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Get to Know Our Team

We are Passionate about Solar Installation in Southern Arizona

With decades of collective experience, The Solar Store team is a trusted source of clean, renewable energy solutions throughout Southern Arizona and the Southwest. Our highly-trained staff handles everything in-house without ever having to go through subcontractors. This ensures the quality and longevity of our work. Whether you need a residential or commercial solar energy system installation, our qualified representatives can work with you to determine a plan that can be customized to fit your needs. With ongoing training, highly-certified leadership, and extensive resources, The Solar Store is your one-stop-shop for solar installation in Southern Arizona.

We offer free estimates, so don’t hesitate to call us today at (520) 332-6535!

Sales & In-House Staff

Each and every team member of our sales and in-house staff has hands-on experience with solar installations and other services. When customers call our team, they will get knowledgeable answers and helpful information geared towards designing a solar energy system that is perfect for their needs. Our qualified staff aim to make every interaction with The Solar Store beneficial and informative.

Our qualified sales and in-house staff:

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    Katharine Kent: President

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    Kevin Krause: Sales and Marketing Manager

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    Tim Burns: Sales and

  • Lauren Adams: Project Manager and Marketing

  • Michelle Gibson: Schedule Coordinator

  • Juli Runyon: Office Manager

Other experts on our team:

  • Brett Addington - Sales/Drafting
  • Sarah Saunders- Accounting/Sales Scheduler


With nearly two decades of experience as a business, our installers can capably handle whatever project customers need completed. The team is licensed in both solar electric and plumbing. In addition, our installers are directly employed by The Solar Storenever subcontracted. This ensures that our team will provide quality solar installations that perform efficiently.

Meet our experienced and trusted installers:

  • Jesse Elliot: PV Lead

    Jesse Elliot: PV Lead

  • Jeff Vrtiska: PV

    Jeff Vrtiska: PV Lead / Service / Plumbing

  • Leon McMahan: PV/Skylights/Plumbing

    Leon McMahan: PV/Skylights/Plumbing

Client Reviews

    Crew at the Solar Store ARE AWESOME!!

    “Michelle and Jeff and the whole Crew at the Solar Store ARE AWESOME!! Very easy to work with, they stand behind their product and workmanship!! Go out of their way to make things right EVEN when it is ...”

    - Abel B.
    They've always showed up within the window if not a little early!


    You can't ask for any better service than that!

    “After several years of operation under harsh conditions, one of our two Fronius 4000 inverters failed. Our problem was troubleshot in quick order by no less than the Solar Store's owner, personally, ...”

    - Bob Y.
    I will be recommending The Solar Store to all of my friends!

    “I will be recommending The Solar Store to all of my friends!”

    - Norman W.
    Guys were on time, friendly (given the masking environment), quickly figured out what was wrong and fixed it.

    “Guys were on time, friendly (given the masking environment), quickly figured out what was wrong and fixed it.”

    - Fred P.

Make the Move to Solar

It’s Time to Change the Way You Power Your Home or Business
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