President & CEO
Aaron is a second generation General Contractor in San Diego. He has a contagious enthusiasm for all things tech, especially when those technologies and solutions power your life and improve the world. Aaron is an innovative and resourceful management professional and entrepreneur, with a broad-based construction background including residential, commercial, and military (DOD) projects. Aaron spent many years in the role of professional Construction Project Manager, managing projects that ranged from $1 million to $161 million. Many of these were remote site, high-speed and technically challenging projects with very demanding specifications and quality control requirements.
It was this background in the design-build world of big commercial project management, where procurements are based on best-value (meaning the highest quality at the lowest cost) that gave birth to Solar Symphony’s business model. Aaron spent over a decade learning and perfecting some of the most sophisticated cost and quality control systems and methodologies that industry has to offer. Then the thought came, “Hey what would happen if we applied this to the solar industry?” The answer: We’d be the most compelling value in solar energy.
Chief Operating Officer
Rob is a proven operations professional, with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry leading highly technical government, military, commercial and residential projects. Rob got the solar bug 25 years ago as a young teen on a family trip to Epcot Center. Since then alternative energy has been somewhere between a hobby and an obsession for him, annoying friends family and anyone else who was fortunate enough to have to spend any significant amount of time with Rob.
A few years ago Rob was able to convert his avocation into his vocation entering the alternative energy space full time. Rob not only brings a passion for solar to the business but also a knack for value engineering and developing creative, innovative solutions to deliver value to the customer. He, like Aaron, is also fanatical about process improvement and the elimination of waste, employing six sigma and lean production management principles as well more traditional tools.
Prior to Solar Symphony Rob was the Director of Installation for the Silicon Valley solar company, Complete Solar Solution.
Kim “Red” Barrett
Director of Business Development
Red is our solar evangelist. Give him 30 minutes and you’ll be converted to the solar revolution and spreading the word to family, friends, and neighbors. This really is an exciting time to be in the solar business, and no one communicates that better than Red. Give Red a call and he’ll show you how solar can benefit your business or save you money at home. Red is a native San Diegan and has been in business development in the Residential services space for many years.
Dave has been with the company almost since its founding and has personally installed nearly a hundred solar systems. Not only is he an expert solar installer but his customer service skills are second to none. This is because he really cares about people and treats each system as if it were his own. In addition to being a customer service and technical expert Dave is somewhat of an artist when it comes to installing solar and has created some of the best looking solar arrays in San Diego.
Henry is a work horse, our biggest problem with Henry is getting him to stop long enough to eat something. He is a master solar installer, having installed over 60 solar systems. He has a keen eye for identifying the best solution to complex problems, and is excellent at engineering reviews and initial site surveys. Before coming to solar Henry was a certified Home Inspector so he has an intimate understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and structural systems of each home and how best to integrate solar electric.