Sound Home Performance: A Division of Puget Sound Solar LLC, Lic# PUGETSS932MU, is an enterprise of Jeremy Smithson and Pamela Burton
Jeremy Smithson : Co-Owner and Founder
Jeremy started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. What began out as a vague notion has gelled into a firm commitment to establish whole house solar energy solutions as a viable and permanent consumer choice. Along the way, Jeremy has become a NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal and Solar PV Installer, a Washington State certified Electrical Administrator, and a popular lecturer and teacher. What was initially a solo act is now part of a team effort, but his job description still includes providing vision and guidance to the company.
Pamela Burton : Co-Owner
Pamela was Director of the Pacifica Radio Archives before moving to Seattle in 1997, and remained in the non-profit world as the first Executive Director of Seattle Tilth until mid-2004. As the volume of phone calls to Puget Sound Solar increased, she pitched in to help and became the ‘front office’, taking messages at first, and learning solar fundamentals. Now she spends her day talking to prospective and current customers, utility people, suppliers, contractors, architects, and the like, dispensing information and advice, in addition to handling scheduling and customer paperwork. She has served as President of Solar Washington and helped develop the annual Solar Tour, helping to educate the public, and working to effect public policy.
Now in its ninth year, the company continues to be a leader in the region, keeping a staff of eight busy full-time. The coming months promise more growth, thanks to our fantastic customers and crew!
Corey Fitch : Project Manager
BPI Building Analyst, PTCS Certified Technician
Corey is a recent transplant to the Seattle area from California where we worked for Build It Green in the development of their statewide new and existing home, green building guidelines and rating systems. He has participated in extensive Home Performance training through the California Building Performance Contractors Association and the California HERS program. In addition to his role as project manager and building scientist for Sound Home Performance, Corey is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Construction Management at the University of Washington.
Scott Cooper : Energy Auditor & Crew
BPI Building Analyst
Scott joined Sound Home Performance in March 2010 having recently moved back to his hometown Seattle after many years living and working abroad. He holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology, a Master's in Environmental Studies, and brings a strong interest in green building and urban sustainability. With his BPI Building Analyst certification Scott is one of Sound Home Performance's energy auditors and renovation crew members.
John Angle: Project Lead
John has been part of our retrofit crew since late 2009. He started out part time so he could attend the UW construction management program which he has just recently completed. John is now working full time with Sound Home Performance managing retrofit projects and applying his carpentry skills, experience and construction management knowledge to the work at hand. John's experience will be of great benefit to you in your quest to attain greater energy savings.
John 'J.J.' Johnson: Weatherization Technician
J.J. joined the Sound Home Performance crew in the fall of 2010 and has enthusiastically tackled the insulation and air-sealing projects for which he trained at South Seattle Community College. 'J' has previous experience as a diesel mechanic, so he knows how to approach each job in an organized way and is a real asset to the retrofit crew. He keeps the project on pace and attends to details. Since our trucks are all biodiesel, he is also helping with fleet upkeep.
Josh Farris: Weatherization Technician
Josh landed a job here at Sound Home Performance after serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. After his discharge from military service he obtained training at South Seattle Community College in home weatherization. Josh has previous experience in home insulation and weatherization that he brings to the team He is a steady worker on the Sound Home Performance crew and will make your home more comfortable and affordable.