Trade Ally Spotlights

Focus on Energy wouldn't be where it is today without the hard work and dedication of its Trade Ally Contractors. We recognize the following Trade Allies for their hard work and dedication to the Focus on Energy program.

Project Home

Project Home began as a community service organization to promote the safety, quality, and affordability of housing in Madison and surrounding communities. Since 1972, Project Home has performed energy improvement work in more than 20,000 households as well as general home repairs on 6,000 homes in the Madison area. In 2012, Project Home enrolled as a Focus on Energy Trade Ally to be able to extend financial incentives to their clients throughout southcentral Wisconsin. Project Home has seen their business expand year after year in the Home Performance market, since becoming a Trade Ally.

“Being a Focus on Energy contractor has brought in business that has allowed us to maintain our current staffing level in a climate of increasing budget cuts in many of our state and federally funded programs. Project Home operates as a social enterprise; this means any profits that we make in our market-rate work are utilized to help support our home repair and affordable housing programs” says Adam Weisse, Project Home Field Supervisor. “The Focus on Energy brand gives our clients peace of mind, knowing that we have a highly trained workforce, and our quality of work is held to a very high standard.”

In addition to the financial incentives they are able to offer their customers, Project Home says the Trade Ally search tool on the Focus on Energy website helps generate leads for the Home Performance program.

Project Home employs 31 highly trained long-term employees, and recently moved into a newer, larger facility that better suits their needs. Project Home continues to be a great Trade Ally and advocate of the Focus on Energy program.

For more on Project Home, visit their website here.

 

Bay Area Services

Bay Area Services began in Tom Beaulieu’s garage in 1981. Within three years he hired an employee and relocated the major appliance service company to a 2,000 square foot building. More growth spurred another four more moves. Its fifth and current location is a 25,000 square foot facility at 1801 Velp Avenue in Green Bay. The company employs more than 25 with a fleet of 16 service and installation vehicles. Bay Area Services’ coverage area includes Green Bay, the Fox Valley and a large portion of north central Wisconsin.

Although associated with Focus on Energy since its inception in 2001, their involvement has grown as the company has expanded. They offer the Trane, Rheem and Mitsubishi product lines and consistently sell and install high efficiency products that exceed Focus on Energy’s requirements.

In each of the past five years they have processed more than 300 residential rewards. In the last 18 months they have completed 326 Tier 1 rewards and 61 Tier 2 rewards. This has generated more than $78,000 in savings for their customers.

Bay Area Services is a stellar Trade Ally with unwavering commitment to the Focus on Energy program. For more on Bay Area Services, visit their website here.

 

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