Blog Published: February 2020
In 2005, after feeling conflicted by the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry, Blake Jones got together with Ray Tuomey and Wes Kennedy to start a Colorado business. The company, Namaste Solar, would not only provide solar energy but would focus on making the largest positive impact possible for all stakeholders: employees, customers, community, investors, environment, and vendors.
Fifteen years later, the co-founders’ vision is still alive and well. Namaste Solar has persisted as one of the most well-respected solar companies in Colorado. Despite the many ups and downs in the solar industry, and thanks to our customers and the hard-working folks here, we’re proud that we continue to fulfill our purpose of transforming energy and transforming business.
Since our inception, we’ve grown from a handful of employees focused on residential solar work to an employee-owned cooperative of more than 200 people focused on everything from home and commercial solar installation to solar design and maintenance. We’ve gone on to become a Certified B Corporation, are committed to becoming a net zero company, and have actively participated in shaping the future of solar energy.
All this to say, we’ve accomplished a lot in the last decade and a half and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers. Thank you to all of you who have chosen to go solar with us and aided us on our journey. We look forward to continuing to work alongside you to build a better, brighter future.
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