Welcome to Elevation!
“height above a given level, especially sea level” “a particular side of a building”
- “the action or fact of elevating or being elevated”
Welcome to Elevation! We’ve created this blog to share with you our story and why we’re passionate about what we do: Elevating homes and lives. We’ll use this space to share our successes and some of our challenges. We’ll highlight our incredible team members and their work to provide service and solutions to our customers, our communities, and each other. And we’ll keep you updated on how the home energy industry is changing with new technology emerging every day. Our goal is to provide helpful insights and cool advice on how to save money and live more comfortably in your home.
A little about us first…Elevation started as a solar company, but we’ve become so much more than that. It’s always been our goal to help families live more comfortably while saving money in their homes. Initially, for us, that meant providing cost effective and high-quality solar solutions to our customers. But our work and our vision have elevated over the last 5 years. Today, instead of focusing exclusively on solar, our new mission (which gets us excited to come to work every day…seriously) is to Elevate the Home Energy Experience. We’re passionate about finding new ways to Elevate the lives of our employees, our partners, and our customers. While much of the industry is focused on getting as many solar panels installed on as many rooftops as possible, we focus on homeowners and their unique energy needs by providing whole-home energy solutions—solar, energy efficiency, batteries, electric vehicle chargers, smart home energy management, etc.—all combined with an Elevated Experience.
Elevation was founded by three successful real estate entrepreneurs, each on a mission to begin something new in the growing solar industry. Why the name Elevation? It had something to do with raising the bar on energy in the home, and how high our new company was willing to go to improve the home energy experience. We also thought the name had a good ring to it. Nobody can pinpoint exactly why Elevation was chosen, but over time the name has taken on a meaning of its own and has become the “why” to everything we do.
Since inception, we’ve worked to fine-tune our core values, consciously choosing to stick with them even when times were tough. We’re no stranger to growing pains and hard decisions. Occasionally, we had to tighten our belts and roll up our sleeves to push through difficult situations—even choosing to move on from relationships or partnerships that could otherwise have diverted us from our culture of quality, honesty and complete transparency.
Our core values direct our decisions every day. We look for them in each new employee that joins our team, we rely on them when establishing new partnerships, and we follow them in order to deliver value and an exceptional experience to our customers. Here at Elevation, we believe in order to be true to ourselves and our mission, we must live these five values:
- Customers First – We focus on providing elevated experiences for our customers. Nothing matters more.
- Positive Energy – We create positive experiences, bringing energy and urgency to everything we do.
- Partnership – We build and value our partnerships internally and externally.
- Empower Change – We challenge the status quo and find ways to grow the company and each other every day.
- Demand Results – We hold ourselves and each other accountable and deliver results the right way.
These five values along with our much repeated and internalized keyword—Elevate—influence who we are and everything we do. We’ve become known for and recognized in the industry for our quality, our partnership focus, and our ethics. We don’t claim perfection, but we’re always elevating. We take pride in being the company that our customers and partners can trust; we strive to be the company that truly elevates those with whom we do business and who seek out our help. And when we make a mistake, we want the chance to make things right.
Initially, we set out to be a leader in the residential solar industry. We’re proud of our roots and all that we’ve accomplished so far, including the fact that we’ve grown so quickly in such a short amount of time. Today, however, we focus above all on providing an exceptional experience and have gained a reputation in the home energy industry for our integrity, ethics, and commitment to providing value to our customers and partners. Just a few ways we’ve been recognized lately:
Contractor of the Year – awarded by the Department of Energy
Inc.5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies
2019 Fast Growing Company – awarded by Panasonic
What started with three founders going all in to launch a new residential solar company has evolved into a mission to Elevate homes and lives. Today, Elevation employs ~175 employees who are passionate about driving the company towards this mission. We, like many growing families, recently outgrew our “starter home” and moved into our new office in Chandler, AZ. We’re excited for this new space that we’ve dubbed the “Elevated Home.” It has allowed us a better environment to collaborate and consistently drive towards the big goals we have as a company.
We hope you’ll join us as we set out to find the best energy solutions and products for each elevated home. The purpose of this blog is to continue our mantra to Elevate the World We Live In. We’ll provide transparency and education to the solutions we provide, insights and updates regarding this quickly evolving home energy industry, and recognition for our customers and the Elevation team members who helped them elevate their homes and lives. Hopefully, along the way, we’ll help you elevate yours as well. Join us!
Your home. Your life. Elevated.