The D.L. Steiner Advantage

Why Contact D.L. Steiner

Why contact D.L. Steiner for your next energy project? We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you achieve your project goals. Our engineering staff holds professional engineer registrations in over a dozen states, and our energy management credentials include these designations from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • CEM (Certified Energy Manager)
  • CEA (Certified Energy Auditor)
  • CDSM (Certified Demand Side Manager)
  • CMVP (Certified Measurement and Verification Professional)

In business for more than a quarter of a century, D.L. Steiner's quality products and services and responsive customer support have helped us build a long list of loyal clients across a range of disciplines, including manufacturing, warehousing, electrical generation and distribution, and mining. Everything we do is based on our company vision:

“…to be the first engineering firm that business and industry turn to for total energy solutions: energy systems that are well designed, reliable, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible.”

Mission Statement

It is the mission of D.L. Steiner, Inc. to glorify God, working in unity and experiencing God in all we do, to help people develop, to pursue excellence, and to grow profitably while having an eternal impact on all employees, their families, and other businesses with which we have contact.

Daniel L. Steiner, President

D.L. Steiner’s president is Daniel L. Steiner. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Engineering with a degree in electrical engineering, Dan is a registered PE in numerous states, including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Among his other credentials are the CEM and CDSM designations from the AEE.

Dan has more than 35 years of electrical design, construction, and maintenance experience in industrial, commercial, and public facilities. He also has a broad background in energy management for other utilities such as air and natural gas. Dan serves on the board of directors of Nacer USA, a relief organization ministering to the orphaned, abandoned, and abused children of Bolivia, S.A. He also holds various volunteer positions within his church.

Company History

Founding and Early Years


D.L. Steiner, Inc. began operations in February 1988, founded by Daniel L. Steiner, PE. Dan started D.L. Steiner after more than 15 years of service as a staff and managing engineer for what was then the Standard Oil Refinery in Lima, Ohio (now the Husky Energy Lima Refinery). While at the refinery, Dan gained experience in electrical system design, electrical equipment maintenance, and electrical system reliability--a diverse background that served as the basis for successfully launching his own electrical engineering and consulting business.


During the early years, D.L. Steiner focused on new and retrofit design projects for electrical systems in industrial and commercial facilities, extending the value of these services with in-depth knowledge of electrical equipment maintenance and reliability. By the late 1990s, we had expanded our offering to include electrical construction, equipment testing, and custom control panel design and build. Among our clients were such names as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Lafarge Corp., and Owens-Illinois.

Electrical Safety Services

At the start of the 21st Century, as arc flash became a recognized and much-studied electrical hazard, D.L. Steiner returned to our origins as consulting engineers, refocusing on electrical system design and analysis with an emphasis on system safety management. Our turnkey arc flash hazard safety program and NFPA 70E-based electrical safety training course have helped

dozens of organizations implement an effective electrical safety program while complying with the OSHA mandate to provide an electrically safe workplace for their employees. Companies such as The Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, Honda Corporation, US Steel, and Whirlpool Corporation are among our arc flash analysis and electrical safety training clients.

Energy Management Services

Energy efficiency has become as high a priority as workplace safety in recent years. In response, D.L. Steiner has pursued training and accreditation in the field of energy management--not only for electrical systems, but for all energy systems used in modern industrial, commercial, and public facilities: natural

gas, steam, water, etc. Our comprehensive energy audits, demand control solutions, and electrical design expertise have helped companies such as Dow Corning, Ford Motor Company, and Hanson Aggregates use energy more efficiently without negatively impacting production output for big savings on energy costs.

Other Professional Services

Along with electrical safety and energy management, D.L. Steiner offers other professional services that enable our clients to implement safe, reliable, and efficient energy systems--and maintain them at this level:

  • Electrical design and engineering services--Power system design; project management; CAD services
  • Power quality services--Power studies; disturbance/harmonic analysis; power factor analysis, power factor correction and filtering; load flow studies
  • Electrical reliability management and maintenance services--ReBEEMS (Reliability-Based Electrical Equipment Management System) online maintenance database program; reliability studies; electrical preventive maintenance program assessment and development
  • Safety services--NFPA 70E electrical safety training; safety resources (training videos, PPE, voltage-rated tools)