Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and for a good reason. With a population of over 21 million people, it’s exciting to see many homeowners soaking up the sun and benefiting from solar energy. However, all of that solar success would be impossible without the hardworking folks behind the hard hats, clipboards and computer monitors.
With more than 380 dedicated employees based in Florida, Momentum Solar was able to install over 30 MW in 2019 and 17 MW in 2020 to date. It goes without saying that our Florida team has been busy – and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
We recently took the time to sit down and talk with a few of our employees in the Sunshine State to see what drives them in this industry, why they love living in Florida and what having a stable career in the solar industry means to them.
Speaking with Erik Hart (pictured above), an Orlando Solar Specialist, we asked him why he selected solar for the next step in his career.
“The evolution of the technology and the efficiency of the equipment has absolutely moved in a positive direction…” he says. “On a personal level, the solar industry has given me the ability to take care of my family, my community and the environment. There isn’t another industry that helps so many people while also helping to reduce our carbon footprint. Solar is the future.”
Erik isn’t the only Momentum Solar employee who feels this way. This industry not only has the ability to benefit the environment, but also families. While talking to Shereka Smith, a Fort Lauderdale Sales Manager, we learned that Momentum helped her connect with other families looking to benefit from the solar industry, while stabilizing her home life at the same time.
“My family lost most of our savings after the last recession. At that time, my children were eight, five and three years old and we could not afford for me to go back to work and pay for childcare. That meant I had to stay home while my husband worked to make ends meet. Now that I have gainful employment working at Momentum Solar, my family is getting back to financial stability.”
At Momentum Solar, we strive to achieve world-class service for our customers and employees. With the world moving towards a greener future, our team is dedicated to helping others reach their solar goals.
Just ask Ron Uram, a Fort Lauderdale Corporate Sales Trainer.
“I found myself in the job market and, being 55 years of age at the time, was not looking forward to what the world had in store for me. I went on countless job interviews only to be told I was ‘overqualified’ … or that I wasn’t ‘a good fit for the position.’”
As we all know, finding a job can be extremely stressful and overwhelming at times – especially now in the midst of a global pandemic. Our team understands the challenges those in the job market face, and we welcome anyone who is looking to take the solar plunge and dedicate themselves to our Momentum family and their respective team. Ron is among many of our Momentum employees who have found personal and professional success in what we do.
“I came across an ad for a Solar Specialist position with Momentum and began to research both the industry and the company,” Ron says while smiling proudly. “After interviewing, I received (and immediately accepted) a position as a Solar Specialist. In less than 18 months, I was promoted twice and currently serve as a Corporate Trainer.”
It goes to show that solar has made its mark on the Sunshine State. Our dedicated team members are just a few of the positive testimonies that showcase the financial benefit of going solar, not only professionally, but for the environment and the Florida economy.