William Frisella, president of Metro Lighting, joined his family business in 1971 when it operated as St. Louis Electric Supply, an electric supply house that at the time was only four years old. In 1978, the company opened a small showroom, and Metro Lighting was born. Frisella later purchased the company from his family members and continues to own and manage the business today.
A wholesale distributor of electrical and lighting products to the construction trade, Metro Lighting also services the retail public with seven lighting showroom locations, including one in Chesterfield and another in Ballwin. The company represents nearly every lighting manufacturer in the U.S., and all products are backed with a one-year, in-home warranty above and beyond what is offered by the manufacturer.
Much more than a lighting store, Metro Lighting offers a menu of lighting services for every budget, including free lighting and design layout from a certified lighting consultant; in-home lighting design consultations; energy audits and energy savings consultations; lamp and fixture repair; and customized lighting services.
The No. 1 goal at Metro Lighting is to provide “Ultimate Customer Service,” which consists of excellent customer service, expert advice, great selection and quality, and cutting-edge products for the best price.
“We stress service constantly,” said Frisella, who credits his longtime success to his great employees. “At times we can stumble, but we are constantly trying to improve.”
6801 Hoffman Ave. • St. Louis
Showroom hours vary by location.