• Co-owners Lance McClung & Tim Hamor

    Co-owners Lance McClung & Tim Hamor

Our Team

+ Ownership Team

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Lance McClung

  • Co-Owner
  • C-10 (Electrical Contractor) RMO, 18 years of commercial and residential retrofit and new construction electrical experience and over 15 years of design and installation experience with photovoltaic grid tied solar systems.
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Tim Hamor

  • Co-Owner
  • C-46 (Solar Contractor) RMO, over 20 years as a business owner, and fourteen years of design and installation experience with photovoltaic grid tied solar systems.

+ Residential Team

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Jason Grant

  • Director of Sales
  • Jason has led the AES sales team as the Director of Sales since 2015. He got his start with the company as a Residential Solar Consultant in 2013. His solar career began in the 1990s when he was working in the telecommunication industry. During the 2000s, he worked as a design consultant before becoming Sales Manager for another solar integrator. Jason jokes his solar experience spans from the last millennium. He champions making the customers’ solar experience at AES as smooth and informed as possible.

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Chad Blanchard

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Chad started working at SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2010. He began working in the solar industry in the Bay Area in 2006 as a design consultant, NABCEP-certified solar installer, and a service technician. Chad enjoys connecting personally with his clients and strives to offer a truly consultative approach to those seeking relief from their utility company. Chad lives in a "SunPowered" Chico home with his delightful wife, two young children, and a black lab. They enjoy going to the creek near their home, camping with friends, and biking and hiking together.
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Chelsea Pavone

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Chelsea comes to us from RevoluSun, another SunPower® dealer, where she's been riding the "solar coaster" and lots of clear blue waves in the other west coast state of Hawaii. At RevoluSun she was one of the senior project developers in residential sales and got to know the industry as well business development. As an independent employee she focused on networking and building relationships with lead generators. She moved to Chico just a few days ago and even though she grew up in the area it's been almost 20 years since living here and she's enjoying exploring her new town. She's ready to get to know people, so if you have groups, networking clubs, or social event that you are a part of, let her know, she needs some new connections! When not saving the planet by helping people go solar, she enjoys yoga, volleyball, zumba, all things foodie, gardening, cave exploring, lounging at the river, art shows, and, of course, anything ocean related.
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Ian Harck

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Ian joined SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2013 as an Inside Sales Assistant. After spending nearly a year in that position, he was ready to join the Residential Solar Consultant team. This role provides prospective customers with all the information they need to move forward with solar energy for their home. The most enjoyable characteristics of this role involve being able to meet face-to-face with community members and assist them in making a decision that will ultimately improve their lives and property. Ian has plenty of information to share and is an enthusiastic advocate of our customer-focused approach to solar energy. Away from the office, Ian enjoys cycling and sharing time with friends and family.
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Jenny Johnson

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Jenny joined SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2016 with an extensive background in solar energy and sales. She grew up in the North State, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Energy & Sustainability from Pennsylvania State University. With over 17 years of sales experience Jenny is a knowledgeable consultant working to ensure her clients are informed of their solar options and working together to find the best fit for their situation.
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Jim Mikles

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Jim joined the solar industry when he began looking for ways to lower his family’s high utility rates and carbon impact. He found that solar was a fun and interesting way to meet new people throughout the North Valley by helping them look at solar saving options. Jim has worked at SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems since 2014. He brings a complete understanding of solar benefits for homeowners. He can clearly explain design considerations for roof and ground mounted solar systems and clarify all available funding options. His collaborative approach results in custom solar solutions tailored to the homeowner’s exact needs and desires. Jim’s customers say they enjoy his friendly demeanor, expert advice, low-pressure style and hard-working diligence.
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Kerrie Feil

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Kerrie graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in business administration-management with an option in project management. At the time of graduation she received three job offers and decided to go with SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems because of their quality of work, their dedication to customer satisfaction, and their amazing company culture. Kerrie lives in Redding with her husband, Nate, and their dog, Jadie. Committed to fostering long-term relationships, Kerrie looks forward to developing and executing projects that not only meet her customer's needs, but also ensure a high-quality product that will last for generations.
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Scott Huber

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Scott encouraged the acquisition of our well-respected competitor and fellow SunPower dealer in the Yuba City area, All Solar Electric, where he had been serving as design consultant. With over 20 years in consultative sales, and 16 as one of the top-producing Century 21 real estate agents in the nation, Scott was looking for a sales position that contributed to the “greater good.” In solar he found a product that not allowed him to help customers gain control over their energy costs, but contributed to the health of the environment. A 1981 graduate of Chico State, Scott has worked as a field biologist, adventure tour guide, park ranger and is a published author. With his wife and three children, Scott has had the good fortune to travel widely, usually to indulge in his passion for bird identification.

+ Commercial Team

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Brian Aguiar

  • Commercial Account Manager
  • Brian Aguiar grew up locally in Orland, CA. With a love for the North Valley he set out to prepare for his business career at Chico State University. While attending Chico State, he found that our environment was becoming more of a concern and wished to pursue a business position that promoted the health of our world. In 2008, Brian received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business focusing on Entrepreneurship. He also has a minor in Managing for Sustainability. He has been in the PV solar industry for over seven years as a consultant and has in-depth knowledge of the technology. He was also one of the first qualifiers in the U.S. to have earned his NABCEP certification in PV technical sales.
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Craig Almaguer

  • Commercial Account Manager
  • Craig has the ability to see challenges in a positive light and find creative ways to solve them. Craig naturally connects people with opportunity and is a dedicated team player and leader. Multiple years consulting within Telecommunications, Localization, and the Solar Industries has given Craig a well-rounded background for complex solution-oriented solar projects. Craig has spent the last two years developing the residential market and recently migrated to commercial markets. Additionally, he is a licensed general contractor specializing in Arts & Crafts and Mission Era homes and projects. Craig has a BS in Marketing from CSU Chico. Outside of work, he enjoys vintage bicycles, Land Rover Treks, locally grown food, and is an active member of our local community. He's married to Lisa and has two lovely daughters, Mira and Camille.
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Rich Hawkins

  • Commercial Account Manager
  • Rich has designed solar energy systems for agricultural, commercial, non-profit, and government customers including nationally recognized systems throughout California. Rich has years of experience with multi-national technology companies including executive positions in the U.S. and Asia. Rich is charged with developing mutually beneficial business relationships and designing solar energy solutions based on our customers’ business goals and objectives.
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Victor Krambo

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Victor Krambo, a third generation electrical contractor, owned and operated All Solar Electric in Yuba City for 23 years. In November, 2015 he merged his business with AES. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of renewable energy, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and interest in this exciting field with his customers. Victor believes honesty and clarity are very important in the consultation process. Accurate information regarding performance and cost is essential. He prefers to take his time with the client and endeavors to answer any and all questions they may have, utilizing his hands-on experience in all phases of the process from design to fabrication to sales.