Our Story

When he was 8 years old, Todd Holsman’s father, Duane, showed him how to repair light fixtures at their home in Chicago, Illinois. Duane later taught the boy how to troubleshoot & repair the neon signs at his grandparent’s resort at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Thus began a lifelong interest of lighting for Todd that inspired him to start his first business, Allegiant Service Group, Inc., with $1,000 cash and a rented truck repairing commercial lighting in Kansas City, MO.

After more than 15 successful years in business, Todd & his brother Mike, sought to find a better way to procure quality lighting materials for the business that was expanding rapidly to meet the demands for energy-efficient lighting. Wait times of 2 to 3 months, high costs from distributors and issues with quality products and empty warranty promises led them seek a better way and Anthem Lighting Distributors, Inc. was born.

They set up distribution partnerships with quality lighting manufacturers they knew were high-quality and backed by warranties as promised, having installed 1,000’s of the products on their lighting install projects over the years.

Today, the Anthem team exists to provide high-quality, affordable lighting products to electricians, facility managers and commercial property owners. The team’s passion is training others how to properly select and install only the best lighting products in the rapidly evolving energy-efficient and LED lighting industry to save energy, electrical costs and maintenance issues for Anthem’s network of customers.

Anthem Lighting Distributors, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Todd Holsman & Mike Ronnau to solve the problem of obtaining quality lighting, LED light fixtures (LED) and other LED lighting products in a timely manner.

Having successfully installed over 1,000 commercial lighting projects with their established energy services company (ESCO), it was frustrating to deal with distributors who talked of 8 week delays to receive products, their high product costs, or problems with obtaining product replacements covered under warranty.  After installing so many projects, we learned which lighting manufacturers built the best products, provided the best lead times, and honored the warranties that were represented.

Out of this came Anthem Lighting Distributors, Inc. to supply the contractor, facility and end-user with high quality yet affordable lighting in a timely manner. Offering quality lighting products with on-call availability is what drives us and helps you compete in a competitive market through energy cost and maintenance savings.

We specialize in working with electricians, facility managers and commercial building owners to provide high-quality energy efficient lighting solutions. We care about providing you the right solution while saving you money. We don’t engage in upselling or high-pressure sales. We treat others as we want to be treated.

We strongly believe that LED lighting technology is a leading tactic in cost saving business investments, and is a wise strategy for measurable savings in operations costs. Let us show you how your bottom line can benefit, with a free LED lighting assessment.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to just talk lighting. You may use our contact form here, or call us at 816-673-1233.

Our knowledgeable and experienced lighting team is always glad to help!

Benefits Of LED

Substantial energy and maintenance savings result from the installation of an LED lighting system in commercial and industrial facilities...

Rebates Available

Anthem Lighting’s sales team specializes in securing LED utility incentives to make your energy efficiency projects pay back quickly...

Warranties & Reputation

Anthem Lighting offers the strongest warranties in the business, in fact 3, 5 and 10 year warranties are standard on all products we distribute...