We knew this was a lofty goal when we set out to grow our company, and perhaps we were a little naive. But we were committed to creating a business structure that focused on respect—for our employees, our customers, our community, and our planet. We believed that by aligning our personal values with our business, we would achieve incredible results, and our efforts are proving to be true.
Since 2007, we have grown into a close-knit group, and our employees are like family. Even more, our vision continues to inspire our staff and our customers into believing that in order to create a better future, we should always strive to do better—as a company, in our communities, and also as neighbors and global citizens. We hope you will join us and become a part of this amazing journey. We know that together, incredible things can happen.
We believe in corporate responsibility which is why we’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are a new kind of company that uses the power of business to invest in, and help solve, social and environmental issues. We meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We conduct business on what we call our Triple Bottom Line, measuring success by our social, environmental, and economic impact. Our solar energy solutions help homeowners, local governments, and businesses slow the destructive effects of climate change. At the same time, our customers are gaining energy independence and supporting a local, green economy. The result is a cleaner, safer planet, increased energy independence, and a robust local economy.
In addition, A&R Solar is a state-registered Social Purpose Corporation (SPC). This encodes in our corporate DNA our intent to place social and environmental purposes above the purpose of making a profit.
NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) is the United States’ gold standard for solar professional training and ethics. A&R Solar has the most NABCEP certified professional licenses in the Northwest, and we pay our employees to earn these certifications so our customers interact with the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry.
NABCEP includes rigorous training, an ethics pledge, and ongoing continuous education to maintain certification. We hold all three top-level certifications including PV Technical Sales, PV Installation Professional, and PV System Inspector which ensures that every department working on solar projects at A&R Solar have certifications. Learn more about NABCEP here and see our Washington and Oregon NABCEP’s listed here.
We will invest in our people first, and foster a culture that supports employee growth, because we believe the best way to exceed client expectations is through a superior workforce.
Great teams deliver great results, so we will hire the best people, encouraging them to think and solve problems using collaborative and innovative thinking.
We will listen carefully to what our customers want, and pay close attention to the details of each project so we can deliver solutions that satisfy a specific set of needs and expectations.
We will apply the highest standards of excellence to deliver the most reliable and dependable finished products, and always stand behind our work.
We offer products and services that align with our values and our customers’ values to ensure we are making positive impacts in our communities and the environment for generations to come.
We will strive to earn our customers’ loyalty and respect by explaining each project outcome honestly and upfront, with a friendly and informative voice.
Our actions and decisions will be guided by our values, and made in the best interest of our clients, to build relationships based on trust.
We’re proud of the work we do, and others have taken notice. Besides our co-founders Andy Yatteau and Reeves Clippard each being celebrated as top under 40 business leaders, A&R Solar has been the recipient of several awards. We have been finalists for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015, 2017, and 2018 Best Workplaces and have been recognized as one of Washington’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. We were also named Washington’s top solar contractor for 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Solar Power World and won in the Workforce Development category of the 2015 King County Executive’s Small Business Awards. In 2017, A&R was selected by the Association of Washington Business to receive the Advance Award, which recognizes a business that has had a significant cause-oriented impact in its sector and/or community and contributed to the advancement of the economy.
Get the performance you expect, or we’ll refund you 110 percent of the difference, guaranteed. We’ve got you covered in the event something goes wrong during the first decade of operation.
We deliver peace of mind with our projects by offering an industry-leading 10-year warranty, covering you from any defects in workmanship, building materials, or related construction.
Sometimes technology fails. If you need us to replace faulty equipment, any labor costs associated with this effort are on us for the first 10 years after your purchase.
A&R Solar’s involvement in many of these organizations goes beyond paying dues. We are actively engaged in leadership and policy positions, helping to shape the market to encourage healthy legitimate competition, protect consumer rights, and advocate for our customers and industry on a broad range of issues (diversity and equity, value of solar and net metering, workforce development, production and tax incentives, codes of ethics, and new technology deployment.) Every A&R Solar customer contributes to the solar industry’s greater good by choosing to work with us.