“Like any great Kiwi invention, Solar Pro was developed in a shed…and due to huge growth the sheds have just been getting bigger. In summer 2012 we built our first 100m2 shed, and now we’re looking at upsizing again, this time to 4x the size. “
The company was originally established by James Quaid for the research and development of the solar air panel.
Karl Lawrence joined the company to take control of Sales and Marketing so James could concentrate on Manufacturing and Installs.
Solar Pro was launched into the marketplace. Karl was out doorknocking for sales and James was manufacturing and refining the panel even more.
They hired a telemarketer to get appointments and company soon grew, as did the sales team headed by Karl.
Soon after, Solar Pro took on their first permanent installer Josh Reardon who now is the head installer and runs his own install crew.
Solar Pro was quickly gaining momentum in the market place in Otago and Southland regions.
In September 2012 Dean Murray decided to get on board the Solar Pro buzz and all 3 created a new business called Solar Pro Supply Ltd. With years of heating and ventilation experience behind them they knew what worked and what didn’t. This business was created to take over all the sales and marketing side and to take the company nationwide…
Now Solar Pro Supply Ltd consists of a Head Office in Invercargill and it’s very own call centre which currently employs approximately 10 people and is growing very quickly to meet the national demand.
Customers kept telling us they wished there was something out there that could just heat their homes for free…well we’ve pretty much achieved that with our system.