Meet Our Team of Solar Experts
Thinking about going solar?
Go with the experts.
Get to know our team of solar experts with decades of experience in the solar industry. We have been helping Floridians go solar since 2009.
Brett attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Brett went on to serve in the US Navy where he dedicated his time in Nuclear Submarine Service. Brett brings over 20 years of commercial construction experience as a solar contractor and continues to personally develop his team to this day. Brett is responsible for daily operations as well as the growth and financing strategies of the company. We are honored to have Brett as our President, knowing this would not be possible without his sacrifice and commitment to excellence.
The construction team is led by our VP James Helms. James has nearly 23 years of experience in electrical / mechanical design; in which the past 15 years have been spent focused on solar design with SEM Power. Our team admires James’s ability to execute where our competition cannot. This ability to safely create innovative solutions inspires our construction team to challenge themselves in doing better on all work they touch for our customers.
SEM Power stays running smoothly with the leadership and experience provided by our Administrative Director, Deana Emes. Deana is responsible for managing the finance and accounting, human resources, and operations. Deana’s integrity and attention to detail ensures the success of SEM’S core group of leading business professionals and the customers we proudly serve. Deana is regarded for her ability to create talented professionals by mentoring those willing to learn from her 24+ years of experience.
Chief Estimator/ Project Manager
RESNET Certified Home Energy Rater, RTIN# 7966110
Stephen has a Masters of Science degree in Physics from Emory University. As a graduate research student, Stephen participated in the Emory Tibet Science Initiative to teach introductory science courses at Tibetan monasteries in India. Stephen now oversees design and construction of all commercial projects, generates and review pricing, and assembles all bid packages and proposals.
Responsible for coordinating both residential and commercial projects, Richard will handle your permitting and material procurement needs. He is also the scheduler for our technical work crews.
Matthew Van Allen
Residential Sales & Estimating Assistant
Matthew provides quality designs for SEM’s highly valued residential customers, while also assisting with small Commercial, EV Chargers, and Energy Storage. He has a background of 5-years in the administration field, with a focus on delivering excellence to all.
Customer Service Representative / Office Administrator
Diony is the face of our customer service and office management. She is first in action for system monitoring and service technician calls. Diony has been recognized by name in many of our online reviews by customers.
Solar Consultant & Residential Sales Manager
Based in Jacksonville, Michael heads up our northeast residential sales division and has been specializing in the solar industry since 2014. Well-versed in the latest solar technology, Michael knows what products are right for each customer.
Accountability Powers Our Team
The SEM Power management group leads our team of professional employees by recognizing the importance of education in safety, quality of workmanship, and the ability to execute by holding one another accountable. This methodology arms our field personnel with a proven track record of accomplishments in completing solar and battery projects on time with a reduction of cost, increased reliability and utmost care in quality.