Who We Are

At Holistic Utility Solutions, our purpose is to help customers achieve their energy and sustainability goals through advanced systems thinking, best in class execution, and competitive pricing. We strive to be the best value provider. We do not compromise on quality, but eliminate waste to deliver the best solutions at the lowest cost.

How We’re Different

Unfortunately, many energy service companies (ESCOs) have developed poor reputations for having high costs and questionable track records of performance.

We’re different.

Our contracts are clear and they say what they mean.

Our price matches our value.

We use transparent pricing

Our savings calculations are conservative and easy to follow.

We’re flexible in our contracting methods.

By offering a variety of transparent and value focused delivery models, we are able to serve every customer in the way that is best for them. Whether that’s being the owner’s rep for a municipal AMI project, turnkey delivery for a school LED lighting conversion, or a master Energy & Sustainability plan for a Fortune 500 company. You can read more about this on our Services page.

Who We Serve

We work with anyone who has a significant utility cost and wants to manage it well. Our customers include:

Public Sector

K-12 Schools and Universities.

Due to the facility heavy nature of education, utility cost is a significant portion of your operating budget. Thankfully we can deploy multiple integrated strategies to reduce this cost and manage long term budget certainty with high ROI investments and strategies.

Cities and Counties

Municipalities have significant utility cost both in what they consume and what they deliver to their constituents. Smart water meters, Wastewater Treatment Plants, and facilities all hold good opportunities to improve operational efficiency and better manage cost.

Private Sector

Real estate investors, businesses, facility managers, and more.

A dollar saved on overhead is even better than a dollar brought in as revenue. We take a sophisticated, no-nonsense approach to reducing your cost and risk in a cost-effective manner. This puts you in a strong position vs. your competitors to be able to deliver your goods and services at a lower cost and higher profit.

We are a Trained Service Provider for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. This is an excellent option for private owners looking to complete energy related upgrades to their building.

Our Values

We operate based on a set of values that dictate all we do.

  • Service
    We serve our customers, community, and employees with respect, kindness, and generosity.
  • Integrity
    We are forthright, transparent, and honest in everything we do.
  • Excellence
    We are a high quality service provider. We hire the best people and use strategic thinking and well documented procedures to bring the best solutions to our business and our clients.
  • Innovation
    We don’t settle for what is common. We continually look for new ways to provide value to our customers and employees by reinvesting into our business and employees to achieve learning and growth,
  • Efficiency
    We drive out waste and only invest in what is effective and efficient for both our company and our clients.


Holistic Utility Solutions is based in the DFW Metroplex of North Texas and serves clients throughout the state with our full range of services, including turnkey delivery. Outside of Texas we can currently support clients with Consulting and Owner’s Rep services.

Our History

We were founded by industry veteran Ira Nicodemus. Prior to launching Holistic Utility Solutions, Ira spent 15 years working on Energy & Sustainability (E&S) in both private and public sector verticals in various managerial, business development, and operational roles. He has managed E&S programs and strategies for 35M+ square feet of office, data center, healthcare, and retail space and developed over $100M in private and public sector projects.

Ira is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a NABCEP PV Associate, holds a BS in Engineering & Management from Clarkson University, and an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of North Texas. He and his wife are active in their local community and church.