Who We Are and What We Do
Northwest Electric and Solar LLC is a full-service Washington State commercial and residential electrical contracting company focusing on clean energy, including solar photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and energy efficiency.
At Northwest Electric and Solar, our mission is to install the highest quality electrical, solar and intelligent home energy systems with top-of-the-line technology and customer service.
Build on the strong relationships we’ve developed and the reputation we’ve earned to foster wider adoption of sustainable technologies.
Ranked the #1 Solar and Energy Storage Contractor in the state of Washington for back-to-back years.
We provide a no-pressure sales process designed to ensure you receive a system that meets your needs/goals.
Adopting new technologies and applying best practices to advance industry development
We actively train and coach our entire company, from sales and office staff to our installation team, to deliver the best possible customer experience.
To create the standard in quality electrical, solar and intelligent home energy ecosystems for off-grid and grid-tied installations.
Meet the family
Owner CEO and Master Electrician Derek started the company in 2011, using a decade of electrical experience with commercial and residential firms. Responsible for setting the standard of excellence here at NWES, ensuring that our teams build systems better than “to code” by using the best, not simply adequate, methods and products in all our projects. Derek has built strong relationships with the local jurisdictions and utilities, not one to sit back and wait for the industry to keep up with where he thinks it should be. He’s held multiple classes at our offices, teaching inspectors and utility professionals about the latest advances in technology, particularly his knowledge of the interconnection of Tesla’s Powerwall battery system.
Meet Our Amazing Team
Alyssa SpragueOffice Manager
Jeramy HarstadOffice Administrator
Ian RobinsonEnergy Program Manager
Josh PeckEnergy Project Manager
Giancarlo AnguloEnergy Project Manager
Teemu KarvonenEnergy Field Manager
Manuel LarrainMarketing Operations Manager
Sam SmithSolar Sales
Adam StrykerResidential Manager
Alex SheridanWarehouse Manager
Dane LennonSolar Sales
Michael RostadLead Solar Installer
Cameron SmithLead Service Electrician
Evie JuniorResidential Electrician
Jeff LaszewskiService Manager
Shaun WashingtonLead Service Electrician
David RamirezLead Solar Installer
Steve ColeLead Solar Installer
Mike ZhenSolar Sales
Jeremy VossLead Residential Electrician
Travis PetersonShop Specialist
Ari MunkhbatLead Residential Electrician
Micah AndrieLead Service Electrician
Rob HolzingerLead Service Electrician
Parker Fitzhugh3rd Year Apprentice
Max UsenEnergy Apprentice
Joe ComiskeyShop Specialist
Pets of NWES
About the Office
Exemplifying net-zero energy, our Kenmore office features solar PV systems on the roofs of both the office and the shop’s two electric vehicle charging stations (one for Tesla, one for other vehicles, including the NWES Nissan Leaf). LED lighting, ductless heat pump, and polished concrete floor keep our energy use low, allowing for maximized usage of the solar energy we generate on-site.
Suppose you drive a Tesla or other plugin electric vehicle. In that case, we invite you to stop by to fill up your tank with solar electricity, meet the team, including canine mascots Olaf and Einstein, and enjoy a cup of coffee during business hours.
Northwest Electric and Solar have installed hundreds of projects across the region, meeting all utility standards and requirements, resulting in hundreds of satisfied customers. Each utility offers special incentives for electric vehicle charging, energy efficiency upgrades, solar panels (solar energy), battery storage, or other types of electrical improvements. Please explore your utility’s web pages to learn more. You can count on Northwest Electric and Solar’s expert electricians to get your job designed, permitted, and inspected.