Charron Incorporated was established in 1960 as Macrae-Charron (a spin-off from Macrae Lighting Sales, a New England-based lighting agency) by Joseph Charron. For nearly 40 years, he built the company from its modest beginnings into the largest, most experienced lighting agency in Northern New England. Joe stayed consistently ahead of industry trends, often creating those trends himself.
Together with his wife Madeline and their two sons, Joe ran the company until retiring in 1999. Shortly thereafter, employees Louis Gagnon and Michael Beliveau took the reins to lead Charron Incorporated into the 21st century.
Mike and Lou, along with a staff of dedicated, full-time employees, continue to demonstrate the “Genuine Passion for Lighting” that has provided superior service to customers and manufacturers alike in the tradition established by its founder over 50 years ago.
Now Charron, LLC, the agency has its main offices and a 40,000 square foot warehouse in Hooksett, New Hampshire, located next to the largest city in its territory, Manchester, NH. Charron employees are resident in all three Northern New England states: Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
In recent years Charron, LLC has been recognized as the leader in new technologies, particularly in the area of lighting controls and LED lighting products. One pundit has referred to the agency as "The SOURCE for all things LED". Today, Charron, LLC remains the leader as it incorporates emerging technologies onto its line card, including induction lighting, organic LED lighting and DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting controls.