The Will Group



Our Family of Companies


The Will Group companies represent some of the industry’s leading lighting fixture and pole manufacturers through our agency -- Lighting Solutions of Illinois. We also possess in-house fixture assembly capabilities for job-specific projects with Lyons View Manufacturing. Another key differentiator is that The Will Group also offers procurement and supply chain management functions through Electrical Resource Management (ERM) and our newest strategic business unit - Sustainable Energy Solutions. Thus, many of our clients recognize The Will Group as a true single source provider of lighting industry from products, services and solutions provider.


Lighting Solutions of Illinois

A cornerstone of The Will Group since it was incorporated in 1992. Lighting Solutions is a manufacturer’s representative for many well recognized names in the lighting industry including GE, Valmont, and Maxlite. Energy efficient lighting is currently the greatest area of focus across the lighting industry and Lighting Solutions has products that are being utilized not only by specifiers and electrical contractors, but also distributors and ESCO’s. Lighting Solutions has experienced and dedicated personnel who are qualified to assist clients throughout the sales and delivery cycle. Whether it is demonstrating new fixtures at our Pole Garden, completing a fixture schedule or tracking an order shipment – the Lighting Solutions team completes the task to ensure success across our broad customer base.


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Electrical Resource Management (ERM)

Established in 1986, is the first member in what is now The Will Group family of companies. ERM is a value-added reseller of lighting-related goods and ancillary electrical products to electrical contractors, private business owners, and municipal customers. ERM adds value to its customer base by providing a single procurement source for lighting fixtures poles, anchor bolts, uniduct, and other electrical supplies as part of its turn-key functionality. The ERM staff uses its experience and expertise to manage the supply chain issues and works interactively with both manufacturers and clients to ensure timely product delivery. Project management experience at ERM is not limited to supply chain issues – ERM’s personnel have historically performed in construction management roles ranging from smaller municipal projects to receiving Midwest Construction’s Best of 2007 Award for the New Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Illinois.


Lyons View Manufacturing

Combines a new lighting technology, stimulus funds, and opportunity. Simply stated, members of the Lyons View team assemble light fixtures used in the City of Chicago’s Blocks Program, and transform residential streets from the amber glow of High Pressure Sodium to the more visually true ‘white light’. The compelling story behind the story is Lyons View helps individuals who have been jobless for extended periods. We take pride in providing meaningful, and rewarding employment.


Murray Foods

Murray Food Services, Inc. was formed on May 4, 2005. My grandmother Mama Mary always stood by Papa Will’s side. Mama Mary’s maiden name was Mary Murray. Her steadfast strength, joyful spirit, and tremendous leadership are memorialized in Murray Food Services, Inc. The leadership within the company echo the pillars set by Mary “Murray” Davis. Mama Mary served food to others to comfort their stomachs and soothe their hearts. We will provide food in that same manner. ' My mom and I are excited to undertake the business. Murray Food Services is a company that will continue the strength, joy, integrity, leadership, and perseverance as set before us today. ' Wholeheartedly, ' Jessica Ashley Davis, Esq.