Sunpro Solar, a Louisiana-based residential solar energy provider, today announced that Founder and CEO Marc Jones has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Gulf Coast. Marc Jones was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges that recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as financial performance, innovation, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 25, 2015 at the Hilton America’s Hotel - Houston. —
Sunpro Solar began in 2008 when Marc Jones, a residential and commercial Contractor, found himself in the midst of a declining housing market. “Working in the home improvement industry has always been a passion of mine,” says Marc Jones, “but when the economy is down consumers need a product to save them money”. So in 2008 he personally funded Sunpro Solar with only 3 employees. Now this Louisiana-based residential solar and renewable energy provider has become the largest solar sales organizations in the state of Louisiana and is one of the top 40 largest residential solar companies in the country. In keeping with the mission of making a difference in the daily lives of homeowners, Marc Jones also founded Buildpro-focusing on exterior home renovations and Energypro-providing energy efficiency to homeowners. “It is a tremendous honor to be named a finalist for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® along with the other 38 successful finalists, and this acknowledgment speaks volumes to the hard work and innovation of our entire team,” states Marc Jones.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Sunpro Solar
Sunpro Solar is a Louisiana-based solar and renewable energy provider servicing the Gulf Coast region. Sunpro Solar designs and installs solar energy systems to reduce the costs of energy to its homeowners. Since the founding of Sunpro, the company has experienced rapid growth within their industry, which is recognized as becoming the largest in residential solar sales in the state of Louisiana and one of the top 40 largest residential solar companies in the country. Sunpro Solar is part of The Pro Companies, founded by Marc Jones, including Buildpro and Energypro. For more information, please visit www.gosunpro.com, www.gobuildpro.com, www.goenergypro.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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