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Meet the Crew at All Energy Solar – October

All Energy Solar announced major growth milestones this year, with our 6,000th solar installation and our 200th employee. Now with 2023 on the horizon, we are barrelling towards a team of 300. As our company grows, we want to keep that family-owned, family-friendly culture. We’re proud of the exceptional team that we’ve built, and we want to acquaint you with some of the great people working at All Energy Solar.

With that in mind, we’ve been collecting introductions to some of our teammates. Did you know that between our Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Commercial and Service teams, we have nearly 30 crews this year at All Energy Solar? You can see our previous installment from August here, as well as Meet the Crew from September. Here are the people we met in October.

Minnesota Residential Solar Installation Crew 13 - All Energy Solar

Residential Install Crew 13, Minnesota

Left to Right: Nick W. (Joined 11/2020), Nick C. (Joined 4/2019), George W. (Joined 5/2022), Mares A. (Joined 7/2022)

Here we introduce our Minnesota Residential Crew 13 – Nick W, Nick C, George, and Mares. This team describes their job using these three words: impactful, challenging, rewarding. Their advice to new crew members is to take your time, don’t try to impress, and to be SAFE! Thank you, Crew #13, for your hard work this season!

Who:

Electrician: Nick C.

Lead Installer: Nick W.

Installers: George W. & Mares A.

Describe your job in 3 words

Impactful, challenging, and rewarding.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Enjoying the final product, coworkers, and being able to work hard.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

AES takes pride in pushing out high-quality work. Also getting the chance to learn new things and new skills and donuts on Fridays.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Take your time. Learn at your own pace and don’t try to impress anyone and be safe.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Nick W. – Is an active skier. The highest he’s ever skied was in Breckenridge, Colorado with an elevation of 13,000 ft!

Nick C. – Has already traveled to 46 out 50 states – mainly for football and his favorite team is The Vikings! #SKOL

Mares – Can speak multiple languages. He can speak Spanish, English, German, Sign language, and Portuguese. 

Who’s most likely to disappear for a year?

Mares because he’s got plans every single weekend.

Minnesota Residential Solar Installation Crew 11 - All Energy Solar

Residential Install Crew 11, Minnesota

Left to Right: Chris G. (Joined in 08/2022), Dane B. (Joined 08/2017), Matt P. (Joined 04/2021), Dominic M. (Joined in 03/2022)

Here we meet our Minnesota Residential Crew #11 – Chris, Dane, Matt, ad Dominic. This crew describes their work as rewarding, thrilling, and challenging, and recommends investing in SPF 30 or more! This crew shared some interesting facts about themselves and their secret (not so secret?) pet peeves. HUGE THANK YOU to our Residential Crew #11 for all of your hard work this season!!!

Who:

Electrician: Dane B.

Lead Installer: Matthew P.

Installer: Dominic M. & Chris G.

Describe your job in 3 words

Rewarding. Thrilling. Challenging.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Being able to work outside, learning new things and the customers.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The people, projects, and being able to problem solve.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

SPF 30 or over. Take your time and stick through it. Prepare yourself and don’t be afraid to learn from your mistakes.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Dane – Loves to travel and will be traveling to Chile sometime this year.

Chris – Has been a sketch artist all his life.

Matt – Has a 1-year-old name Authur.

Dominic – Is a BIG gamer.

What is your best pet peeve?

Dane – When people leave the lights on.

Matt – Bad Drivers.

Chris – When covers are left open.

Dominic – Tangled and messy cords.

Minnesota Residential Solar Installation Crew 16 - All Energy Solar

Residential Install Crew 16, Minnesota

From Left to Right: Dan L. (Joined 08/2018) Melaina J. (Joined 03/2022) Laron T. (Joined 08/2022), not pictured – Jonah S. (Joined 6/2018)

Introducing our Minnesota Residential Crew #16 – Dan, Melaina, Laron, and Jonah. This crew gives excellent advice to others considering a career on our install teams – “Stay roped in.” Don’t get frustrated, take your time, don’t be afraid of heights, and know this is a physical job. Thanks for all you do to make the world a greener place, crew #16!

Who:

Electrician: Jonah S.

Lead Installer: Dan L.

Installers: Melaina J. & Laron T.

Describe your job in 3 words

High, interesting, and exciting.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Working my hands and working outside. Also, seeing the completed work and feeling satisfied.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The environment and the family mentality.

Going to different locations/cities in MN.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

“Stay roped in.” Don’t get frustrated and take your time. Don’t be afraid of heights and know this is a physical job.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Dan – Loves to go hiking. Lived in Vermont before so he has climbed some mountains there before.

Melaina – Has her scuba license

Laron – Used to be able to run the 100 meters in 10 seconds.

Who’s most likely to leave their keys in the car?

Laron only because he has done it recently.

Minnesota Residential Solar Installation Crew 7 - All Energy Solar

Residential Install Crew 7, Minnesota

Right to Left – Jacob G. (Joined 04/2022), Alejandro G. (Joined 09/2019), Cameron A. (Joined 8/2022), Below – Sean L. (Joined 10/2016)

Minnesota residential crew 7 team member - All Energy Solar

Meet our Minnesota Residential Solar Installation Crew #7 – Jacob, Alexandro, Cameron, and Sean. This crew loves learning more about the trades and working with their hands. Their advice for someone considering working at AES: learn from others on the team and don’t skip leg day! Thanks for your hard work, Minnesota Residential crew #7!

Who:

Electrician: Sean L.

Lead Installer: Alejandro G.

Installer: Cameron A. & Jacob G.

Describe your job in 3 words

Satisfying, HOT, and active.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Being outside, learning more about the trades, and working with our hands.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Crewmates, overtime, and varieties of the jobs.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Cardio. Don’t skip leg day. “Move with the sense of purpose” and learn from others.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Alejandro likes to cook! Cameron’s chess team took state and Jacob likes to go hunting.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

Cameron – The smothered pulled chicken at Brasa. As he said “melts in your mouth.” **Chef kiss

Alejandro – Snow Crabs with garlic butter

Jacob – PIZZA! Currently loving the Memphis BBQ chicken pizza from Dominos.

Commercial Solar Installation Crew 2 - All Energy Solar

Commercial Solar Install Crew 2

From Left to Right: Sawyer R. (Joined 04/2021), Daniel V. (Joined 06/2021), Noah C. (Joined 04/2021)

This spotlight crew is our Commercial Crew #2 – Sawyer, Daniel, and Noah. One of their favorite things about working at All Energy Solar is our installer community. They also enjoy getting to problem solve in their everyday work, and the fact that they don’t need to exercise because they get plenty at their job! Huge thank you to Sawyer, Daniel, and Noah for their hard work this season!

Who:

Lead Installer: Noah C.

Installers: Daniel V. & Sawyer R.

Describe your job in 3 words

Hot, installing, and nice office views.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Getting to problem solve. It is rewarding and there is no need to exercise.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The installer community and working with technologies.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Buy Carhart bibs in the summer for the winter. Take your time and prioritize safety.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Sawyer – Grew up in Canada and visits sometimes.

Danny – Likes to collect CD’s. His all time favorite album is A.M by Wilco.

Noah – Does not follow any sports.

What is your favorite snack in the kitchen?

Danny loves the Babybell cheese and Noah likes the grapefruit and Sawyer has never been in the kitchen before.

Minnesota Warehouse Crew - All Energy Solar

Warehouse Crew, Minnesota

Left to Right: Aaron P. (joined 4/2022), Andrew G. (7/2022), Calvin S. (3/2021), Andrew A. (6/2022), Yakov S. (4/2021), Jack S. (4/2022), John W. (7/2018).

It’s time we highlight our Minnesota Warehouse Crew – John, Calvin, Yakov, Aaron, Jack, Andrew A, Andrew G, and James! This team loves working at All Energy Solar because of the company’s mission and their co-workers. They describe their jobs working in the warehouse as fast-paced, physical, and “out of stock!” Huge thank you to our Minnesota Warehouse crew for helping to ensure the warehouse is prepped and the trailers are stocked up and ready for the day!

Who:

Material Supervisor: John W.

Warehouse Lead: Calvin S. & Yakov S.

Warehouse Techs:

Aaron P.
Jack S.
Andrew A.
Andrew G.
James B. – Not pictured

Describe your job in 3 words

“Out of stock”, fast-paced and physical.

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Driving the forklift, talking with and meeting all the field crew members, organizing, and getting yelled at by Ben.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The Mission, co-workers, seeing all the new equipment, machines, and systems.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Be good at counting, working with others, being flexible, multitasking, and prepared.

What is something people don’t know about you?

John W – Is left-handed

Yavok – Spent a 3rd of his life living in the Caribbeans.

Jack – can speak 4 languages ( English, French, Japanese and ASL)

Calvin – Is in 2 bands and recently got engaged.

Andrew G – Torn down and rebuilt a house with his dad and loves to snowboard in the winter.

Andrew A – Played the Cello in an international tour.

Aaron – Was deployed for one year.

James – Loves puppies

If you could be in a movie, which movie would that be?

Calvin – Would Star in the movie Pulp Fiction.

Yakov – Would be Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs.

Andrew G – Would be Thomas in The Maze Runner.

Andrew A – Would star in True Story.

John – Would be Stevie from Fargo

Aaron – Would be Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception

Jack – Would star in the Matrix.

James – Would be Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen.

Minnesota Solar Panel Service Crew - All Energy Solar

Service Crew, Minnesota

Left to Right: Jon R. (Joined in 09/2022), Austin K. (Joined 9/2014), Pat L. (Joined 07/2014), John K. (Joined 05/2022), Tanner R. (Joined 4/2021), Alex F. (Joined 6/2019), Ben B. (Joined 11/2017).

Let’s introduce a team that has a very important role for our organization – the Minnesota Service Crew. Meet Pat, Ben, Jon, Alex, Austin, John, and Tanner! This team describes their job using these three words – FIX BROKEN STUFF. They love problem-solving and seeing a satisfied customer after they’ve been able to resolve an issue. A huge thanks goes out to our Service Team, who help to ensure that our standard of quality and customer care is upheld long after the job’s been installed.

Who:

Electrician: Pat L.

Service Technicians:

Ben B.
Jon R.
Alex F.
Austin K.
John K.
Tanner R.

Describe your job in 3 words

Fix Broken Stuff

What do you love doing the most in your work?

Problem-solving, customer satisfaction, and traveling around MN.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The people, energy, and customers. “The Vibes”

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Be willing to learn and show up.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Jon R. – Likes to play golf and freebies golf.

John K. – Once met Danny DeVito in a yogurt shop 11 years ago and is also an amateur taxidermy.

Tanner – Has never owned a car and rides his bike year-round.

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