09 May Minority Owned Business Certification Achieved
Mountlake Terrace, WA – Lumenal Lighting, LLC is proud to announce that we have achieved Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification awarded by the State of Washington Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. In January 2022, new owner, George Viray, endeavored to pursue MBE Certification. He participated in investigative reviews, provided eligibility documentation, and met all rigorous requirements. This comprehensive and valuable process mitigates fraud in the MBE certification process. The certification award demonstrates that Lumenal Lighting meets the requirements to do business with large corporations and local, state, and federal government departments as a minority business entity.
Lumenal Lighting’s pursuit and receipt of MBE certification highlights our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, and our desire to best serve client-partners. We plan to provide unprecedented expertise in the field of MBE lighting and electrical service providers in the Pacific Northwest. Like Lumenal, many clients and agencies are committed to incorporating variety into their partnerships and fulfilling internal goals towards diversity in their service providers and supply chains. Clients may continue to count on Lumenal for lighting consultation, design, procurement, and installation excellence.
George Viray established majority ownership of Lumenal Lighting in 2022, partnering with the former owner, Don Nielsen, and Shane Petitt, the VP of Client Relations with over 35 years of lighting experience. As a results-driven, seasoned professional, Mr. Viray sought to elevate the company, expand product and service offerings, and establish us as the chosen vendor for commercial, industrial, government, educational, and municipal lighting improvement projects. Mr. Viray’s experience in increasing company revenue, improving operations, and implementing strategic financial planning make him uniquely qualified to take Lumenal to the next stage of our evolution. His first goal was to certify Lumenal Lighting as a Washington State minority-owned business for the first time in its 42-year history. Mr. Viray is currently pursuing certification for the State of Oregon, as well.
We are thrilled to achieve our MBE certification. Not only does it open up new growth opportunities, but it also exemplifies Lumenal’s commitment to employing exceptional people and enhancing the field of play.
– George Viray, CEO & Owner, Lumenal Lighting
According to the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, MBE certified companies are eligible to fulfill minority business participation goals on contracts issued by the state of Washington and listed in the directory of certified MBE firms.
Lumenal Lighting, LLC is MBE certified for the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes:
- NAICS 238210: ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND OTHER WIRING INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS
- NAICS 541490: LIGHTING DESIGN SERVICES
- NAICS 541690: ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES
Lumenal Lighting, LLC is MBE certified in the following areas of expertise:
- Commercial lighting contractor
- Lighting repair and maintenance
- Lighting design
- LED retrofits for commercial, government, education and military installations, security lighting, street and roadways lighting
- ATM and night deposits lighting
- Exterior and interior auditing
- Lighting consultation
ABOUT LUMENAL LIGHTING
Lumenal Lighting is the product of a business model evolution spanning over 40 years. We began in 1980 as a fluorescent light bulb distributor serving the greater Seattle area. The demand for improved lighting products and the increased need for energy savings methods prompted us to become a turnkey commercial lighting contractor. We are the Pacific Northwest’s trusted resource for lighting design, product acquisition, and installation services. Lumenal’s specialized LED lighting knowledge ensures maximum energy savings, lower maintenance costs, and better performance for our client partners. Lumenal is committed to employing exceptional people who improve our environment by providing effective lighting and controls solutions while demonstrating mutual respect, integrity, ethics, and accountability.
- Washington State – Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE)
- Lumenal Lighting – About Lumenal Lighting
- Lumenal Lighting – Lumenal Lighting’s MBE Certification