Meet Our Team
Premier Solar launched in April 2012 with the primary focus of providing high-quality solar energy systems for both residential and commercial customers. Our military roots and training helped prepare our team for a successful start in the solar industry. We focus on strong communication, accountability, resilience and integrity, which helped create a strong foundation for our team to grow and paved the way to where we are today.
President and Founder
Chris Hoffmann has more than 12 years of experience in developing, financing, engineering and installing solar energy systems in the NYC Metro area. He is an industry veteran with a proven track record and a reputation for delivering high-quality projects for our clients.
Chris is very passionate about the quality of work his company offers and the value we bring to the table. He is a distinguished and decorated United States Navy veteran. He served as a Search and Rescue Swimmer onboard the USS Juneau (LPD10). In this role, Chris performed two life-saving recoveries in the open oceans.
He is a NABCEP-certified installer, holds contractors licenses in multiple states and counties, and has completed courses in advanced photovoltaics.
Vice President of Sales
Jonathan began his career in the solar industry in 2008. He received his advanced education degree prior with Solar Energy International. Upon receipt of his certification, he gained experience by working in sales for BP Solar and the Home Depot launch program. He then went on to sell and install for his own business.
In early 2010, Jonathan joined Allied Building Products’ Solar Division, a national distribution business that specializes in building materials. At Allied, Jonathan started as an inside sales worker and eventually was promoted to Director of Sales. Additionally, he managed the solar vendor relationships, finance solutions and strategies for the Business Unit. Many vendor representatives have described Jonathan as the top solar salesperson on the East Coast. His interactions with customers and a variety of teams has been both noteworthy and substantial to his success.
Jonathan joined the Premier Solar Solutions team in February of 2019. He brings a great wealth of industry expertise and knowledge in the areas of project finance, contract review, development, business development and strategy.
Director of Construction
Jake has more than 10 years of commercial solar and electrical experience. Prior to joining Premier Solar Solutions, he was a Project Foreman for Statewide Electric based out of Deer Park, NY and managed Commercial Electrical Projects. Jake currently has more than 6MW’s of combined residential and commercial solar system installations. Jake’s most unique quality is the compliments and feedback the company receives regarding his work from our customers as he continues to deliver high-quality customer service and projects.
Thank You Veterans & First Responders
As veterans, we appreciate the hard work and dedication of our military personnel and first responders. As a thank you for your service, we provide an exclusive $500 discount on all solar energy systems and products to our service members, veterans and first responders.
Our team at Premier has successfully installed hundreds of solar energy systems for large and small homes and businesses across New York.
We design and install cutting edge, highly efficient and versatile photovoltaic (PV) systems from the world’s leading solar manufacturers for residential and commercial customers. We're redefining the role of solar companies by delivering customized solutions for homeowners and businesses in order to meet your energy needs and provide a cleaner, greener future for everyone.
Premier Solar’s team has successfully installed hundreds of solar systems for homes and businesses both large and small. Not only are we installation experts, but we also take care of all permitting and paperwork needs for our clients. We also don’t lease our systems. Instead, we work with our clients so they own their solar energy systems with no money out of pocket, and they're frequently cash flow positive from Day 1.
Our projects occur throughout the New York region, and total over several million watts of energy, while offsetting several hundred million pounds of carbon emissions. With our headquarters in Deer Park, New York, and offices in Queens, New York, we are able to meet the needs of our growing client base and serving Solar needs in the NY Tri-State Area.
Premier Solar Solutions, LLC is a veteran owned company located in New York. We design and install cutting edge, highly efficient, and versatile photovoltaic (PV) systems from the world’s leading solar manufacturers. We are redefining the role of solar companies, by delivering customized solutions for businesses, in order to meet their energy needs of the future!