Meet Natalie Holtgrefe of Boston Solar in Woburn
Published on BostonVoyager.com, 6/5/17
Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Holtgrefe.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Natalie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Boston Solar was founded in 2011 by two college roommates and Co-Founders, Romain Strecker and Daniel Mello Guimaraes. From 2011-2015, Boston Solar not only installed solar systems, but also HVAC and insulation. During this time, Boston Solar was a subcontractor for national installers such as NRG, Sungevity, Next Step Living and SunEdison. However, as subcontractors, Boston Solar didn’t have enough control over the start to finish service which is extremely important for customer experience. With that in mind, in 2015, the decision was made to go private and focus solely on solar.
Today, Boston Solar is the #1 residential solar company based in Massachusetts, with over 3,000 installations in only 5 years. Boston Solar is proud to power Massachusetts, a state that continues to lead the nation in solar installations. We provide superior products, exceptional customer service and the highest quality workmanship. Boston Solar is dedicated to helping customers save money, while improving the environment and supporting our local community. Every member of our team is focused on delivering the best experience for every customer.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Boston Solar has made many tough decisions along the way. We’ve opened and closed offices in Bridgewater and CT, went 100% private in 2015 and also only focus on solar. As with any start-ups, there are always “bumps in the road” and various aspects of the business to figure out. However, today, we are more profitable than ever and have a massive customer base that is going solar and saving money.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Boston Solar story. Tell us more about the business.
Boston Solar installs solar systems for residential and commercial properties. We are known for being the #1 Massachusetts based solar installer, ranked by Solar Power World. Our solar installations are impeccable and we offer a 10 year workmanship warranty. We’re proud of our customer satisfaction ratings (check out Google/Yelp/Facebook/SolarReviews.com) and our status as a leading solar installer. With so many solar installers in MA, especially nationals, it’s hard to set yourself apart. However, our workmanship and customer experience puts us well above the competition.
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