SBS Core Team
Jeffrey Crouch, President and COO, Licensed Architect, MT License #1969, AIA, LEED AP- email@example.com
Jeff is an owner of SBS-Solar and serves as it’s President and Chief Operating Officer. At SBS-Solar he has been directly responsible for the design and implementation of over thirty energy conservation projects. He has worked in Montana as a licensed architect since 1994. Jeff is currently an architect for CTA in Missoula. From 1995-2010 he worked at Kibo Group Architecture in Missoula, Montana. As Senior Managing Architect Jeff was involved in all phases of the firm’s work and led the firm’s growth from four to twenty five employees. Jeff has managed, designed and overseen projects varying in size from $10,000 to $9,000,000 with a total portfolio of delivered work at over 100 million dollars of completed projects. He is well versed in all aspects of design, construction documentation and construction administration. Jeff has served as the lead manager on energy related projects varying from design retrofits on 15,000 SF commercial heating and cooling systems to the design and installation of small residential Solar PV systems. He directs all aspects of permit, code research and CC&R submittals for restrictive conditions as they relate to each project. He is a member of the AIA and is NCARB registered. He is also a LEED AP certified designer with the US Green Building Council. Jeff has a Bachelors in Architecture and a Bachelors in Environmental design from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Dan Brandborg, General Manager and Renewable Energy Specialist, NABCEP Certified Solar Installer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan is our lead operative in the field of solar energy. He started his career in Photovoltaic’s with Solarex, now BP Solar, in 1983. As such, he understands all levels of project implementation and his skills at managing a multi-faceted project are un-paralleled. He and his wife created Sunelco (the Montana based renewable energy company) and guided this company’s growth into a multimillion dollar design and retail center for solar energy technology, and later sold. Dan is a NABCEP certified installer and has over two hundred residential and commercial systems on his resume. Passive and active solar projects have always been his primary focus, and with this he brings to SBS-Solar a wealth of experience in design, installation and project management in the field of solar energy. Dan has lived with off grid solar systems as well as with grid tied systems and believes planning and good design are the keys to a successful system. Dan received a B.S. in Resource Management from the University of Montana and maintains his commercial pilot and flight instructor licenses.
Ty Bender, Solar Tech and Office Manager, email@example.com
Ty is our trusted Solar Technician. He is the lean for on-site installation, in addition to maintaining our Missoula office and our parts center. He is a lifelong MT resident, and grew up in Hamilton across the street from Dan. Ty worked as a professional whitewater rafting guide for the past 9 years on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and also worked for 7 years as a packer/cook/manager for an outfitter in the Frank Church wilderness. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the usual forms of “misery:” running, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, and generally anything involving mountains. Ty joined the SBS Solar team in Fall of 2012 and came on full-time in Fall of 2013 after a great rafting season.
Molly Bradford, Marketing & Development Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Molly joined SBS-Solar in March 2010 as the Marketing and Development Director. She has been involved in sales & marketing for over 15-years, primarily with small local companies in Wisconsin, Vermont and Montana. Molly specializes in Web 2.0 Marketing Strategy, Streamlined Sales Systems & Efficiencies, Database Management, Public Speaking, Online/Print Sales, Promotions/Conference Management, Affiliate Marketing & Program Management and often offers small business consulting in these areas. In addition to her work at SBS-Solar, Molly is the co-owner of HB Enterprises, Inc, a small network of free community events sites and indoor advertising options in the Northern Rockies. She holds a Bachelors degrees in German with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Vermont. Most importantly, Molly enjoys the company and high-altitude companionship of her husband Spencer, spunky daughter Elizabeth and new baby William.
SBS-Solar Perferred Partners:
DJ’s Electric -Hamilton, MT.
DwellZero, Zandy Sievers, Independent Energy Efficiency and Passivhaus Consultant. Missoula, MT.
Energetechs – Our partner for really great HVAC, HRV, insulation, energy audits and more. Missoula, MT.
Eyer’s Electrical Construction – Chris Eyer. Missoula, MT.
Joshua Frame, Independent Contractor, Solar Installer and all around Handy Guy. Missoula, MT.
Jack Nichols, IT/Techy friend, Project Management Whiz . Missoula, MT.