Stream Energy is an alternative gas and electric service available to seven states throughout the U.S. Stream Energy is a direct-energy seller, which means plans and services are offered by contractors directly to consumers. It operates like a brokerage, with contractors earning commission on the client lists they generate. At a normal electric provider, you deal with faceless consumer service specialists. At Stream you would be dealing with the person who signed you up. Directly.
Stream came to be 2005, founded by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji. Though initially providing service to Texas, the company eventually expanded to six other states. It currently offers service to New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, and Washington D.C. The company also expanded its services to include home security and mobile service plans. These two services are available nationally. Stream Energy is also a proponent of corporate philanthropy, wherein its charitable pursuits are made part of the business model. Associates and contractors place their philanthropy as part of their everyday work schedule, donating to various funds as if it were a standard deduction on their paycheck. To manage its philanthropic arm Stream created internal charity Stream Cares.
Stream Cares is a charity organization that works with other charities to plan events, provide aid, give back to the community, and donate funds to said charities they work with. Stream Energy takes a more hands-on approach with their charity as they become a physical presence not just a signed check. One of the principle causes that Stream devotes time and money to is homelessness in Dallas. The company, through Stream Cares, provides funding to organizations like Hope Supply Company, Habitat for Humanity, and the Red Cross in order to fight homelessness and support homeless families. So far Stream’s philanthropy has helped many families and increased the quality of life in the Dallas Area.