The roots of Veteran LED began in early 2014 when Founder, Chris Rawlings noticed energy being wasted in old, run-down aircraft hangars. After some research he found there was one recurrent theme: LED lighting and controls.

The company originally aimed to only do business with the federal government, but quickly realized there was a need in the commercial market as well. “After the first project was completed we knew we were on to something. The energy savings was tremendous.”, says Chris, regarding the Tobacco Row Complex in downtown Richmond, VA.

The company now occupies locations in Dallas, TX and Richmond, VA. With over 200 projects completed across a dozen states, VLED has a proven model that seems to work for customers of all sizes. “The Veteran LED model is compelling to such a wide variety of businesses because they understand our engineered studies and upfront value. We stay ahead of the curve with technologies, and really tailor solutions for each of our customers. ” says Larry Liss, Board Member Chairman at VLED.

VLED works with C&I customers throughout the U.S, often assisting in capturing financial incentives to help off-set the costs of energy efficiency projects.

The Veteran LED family understands the specific hardships endured by veterans, transitioning military members, and their families, and strives to work with veterans for job placement and partnering with other veteran-owned businesses where suited. When choosing Veteran LED, you are supporting this mission as well.

VLED gives back to the community through non-profits and associations each year; Tech4Troops , IVMF , StartUp Virginia , and LightHouse Labs RVA.


At Veteran LED, we take pride in our work and continue to support our clients with their needs well beyond project completion.


Our capabilities cover all industries and facility sizes. Just ask one of our happy customers why Veteran LED is your partner in producing maximum energy savings!


our Happy Customers

  • Dept. of Corrections 

  • ForestCity Enterprises

  • USDA

  • Best Tile®

  • Gap International

  • Swift Creek Baptist Church

  • Allen Tire Inc.

  • JMTY Group

  • Energy Control Co.

  • EPOCH Properties

  • Doswell Properties

  • DiSabatino Electric

  • SunRise Cycles

  • The Millwood School

  • Colliers Int.

  • Lanier Parking

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art

  • Farm Bureau Virginia®

  • King William County

  • Big Bens Basketball Court

  • Grace Bible Church

  • Burlington Capital

  • ACI of South Florida

  • Fishburne Military Academy

  • JMEG Electric

  • Trinity United Methodist

  • Capital Realty Group

  • Saint Benedict Catholic School

  • Monkey Sports Inc.

  • BH Management Services, LLC

  • Marten®

  • Tidewater Volleyball Ass.

  • NyCom Inc. 

  • SugarOak Management

  • Femida Properties

  • Richter Dynamics

  • US Electric

  • Pollard and Bagby

  • Main Street Realty