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Our Story

Your Partner in Progress

Nationwide Energy Partners (NEP) is an innovative energy solutions company. We partner with property developers, owners, and managers who demand a better energy service experience for their multifamily properties. To accomplish our goals, we are committed to providing transparency and transformation to achieve energy efficiencies, cost savings, and resident satisfaction.

Built on a Multifamily Foundation and Grown with Energy Expertise

Nationwide Energy Partners was founded in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio by the Founder and CEO of Lifestyle Communities (LC), a lifestyle brand and multifamily developer focused on creating a world where communities become the catalyst for connection. As the Energy Services division of LC, NEP quickly expanded across Central Ohio, throughout the Midwest, and beyond. NEP operates under a unique proprietary model that serves as a better alternative to traditional host utility or fee-based submetering services. As the fastest-growing energy service provider in the Midwest, NEP has more than $52 million in capital invested in our partner communities.

submetering for multifamily developers

8

States

50

Developers

150

Communities

40K

Residents

Our Leadership

Timothy J. “TJ” Harper

Timothy J. “TJ” Harper

President

Kit Hagen

Kit Hagen

SVP, Growth

Colin Rice

Colin Rice

VP, Strategy & Brand

Teresa Ringenbach

Teresa Ringenbach

VP, Business Development

Brad Coleman

Brad Coleman

VP, Finance

Eric Rehberg

Eric Rehberg

Chief Engineer

Timothy J. “TJ” Harper

Timothy J. “TJ” Harper

President

  • Over 30 years of experience building and developing technology and service businesses
  • Specializes in strategic planning, tactical execution, global sourcing, mergers and acquisitions, talent management, new business development, and profit and loss management
  • Before joining NEP, he was the Global Vice President of Services at Vertix (formerly Emerson Network Power), VP and GM of Tech Data Services, and COO for Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc.
Kit Hagen

Kit Hagen

SVP, Growth

  • Over 20 years of experience in utilities, wireless communications, and big-box retail
  • Under his leadership, NEP’s revenue and profitability grew by 50 percent and expanded into major metro areas like Philadelphia and New York
  • Previous experience includes management positions with world-class companies like Best Buy, AT&T Wireless, Convergys, and Cincinnati Bell
Colin Rice

Colin Rice

VP, Strategy & Brand

  • Joined Nationwide Energy Partners in January 2021, where he leads its strategy and marketing teams.
  • Nearly 15 years of experience spanning brand marketing, corporate strategy, customer experience, and sales partnership.
  • Industry experience includes real estate development, hospitality, wellness, insurance, and financial services industries.
  • Previously held brand marketing and strategy roles at Lifestyle Communities and Nationwide Insurance.
Teresa Ringenbach

Teresa Ringenbach

VP, Business Development

  • Over 19 years of experience in energy and utility regulations
  • Began energy career running the City of Cleveland’s Government Aggregation Program
  • Extensive experience in government and regulatory affairs throughout the United States and Canada
  • Contributor to the NREL UK-US Opportunities for Grid Modernization Report, State Chair for RESA, Chairman of the Board for the Illinois Competitive Energy Association, ECN, and the Ohio Gas Suppliers Association.
Brad Coleman

Brad Coleman

VP, Finance

  • Finance executive, business strategy leaders, and CPA with roles in large- and middle-market organizations
  • Industry experience includes energy, real estate, IT services, financial services, manufacturing, and distribution
  • Before joining NEP, was corporate controller for Lifestyle Communities and Pinnacle Data Systems. Served as Director of Finance for Tech Data Services
  • Began career as an auditor with KPMG

 

Eric Rehberg

Eric Rehberg

Chief Engineer

  • One of Armada Power’s founders
  • Has dedicated the last 15 years to building technology that makes the power grid more renewable, reliable, and affordable
  • Once led energy research and development projects for American Electric Power and the Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Holds over 10 US patents in the energy technology field and is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio

Get Started with NEP in Three Simple Steps

Step 1

See The Value

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Step 2

On-site Assessment

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Step 3

Implement

We’ll cover upfront costs and project manage the entire process.