Wednesday, 04 January 2017 14:35

We Bid a Fond Farewell

After 28 years of service, Jerry Mendolusky will be leaving Fafco Solar. We would like your help in making his going-away party really special.

 
If you were ever touched by Jerry's  kindness and caring, we invite you to share a few kind words about your experience with him or simply send him some love by commenting below! We will share them with him at his going-away party on January 6th. We're certain it will mean a great deal to him.
 
Here's Jerry's background story...
 
In 1988, Jerry moved with his wife and two children from Boston, MA to Cape Coral, FL.  He found some temporary work through a labor agency installing solar pool heaters for Fafco Solar who, being so impressed with his work, quickly offered him a full-time job.

Jerry was a very hard worker and quickly learned everything about solar pool heaters... how to install them, how to repair them, and eventually, how to sell them which is where he really began to shine.  He was very dedicated to his customers and always enjoyed speaking with them at length. Jerry loves being around people and taking the time to explain products that will make their lives better. He knows how to make customers feel like a priority because they truly are to him.  He was so likable, customers would often request that only he come to their house. The bottom line was, Jerry loved to make customers happy. That's what drove him the most... making customers happy.

Because of his outstanding customer skills, Jerry became something of a legend among the other Fafco distributors around the country.  For someone who considers himself to have "little education", he was very successful at Fafco Solar and often ranked high in national sales contests with other, more educated and experienced sales reps... even taking first place once.

In 2008, Jerry retired... but... he never stopped going to the office every morning! Why? Jerry's answer: "I love it here. It's like my morning cup of coffee." So, for the next 8 years, we've had the pleasure of seeing Jerry's smiling face every morning. He would help teach new employees his customer service tips, show them how to work smarter and offer words of wisdom to anyone who listened. And, occasionally, he still goes out and talks to his customers.  

Recently, Jerry announced he will be moving to Tampa to be closer to his kids. 

 

So, please join us in showing our appreciation to Jerry for his 28 years of service. 

Thank you so much!

Last week, we posted a blog to inform you of why you should vote NO on Amendment 1 this November. We explained that this Amendment is extremely misleading and deceptive in that it promises you rights and protections that we Florida citizens already have while at the same time protects the utilities monopoly market. Now here's the proof! 

A leaked recording from an energy summit of Sal Nuzzo, a vice president at utility-backed James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, calls the amendment "an incredibly savvy maneuver" which "would completely negate anything they (pro-solar interests) would try to do either legislatively or constitutionally down the road," according to the Miami Herald. 

This just confirms what we have known all along, Amendment 1 is a wolf in sheep's skin! It masquerades itself as a pro-solar amendment but the goal is to stop solar progression, eliminate net-metering, and allow the utilities to steal solar customer's excess energy and sell it to the public at retail rates! 

 

What is net-metering? 

Net-metering is the utilities process of monitoring a solar customers amount of energy produced from their personal solar system and measuring it against the amount of energy that same customer consumes from the utilities. If there is a difference where the customer generates more energy than they consume the utilities must buy it from the homeowner at a wholesale rate. 

How will Amendment 1 change this?

Amendment 1's goal is to eliminate net-metering so that any excess energy generated is handed over to the utilities at no cost to them so that they can turn around and sell it to the public at a retail rate. Ultimately, they want to steal solar consumer's energy and make 100% pure profit on it. 

It is important to understand that there is not one single solar company in the state of Florida (even the country) that is in support of this Amendment! 

There have also been many Florida supporting celebrities that have spoken out against Amendment 1. 

Most recently, Al Gore went on the record saying that the true aim of Amendment 1 is darker than fostering solar and that it is a "phony baloney" initiative propped up by utilities. At the Miami Dade College's Kendall campus on October 11th, 2016 he stated, "The things they claim protect solar are protections you already have... but they are trying to fool you into amending your state Constitution in a way that gives them the authority to shut down net metering and do in Florida what they did in Nevada and just kill the solar industry."  

Jimmy Buffett also came forth in support of voting No on Amendment 1. He stated "It's obvious what's going on there... we've been enjoying the sun for most of our lives living in Florida. Now it's time to use it right, and use it for everybody's benefit."

This November we urge you to be informed when voting and stop the utilities from deceiving voters for their own personal gain! Please spread the word, VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 1! 

 

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  • Fafco Solar, Cape Coral’s solar energy solutions company, will be holding an open house to celebrate Earth Day on April 19 - 23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Melissa DeRoso
(239) 574-1500
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FORT MYERS, Florida—April 14, 2010—Fafco Solar, Cape Coral’s solar energy solution company, will be holding an open house to celebrate Earth Day. The open house takes place from April 19 to 23, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their corporate office located at 901 SE 13th Place Cape Coral, FL  33990.

Attendees will be able to take a tour of Fafco’s Green Building, sign a “Declaration of Energy Independence,” and learn more about all the solar energy products offered by Fafco Solar. Fafco will give attendees a listing of other local Earth Day events, tips and suggestions for going green and a “Solar Bill of Rights” to take home with them.

“This is a great opportunity for us to be able to educate the public on what they can do to be green and do their part to save the environment. Solar energy is a readily-available and renewable source of energy that will not only reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, but it also helps our customers save lots of money. We’re proud to celebrate Earth Day by teaching our customers how to be environmentally responsible citizens,” says Dan Morrissey, Owner and President of Fafco Solar.

About Fafco Solar Energy:
The Fafco Solar Team, Cape Coral's Solar Energy Solutions Company, is a wonderful blend of talent and dedication. They are committed to giving professional customer service. Fafco Solar is the oldest and most trusted name in Southwest Florida. With over 116 years of pooled solar experience, the Fafco Solar Team is committed to reducing your use of fossil fuel to zero. Customers of Fafco Solar can benefit from a 30% tax credit. To find out more, call Fafco Solar at (239) 574-1500 or visit them online at Fafco Solar Energy.

Servicing Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Bonita Springs, and all of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties in Florida

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While offshore oil and gas drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, most hazardous and expensive way to produce energy - investing in clean energy would create four times as many jobs as investing the same amount of money in oil.

We need energy efficiency coupled with new, advanced, sophisticated, clean renewable energy technologies such as solar energy.

What we can do is thank Florida Senators Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson for their continued strong opposition to drilling and spilling oil on America’s best beaches, drilling that would ruin our state’s number one economic resource: our beach sand.

People in other states can help by getting their Senators to take Florida drilling out of the Senate’s energy bill.

Renewable energy technology works extremely well in an iPad world!

Fafco Solar, Southwest Florida's leading renewable energy company, will be participating in the Charlotte County Green Futures Expo and Energy Options Conference.

FORT MYERS, Florida—October 14, 2009—Fafco Solar Energy, Cape Coral’s most trusted renewable energy solutions company, will be participating in the Southwest Florida Green Futures Expo and Energy Options Conference in Charlotte County.

The expo is sponsored by Charlotte County Building Construction Services in conjunction with the Economic Development Office and will take place November 1-2, 2009 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. The Expo is open to the public, free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.

The Expo will bring together many representatives from major companies and organizations in the alternative energy industry. Participants will be able to discuss issues, policies and strategies as well as the future of the industry.

Fafco will debut their latest renewable energy product.

Be sure to stop by the Fafco booth to find out what it is and how it can help you! For more information on the Charlotte County Energy Show, please visit http://charlottecountyfl.com/BCS/GreenFutures.

About Fafco Solar Energy:
The Fafco Solar Team is a wonderful blend of talent and dedication. They are committed to giving professional customer service. Fafco Solar is the oldest and most trusted name in Southwest Florida. With over 116 years of pooled solar energy experience, the Fafco Solar Team is committed to reducing your use of fossil fuel to zero. Customers of Fafco Solar can benefit from a 30% tax credit. To find out more, call Fafco Solar at (239) 574-1500 or visit them online at Fafco Solar Energy.  Also, be sure to check out their blog at: GoSolarEnergyForLife

Servicing Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Bonita Springs, and all of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties in Florida.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Melissa DeRoso
(239) 574-1500
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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If you're looking to do as little harm to our environment as possible here are 3 Ways to Properly Dispose of Old Electronics:

    1. www.Gazelle.com buys old cell phones, digital cameras, laptops. camcorders, and other electronics.  After confirming the status and value of your item, you'll get a check, PayPal payment, or Gift Card.  An iPhone 3G 8 Gigabyte version fetched $103, recently!
    2. www.Gettington.com allows you to price out what you'll get before you sell by answering a few questions about your item (and the accessories you have for it).  You can sell anything from iPhones, iPods, to software, and eBook Readers!
    3. www.Flipswap.com gives you the ability to sell your old phone for cash (or a donation to a charity of your choosing) -- you can even trade it in for credit at a store that sells cell phones!  At the high end, Flipswap pays out an average of $160 for old BlackBerrys and $220 for iPhones.

Remember, most electronics have some form of toxic chemicals in them, and even if you don't sell them, or donate them -- you should dispose of them properly (BestBuy has a great recycle program, be sure to check it out!)

Peace,

Dan

Not too long ago, I took the time to write down the most common comments we hear from contractors who use us - Fafco Solar of Cape Coral - for their solar energy installation needs.

I thought it'd be great if I shared them you.

I'm really proud of our company, and since I started working for my dad over 30 years ago, it's great to continue to see such positive feedback!

Here's the Top 10 Reasons Contractors Use Fafco Solar in Cape Coral for their needs:

    • Commitment to Quality Products, Service and Installation
    • Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
    • More Experience
    • Competitive Pricing
    • Referral Bonus Plan
    • One-Stop Pool Heating Company
    • Sales Training and Support
    • Home Owner calls directly to Us for Service
    • Fully Licensed and Insured
    • Leaders in Industry

If you have a moment, be sure to Learn More about our Solutions, contact us if you have any questions, too. ;)

Dan

Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:51

Go Solar Energy for Life!

Can you believe that my dad, Ward Jr., started installing solar pool heaters here in Southwest Florida over 35 years ago?

Here I am with my dad, and grandpa, in 1978 celebrating the Grand Opening of our new store in Cape Coral - at the very location we're at today! ;)

Back in the day, it wasn't about 'going green' and 'renewable energy' - the gas crisis of the 70's made solar pool heating much more attractive.

I was fortunate enough to be invited by my dad to participate in this wonderful new technology!

Solar pool heating has always been the most economically viable form of solar energy.  It's always made economic sense.

Today, 35 years later, we've expanded our products to include more than just solar pool heat - we also offer:

What's interesting is how the use of solar energy plays a big role in our goals today relating to 'going green' and committing to a sustainable future...

Who knew this is where I'd be today!

I'm really excited that we're taking our business to a new level using the power of the Internet to help people just like you create your energy independence.

I'm extremely proud to introduce our new online initiatives:

I want to thank Charly, and his team at Internet Services Group of Florida, LLC, for helping create & deploy our online connection to you!  

It's really important to me that you let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, as well.

Thanks!

Dan


Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:11

Going Solar for 40 Years!

 

In the early morning of November 15th, 1975, I closed the door of my apartment (one of a few remaining army barracks of "Fort" Myers) and walked a quarter of a mile to join my father on my first day of work in the solar industry. 
 
He had called me a few days earlier to ask if I wanted to install solar pool heaters with him. I told him I'd sleep on it and call the next day with my decision. 
 
I joined him, not so much to be in the fledgling solar industry, which I thought was pretty cool; nor to save the world from the "evil oil guys", which, in the early 70's was not as clear a mission to me as it is today; but more, to simply get to know my father... he had been absent from my life since I was six. So, I hitchhiked from Orlando, where I was getting some spiritual guidance, to Fort Myers.... 
 
Looking back, I'm grateful I was guided to the path of (sun)light. It has been good to me and I have much to be grateful for. 
 
Today, forty years later, my son, Ian, is stepping into the leadership role at Fafco Solar and I'm letting it go. It's a process. I don't know exactly how it will happen, or how it will look, but it's in motion and it's another reason for me to be grateful.
 
Looking forward, it's obvious the world will be powured by sunlight... and it will be surprising to most how fast it will happen. The solar tsunami is here! (More about this later.) 
 
Enjoy the ride, Ian! 
With lots of Love and Light,
Dan
 

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