One Solar Panel, One Home, One Customer at a Time
Although it may seem as if POWERHOME Solar has come out of nowhere, like all true success stories, ours involves dedication, passion and a lot of hard work. An American company that uses only American-made solar panels, POWERHOME was founded in 2006 as Rescomm. In 2014, we decided to rebrand and change our name to POWERHOME. This better reflected our vision and the new direction we wanted to take the company.
This change has spurred our growth from 15 employees in 2015 to almost 700 passionate employees four years later. But we didn’t stop there. Although we began and are still based in Mooresville, North Carolina, we have expanded our reach and now operate in South Carolina (since 2016), Virginia and Michigan (2017), Ohio and Pennsylvania (2018) and Indiana (2019).
It took a lot of dedication and hard work to get where we are now. Imagine, a small operation of 15 employees serving 110 customers growing to 40 employees serving 400 customers in 2016 and 210 employees serving 1,400 customers in 2017. We took our largest step forward in 2018, growing to nearly 700 employees serving 4,000 customers. And our work is far from done.
With all this growth, we’ve never lost sight of our mission: building a movement by installing solar panels on as many homes and businesses as possible. Our goal is to create an affordable solar-powered future for our families and as many families in America as we can.
We were ranked No. 6 nationally on the Top Residential Rooftop Installers list by Solar Power World in 2019. In 2017, we were listed as the 96th-fastest growing company by Inc. 500 and have become the top residential solar installer in 6 states. We are also excited, but not surprised, that in 2016 we installed more solar panel systems than any other solar company in North and South Carolina. Not content to stop at installing solar panels on homes, we formally rolled out our new commercial division in Michigan and will do so in our other markets (2019).
We forged partnerships with 4 Pro Football Teams (Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers) in 2018. We were named Michigan's Emerging Business of the Year by the state's Energy Innovation Business Council in 2018, and we have A+ ratings with the BBB in all of our markets.
Not only have we expanded our reach and increased solar installations, we’ve also expanded our community. In the summer of 2018, we joined forces with the Lifetime TV miniseries “Military Makeover” to donate and install a solar system for a deserving veteran in suburban Kansas City, Mo.
Our mission to make the lives of those in our community better doesn’t stop there. In September 2018, POWERHOME in Detroit organized an event to fill an 18-wheeler with relief supplies to help victims of Hurricane Florence and delivered them to Wilmington, N.C., one of the cities affected most by the storm. In November 2018, we gave away 100 turkey dinners to families in need in the Detroit area, and we also contributed to the Harrison Strong Project, which honors the short life of Harrison Mull by supporting families with babies in the NICU. In other times during the year, we supported events for the Stephen Tulloch Foundation and the Sam Martin Foundation.
Our robust growth supports our vision to revolutionize how we run our company and the superior service we provide our customers. We are one of a handful of companies that do it all. We design, finance, sell, permit, maintain and monitor solar panels and energy systems for residential, commercial, utility and government applications. We also design, sell and install roof and ground applications for residential and commercial clients.
We have a strong drive to make sure each job is completed properly — the first time. And unlike many of our competitors, we do not hire subcontractors. We employ licensed electricians, we have unlimited general contractors and electrical license, and we are a GAF Master Elite roofer.
Our purpose and mission is to give our customers the option of achieving energy independence by offering clean, renewable energy at affordable prices. While power companies regularly raise rates and control how much customers pay for power, we provide a more practical solution. We want our customers to save money while ensuring a clean future for all of our grandchildren.