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Who We Are

Professional Solar Repair Team

Mission Statement

American Solar Repair is the fastest growing solar repair company in the US. Our mission is to treat every solar repair customer like they are our Grandma, and every employee like they are a Human. What does that mean? For our customers, we aim to provide a compassionate experience, only use proper materials, stand by our work with a strong warranty, and not “sell” the customer on anything they don’t need. For our employees, that means avoiding burn out, a culture of trust, providing great benefits, etc. We are a team of eclectic, caring, dedicated professionals trying to use our skills and passion to scale a nation-wide company and do some good along the way. We also love our pets, hover over our photos to see them!

Matthew Messer - CEO American Solar Repair

Matthew Messer

Founder / CEO

Over the past decade, Matt has held leadership positions at national and regional solar maintenance companies, including serving as National Operations Manager for SST, Northeast Service Manager for Tesla, Hawaii Service Manager for HNU Energy, and Partner at Sunrise Solar Solutions. During this time, his teams have successfully completed over 65,000 solar repairs on behalf of both Fortune 500 PPA holders such as SunPower, NRG, SunRun, and Tesla, as well as individual homeowners and businesses. Matt has a background in Finance and Operations Management, having studied at Boston University, and holds various certifications, including Advanced NABCEP PV Installation Professional, OSHA 30, and LEED GA..

Angie - American Solar Repair

Shasta Gould

Shasta leads our receptionist team. Prior to joining ASR, she worked as a receptionist for a number of electrical contractors, plumbers, and other trades people. She’s your first call if you’re not sure who to speak with on  our team

Charlie Lopez - Director of Operations, American Solar Repair

Luis Porras

Operations Supervisor Luis oversees the day-to-day operations of his team of repair technicians. He is responsible for ensuring that his team works efficiently to diagnose and repair solar panels, inverters, and other equipment to maintain optimal performance for our clients.

Charlie’s Dog

Charlie Lopez

Director of Operations Charlie is responsible for overseeing and directing the day-to-day operations of our business to ensure efficiency. Charlie works closely with the executive team to develop and execute the company’s strategic plan, and overseew the implementation of new initiatives and projects.

Angie - American Solar Repair

Davor Jankov

Operations Assistant Davor takes on multiple roles and responsibilities that contribute to the smooth functioning of the organization. One of Davor’s primary responsibilities is sourcing talent, which involves actively seeking out potential candidates who can bring value to the organization.

Charlie Lopez - Director of Operations, American Solar Repair

Nelson Rincon

Operations Supervisor Nelson oversees the day-to-day operations of his team of repair technicians. He is responsible for ensuring that his team works efficiently to diagnose and repair solar panels, inverters, and other equipment to maintain optimal performance for our clients.

Lee's Kitty

Lee Robertson

Service Advisor Lee hails from the restaurant industry prior to getting into solar. She’s from South Africa, loves her cat, and takes amazing care of our customers. Lee specializes in Solar Removal and Reinstall, Critter Guard, Inspection, and Cleaning services. 

Jim Hewitt

Technical Supervisor Jim has been working in solar maintenance for more than 10 years.  He is the ultimate solar nerd; sometimes he can figure out what’s wrong just by hearing an inverter click. When a technician finds something confusing, Jim is probably about to get a call. 

Angie - American Solar Repair

John Pierson

Senior Technician John comes to us after a storied career at Tesla, SST, and was our second hire.  He ensures quality, fixes the toughest jobs we throw at him, and then heads home to a house full of kiddos and doggo’s while answering technician questions.

Meet Our Board Of Advisors

Our board of advisors has a diverse range of expertise levels that bring fresh perspectives, new ideas, and a wealth of experience to help American Solar Repair navigate challenges and seize opportunities. With each member bringing their unique skillset, industry knowledge, and business acumen to the table, American Solar Repair benefits from a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to problem-solving and strategic planning.

Phillip Stephenson

Phillip Stephenson is Principal of Intrepid Energy LLC and an energy consultant and entrepreneur working across the energy supply chain with electric vehicle, smart grid, solar and energy storage project development and operations and maintenance companies. Prior to founding Intrepid, Phillip was the Vice President of Operations and Maintenance for Borrego Solar for 5 years where he grew the O&M organization to managing over 850 solar projects nationwide representing over 950MWs of distributed solar and energy projects. In his career prior to Borrego, Phillip worked in solar project development, international development and telecommunications. Phillip received his MBA from MIT Sloan and his BA from Reed College.

Molly Bales

Molly Bales is the Storage Development Manager at Recurrent Energy, where she has spearheaded the development of solar and storage projects across the Eastern United States. Before joining Recurrent, she worked at Harvest Power, a Boston-based organics recycling company that specializes in anaerobic digestion facilities. During her tenure, the company grew from a 13-employee operation to a 600-strong workforce, and Molly held various positions, including business development, marketing, project management, and sales. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, focusing on energy, sustainability, and entrepreneurship, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, where she majored in the History of Science with a subfield in Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Doug Hertz

Doug is the President of Sunrise Solar Solutions in Briarcliff Manor, NY. He is responsible for technology, design, and finance for Sunrise. He is NABCEP Certified and is a member of the American Solar Energy Society and the New York Energy Industries Association. Doug spent 2 decades in lighting and electrical design for television, film and architecture before moving into solar. He gives talks on solar energy to groups from the Westchester Building Inspectors to the American Solar Energy Society, and is a frequent guest on radio, in print, and on energy panels throughout the Hudson Valley.

Cliff Kalinowski 

Cliff Kalinowski is an experienced solar maintenance executive with a demonstrated track record of growth. Cliff has served as the Vice President of Global O&M at SunPower, Vice President of Customer Service at SolarEdge, and President of SST.  Cliff holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Earth Systems from Stanford University. Via his leadership and skills, Cliff has helped grow start-ups, pre-IPO, and publicly traded companies into successful businesses.