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Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

In late 2014, Southern Contracting was retained by WRCOG to audit more than 60,000 streetlights for 16 public agencies and cities.  These cities are evaluating the purchase of streetlights from the utility, Southern California Edison.  In 2015 Southern was picked over four design-builders to assist WRCOG and its member agencies to assist with acquisition support and the development of a Master Regional Lighting Plan designed to meet stringent Dark Sky requirements associated with the Palomar Mountain Observatory.

This program is currently underway with the recent opening of an LED Demonstration Test Bed located in Hemet, California.  The Demonstration area is among the largest in the United States with 152 luminaires from twelve global LED manufacturers for every typical roadway configuration.


For more information, contact Jim Filanc at jfilanc@southerncontracting.com or 760-744-0760.

As a diversified electrical and general contractor serving several key markets, we offer a range of capabilities that sets us apart from our competitors.


  • Streetlight Services
  • Electrical Construction
  • Utilities
  • Emergency Services
  • Design/Build
  • Developers


Please visit our Services page to learn more.

Southern Contracting Recognized by Palomar Observatory and California Institute of Technology for Dark Sky Design Leadership

Southern Contracting has strategically pursued advancing LED best design practices on behalf of WRCOG and its member agencies’ 63,000 streetlights.  Southern and its design consultants, Benya-Burnett Consultancy (Davis, CA), and Monrad Engineering (Tucson, AZ) were recently recognized by the Palomar Observatory as providing design leadership to achieve this goal.  Read more

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Southern Contracting Company

559 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92079

Phone: (760) 744-0760    Fax number: (760) 744-9691


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