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  • By James L.
    Van Etten, NY

    "Careful work, confirmed performance and documentation. On time arrival and completion. "

    Customer Review

    By James L.
    Van Etten, NY

    Careful work, confirmed performance and documentation. On time arrival and completion. 

  • By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

    Customer Review

    By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

  • By Chris E.
    Richford, NY

    "Timely! Accommodating."

    Customer Review

    By Chris E.
    Richford, NY

    Timely! Accommodating.

  • By Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY

    "Start to finish- we were kept informed and questions were answered. Installation and cleanup were amazing!Thank you!! Now keep..."

    Customer Review

    By Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY

    Start to finish- we were kept informed and questions were answered. Installation and cleanup were amazing!Thank you!! Now keep the sun shining!

  • By Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

    Customer Review

    By Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

  • By James C.
    Cortland, NY

    "Planning (responsive and complete); Execution (rapid, creative and careful); Follow through (every detail attended to, no..."

    Customer Review

    By James C.
    Cortland, NY

    Planning (responsive and complete); Execution (rapid, creative and careful); Follow through (every detail attended to, no snafus). Perhaps most impressive was the quality of the personnel, from sales to final inspection, all outstanding. Your installation team (Aaran, Dalton, and Jeff) could not have been better.

  • By Richard S.
    Canandaigua, NY

    "Jeff and Josh worked well together and did a very neat job and kept us informed of progress. I would highly recommend them."

    Customer Review

    By Richard S.
    Canandaigua, NY

    Jeff and Josh worked well together and did a very neat job and kept us informed of progress. I would highly recommend them.

  • By Tracey D
    South Otselic, NY

    "Everything went well! I have recommended you to 6 people and I know one person has already signed up."

    Customer Review

    By Tracey D
    South Otselic, NY

    Everything went well! I have recommended you to 6 people and I know one person has already signed up.

  • By Tracey D.
    South Otselic, NY

    "Very professional and quick. Cleaned all the mess - especially when first part was done in the spring and it was very muddy. Nice..."

    Customer Review

    By Tracey D.
    South Otselic, NY

    Very professional and quick. Cleaned all the mess - especially when first part was done in the spring and it was very muddy. Nice crew to work with!

  • By Rich D.
    Cayuga, NY

    "Kevin Pilcher was excellent and so was Bill Coon. Your installation crew was courteous and represented you well."

    Customer Review

    By Rich D.
    Cayuga, NY

    Kevin Pilcher was excellent and so was Bill Coon. Your installation crew was courteous and represented you well.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Upstate New York is not known for super sunny days but despite that we get a lot of good power production out..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bruce of Ithaca, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Purity Ice Cream Company, Inc. was established in 1936 in Ithaca, New York and it's been a local institution since then, serving delicious ice cream and baked goods. Bruce, owner of the establishment since 1998, is a firm believer in renewable energy and decided to upgrade to Solar Energy while renovating the facilities. Halco was the company he chose for the job, and he is very happy with the results. "Upstate New York is not known for super sunny days but despite that we get a lot of good power production out of these panels,” says Bruce, who is also considering the addition of a few more panels in the near future.
    Bruce
    Ithaca, NY
  • "The most exciting part about it would probably be watching the meter on a sunny day, when we can see that we..." Read Full Testimonial

    Candace F. of Trumansburg, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Two years before deciding to upgrade to solar energy, Candace F. had the furnace in her Trumansburg, NY home replaced by Halco and was very pleased with their services. When it came the time to have the home retrofitted for solar energy and install the panels, she called Halco again for an estimate. Based on the estimate and her previous experience with the company she decided to trust Halco for the job, and was not disappointed. Halco’s crews were very responsible, finished the job in a timely manner and cleaned everything up before leaving. "They finished the whole job in one day. They didn’t leave a nail or a piece of cardboard behind,” Candace said,.“You would never know they were here. The most exciting part about it would probably be watching the meter on a sunny day, when we can see that we are really making power and putting it back on the grid."
    Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY
  • "Mr. Hal Smith, I met you and Elijah Whiting on 7/20/15 at Tony Del Plato's place in Interlaken. I, as part..." Read Full Testimonial

    Donald R. of Interlaken, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Mr. Hal Smith, I met you and Elijah Whiting on 7/20/15 at Tony Del Plato's place in Interlaken. I, as part of Solar Seneca, interviewed solar contractors whom we might recommend. From there, Halco was recommended, and later I ordered a system from Halco for myself. Your staff, Kevin Pilcher, Bill Coon, both Josh's, are very good at what they do. But, that installation crew: Jake, Ken, Jeff. They are your stars. First class craftsmen & personable to boot. I'm particularly praising Jake; he kept me informed at all times. Also, he is an artist. My meters and panels are laid out in geometric perfection. Should have had everything installed in my living room so I could show it off. If anyone tried to hire Jake away, you should do whatever it takes to keep him. Yours,
    Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY
  • "I was very impressed with the professionalism of everybody with Halco. They treat you well, they’re..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mark H. of Lyons, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Mark H. had a plan to bring his home as close to a zero energy profile as possible. He began to look for a company specializing in geothermal energy around the Lyons, NY area and was pleasantly surprised to find Halco – a company that could handle the entire project and deliver exactly the results he was looking for. Mark was very pleased with the experience from the beginning. First the Home Energy Advisor performed a comprehensive home energy audit in his home, and explained that prior to installing any kind of renewable energy system, it was important to make sure that the house was able to conserve the energy produced by this system. “My experience with the whole installation process was better than I expected,” adds Mark. The weather during the scheduled installation of the solar panels wasn’t very good, but the highly experienced Halco crew handled it superbly and delivered on time. “I was very impressed with the professionalism of everybody with Halco. They treat you well, they’re friendly, and they know what they’re doing. I am glad I called them when I did, because they really helped me out a lot,” says Mark. How about the results? Here’s what Mark has to say: “Now the electric utility company is going to start paying me money. That is pretty exciting!”
    Mark H.
    Lyons, NY
  • "It really was professional from the start to finish. The company should be over the moon with pride because..." Read Full Testimonial

    Honey & Steve G. of Port Byron, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Honey and Steven G. recently had a solar energy system installed by Halco at their Port Byron, NY home. In this video the couple speaks about the impact of this solar upgrade in their lives and their experience with Halco. "This company has done a wonderful job, and the people that have come out, everybody has been spot on! If they said they were gonna do something or be there at a particular time, they were there or you got a phone call 24 hours in advance," says Honey. "It really was professional from the start to the finish. The company should be just over the moon with pride because of the workmanship and quality work," adds Steven.
    Honey & Steve G.
    Port Byron, NY

Meet Our Team

Jeffrey Smith Jr. from Halco

Title: Solar Installation Technician

Jeffrey Smith Jr. from Halco

In early 2015, Halco was fortunate enough to bring Jeff on board. With experience in carpentry and home remodeling, Jeff has proved to be an excellent addition to the Renewable Energy team through his dedication, hard work and skill set. 

Armed with tools and a set of plans, Jeff spends his work days installing solar arrays for customers throughout the 16 counties that we serve. Jeff is part of a three-man team, of which he states, “I really enjoy working alongside and inspiring crew.”

When he is not building solar systems and making the planet a cleaner place, you can find Jeff cruising the streets on his motorcycle.

Certifications:

  • SunPower Installer Certification
  • OSHA 8 Hour General Construction Safety
  • OSHA 8 Hour Ladder Safety

Videos from projects I was involved with:

Solar Array Installation in Trumansburg, NY...
Two years before deciding to upgrade to solar energy, Candace had the furnace in her Trumansburg, NY home... Watch Video
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Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Solar Panel Install in Blossvale, NY
    Before
    Solar Panel Install in Blossvale, NY
    After

    With a pole-mounted solar array and geothermal heating installed by Halco a few years back, this loyal Blossvale, NY is at it again! Expanding on his dedication to producing clean, reliable energy, our solar crew has paired with this customer to add a 6.54 kW roof-mounted solar array to the garage roof.  The design consists of 20 SunPower solar panels and should produce approximately 5,978.5 kWh per year, where production is both weather and seasonally dependent. This customer is doing his part in ensuring his home is producing just as much as it's consuming! 

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Halco
865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


Halco
1700 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-218-8448


Halco
204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088
1-315-992-6300
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