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The Solar Energy Company
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Email Contractor
CSLB:

445545

Phone: 805-566-2127
4187 Carpinteria Ave. #5
Carpinteria, CA 93013

With over 7,000 systems since 1976 The Solar Energy Company is one of the oldest and largest solar contractors in California. We install systems for pools, spas, domestic hot water and solar electric systems for residential and commercial applications. We handle all of the paper work from building permits, rebate reservations and affordable financing. We are a CSI approved contractor for both solar thermal (hot water) and electrical installations. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction holding true to our commitment that quality is your best investment.

Credentials:

California Solar Initiative Certified for both solar thermal and electric installations. We have a Building Performance Specialist on staff.

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Allen Energy
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

503300

Phone: 805-680-3544
201 N. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Allen Energy will help you create a comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient home. Using building science tools and techniques, we conduct a thorough inspection and evaluation of your home and all of its related systems. Once problems are identified, we will outline a plan of simple and cost effective solutions. As a fully accredited and licensed contractor, and a leading green builder on the California Central Coast, we will provide the best service to make your goals reality.

Credentials:

BPI Accredited Company, BPI Certified Building Analyst, BPI Certified Envelope Professional, PG&E/SCE/SCG Energy Upgrade Contractor, CSI Solar Electric and Solar Thermal Installer

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Halsell Builders - Energy Upgrade Central Coast
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

783341

Phone: 805-928-8948
3130 Skyway Drive, Suite 601
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Halsell Builders' Energy Upgrade Central Coast division offers homeowners a cost-effective and smooth process toward energy upgrades servicing clients from SANTA BARBARA to PASO ROBLES. What separates us from the rest is that we are a one-stop-shop for going green. We can assist in financing through emPowerSBC, processing complicated rebates, and go over a simple upgrade plan using our top of the line software. Most importantly, we have an in-house team of technicians and project managers who perform the work for upgrades like new windows, air sealing, duct work, appliance upgrades and even solar through our partnership with a leading solar provider. Customer service is something we take very seriously and use a client interface software program to let our customers view progress daily.

Credentials:

BPI Accredited Company, BPI Certified Building Analyst, PG&E Energy Upgrade Contractor, SCE/SCG Energy Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
California Solar Electric Systems, Inc.
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

486924

Phone: 805-640-7903
302 N. Montgomery Street
Ojai, CA 93023

Designs and integrates solar PV systems.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
L E Construction
Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

765881

Phone: 805-921-0405
658 Richard Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Construction services including home weatherization and general home construction.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Santa Ynez Valley Solar
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

1012903

Phone: 805-688-1213
PO Box 688
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Santa Ynez Valley Solar is owned and operated by local resident, Gary Gordon. We service residential, commercial and agricultural solar needs, providing on-grid and off-grid system design and installation. All of our systems are individually tailored to our customers specific needs. Our service includes all permitting and Net Energy Metering paperwork. Whether you purchase your system from us or from someone else, we can service your solar electric system. For energy efficient upgrades, other than solar, we partner with local Home Performance Contractors. As a customer, you are our neighbor and our service reflects this.

Credentials:

Licensed Solar Contractor, NABCEP Certified Solar Professional, BPI Certified Building Analyst, California Solar Initiative Approved Contractor, Member American Solar Energy Society

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Sun Pacific Solar Electric
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

860806

Phone: 805-965-9292
809 Bond Ave Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Sun Pacific Solar Electric provides solar electric power solutions for residential, commercial, and agricultural customers who want to control their electric rates while helping the environment by lowering their carbon footprint. At Sun Pacific Solar Electric we are committed to helping our community to become proactive in combating global climate change, by offering a proven power generating alternative that is a truly renewable and non-polluting energy source. It is the belief of Sun Pacific Solar that individuals and communities can and do make a difference in the health of our planet. We believe quality is the best way to achieve these goals.

Credentials:

CSI Solar PV Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Electricraft
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

468443

Phone: (805) 544-8224
205 South Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Established in 1984 Electricraft Inc. is a full service Electrical Contractor that specializes in Solar Electric installations. Our focus is to provide superior quality service, construction and satisfaction to our customers for the long term. We offer a full turnkey solution for our solar customers based on their individual needs including an American made product option as well as financing options. Located in San Luis Obispo Electricraft Inc. performs work throughout the state for residential, commercial, industrial and government clients. Fully insured and bonded our electricians are state certified and participate in continuing education programs.

Credentials:

BBB accredited, California Solar Initiative, Licensed California Contractor, LEED AP, SolarWorld Authorized Installer

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
American Eco Services, Inc.
Basic Home Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

290497

Phone: 805-931-5900
620 South Frontage Rd
Nipomo, CA 93444

Insulation and Weatherization subcontractor, specializing in all types of insulation for both new construction & existing home retrofits. We are the subcontractor for the Energy Savings Assistance Programs in SLO and SB Counties for PGE and So Cal Gas.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, Home Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Liberty Solar
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

843242

Phone: 877-285-9797
PO Box 5898
San Diego, CA 92052

We operate without pushy salesman so we can provide our customers with the best solar photovoltaic systems for the best prices and the best installation teams.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
N.R.G Heating & Air Conditioning
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

781353

Phone: 818-340-7333
7012 Owensmouth Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Solar installation, HVAC installation, service and repair for all make and models, indoor air quality specialists, Been in business for 28-years.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, BPI Certified Envelope Professional, SCE/SCG Energy Upgrade Contractor, CSI Contractor, Nate certified, specializing in lennox , lennox premiere dealer

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Water Fixers
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

719792

Phone: 805-928-6444
2004 Preisker Lane, Suite J
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Water Fixers is the Central Coast’s most trusted Plumbing, Sewer, and Drain Company for the past 26 years. Water Fixers has helped thousands of customers solve any Plumbing or Sewer and Drain Emergency, Inconvenience, or Routine Maintenance. We look forward to serving you.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Solarponics Inc.
Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

391670

Phone: (805) 922-3774
4700 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Our mission is to help Central Coast residents achieve energy independence and enrich their lives. We achieve this with the highest quality service, products, integrity and respect. Since 1975, Solarponics has saved 4,000 residents over $25 million and counting. Solarponics designs and installs Solar Electric, Solar Hot Water, Solar Pool Heating, Radiant Heating and Wind energy systems. Every customer is assigned a customer advocate, providing a single point of contact and full accountability from Solarponics. This saves the customer both time and money. Solarponics serves Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Solarponics is proud to feature American-made solar panels and inverters that save customers more money over the life of the system.

Credentials:

Licensed California Contractor, NABCEP Certified, CSI Approved Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Insulate SB
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

963692

Phone: 805-845-3999
130 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 40
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Air Sealing, Insulation, Spray Foam Contractor. Two BPI Building Analysts on staff, able to provide home performance reviews and reports. Consulting on energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits.

Credentials:

SCE/SCG Energy Upgrade Contractor, BPI Building Analysts (2) LEED AP (1) SPFA (Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance) Certified Project Manager (1)

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Pacific Aire, Inc
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

613652

Phone: 805-484-6000
4670 Calle Carga Suite B
Camarillo, CA 93012

Since 1990, Pacific Aire, a general contracting company, has provided HVAC service, maintenance and replacement in the residential market. We provide Heating and AC repairs, tune-ups, and replacement, window replacement, insulation, and other services.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Progressive Insulation and Windows
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

418046

Phone: 818-709-0988
9750 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Progressive serves Southern California with energy efficient home performance solutions. We install high quality insulation systems and replacement windows with excellence.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, BPI Certified Envelope Professional, SCE/SCG Home Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Ventura
Wighton's Inc.
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

738271

Phone: 800-549-4881
183 Prado Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

HVAC Performance Based Contractor. Wighton's is a heating, cooling, plumbing, air conditioning, geothermal groundwater heat pump, and furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance company.

Credentials:

BPI Certified, Air Balance Certified, CO & Combustion Certified

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
CK Builders Inc.
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

786754

Phone: 805-438-3087
P.O. Box 73,
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

As certified building analysts and licensed general contractors with over 30 years of experience, we provide cost-effective solutions to your home efficiency upgrade project. Using “whole house” building analysis, and sustainable construction techniques, you have the option of transforming your project dollars into investment return by saving energy costs, improving indoor air quality, and adding comfort to your home. We look forward to serving you!

Credentials:

BPI. Certified building Analyst, SCE/SCG Advanced Home Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo
Kappl Heating and Air Conditioning
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

758855

Phone: 818-772-6215
8523 Canoga Ave Ste H
Canoga Park, CA 91304

At Kappl Heating & Air Conditioning, it is our mission to assist our customers in the creation of an environment with superior indoor air quality, and preserve the value of our customers’ equipment through maintenance, or replacement where economically prudent. We leverage our more than 20 years experience in the HVAC industry to continue to grow, while maintaining a personal relationship with each of our customers.

Credentials:

SCE/SCG Home Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: Ventura
ENERGYPROS
Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

994685

Phone: 800-861-7767
8950 W. Olympic Blvd. Ste. 152
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

With over 200 completed energy retrofits, ENERGYPROS is one of the most reliable and reputable “Green” home performance contractors in Southern California.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, HERS RESNET Rater, PG&E/SCE/SCG CSI Solar Thermal Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Pacific Energy Company
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

443224

Phone: 805-544-4700
2121 Santa Barbara Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Since 1980 we have dedicated our business to providing an energy choice for the residents and business's of San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast of California. Whether you are in Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande or Morro Bay, visit us to learn why "Experience Matters".

Credentials:

Certified Energy Analyst, Licensed B contractor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Security Roof Systems
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

751599

Phone: 805-878-6976
P.O. Box 366
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421

Our Roofing and Insulation Systems help save home owners money and avoid costly repairs. Security Roof Systems is locally owned and family operated, with professional experience in all types of residential and commercial work serving the needs of the Central Coast.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Beyond Heating and Air, Inc
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

999345

Phone: 805-966-4321
534 E. Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Full service HVAC installation and service company. We also offer roofing services.

Credentials:

BPI Building Analyst

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: Santa Barbara
John Dittenhoefer
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

685206

Phone: 714-322-2516
P.O. Box 1424
Nipomo, 93444

John Dittenhoefer is an experienced veteran in the heating and cooling business. With over twenty years of experience, he is an ideal choice for your next heating or cooling project. His family business will provide you with excellent customer service with all the cost saving benefits of using a smaller company. Call today for a free estimate.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Stillman Enterprises, Inc.
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

736481

Phone: 805-489-7523
1685 Corbett Highlands Place
Arroyo Grande, 93420

Locally owned, General Contractor since 1991, DBVE/Certified Small Business

Credentials:

EPA Certified

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
SLOCO Heating & Cooling
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

351959

Phone: 805-772-4433
540 Atascadero Road
Morro Bay, CA 93442

SLOCO Heating & Cooling provides a complete service for air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment. From the design of your air conditioning or heating system, to the installation and ongoing maintenance, SLOCO Heating & Cooling will ensure that you have the most cost effective and energy efficient furnace and air conditioning system to satisfy your requirements.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo
Afobaka Construction Inc.
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

760607

Phone: 805-473-1333
P.O. Box 455
Pismo Beach, CA 93448

Repairs, remodeling, additions, construction

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Dutch

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo
Top Notch Heating, Inc
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

721483

Phone: 805-937-3755
1440 Jason Way Suite 109
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Full service HVAC company providing quality service to the central coast. Put team Top Notch on your side!

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Chris Malven Construction
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

952834

Phone: 805-406-0455
P.O. Box 3176
Santa Maria, CA 93457

Full service contracting firm with over 20 years experience on the Central Coast. We specialize in high quality construction and high quality customer service.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, PG&E Energy Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Synergy Companies
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

835016

Phone: 510-825-9359

, CA

Energy efficiency Home Upgrade contractor

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, PG&E/SCE/SCG Energy Upgrade Contractor

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Semmes & Co. Builders
Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

962529

Phone: 805-466-6737
7900 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

We are a leader in building science technology and the county's green building pioneer. In addition to a diverse portfolio, Semmes & Co. has built a reputation for quality standards, reliability and technical expertise. Our clients are assured of a healthy, energy efficiency home that is a joyful living experience.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo
Brighten Solar Co
Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

1009246

Phone: 805-708-3654
3463 State Street, Suite 257
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Brighten Solar is a Santa Barbara based solar company that provides solar electric solutions for residential and commercial building owners as well as for non-profit organizations. We work hand in hand with our customers to design the system that fit their electricity needs, integrate their building's structure and maximize their financial returns. At Brighten Solar, we want to show that solar can be done differently. Our business model is based on flexibility, which allows us to provide several options to our customers. Education is at the core of our approach: we guide our customers through the entire process and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to find the right solar solution for them. We’re a full service solar company. Our scope of work includes systems design, engineering, permitting, equipment supply, interconnection with the utility, installation and maintenance.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, French, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
AZ Air Conditioning & Heating
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

618381

Phone: 818-782-7777
7640 Tobias Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91405

California residential and commercial HVAC and Plumbing services, water heaters, indoor air quality and commercial HVAC.

Credentials:

BPI Certified Building Analyst, SCE/SCG Home Upgrade Contractor, Angie's List Super Service Award 2013, 2014, 2015

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Southland Heating & Air
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

797064

Phone: 805-498-6700
3529 Old Conejo Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Insulation and HVAC company also providing ductless A/C and heat.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
EMC Construction, Inc.
SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

764730

Phone: 805-290-5357
P.O. Box 52233
Oxnard, CA 93031

EMC Construction is a general contracting company. Services provided include roofing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, windows, insulation, doors and home renovations.

Credentials:
Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: Ventura
BEST Techs Contracting
Basic Advanced Home Upgrade  Basic Home Upgrade  Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade  SimpleStart SimpleStart
Email Contractor
CSLB:

B1012189

Phone: 714-330-4500

, CA

Measured Home Performance Contracting gives a homeowner the ability to live in a safe, comfortable, and energy efficient home. The homes in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties that we upgrade are not only beautiful with great curb appeal on the outside, but also comfortable and energy efficient on the inside. We give the homeowner peace of mind with a one-stop contractor that will always take care of your home. You can be sure that you and your family will be living in one of the most safe and comfortable homes in the neighborhood with the least amount of energy cost to you (35% – 60% savings are typical), all while helping to ease the stress on your utility providers and the environment.

Credentials:

BPI Certifications in Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Whole House Leakage Control, Infiltration-Duct Leakage, Energy Auditor, Multi-Family, Quality Control Inspector, Approved Super Proctor

Languages Spoken:

English

Areas Served: Santa Barbara, Ventura
Best Price Solar
Solar Water Heater Solar Water Heater  Solar Solar Upgrade
Email Contractor
CSLB:

907844

Phone: 805-722-7451
30 Winchester Canyon Road
Goleta, CA 93117

Best Price Solar has been installing solar for over ten years. They design and install solar PV and solar thermal systems themselves and for other contractors. Without an expensive showroom, sales or office staff, Best Price Solar is able to keep their costs down and pass that savings onto the customer. Solar systems and their components are virtually identical in terms of reliability and performance - so the only really difference is the cost of the installation, and we can often save you thousands! Best Price Solar will take care of all of the paperwork for you, from plans, to permits, to warranties, to all rebates and financing. Call today for a free estimate and the best service under the sun.

Credentials:

California State Licensed Contractor, Bonded, Insured, CSI Certified

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura