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Who We Are

We are passionate and innovative in everything we do, with a foundation of honesty and integrity.

Top Commercial Solar installer in Southern California

What We Do

We pride ourselves in safely delivering the highest quality products, service, and workmanship.

Best solar company in San Diego celebrates growth

People Forward

Our team, customers, and partners are the lifeblood of what we do.  We foster a friendly, fun, and family-oriented environment.

About HES Solar

A Top Solar Energy Company in San Diego

HES Solar is a local, family owned and operated, full-service solar company that was established in San Diego in 2001. Since our founding, our main focus has been to share the financial and environmental benefits of solar renewable energy with both residential and commercial clients. Our solar experts use the best quality solar arrays to provide energy systems that are designed for durability and results. We also use Tesla, Enphase, and BYD for battery storage to provide maximum energy storage for your home, business, or electric vehicles. All of our installers are certified by Tesla, Enphase, and BYD and we don’t subcontract our installations. We are committed to customer satisfaction and provide top-tier support to all of our customers. We specialize in turn-key implementation of money-saving alternatives to utility power that includes design, installation, and monitoring:

We have brought solar power to the people since 2001 and can help you too. Call us at 619-692-2015 or schedule your free energy consultation online.
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Meet Our Leadership Team

Ross Williams

President and CEO

Brad Souza

President of Residential
Top San Diego solar employee for HES Solar

Eva Tan

Controller

Meet Our Residential Team

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Gene Najor

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential
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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential
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David Shemai

Energy Consultant, Residential
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Tom English

Energy Consultant, Residential
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Mark Wang

Energy Consultant, Residential
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Inside Sales, Residential

Meet Our SERVICe Team

Miranda Gibbons

Service Specialist

Meet Our Office Team

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Shannon Ricaud

Human Resources Manager
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KARINA GARCIA

Purchasing Manager
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Pete Peterson

Marketing Manager
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Elizabeth Tremble

Office Manager
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LISA LYONS

Accounting Manager
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Azela Munguia

Jr. Staff Accountant

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Ross Williams

President And CEO

Mr. Williams joined Home Energy Systems in 2010 where he began developing and implementing many of the company’s programs and policies that are still in use today. His degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh as well as his professional experience as a successful project manager for a Washington DC area general contractor served him well when he moved to California and joined the solar industry and its purpose. Mr. Williams spurred initial quick growth of the brand and immediately knew it was his calling. So confident in the business’ direction, in 2015 Mr. Williams purchased the company from its trailblazing founder and has since expanded, improved, and even rebranded the company to HES Solar. Through innovation, a focus on customer care, partnerships with premier solar component providers, and the evolution of a company culture his efforts have resulted in an average annual growth of 30% and recently led to HES Solar’s designation as the 2020 SunPower Commercial Dealer of the Year.

Brad Souza

President of Residential

Mr. Souza joined HES Solar in the Spring of 2020 to oversee the Residential division just as the COVID-19 lockdowns were being enacted. Undaunted, and with 22 years in the energy industry, Mr. Souza led the division through the rapidly changing business landscape and ultimately delivered the division’s best quarter just nine months after taking the reins. Mr. Souza’s work experience at SunPower exposed him to HES Solar’s impressive design, install, and service functions as well as the company culture, and when an opportunity arose for him to grow what he saw as the best solar installer in Southern California he made the leap and has steadily expanded the Residential division. Mr. Souza has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources Engineering with an emphasis on Energy from Humboldt State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is also a licensed Mechanical Engineer in California.

Eva Tan

Controller

Ms. Tan moved to Northern California from Singapore in 2004 and reached San Diego in 2012 where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Finance from UC San Diego. She worked for a short time as a consultant to HES Solar beginning in 2019 and joined the company full-time in 2020 to adapt the department to the company’s rapid growth. Ms. Tan structures and guides the accounting department’s procedures and systems to meet the evolving needs of the various departments she supports. HES Solar is the first solar industry company Ms. Tan has worked at and she is inspired and impressed by the passion her co-workers show for the work being done at the company.

Gene Najor

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Gene Najor is a San Diego native who earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration at San Diego State University. Gene is passionate about helping the environment and has found a calling in doing that while at the same time gaining another sense of satisfaction saving families money on their energy costs. Gene joined HES Solar in June of 2019 after five years in the solar and electric vehicle industry. Gene has seen the planet he loves, touching down in over 25 countries and visiting families in homes without electricity. Gene spends his free time with his wife and two kids.

Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

David Shemai

Energy Consultant, Residential

Mr. Shemai joined HES Solar and helped accelerate the company’s strong 2021 growth. He grew up in Cincinnati and doubled-majored at Ohio State University in Business Marketing and Spanish Literature. Mr. Shemai stepped from the university commencement ceremony in Ohio almost directly onto the beach sand of San Diego in 2007. He has worked in the corporate world while also following his entrepreneurial drive in 2012 by creating and growing an active wear company with designs based on and inspired by the culture of Thailand. Mr. Shemai has been a sales consultant for fourteen years; applying that experience to the solar industry gives him great satisfaction by bringing the financial and environmental benefits of solar to more homes. When Mr. Shemai isn’t helping families plan and design their ideal solar system, he can be found surfing, sailing, climbing, running, SUPing, snowboarding or even playing the musical instrument “the hand pan.”

Tom English

Energy Consultant, Residential

Tom English joined HES Solar in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from San Diego State University, decades of customer service experience, years entrepreneurial business experience locally in Carlsbad, and five years of local solar industry experience. Tom has been an environmental advocate for his entire adult life and has a ‘one rooftop at a time’ philosophy toward improving the world, starting from his homebase of San Diego. Tom is also passionate about the cost savings that solar brings to homeowners in Southern California as they gain energy independence through renewable energy production and storage technology. When not helping grow renewable energy production Tom can be spotted in the waves or harnessing the wind on his hydrofoil surfboard.

EMPLOYEE BIO COMING SOON

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HES Solar has had four strong years of growth in 2020, 2021, 2022 and now 2023. We’ve been hiring steadily and now are well over 100 employees strong – all based in San Diego and Southern California. We’re working on employee bios and expect to have this bio updated soon.

Tommy Merced

Inside Sales, Residential

Mr. Merced came to HES Solar after three years in the solar industry. Living in New Jersey, Mr. Merced was drawn to the solar industry by its incredible growth. Mr. Merced might be the first person you speak with at HES Solar and he enjoys the process of getting people started on their solar or energy storage journey and putting them together with an HES Solar Energy Consultant. Mr. Merced has plans to grow the Inside Sales department and has his sights set on breaking into new territories. Mr. Merced loves to learn and share his knowledge of solar. He takes special satisfaction in not only saving customers money on their energy costs but also increasing the value of their home. When he’s not at work Mr. Merced can be found spending time with friends and family, which often includes shopping or cheering on his New York teams: the Yankees, the Giants, and the Rangers.

Shannon Ricaud

Human Resources Manager

Ms Ricaud moved to California in her teens and joined the HES Solar team in 2018. She learned the company and industry and was quick to react and adapt when the Covid-19 shutdowns were enacted then continuously adjusted. Ms. Ricaud became the ‘point person’ for many of the departments and her efforts helped not only facilitate the company’s fast recovery but also support its growth after the reductions to the restrictions. Ms. Ricaud enjoys the employees and takes pride in the rapid growth of HES Solar. She holds a degree in art and has a soft place in her heart for dogs.

Karina Garcia

Purchasing Manager

Ms. Garcia came to HES Solar in 2023 with two years of experience in the solar industry. Born in Mexico, she moved to Oceanside, California at the age of five. Ms. Garcia sought a career in the solar industry because she wanted to make a positive impact. She enjoys the fast pace of her role and the continuing evolution of the solar industry in general. Her position at HES Solar challenged her to create and implement a purchasing strategy that produced savings that would be reflected in lower project costs to HES Solar customers. When she’s not looking for cost efficiencies at HES Solar Ms. Garcia is pursuing her love of travel, local and exotic, or working on creative endeavors such as painting and ceramics.

Pete Peterson

Marketing Manager

Mr. Peterson is a California native with a degree from UC Santa Barbara who enjoys writing, photography, and videography. After over a decade in enthusiast media where he rose to the title of Editor-in-Chief of a print magazine, Mr. Peterson transitioned into marketing content creation and joined HES Solar in 2020 with a year of solar industry experience under his belt. Mr. Peterson hopes to shine a light on the great employees and quality works of HES Solar to Southern California residents through educational, informational, and occasionally lighthearted images and words. When Mr. Peterson isn’t creating marketing content, he enjoys writing novels and reading.

READY TO GO SOLAR?

We are a San Diego-based, family-owned solar company. We have been an energy innovator since 2001 and can handle projects from small, rooftop solar panel additions to large-scale commercial microgrid systems. 

Our website is a great resource for your solar research. We’d also love to speak with you to answer any specific questions you have about your project. Click here to be contacted by an HES Solar representative, or simply dial us at 619-692-2015. We don’t use call centers so you’ll speak with a full-time HES Solar employee in California.

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