Jared Deisher, Co-Owner
Jared has a full range of experience in all levels of residential constructions and understanding the intricacies needed to assure successful sales, installation and utilization of solar products.
In 1996 Jared started a landscaping company which grew into a General Contracting business in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 2003 he moved his business to Denver, Colorado expanding services to custom home work and decks. Being aware of the growing need of alternative energy sources to control electrical costs he added solar product offerings for his customers. He started first with solar hot water systems then moved into Photo-voltaic systems and portable solar products.
As interest in solar systems expanded across the nation Jared created a solar company strictly for solar. He expanded the company all the way from Hawaii to North Carolina.
In his 20 year career of home and solar sales he had the opportunity to train over a 1,000 sales people. He developed a love for building leaders and helping people find their true potential.
As a result, he chose to join GCE.Solar as their CEO. This career change allowed him to combine all of his experience into growing GCE.Solar into an exceptional company that has momentum and energy. Jared adds a strong foundation providing direction and training. His desire to mold individuals into strong ethical and moral leaders sets a basis to build a workforce that is reliable and trustworthy in all they do and say.
Lester Gray, Co-Owner
In an effort to pay for his education, Lester started into summer employment selling alarm systems. Here he realized his love and skill in the sales field leading to 11 years’ experience in door to door/direct sales. By his second year in the alarm business he moved into a management position developing his own award winning teams. He helped his company later sell for $131 million. To improve his understanding, skills, abilities and professional development he attended Weber State College toward the Professional Sales degree.
Statically evaluating the market place for a new opportunity toward success for himself and others and understanding the need to protect the environment, he moved into Solar Energy in San Diego, CA. He quickly understood that he could impact more lives positively through owning his own sales business, through co-ownership of Clean Power Alliance dealership. In 2016 he reorganized his company, moved to Utah and started GCE Solar.
Through his career in Solar sales he has a personal production over a megawatt. In addition, he has gross revenue from accounts created and managed of $10 million. His focus has been on team-building for management and sales staff, creating a company based on ethical and moral values that benefit not only the business and staff but also each and every customer.
Preston Fewkes, Co-Owner
Preston is a Master Electrician with 13 years’ experience in all levels of residential electric work in addition to his commercial experience. He received his Journeyman License in 2009 and his Master Electrician License the first of 2017. With excellent management experience under his belt he joined with GCE.solar and developed a top notch team able to effectively and efficiently handle all level of solar installation.
With the goal of becoming a licensed Master Electrician and independent Electrical Contractor, Preston began his Electrical career in 2004 at Black Kite Electric. There he worked his way up the ranks, and gained valuable leadership experience as he worked along side, trained, and supervised crews installing all levels of electrical projects. In 2008 Preston completed a four year electrical apprenticeship program at SLC Community College and a short time later earned his Journeyman Electrician license.
In 2010-2015 Preston worked for Kupferschmidt Electrical Services (KES) further developing his leadership skills as a Service Manager. There he gained expertise in automated lighting control systems, troubleshooting of various electrical systems, project management, and project estimating.
In an effort to move on and find the time to work on his Masters Electrician License and start his own business he worked for Shupe Electric (2015-2017) on residential remodel projects and gained expertise in wiring standby generators.
In 2017 he was able to test for and receive his Masters Electrician License and start his own business “Chase Electrical Services (CES)”. He did so well in growing his business that GCE.solar took notice and asked that he join their ranks.
In 2017 Preston became part owner and responsible for all facets of solar panel and electrical installation for GCE.solar. He has helped create and train a top notch team that can safely, effectively and efficiently install solar in residential and commercial setting. He is responsible for project management to include, planning, designing, scheduling, managing all crews, materials, inventory, and quality.