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Our History

For over 30 years, Derick Associates has been a trusted lighting partner to leading property management firms in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Our professional and knowledgeable technicians provide clients with full-service, turn-key lighting solutions that save them time and money. We offer all of our customers a free consultation, an easy-to-understand proposal, seamless installation, and our unparalleled “No Questions Asked” warranty. It’s no wonder that some of the biggest names in property management trust Derick with their lighting needs

The Future

"The lighting industry is experiencing revolutionary change. We no longer discuss incandescent, halogen, metal halide or fluorescent lighting options. The only lighting solution for the real estate industry is LED lighting." - Rich Sockol, CEO

Derick Associates


We started to provide top-notch lighting services and solutions for our clients.

AOBA, 1996

We created the nationally recognized AOBA Scholarship Program, raising over $1,000,000 over the years.


Derick Associates continues to lead the industry in the emerging market of LED Lighting for both business and Multi-Family.

Corporate Citizen

A member of AOBA since 1990, Rich has taken a strong leadership role in supporting the Association’s key events and programs, including the TOBY Awards and AOBA Scholarship program which celebrated 20 years in 2016.

Industry Excellence

  • •Professional, Punctual and Courteous
  • •Experienced and Knowledgeable
  • •Able to handle any Electrical Issue or Concern
  • •Skilled in Commercial Services
  • •Equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and parts to handle your maintenance and repair needs
  • •Experts at converting existing systems to more energy efficient LED lighting