A small business growing quickly towards medium size with around 25 employees as of 2022 and based in Burlington, VT, Vermont Solar Engineering promises 25+ years of experience and a personal touch on every single project. It’s solely owned by its founder, Kirk Herander.
What does this mean? Specifically, Vermont Solar Engineering promises that they never hire subcontractors to perform jobs for them and that everything is done in-house, using their own experienced personnel.
Being independent and one of the first businesses of its type in the region is something that Vermont Solar Engineering is very proud of. In fact, they have kept their site from the early Internet era online as proof of having been around for decades, an amusing but effective – and, to be honest – quite reassuring stunt: http://www.vtsolar.com/
If you’re looking to go with a more famous contractors in this area, we are happy to save your time by suggesting you check out what the well-reviewed area competitor [TopVendor] has to offer instead.
If not, read on to find out more about this quirky company with decades of tradition.
Caption: The company’s new website is informative and easy to navigate.
Alt text: vermont solar engineering homepage
Vermont Solar Engineering – Company Services and Specifics
The company is exclusively focused on solar and all sorts of solar products and solutions, which is very reassuring if you’re looking to get a focused service. According to their website, they offer the following:
- Site analysis
- Design tailored to your goals and budget
- Product selection and procurement
- Installation & commissioning
- Incentive & permitting submittal
- Independent performance verification of third-party systems
- Maintenance agreements
- Service of existing systems
Their residential systems range from 3-20 KW array size, while for commercial installations they can install a range from 15 to 175 KW.
Unfortunately, as they did not respond to our inquiry (see more below), we were unable to find specifics about their preferred solar panel and system brands.
Since the company didn’t respond to our inquiries, we were unable to get any details about their pricing.
The company has zero Yelp reviews, which is somewhat of a surprise considering how long it’s been around and seems to have no social media presence or mentions outside of various generic directories. Furthermore, their website isn’t overly descriptive regarding details like state technical certifications or CORI certifications for employees.
However, they do have a portfolio in form of a large gallery that you can peruse.
The company provides maintenance services, whether on request of regularly as per contractual agreements.
Unfortunately, Vermont Solar Engineering did not respond to our test inquiry, and we were unable to reach them on the phone, so we were unable to gauge their friendliness. However, considering that all inquiries should receive at least a cursory “we have received your message”, confirmation even if it never amounts to everything, this was disappointing.
Caption: Maybe we should have inquired about solar panels on a 10000 sq. ft. commercial facility instead?
Alt-text: Vermont solar engineering inquiry
While the outcome of our inquiry was a disappointment, the impressive credentials would be enough to not dissuade us from trying again.
Conclusion – The SolarEmpower Verdict
It is truly regrettable that Vermont Solar Engineering has not responded to our inquiries, because it certainly seems like a company with a lot of potential that could offer great service to anyone in the Vermont area. This review will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
Phone: +1.800.286.1252 and +1.802.863.1202
Address: PO Box 697, Burlington, VT 05402
E-mail: N/A (Contact form only)