my father's business, moved to Mississauga, Ontario where RICO is still located. Today, I’m proud to operate our family business alongside my dad.
Over the years, our company has grown exponentially almost entirely through customer referrals because we’ve always maintained the core values my dad started out with: quality work and service you can count on.
Trusted Service across North America
We are proudly part of Professional Lighting and Sign Management Companies of America (PLASMA), which was created to serve customers seeking national lighting and sign management services. As a collective, we believe the best service is performed by independent companies who take pride in their work, put their reputation behind every project, and understand local laws and codes.
Through the PLASMA network, we can provide responsive, affordable, one-call lighting service for multi-site clients throughout Canada and the US.
ServicesOn Demand Service Calls
Call us in the moment when you need lighting and signage help. We're quick to respond and fully equipped and stocked to service any light fixture type at any height!
LED Design & Retrofits
RICO offers a variety of high-performance, long-life LED retrofit solutions for general, indoor, and outdoor lighting with energy savings up to 80% over traditional lighting. We can also take care of lighting energy assessments, calculating ROI, and processing government incentives. We offer a total turnkey solution with our in-house lighting design and project management teams.
Controls, Automation & IoT
Our team can install intelligent management systems allowing you to monitor and control your lighting both on-site and remotely. By leveraging sensors, networking and data collection, we can improve the efficiency and lower the cost of your operations with IoT.
There are many energy-efficiency programs to subsidize installation costs by up to 50% for organizations, from small retail stores to the large industrial complexes. We will walk you through the entire process and submit all documentation on your behalf in a timely manner, helping you get your money sooner than later.
Lighting Maintenance Contracts
With a planned lighting maintenance program, eliminate unexpected costs. For one fixed price, we will put your property on a regular maintenance schedule and take care of all labour and materials for your lighting system.
Aerial Bucket Truck Services
With our fleet of aerial bucket trucks, there's no lighting or signage we can't reach. Our experienced licensed electricians are trained and certified to work at heights to serve all of your outdoor lighting needs with prompt and reliable service.
Nation Wide Project Roll-Outs
RICO offers multi-site lighting service across Canada. We have technicians based in all major cities across Canada, and streamline projects by offering a single point of contact who will manage and coordinate your project efficiently. RICO holds valid contractor licensing in all Canadian provinces.
RICO can work as a single source partner during your lighting projects to coordinate and manage all civil construction requirements:
Call us in the moment when you need electrical help. Our licensed electricians and our stocked service trucks are ready to provide full electrical services whenever the need may arise.
Underground Wire Fault Locating
RICO electricians can safely and efficiently locate underground wire faults, whether they are in parking lots, driveways or streets. We have the equipment and expertise to efficiently locate, expose, and repair broken conduits and wires to minimize downtime and costs.
From retail stores, to offices, warehouses and plazas, we can build them all. RICO Lighting & Electrical Services’ team of estimators, project managers, and electricians can work with you to smoothly construct your project. Whether it is a design and build or a plan and spec project, we welcome the opportunity to bid on it.
Nationwide Project Roll-outs
RICO offers multi-site electrical service across Canada. We have technicians based in all major cities across Canada, and we streamline projects by offering a single point of contact who will manage and coordinate your project efficiently. RICO holds valid contractor licensing in all Canadian provinces and is also a nationwide licensed electrical contractor.
A RICO electrician can check your electrical infrastructure for hot spots with infrared scanning technology, which allows us to identify and address small electrical issues before they become big.
RICO can work as your single source partner during your electrical projects to coordinate and manage all civil construction requirements:
RICO can help your business attract and retain customers and employees through the installation of EV charging stations. Our team will walk you through the process and handle the project from start to finish. We are your single point of contact for all of your EV needs and questions.
We source, supply and install a variety of charging stations, including those that generate revenue for the host location. Whether residential, commercial, mixed-use, or workplace, we have the experience and know-how to add EV charging to your property. Let us assess your requirements and make EV charging infrastructure recommendations based on your needs.
There are many energy-efficiency programs to subsidize your EV charger installation costs. We will walk you through the entire process and submit all documentation on your behalf in a timely manner, helping you get your money sooner than later.
At project completion, have us ensure your charging equipment is functioning to specification and the installation meets the original design specifications, before it is made available for use.
Short Circuit and Protection Coordination Studies
We can ensure your electrical equipment operates safely in the event of faults. Short circuit and coordination studies evaluate the magnitude of current flow during faults, to ensure system design is optimal for safety and protective equipment ratings are adequate.
RICO can work as a single source partner during your EV project to coordinate and manage all civil construction requirements :
Make your EV charging stations smarter and more efficient. Our team can help you plan and execute:
Parking detection sensors
Revenue generation strategies
Current Transformer (CT) measurement to detect charge completion
We install sub-metering equipment so property owners can substantially reduce energy consumption expenses. Sub-metering equipment collects and collates data to produce accurate, concise billing for tenants, who become responsible for the energy they consume.
We install turnkey and custom IoT solutions to make your business ‘smart’. By utilizing sensors, connecting devices and collecting data, IoT can automate processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs. There are countless use-cases, from smart-thermostats to video-analytics, all designed to improve your operations.
RICO installs intelligent management systems that permit building owners to monitor, automate and control actions that would otherwise be manually done. By implementing automation and/or IoT technologies you can optimize power consumption, reduce manual tasks, and automate to receive alarms and event notifications electronically.
We will help your business reap the rewards of utility demand-response programs. During peak periods of electricity use, our systems can reduce your facility’s demand or allow you to switch to on-site generation. This permits your company to take advantage of lower electricity costs in off-peak periods.