Love Light Solar was founded on the principle:
Create a product and experience we would want as a customer, and utilize the opportunity to spread light in our community.
Our company’s goal is to be a force for good in our local community, because we live in the community. Our business is located in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, but we have ties all across Idaho, Utah, and more. In order to help these communities flourish, we offer affordable solar energy that can help eliminate power bills and allow public access to renewable energy.
When you do business with us, we’ll work with you to find the best clean energy solution. We aren’t just about making money, we want to make a real impact in your community and help you save money.
Katie Hassard—CEO and Head of Customer Relations
State of Idaho Contractor’s License # RCE-48018
Public Works License # 030416-C-4
Federal License # 080677245
Growing up with a father as a custom woodworker, Katie grew up on the job site. She has been a part of multiple home remodels and she designed/built her own log home from the ground up.
After obtaining her degree in Psychology from BYU-Idaho, Katie helped raise a family of seven children. Katie has held several leadership roles since 1995. She’s worked as a teacher and a guide for a local youth group and then served as President over multiple youth groups. She was director over a youth summer program, organized and oversaw logistics in housing, nutrition, transportation, finance, health, activities, and programs.
Katie has a true passion for service. In 2015, through Power to Become (P2B), she carried out a shoe drive to fund the construction of a clean water well for an orphanage in Burkina Faso, Africa. With community support she gathered enough shoes to fill a 27’ U-Haul, and traveled to Africa with P2B to oversee the installation of the well and build healthy relations with the community there.
Jacob and Katie believe in being good stewards of the earth and environment while still enjoying and making good use of it. With their children, they work hard on a small farm to raise chickens, pigs, horses, and cattle. They love the land they work and want to preserve it for years to come. It was a natural progression to develop their own clean energy company, Love Light Solar, focusing on providing quality alternative energy while focusing on improving their local communities by “Partnering to Spread Light.”
Jacob Hassard—Civil Engineer and Head of Solar Design
Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho License # 15855
Professional Engineer in the State of California License # C81509
Jacob has 23 years of experience in the construction & engineering industry. He worked for several utility and utility construction companies for more than 10 years before returning to school to obtain his Civil Engineering degree. He graduated from Boise State as the President of the ASCE / ITE student chapter. He was the recipient and co-recipient of the 2006 & 2007 ASCE student achievement scholarship. He is proficient in Microstation, Inroads, and is familiar with AutoCAD, and is also adept at reading various utility plan sets.
Jacob played a pivotal part in securing the project approvals for Valley Regional Transit’s downtown Boise transit center located under the City Center Plaza known as Main Street Station. This twelve million dollar facility took years to come to fruition and is a vital part of bringing Boise into the 21st century. Jacob was integral in obtaining the federal review of the environmental process, obtained in less than 4 months and was the main client construction supervisor for his section of the project. In his construction, engineering and project management roles he has been a part of almost fifty separate solar installations around the Treasure Valley.
Through continuing education Jacob has taken numerous advanced solar courses to promote the highest standard in solar design and efficiency.
Ben Poulsen—Master Roofer and Head of Installations
Ben comes from a family of multi-generational home builders. At a young age he worked alongside his dad building custom homes. He moved to Big Sky Montana and worked as a framer for K2 Construction. He furthered his experience as Superintendent, then Project Manager for Spanish Peaks Home Builders.
In 2007, Ben started his own construction and roofing company in Bozeman, MT, Poulsen Enterprises LLC, fueling a passion to help clients design and build their dream homes. He enjoys working on timber framed and log homes in mountain landscapes. Building in extreme climates motivates flexibility and adaptability to changing environments and situations. This experience taught him to build to the highest standard under extreme circumstances.
Ben loves to roof and finds satisfaction in difficult roof lines and complicated and unique home designs. His greatest passion is to help clients through the entire construction process to meet their goals and dreams.
As a master roofer, Ben understands the integrity of the building and roofing system. This experience allows him to provide the highest standard in quality solar installation that looks aesthetically pleasing and is built to last!
Ryan Wilson—Master Electrician and Head of Electrical
State of Idaho Contractor License# 34431
Public Works License # 008912-C-4
Ryan has been in the electrical trade since 1997. He started by working for AME Electric. While at AME he learned all aspects of the trade. He worked mostly with municipalities on waste water projects and booster stations for subdivisions.
Ryan started his own company, Idaho Electrical Service, Inc in 2009 and his first project was for Koenig Winery. He now has 10 employees, with both a residential and industrial crew. Some of his customers are CTI FOODS, Seneca Foods, Dickinson Frozen Foods, Envision Homes, Red Leaf Builders, and Shervik Signature Homes. Some of his projects include a plant wide lighting retrofit for CTI FOODS at $375,000, multiple plant shutdowns at CTI FOODS and Dickinson Frozen Foods that range from $50,000 to $450,000. Ryan also wired a new feed mixing plant for Wilson Creek Cattle Feeders that included automation controls using a PLC. With his expertise, you can trust that the electrical work with your new solar panels will be of the highest standard.
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