Fred Graft is the founder of Worthington Energy Consultants (WEC). Under his guidance, WEC has grown to manage over 3 billion kWh of electricity for our clients and continues to grow and expand various value-added services and products.
Fred started his business career in the cattle industry exporting heifers and bulls to many foreign countries. Fred utilized a small fleet of airplanes to fly buyers around the country to conduct business efficiently. Fred’s philosophy of honesty and character brings his ability to conduct business with a “hand shake” throughout the organization.
Prior to forming WEC in 2011, Fred was affiliated with two commercial real estate management and brokerage firms. CB Richard Ellis and Equity Inc. Fred also successfully developed a residential and commercial real estate brokerage which he sold prior to starting WEC.
Fred’s attitude that WEC can offer something to all companies, large and small, has helped WEC grown its client base throughout state agencies, fortune 500 corporations, all the way to the local pizza shop. More importantly to Fred though, are his three sons and six grandchildren. Fred resides in Worthington, Ohio.
Craig Grant is a Worthington, Ohio native. In 1991, Craig graduated from THE Ohio State University and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Craig lived in Indianapolis and Chicago following college, moved back to Columbus in 1999, and has lived there ever since. After ten years in the plastics industry, Craig took a position with an energy broker in 2010 and soon thereafter was hired by the largest energy supplier in North America and Fortune 100 company in 2013 as a Business Development Manager. After four years of corporate life, Craig joined Worthington Energy Consultants (WEC) and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization.
Craig specializes in developing sophisticated energy platforms for multi-facility and multi-location customers with a focus to the medium to large C&I space. Craig has helped customers realize tremendous savings with forward-looking purchasing strategies in electricity, natural gas, and other valuable services. More importantly, Craig has a focus on helping clients reduce their carbon footprint and help establish and achieve their sustainability goals.
Craig is the proud father of two girls and recently married his first-grade “girlfriend”. Craig and Betsy now have five grown children to complete their family with the youngest in her senior year of high school, two in undergraduate studies, one heading to graduate school, and the oldest working for the New York Times in Manhattan. When Craig isn’t in the kitchen cooking for family or friends he can most likely be found on the golf course.