Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby), founded in 1972, is the largest and most complete creative retail center, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with assets of $1.5 billion. Its size enables Hobby Lobby to offer a wide range of crafts, hobbies, and home accents. Hobby Lobby has over 16,000 employees and prides itself on performance and community involvement. The primary goal is to offer customers an exceptional selection at an unbeatable value. Hobby Lobby strives to establish a work environment with company policies that build character, strengthen individuals, and nurture families.
Hobby Lobby is the leading arts, crafts, and home decor retail store in the marketplace. Due to the large number of locations and future expansions, energy management became an issue. Today, Hobby Lobby manages each stores energy management separately. Without an enterprise wide energy management system implemented, Hobby Lobby would be at a crisis level. With this issue in mind, Hobby Lobby set out to locate an organization that could provide an energy management solution that would meet todays cost reduction requirements and the future growth plans in building new stores.
When selecting which energy management company to choose, Hobby Lobby met with several, including TEMSCO Solutions. Hobby Lobby was looking for a company that had extensive knowledge and expertise in the energy management field. Hobby Lobby wanted the best results-driven, cost-effective solution for its current network of stores and future building projects. In the initial meeting, TEMSCO Solutions gave an overview of its areas of expertise and services offered. Jim Everett, HVAC Specialist for Hobby Lobby stated, TEMSCO Solutions has the flexibility to tailor an enterprise energy management solution that exactly meets our current and future needs for Hobby Lobby.
By working with TEMSCO Solutions, Hobby Lobby now has temperature and lighting controls interfaced into its Company network. Hobby Lobby can manage these controls from a single computer desktop connected to the Internet. This allows Hobby Lobby to monitor and control the energy in all 107 stores, nationwide, with 10 more under construction, from its headquarters in Oklahoma City. With a 22,658,350 kWh reduction and a 17,334 tons of greenhouse gases removed, Hobby Lobby will realize a ROI of 40% for the initial 107 stores and a 37% ROI with 117 stores. Over the next ten years, Hobby Lobby will have a projected savings of $10 million. TEMSCO Solutions has an innovative and successful track history with energy automation. Since the relationship between Hobby Lobby and TEMSCO Solutions in 2003, Hobby Lobby has experienced a dramatic decrease in our energy costs while obtaining greater control of our energy management network, noted Everett.
TEMSCO Solutions proved it has experts in the energy management field. Hobby Lobby is building an average of 30-35 new stores per year that will include TEMSCO Solutions energy management systems. Along with the new constructions, TEMSCO Solutions will retrofit other existing Hobby Lobby locations to implement the energy management systems.
TEMSCO Solutions has a client-base that extends across the United States ranging in size from small to Fortune 500 companies. Currently, over 1,500 security and energy management systems are installed in a variety of industries. Specialists from TEMSCO Solutions tailor the systems to meet organizations energy management requirements of high reliability, cost, and ease-of-use.