Meet The AM Solar Team
Meet Sales & Order Fulfillment
Garret has worked in the solar industry since 2009. He has an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA from...View
Installation Manager & Sales
Cody, as a jack of all trades, has a combined 16 years of professional experience in mechanical maintenance &...View
Dealer Sales & Purchasing Manager
The recipient of numerous honors, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, he was beatified as "Blessed Raymond...View
Abbi was born in Baroda India, the youngest of six children. At age 18 she moved to the United...View
Operations Manager & Sales
Name: Jack "Double-Sun" Caruso Title: Solar Espionage Specialist Background: Jack Caruso, also known by his covert alias "Double-Sun," is a legendary figure...View
Known as an author, disability rights advocate and political activist, Stephens lost her sight and hearing after a bout...View
Meet the Installers
A lifelong multisport elite-level athlete, former orthopedic surgeon, and CEO of MeatFx, James is best known for his book...View
Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Alvin served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which...View
He’s best known by his shop name, Jake “The Snake” Yow. Throughout his career, Yow has been recognized for...View
Nicholas was born in Greenbow Alabama and had to wear leg braces as a child, probably because of polio,...View
Aldan is the most senior member of the AM Solar team and likely has more RV solar installation hours...View
Meet Tech Support
I drink all your beer, I'll eat the last slice, I'll give you charley horses, I always need a ride. ...View
A Eugene native and outdoor enthusiast, Mitch is always studying the latest trends in energy technology. Prior to working...View
In January 2016, Greg and Deb hit the road to enjoy the RV Lifestyle that so many of their customers have been living. The Holders remain as valuable advisors and product testers. Although they won’t be in the office very often, they have left the business in good hands with a team of experienced managers who are committed to continuing the tradition of exceptional quality, service and innovation that has been integral to AM Solar’s success.
Greg and Deb Holder started working with solar in 1987 as Alternate Means, selling and installing solar systems for a wide variety of applications including vacation cabins, RVs and even a monastery. Later, as the Holders’ focus turned to recreational vehicles, RV Solar Consultants was formed.
Seeing the demand for a device to regulate electrical current between solar panels and multiple battery banks, Greg worked with Heliotrope General to design the world’s first dual battery solar charger, the RV30. As orders were coming in, a fire destroyed the factory where the charge controllers were being manufactured. Instead of rebuilding, the owner sold the charge controller manufacturing rights to Greg as a percentage of gross sales, thus starting Heliotrope PV. These charge controllers were initially assembled by hand and later outsourced to electrical assembly factories. RV manufacturers were the primary market for the controllers, who without solar, were seeing batteries die while their vehicles waited in assembly line parking lots.
Over time, the expensive analog technology used in the Heliotrope controllers gave way to more efficient digital technology and Heliotrope PV was abandoned, but Greg’s foot was in the door and business was booming. In 2002 the Holders founded AM Solar and five years later, they moved into their custom constructed headquarters in Springfield, Oregon.
While growing AM Solar, Greg and Deb lived, worked and played for extended periods of time in their RV. They traveled throughout North America giving seminars at “Life on Wheels” events and attended various other rallies. During these adventures, Greg and Deb spent long periods of time boondocking in remote locations which helped them understand and appreciate the challenges associated with the RV lifestyle.
Over the years, AM Solar has installed power systems and RV solar kits on thousands of vehicles and built a respected reputation throughout North America.
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