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Apadana Difference

From our Founders


Ehssan Taghizadeh, CEO/CTO


Ahmad Kian, President

Apadana was created to fulfill a commitment that we made to our children. They challenged us to leave them a healthier planet — one they can pass on to their children. And so we embraced this challenge, bringing together a unique set of people, products and capabilities that provide not only energy conservation, but practical sustainable energy generation to our customers.

As electrical and mechanical engineers, we have appreciation for the challenges facing facility owners as they make often substantial investments to enhance their environmental stewardship while simultaneously improving their bottom line. Our mission is to focus on both sides of this equation, benefiting the planet and customer’s bottom line profits.

Our commitment to each and every customer, large and small, is that when you work with Apadana, you will receive the best product, at the best value, installed by the best people, deliver- ing the best return on your investment. We stand behind our products and our workmanship. We believe that the job is not done until our customers are delighted.

Thank you for the opportunity to present an overview of our many capabilities. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.

Each year, Xcel Energy recognizes trade partner companies that submitted customer projects through Xcel Energy’s energy efficiency rebate programs that resulted in the largest amount of energy savings during each calendar year. Apadana is proud to have received this award for Business Lighting Efficiency for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Over those four years, our customer lighting retrofit projects saved well over One Million kilowatt hours of electricity.

Energy Efficiency Partner Awards
Apprentice Program

Apadana is committed to the development of the next generation of licensed electricians. We recognize that in addition to formalized training, on-the-job experience under the guidance of a knowledgeable licensed electrician, is a key ingredient for developing highly qualified electricians to serve our customers. 


Apprenticeship programs have proven to be an effective means of creating a dedicated workforce of skilled trade professionals while lowering turnover rates that creates stability; lowers incidents of on-the-job accidents and injuries; improves the quality of work, improving customer satisfaction and eliminating call-backs; and increases worker productivity resulting in lower labor costs on customer projects.


Apadana, in conjunction with the Electrical Training Network of

Minnesota, has launched its own apprentice program. This program offers Apadana apprentice employees with four years on education coupled with day-to-day oversight from our crew of master and journeyman electricians. We are proud to be contributing to the future of the electrician workforce.

Customers Speak
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“Apadana and their staff have continued to perform at or above our expected standards. They are always competitive in both cost and completion timeliness. They successfully manage all utility rebate processes to ensure we get the best deal and they represent our interests when dealing with those utilities.”

Gregory Thome, Vice President US Bank

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“I have been working with Apadana for the last 6 years and I am very pleased with their work, professionalism and level of service. The team worked with our boards, managers and committees, to find the perfect solution for each building and association’s security and electric needs. I highly recommend them.”

Jessica Hamilton, Association Manager FirstService Residential

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“Apadana proved to be a great partner to the City of Minneapolis as we undertook this complex project [Ramp A Community Solar Garden]. Their project management and scheduling flexibility was critical in delivering the project on time, especially when faced with heavy local traffic patterns during [2019’s] popular Twin’s baseball season.”

Tom Peterson, Project Engineer, City of Minneapolis MN

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“Our parking lot was dark and needed new lighting. We turned to Apadana who

installed new energy efficient LED fixtures that met with stringent city rules for outdoor lighting while improving the safety and security for our church members. They did a wonderful job.”

Phil Weiler, Director of Operations Messiah Church

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“It was a pleasure to work with Apadana on the upgrade to LED lighting in multiple city buildings. Apadana was thorough and responsive. They worked through the project efficiently, were prompt with any follow up issues, and took the time to make sure the city’s needs were met.”

Jill Sinclair, Environmental Resources Specialist, City of Chanhassen, MN

“Lifetime Fitness’ new Plainsboro club was designed with solar in mind. Apadana worked seamlessly with our architectural, design, and construction partners to bring the new 360kW solar array online in time for our grand opening.”
Ali G. Touchaei, Director of Engineering, Lifetime Fitness

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“Apadana has done a tremendous job in getting us the PPE supplies that we need. The variety of products they carry and product availability is impressive. Samples of products were available and deliveries are within 1 or 2 days. Apadana has continually provided great customer service and dependability”.

Sallie Karels, Purchasing/Buyer- Metropolitan Airports Commission

Go Green Technologies

Learn more about this unique consortium of energy-related businesses who together are focused on helping customers achieve Net Zero energy  consumption by visiting


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