By Matt Judkin

In 2012, Illinois saw its 1 millionth customer sign up for competitive electric power from alternative sources, known as retail electric suppliers. Energy market deregulation began in Illinois in 1997, but homeowners and small businesses were forbidden from choosing retail electric suppliers until 2002. However, costs made selecting these companies unfeasible for nearly 10 years. Recently, market changes and rate decreases have turned retail electric suppliers into more reasonable alternatives. Between September 2011 and October 2012, the number of Illinois residents obtaining energy from an alternative source rose from 120,000 to 1.3 million.

As an energy telemarketing firm, AGR Group has involved itself in this movement for over a decade. Active in Illinois, among other states, AGR Group informs the public about this option, and it has enlightened many listeners about the advantages of choosing a retail electric supplier. Aside from phone calls, AGR Group utilizes methods such as door-to-door sales and canvassing to find new customers. Additionally, its staff understands the value of accountability, ethics, and sales culture.

About the Author:

Possessing significant experience in the energy sector, Matt Judkin became part of AGR Group in 2002. Two years after joining, Judkin became its President and Chief Executive Officer, and he has played important roles in many of its successes over the past decade.