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Plug Smart Overview

Columbus, OH
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Plug Smart – Why Work With Us?

A Full-Service Energy Services Company

Plug Smart is a full-service, Ohio-based energy services company with offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.

It began designing electrical engineering work in 1975 under the name Control Solutions and quickly grew to over 500 employees with 17 offices until it was sold to Schneider Electric.

After selling the company, core members of the previous Control Solutions team and some new business talent had a fresh idea for delivering energy services projects. They thought, "what if we approached projects from the customer's perspective?" With this in mind, their key objectives were providing transparent pricing, letting the customer dictate who performs service work, and allowing clients to work with their existing trusted sources. They wanted to have a strong in-house engineering and solutions team who would assure projects were well-thought-out and fully optimized.

In 2008, Plug Smart was formed.

It wasn't long before their customer-focused solutions began to take hold. The company quickly saw a need for a strong financial component as part of their offering. Our financial team has been very successful at helping to create self-funding opportunities and providing unparalleled insights into pricing and ROI before, during and after projects. The financial visibility and transparency has become a much appreciated hallmark of our client relationships.

Today, we’re rapidly becoming one of the industry's true success stories. The company has the unique distinction of being chosen as one of Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest growing privately held companies for three years in a row, and are the #3 company in the Columbus Business First's "Fast 50" of fastest growing companies in the region.

Our growth has been an organic process as school districts, hospitals, universities and commercial/industrial clients have affirmed Plug Smart's customer-centered approach by establishing ongoing relationships.


Our team members are our greatest asset

We’re committed to being a great place to work. Since our inception, Plug Smart has benefited from hiring exceptional people that commit themselves to our clients' success. We view our employees as the “difference makers” that can help us profitably grow our business and continue to build on our success. In return, our employees enjoy working in a business environment that rewards them for their accomplishments and provides outstanding opportunities for professional growth.  

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, while also valuing work-life balance and fostering a culture of inclusivity.

Plug Smart Reviews

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    "GREAT & Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Columbus, OH
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    I have been working at Plug Smart full-time (Less than a year)


    Although it is relatively small, this is a super fast growing company! The work hours are flexible, there is a great work culture, and there are many opportunities to grow within. You are able to speak freely and are encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas. Leadership is very involved, takes the time to know each employee, and are all welcoming and very easy to talk to. Everyone in the office is very friendly and will make you feel apart of the team quickly. The company is employee owned and everyone on staff works very hard.


    Being that so many people are on site at jobs, if you are in the office it can be nearly empty some days, or packed full on other days so you have to be prepared for every day to be different in the Columbus office!

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Plug Smart Interviews



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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Plug Smart.


    It was typical. Interview with staff and management. Screening process and paperwork were typical. Easy overall. Salary negotiating was longer. Very upbeat. Not alot of red tape. Offer was decent.

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Plug Smart Awards & Accolades

  • Columbus Fast 50, Columbus Business First, 2016
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2015
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2014
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2013
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