October 17, 2017

SoCalGas Honors DB Sales & Service for Helping Businesses Save Nearly $300,000 in Energy Costs


DB Sales & Service earns 2017 “Trade Professional Ally of the Year” award for helping business customers save energy and money








LOS ANGELES, October 17, 2017 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) recently honored DB Sales & Service as its 2017 “Trade Professional Ally of the Year” for helping businesses save more than $289,000 in energy costs.  DB Sales & Service is a Southern California company with headquarters in Garden Grove specializing in providing environmentally responsible and energy efficient products to business customers.

“DB Sales & Service has more than three decades of experience assisting clients in procuring commercial and industrial equipment,” said president and CEO Steve Mertz.  “We are excited to partner with SoCalGas to make energy-efficient equipment more affordable for our clients, many of whom are unaware of the rebate programs available.”

DB Sales & Service was honored for its achievement as part of SoCalGas’ Trade Professional (“Trade Pro”) Program, which provides commercial and industrial customers services that assist them with energy-saving upgrades, such as the installation of more efficient equipment.  Trade Pros sell, service or install products such as boilers, pipe and tank insulation, water heaters, steam traps, pool heaters and other natural gas equipment.

“All of our Trade Pro vendors help our business customers save energy, but DB Sales & Service went above and beyond with their extraordinary customer service to business owners,” said SoCalGas Vice President of Customer Solutions and Communications Lisa Alexander.  “Informing our customers about new rebates and incentives benefits all of us because energy efficiency promotes healthier, sustainable communities.” 

SoCalGas began publishing its Trade Pro Directory in 2013.  This directory lists approved vendors who sell or install energy-efficient natural gas equipment.


To be listed in the Trade Pro Directory, a business needs to successfully submit either two rebates or complete a project that saved 10,000 therms of natural gas within one year.  Manufacturing, food processing, hospitality, textiles and healthcare are among the industries represented in the Trade Pro Directory.

Since 1990, SoCalGas’ energy-efficiency programs have helped customers save more than 620 million therms – the equivalent of taking more than 700,000 cars off the road.  The company offers its commercial and industrial customers numerous incentives and rebates to help them save energy and money.

The Trade Pro mixer took place on Oct. 5 at SoCalGas’ Energy Resource Center in Downey.  Photos of the event are available here.


Vendors or business customers who want to know more about being listed in the directory or how to obtain rebates, may visit socalgas.com and search “Trade Pro.”


About SoCalGas

Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States, providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service to 21.7 million customers in Central and Southern California. Its service territory spans 22,000 square miles from Fresno to the Mexican border, reaching more than 550 communities through 5.9 million meters and 101,000 miles of pipeline. More than 90 percent of Southern California single-family home residents use natural gas for home heat and hot water. In addition, natural gas plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians—about 60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.  

SoCalGas has served communities in California for 150 years and is committed to being a leader in the region’s clean energy future. The company has committed to spending $6 billion over the next five years to modernize and upgrade its gas infrastructure, while also reducing methane emissions. SoCalGas is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas, a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuel created by capturing and conditioning greenhouse gas emissions from farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.  

Contact Info

Christine Detz Office of Media and Public Information (213) 244-8176 [email protected]