Lee County Limelight: 3D Solar & Ryan Hammond Inc. Painting Contractor

We want to introduce you to two more Lee County businesses doing great work in our backyard.  The County is home to over 16,000 businesses, and through our local outreach efforts we will continue to introduce you to some amazing companies doing remarkable work.

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3D Solar is a Florida-based company, specializing in commercial and residential sales and installation of Solar Photo-Voltaic Systems (PV), Solar Air-Conditioning Systems, and Solar Hot Water Systems throughout the state. 3D Solar was founded to help consumers achieve their desires to “Go Solar” and save money.  We talked to Michael Rawers, Commercial and Residential Sales Manager for 3D Solar who lives in Bonita Springs.

Why Lee County?

Our headquarters is in Odessa, Florida, but I live in Bonita Springs and am trying to expand our business from the Tampa area south throughout Southwest Florida. Lee County is perfect logistically to reach Charlotte and Collier County customers as well as our Lee County customers.

Secret to Success?

Our customer service works closely with business owners and residents helping them achieve their desire to “Go Green” and save money.

Little Known Fact?

In addition to a 30 percent Federal Tax Credit, Small Businesses & Agriculture Producers in some parts of Lee County may qualify for the United States Department of Agriculture’s USDA (REAP Grant). If so, they could save an additional 25 percent off up to $500,000 in grant money from the USDA. To qualify the business has to be located in a rural area as deemed by the USDA (Bonita Springs is considered rural, and other parts of Lee as well). I work closely with the USDA to determine what small business qualifies. If a small business does qualify they may only have to pay 45 percent of a Solar System cost, essentially using a 55 percent off coupon towards a solar purchase.
What Differentiates Us?

After three years in business, 3D Solar was ranked 16th in Florida out of 425 solar companies and achieved a rank of 316 in North America with over a megawatt of installations during 2015. David Ringo, 3D Solar’s Founder and President said, “I’m very proud of my team and our accomplishments in only a few years. Perhaps I’m most pleased with the fact that our business is all local – it’s in your backyard. I’m personally committed to local communities within the state of Florida, and providing an electricity option to businesses and homeowners.” Panels we use are made in the USA, right here in Florida.

Community Involvement is Key

We try to understand the needs of our community and deliver good, clean energy, doing our part in keeping Southwest Florida beautiful for future generations to enjoy. For more information about 3D Solar click here.

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Ryan Hammond Inc., Painting Contractor

Ryan Hammond Inc. has earned a reputation of excellence as a full-service, professional painting contractor. All their painters are experienced, fully licensed and insured. They provide services in all areas of residential and commercial painting applications.  We caught up with the owner, Ryan Hammond, to talk to him about why he does business in Lee County.

Why Lee County?

I moved to Lee County from Indiana at the age of 15, following in the footsteps of another painter.

Secret to Success?

Build relationships. There are the same issues everywhere you go, but building relationships with people has been the key to our success.

Little Known Fact?

We’re constantly looking at bid lists, and we’ve done a lot of work with Lee Health, one of Lee County’s largest employer.

What Differentiates Us?

We’re a very employee-centric company. We have employees who have been able to better their lives by purchasing their first homes while working for us, which is tremendously rewarding to see. 

Community Involvement is Key

The company is involved with a host of non-profits and charity events including Next Level Church. For more information about Ryan Hammond Inc. click here.

 

 

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