By Miriam Raftery
January 30th 2014 (El Cajon)—The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 22nd to welcome Milholland Solar and Electric to East County and celebrate the premier solar installation and electrical contractor’s 25th anniversary.
Representatives for officials including Supervisor Dianne Jacob, State Senator Joel Anderson and Assemblyman Brian Jones were on hand to present awards, along with Chamber leaders, at Milholland’s spacious new headquarters at 1475 North Cuyamaca Street in El Cajon.
In 1990, founder Brian Milholland set out with a vision to provide the highest quality, safest and most cost effective electrical contracting solutions for Southern California residential and commercial customers. Over the course of the last 25 years, Milholland Solar and Electric has made that vision a reality and is presently one of San Diego’s most trusted solar energy and electrical contractors.
Over the past few years, the company has experienced exponential growth correlating with the increasing popularity of solar energy. In 2012, Milholland was a finalist of the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, and ranked on the list of Top 100 Residential Solar Contractors in 2014. Milholland is a rarity in the field as solar company that is also a licensed electrical contractor, a key factor in its success and poularity with consumers.
Due to this growth, Milholland opted to relocate to a larger facility in El Cajon. Milholland Solar and Electric has installed solar energy systems in thousands of San Diego resident’s homes, helping them to become cost effective and energy efficient.
The company is now doing a brisk business, fueled in part by the company's stellar reputation and in part by state and federal financial incentives for solar that are set to expire or be reduced soon, driving a consumer rush to cash in on solar opportunities to maximize savings on their electric bills.
Milholland’s founder is proud to have played a role in making California a green state. When asked about the company’s evolution, Brian Milholland stated, “Twenty five years ago I saw the need for a reasonably priced respectable electrical company in the San Diego Community and six years ago I saw the need to add solar electric to the list of services we offer. Doing so, I believe, has helped us play a crucial role in helping Greater San Diego County become a safer, greener and self-sustainable environment.”
Milholland Solar and Electric Inc is a family owned full service solar and electrical contracting company founded in 1990. Looking to the future, Milholland says, they are “committed, to remaining on the forefront of technology” and providing their customers with the “highest quality and most cost effective solutions for their solar power and electrical needs.”