Executive Team at Energy Saving Pros
Brian J. Pierce Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pierce is the co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Energy Saving Pros. He believes that renewable energy and all conservation projects should not only positively impact the environment, but result in an improved financial position for the client. He currently oversees business and sales channel development. Mr. Pierce works tirelessly to find the best combination of quality Solar products, services, and financing options to maximize returns for all Energy Saving Pros clients. Mr. Pierce has an MBA and a BS in finance from Southern Utah University. As an Eagle Scout, college athlete, and devoted family man, Mr. Pierce enjoys serving in the community. Mr. Pierce is happiest when he is able to spend quality time with his wife Amanda and their five children.
Shad M. Derifield, Assistant to the Chairman and Co-Founder
Mr. Derifield currently holds the role of Assistant to the Chairman at Energy Saving Pros, LLC. Prior to his current role he held the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer position through March of 2019, in which Mr. Derifield’s primary focus was day to day operations along with effectively managing ESPs continued growth. Recently, Mr. Derifield sold his membership interest and stepped down as day to day operations, due to a family illness. He’s still a passionate advocate for Green energy and renewables. He’s steadfastly committed to the reduction of our carbon footprint, not only for the future of our children and grand children, but also for our reduction and dependency on foreign oil. He brings a unique skill-set of having advanced training in both PV (photovoltaic) and wind turbine development. This in-depth knowledge of renewables, from design, to procurement to installation has been instrumental in Energy Saving Pros impressive growth. Additionally, Mr. Derifield brings years of executive management experience in the mortgage banking/estate planning arena. His leadership, vision and sales acumen have been instrumental in building multiple successful companies. He has a reputation for building successful startups. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Loomis Basin Education Foundation (LBEF) and Del Oro Jr. Basketball Club.
Katie Murphy, Office and Human Resource Manager
Ms. Murphy is the pleasant voice you hear most often when you call into Energy Saving Pros. You’ve heard the saying, she’s the ‘glue’ that keeps everything together. Well, for Katie, their needs to be a new definition for ‘Knower-of-all-things,’ Database expert, Net Energy Metering Specialist and plain and simple, ‘conduit for success.’ Katie’s responsible for Office Management, including accounting, HR and internal job tracking. On her time off, Katie enjoys the great outdoors…camping and gold panning.
Sarah Derifield, Solar Proposal Manager
Sarah has been with Energy Saving Pros since 2015 working her way up through the ranks reaching the position as Solar Proposal Manager. She is currently engaged and enjoys her off time with her fiancé’ Chase and their two labs Daisy and Denver.
Kelly Roberts, Assistant Officer Manager
Jeremiah Trousdale, Chief Operating Officer
JT has 25 years of operations and engineering experience in the telecommunications and renewable energy industries. Prior to joining Energy Saving Pros, JT was founder of a regional solar integration firm which designed and installed more than 100 MW of PV solar energy systems across the United States. A natural leader, JT’s skills at facilitating communication, teamwork, client management, project management, and site operations has greatly improved the overall client experience with ESP. JT has led mechanical and electrical teams for many years and brings that experience to the team to ensure systems are being installed on-time, according to code, and with a quality standard that exceeds customer expectations.
On a more personal note, when JT isn’t juggling duties at ESP, he enjoys the great outdoors–hunting, fly fishing, camping, and snowboarding. He loves working on his property with his wife of 25 years, his identical twin boys, and his ever-growing collection of ranch animals. He is passionate about music and travel and is willing to challenge anyone to a foosball game.
Xavier De La Cruz, Field Superintendent
Xavier has been with Energy Saving Pros for over five years working his way up the ranks. He is currently the Director of Operations, in which he oversees all of the field operations.
In his off time Xavier enjoys spending time with his wife Mitzi and his nine children.
Mike Delancey, Director of Heating, Air, and Insulation
As director of our HVAC and insulation division I take pride in the quality of work and the high level of service that my team provides to our customers. But when I’m not crawling around in an attic, as fun as that can be, I enjoy the outdoors with my wife and kids. Fishing and camping are among our favorite things to do.
Tony Cervantes, Engineering Manager
Tony Gudino, Service and Repair Manager
Tony holds a very important position within our company. He has worked his way up the ranks through the years with Energy Saving Pros and now holds the Service Manager position. Tony has been a long time residential and commercial electrician with over three’s experience in solar electric.
In his spare time Tony spends quality time with his wife and two kids. His hobbies include weight lifting and fishing.
Joel Florence, Supervising Electrician & RME
Travis Hendricks, Supervising Electrician and Team Lead
Ray Vega, Solar Racking Sr. Lead
Kain Perrotta, Solar Racking Team Lead
Colby Smith, Solar Racking Team Lead
Israel Vega, Roofing Division Manager
Israel has over 25 years of experience in all types of roofing. Currently he holds the rank of Director of Roofing. His number one philosophy is lead by example. Israel has received numerous five star reviews over the past few years at Energy Saving Pros, which shows his strong commitment to 100% customer satisfaction.
Rachel Trousdale, Construction Coordinator, Interconnection, and Permits Manager
Hello! I’m Rachel and I push papers, so to speak. I make your PV solar system “official” by obtaining necessary permits from your local jurisdiction and interconnecting with your utility company. Outside of working for Energy Saving Pros, I also love camping, photography, traveling, living ranch life, and all things fitness. I have been married to my husband (and boss–fun fact) for 25 years and love to head out on adventures with him and our twin boys. We are very passionate about solar, having worked in this industry together for over 10 years, and ESP is a perfect fit for us. We love working for a local solar company that cares about us personally and is actively involved with our community.
Special Operations Division
Dean Petersen, Chief Construction Officer & RME
Dean has 35 years of construction management experience ranging from custom homes to large commercial projects. He has lived in the Loomis, California area 20 years. Prior to moving to Loomis Dean lived and worked in the Bay Area. He moved to the Loomis community, so his two boys would be raised in a small family community.
He brings a unique array of construction knowledge from his years of experience in all phases of construction, from dirt work to high end finishes. He enjoys ranching and hunting in his free time.
Jack Cremers, Director of Team Elite
Jack is a former Marine, Law Enforcement, and Martial Arts School owner. Jack has worked in Business Development for over 20 years. Jack now leads our Team Elite Division, while consistently developing and implementing systems for our team to be the very best we can be. He does this by embracing the CANI method (Constant And Never-ending Improvement). In short, embracing personal development while focusing on brand building.
Our installation Teams consist of a large group of Solar professionals who have vast experience in solar and green energy installations. Our crews pride themselves on providing you the highest customer service available. They treat every job like it was their own home. Energy Saving Pros would not be where we are today without these dedicated men and woman.