About Connexion

About Us

What is Connexion?

What's in a name?

CX Behind the Name

Connexion is a young company with a long history of being remarkable to our clients.

You might say that Connexion is a destination. A destination where creative ideas and practical solutions meet. It's the place where business as usual is replaced by doing something unexpected. It's the intersection where the electrical distribution business meets with that new, unpaved road called innovation.

Founded in 2007, Connexion has become one of the preeminent electrical equipment and supply providers in the Midwest. Connexion provides a wide array of leading electrical and lighting products, design services, expert application support and customized, integrated solutions meeting the unique needs of our clients.

Why Connexion?

Because we're constantly raising the bar on what's expected by delivering unexpected value.

Creating a great client experience is our singular focus. We approach each client opportunity with a fresh perspective while deploying our unique blend of product solutions and value-added services. We deliver these with the unbridled talent and enthusiasm of our associates who thrive to help you succeed.

2020 Short Cuts

Take a quick peek behind the curtain; a glimpse of the magic our operations team performs on a daily basis and the character our associates.embody

  • 2007

    The Story Begins

    David Rosenstein and Steve Abrams acquire Classic Electric Supply; renames the business "Connexion" and ensues to reimagine and reinvent the electrical distribution business. Our annual customer, vendor and associate Cinco de Mayo tradition begins.
    # Employees: 3

  • 2008

    A Home in Buffalo Grove

    Connexion Joins Affiliated Distributors and opens their first Distribution Center on Hastings St. in Buffalo Grove, IL
    # Employees: 27

  • 2009

    A Focus on Energy

    At the cusp of the evolution of LED lighting and its associated disruption in fixture and control technology, Connexion forms their first Energy Solutions division and becomes a ComEd Trade Ally.
    # Employees: 32

  • 2010

    Adding a Little Structure

    Connexion implemented a formal management structure, associate training program, and a process for performance reviews. Develops unbiased, web-based resources to educate the market on emerging LED technology and debunks bogus claims and "green washing".
    # Employees: 46

  • 2011

    A Larger Facility

    Connexion moves to their current, larger location on Leider Lane in Buffalo Grove and formalizes their Core Beliefs and Key Attributes. Launches non-profit Science Connexion program promoting STEM education in community schools.
    # Employees: 52

  • 2012

    Connexion Takes the Lead

    For our work in Science Connexion and our leadership role in educating our marketplace, tED Magazine awards Connexion as "Best of the Best Overall" Distributor. Develops our first menu of Value Added Services. Opens Chicago customer service center. Launches 1st annual Energy Incentive Quick Guide providing businesses guidence in all available utility incentives.
    # Employees: 64

  • 2013

    Paving the Way With DTS

    DTS, our proprietary logistical service ushers the beginning of a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio of project services.
    # Employees: 67

  • 2014

    A Brand Update

    To provide some clarity to what it is that Connexion does, a new tagline is developed: "Electrical and Energy Business Solutions". David Rosenstein receives NAED's Distinguished Service Award.
    # Employees: 77

  • 2015

    A Commitment to Quality

    To create additional efficiency and value, Connexion implements a Lean 5S Quality System to their warehouse and logistics operations. New Customer Service center in Evanston is opened.
    # Employees: 88

  • 2016

    Project Services Evolve

    Since the launch of DTS in 2013, Connexion refines and re-engineers DTS and formally launches their IPS (Integrated Project Services) program. Launches 1st annual Certified Safety Training event.
    # Employees: 98

  • 2017

    Connexion Turns 10

    Connexion celebrates their 10th Anniversary by launching a customer travel incentive program. We merged our project sales and energy sales (formerly "Energy Solutions") teams. Began the process of building out our eCommerce website and launched data as a culture.
    # Employees: 110

  • 2018

    Connexion Celebrates and Expands

    Connexion takes a group of 80 customers and vendors to Akumal, Mexico to celebrate their 10 anniversary. Launched Vision 2020, and undertook a much needed expansion of our Buffalo Grove Distribution Center and office space. Connexion is awarded a Best of the Best Award from tED Magazine for Best Event (Safety Training). Science Connexion program wins Giving Back Award from AD.
    # Employees: 122

  • 2019

    Growth and Recognition

    Connexion acquires Van Meter's Chicago location. Schneider Electric appoints Connexion as their newest Chicago area distributor in over 40 years. Connexion's new eCommerce website wins tED magazines' Best of the Best Award.
    # Employees: 122

Connexion In The News

With a focus on People, Needs, Ideas, and Solutions, we invite you to gain a deeper insight into how we made news and gained recognition. View or download our press releases:


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