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Eco-$mart, Inc. was founded in 1993, in Sarasota, Florida, inspired by the creation of the Florida House Learning Center, a green living demonstration project jointly developed by Sarasota County Cooperative Extension service and the nonprofit Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development (I4SD). Eco-$mart’s mission is to bridge the gap between understanding and applying sustainable development principals.

Eco-$mart, Inc. provides a number of services to facilitate sustainable living. We act as a distribution source for “green” construction materials, and offer free consultations to home owners, building owners, architects, developers and contractors. The nonprofit I4SD provides guidance regarding selection of these sustainable construction systems.

Eco-$mart, Inc. assists contractors and developers to take advantage of the free public relations and marketing power provided by programs such as EPA ENERGY STAR, SunBuilt and Engineered for Life, as well as promoting those businesses on Eco-$mart’s affiliated media resources.

Eco-$mart, Inc. has also created ways for individuals and organizations to get personally involved and benefit from helping to spread the word, through our Agent and Referring Partner programs, as well as our Green Investment opportunities.

Our goal at Eco-$mart, Inc. is to help people to live and work in buildings that are healthy, efficient and cost effective. We firmly believe that once people understand what choices are really available and the impact of those choices, they will likely choose to design a better future for themselves, and for the planet.



What Eco-$mart Customers Are Saying:


Esri has been doing business with Eco-$mart for a couple of years now and the service and products offered from them keep getting better.  We have saved thousands of dollars on utility bills by implementing just a portion of Eco-$marts products and in doing so we are confident that we are doing our share to help make the world a better place.  Out of the hundreds of items that we have purchased through Eco-$mart we have had two pieces go bad and the staff at Eco-$mart jumped right in and made it right.  Everything about this company I would recommend to colleagues and friends.

Larry Reinhart, Esri Facilities



­­­­­­­­­­­I am very pleased with my first purchase from Eco-$mart. I received the professional guidance I was seeking and the products suggested worked seamlessly. My customers were very happy as well, so I will be a return customer. Thanks

Jason Hanshaw, Hanshaw Electric, Electrical Contractor



My experience with Eco-$mart has always been top notch service and top notch product. Matt is always ready to go the extra mile to make sure the product is on time and affordable. The thing that we find to be the most helpful is if there is an issue, it is resolved quickly. Have Lights Will Travel is a company that is proud to work along companies like Eco-$mart for quality LED products. Thanks.

Tim Fannin, Have Lights Will Travel


For our early education center, finding partners who could provide environmentally safe products for our children was key to creating an outdoor natural learning environment. Matt and his team at Eco-$mart provided great products that fit our budget but more importantly provided a great playscape for our children. Our experience in working with Matt on our outdoor learning environment has extended our partnership to several other projects and in each Eco-$mart has successfully delivered.

Derek Cummings, Executive Director, Creation Kids Village


The County has found that Eco-$mart is a good source for that existing fixture housing with sufficient remaining life and you are wanting to retrofit the light source to an energy efficient product, and lower the cost to maintain the fixture over time. The same can be said for Turtle Lighting compliance and solutions for changing the light bulb for compliance but not the whole fixture.   The company will take the time to research the best fit and offer solutions which was something they did for our North Port Library parking lot, and Nokomis Beach Plaza lighting and where the County acted on Eco-$mart’s solutions using their products.

William Martin, Operational Manager, Sarasota County Facilities



We are a commercial solar PV installation company located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We recently worked with Matt Ross of Eco-Smart on the supply of under-canopy LED lighting for a parking lot project.  We are very happy with the service and support that Eco-Smart gave us.  They provided a detailed quote, spec sheets, engineering drawings with illumination levels, competitive pricing, and timely delivery.  We highly recommend Matt at Eco-Smart for industrial LED lighting needs.


Mark Byington | President,  Cobalt Power Systems, Inc.


Thanks to Eco-$mart features, our homes have utility bills that are 60 to 70% lower than a standard home.

Mike Boyce, President, Grandview Homes


Monthly energy savings from Eco-$mart solar systems more than cover the extra finance costs, so we spend less money every month!

Dr. Beth Brown, Director, West Coast Veterinary Clinic


Eco-$mart has been instrumental in helping us change out our bulbs to LEDS in our 24 properties. Fast Service, Fast Response.  Thank you!

Kay Brown, Administrative Assistant, San Jose CA FM Group, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


In today’s business it is very hard to find someone who will do just what they say they will.  Eco-$mart is one of those businesses.  From the first call to them they have been a pleasure to work with.  They also have been very knowledgeable about many cost saving ideas for our business.  I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to save money with their home or business needs.  My projects range from single family homes to million dollar buildings – Eco-$mart can help save me money on all of them.

Richard Mulvany, R & S Contracting, LLC


I have been doing business with Matt and Eco-$mart for a number of years now and couldn’t be more satisfied with the service and the products.  Eco-$mart’s LED products have been an easy sell in our market and Matt makes the ordering process smooth and hassle free.  I would and do recommend Eco-$mart LED products without hesitation.

Dan Ryan, CED Roanoke, Outside Sales


As a Florida Certified Building Contractor I have installed many brands of windows over the years – Pella, PGT and Jeldwyn, to name a few.  They all make good products but I have settled on Custom Window Systems as my personal favorite. They make a great product and the few problems I have run into have been quickly handled by their customer service.   Thank you for your help and competitive pricing over the years.

Craig Weaver, G.C.



We have used for multiple different energy LED lighting upgrades. Their products have been very versatile for different applications, from a natatorium to exterior flood fixtures. As we get more LED requests, we will be using again.

Collins Young, NCS



Thanks so much Matt. I really appreciate all your time and attention, especially for such a small order. You’ve been very kind and helpful. Cal and I got the last two lights in, and they went in super easy and look great. Thanks so much for everything and if we need anything in the future rest assured we’ll be in touch. All the best this Holiday season,

Joe O’Malley


The lights that we recently replaced with LED lamps are up and running. I have checked them personally and I am very satisfied with the results.

Ronald Legendre, Building Technician, City of North Port, Building Department


Matt, I just wanted to say a very special ‘thank you’ for how you have handled me over the years.  This is as you know my second Solarhart unit.  The first one gave me over 15 years of service before I had issues with it due to roof damage.  The second unit has served me well for 7 years, and when a  leak developed on the heating unit, I was most impressed how Matt Ross stepped up to the plate to facilitate a replacement under the 10 year warranty that comes along with the unit.  My new unit is now at the shippers, it simply does not get any better than that.  Great customer service and a great warranty on a fantastic piece of equipment.  Needless to say, the only unit on my roof will be one of yours.  Again Many thanks

William G. Cash III, Lowes Wholesale Drug Agencies Ltd, Managing Director, Nassau Bahamas



I just would like to thank you for all your help. The process was fast and simple.I honestly didn’t expect a response from the online quote submission for at least a few days. It was at our dock the next day just like you said. I will let the guys in theoffice know where to go. Thanks again.

Sincerely, a happy customer!

Tyler Frady Jacksonville Winlectric



Eco-$mart, Inc is a
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

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Eco-$mart, Inc is a
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