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MANAGEMENT & STAFF

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WHO WE ARE

More than a decade of experience in the solar industry

After managing the installation of more than 20,000,000 watts of power through more than 2,000 solar energy installations, we knew it was time to create something better and with more social impact.


Our team knew solar energy was growing bigger than ever before, and a new system had to be created that could be more efficient, more affordable, and more reliable. And in February of 2020, Solar Grids® was born.


Today our team has managed the installations of more than 6,000 residential households totaling more than 100 million watts of energy.

Justin Kaiser

Co-founder/CEO


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Company visionary with private equity background. Leads the company with evolutionary ideas to disrupt the solar industry. He is also the co-founder of Elite Funds and Solar Funds. Justin has an entrepreneurial spirit that is contagious to others around him - he sees opportunity where others see problems – which has led him to successfully build and manage numerous successful businesses.

Larry Schroder

Co-founder/President


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Experienced business strategist focused on growing the company with his franchising experience and long-term outlook. He also serves as Managing Partner of Elite Funds and Solar Funds. From May 2015 to January 2019 he was President of Aluxa Homes in Omaha, NE , a national home building franchisor.

Jacob Koke

Director of Operations and Project Management


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Oversees and manages solar projects. Jacob has over 6 years of experience in solar operations for companies of all sizes. His project management skills are extensive and include everything from sales, designing and permitting to installation.

Felix Malave

National Sales Director



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Leads sales training and management for franchisees and their teams. Felix has over eight years of experience in the solar industry with installations, sales, and management. He's passionate about educating and guiding franchise teams to advance to the next level in a fulfilling and wealthy solar career.

Luke Dreyer

CTO/Director of Franchisee Marketing

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Oversees and coordinates all aspects of IT operations and proprietary marketing company technology. Has created innovative systems and procedures to help multiple companies grow.

Jeff Rupp

Director of Franchise Operations

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Onboards and manages franchise operations.  Jeff has an extensive background in operations with large corporations.  He has led teams large and small with great success.  His experience in leading startups makes him a well rounded asset to the Solar Grids team.

Angelina Garcia

Director of Branding & Marketing

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Leads strategic marketing campaigns and branding techniques to grow company brand equity. Angelina has experience with growing and captivating current and new audiences in the solar industry and is focused on helping franchisees grow their local brand.

Mary Panagakos

Corporate Regional Sales Director

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Manages and directs the Solar Grids Central Polk regional office.

Peter Small

Regional Business Developer


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Spearheads and manages development of corporate sales. Peter is a U.S. Coast Guard with an extensive background in project management and business development. He was formerly an executive at Northrop Grumman and a a founding director at Western Acquisitions. He brings his expertise from the government contracting sector into clean energy and provides a no-nonsense approach to efficient business development.

Jaydon Debus

IT Manager


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A highly skilled IT specialist dedicated to overseeing our Information Technology and cybersecurity functions.


Christina Lael, CPA, J.D.

Tax Attorney, CPA & Legal Advisor

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Serves as the company's solar legal advisor and advises on tax-related benefits.

Richard Mish

Franchise Development
Manager

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Builds and manages long-term relationships with franchisees.

Travis Shakeel

Consumer Sales & Development Manager

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Oversees & develops teams of consumer Energy Consultants

Amber Eshelby

Assistant Director of Operations

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Responsible for ensuring that all operational processes operate at peak efficiency and focused on franchisee satisfaction and productivity

Jacob Desai

Franchisee Relations Associate

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Helps to establish and foster franchisee relationships.

Kate West

Franchisee Relations Associate

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Helps to establish and foster franchisee relationships.



our philosophy

We believe nothing is more important than your freedom and happiness.

We started Solar Grids® because there's a huge problem in our country that no one is talking about... 


No energy independence. We have gotten so used to our traditional energy grid system, that we haven't taken the chance to say, "Why do I keep paying for unreliable and expensive energy?"


Our team is dedicated to helping you find relief from unpredictable energy bills and unstable energy service by providing your family or place of business with PRIVATE and PERSONAL Solar Grids®


We believe reliable and affordable energy shouldn't just be a privilege, it should be a given. Nothing is more important than your freedom and happiness. 

our purpose

Solar is changing lives everywhere

As a solar energy company we are determined to create a positive impact on families, communities, and the planet. Our Solar Grids® will empower individuals everywhere to have affordable access to reliable energy, thus creating life-long energy freedom.

our MISSION

To pioneer the action and
 attitude of positive change

Solar Grids® mission is to deliver

the best and most affordable private solar energy services because people deserve safe and reliable energy that make their lives thrive.


We make that possible by providing families nationwide with our affordable and private Solar Grids®.

Don’t rely on power from 3rd parties anymore. Take the power back and be your own energy company.

Free

 yourself

from unreliable

 & costly energy bills

And Feel the Freedom of Energy Independence with Solar Grids®