Testimonials for Halco

David T. from Horseheads, NY always wanted to make his home energy neutral by installing a solar system capable of supplying all the energy consumed by the household.  When the time came, after evaluating several companies, David chose Halco to install the system. He said, "I like the idea that Halco is a local company. I like the idea that Halco is a relatively large company of skilled employees so I know that my system could be maintained." David was impressed with the company from the first meeting with the home energy advisor, who according to him was as knowledgeable as he was enthusiastic about renewable energy. His entire experience with the company was extremely positive. "In the beginning Halco took care of all the initial paperwork. It was just very nice. To deal with all the New York State paperwork would be a challenge, so that was all covered," he adds. The entire installation process was fast and very clean. The company shipping the solar panels made a mistake and they were one panel short. "I don't know how they pulled off the magic, but that one panel showed up within a few days," says David. "I was really impressed that all those details were accomplished in a very short time." David was also very pleased with the fact that the crews left his home clean and in order, seeding the grass on the spots where they had to dig to run wires and leaving the yard and garage swept and free of debris. David is even happier with his 40-panel system, each with 315 kW, which now supplies all the energy his family needs.
David T. of Horseheads, NY
Thursday, June 18th
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 of Ithaca, NY
Thursday, November 12th
Ithaca, NY customers, Charles and Susan, started working with Halco around ten years ago when they had plans to build a home that would utilize geothermal heating and cooling.  Well, they ended purchasing a home instead, and that home was using 2,000 gallons of propane a year! They contacted Hal, CEO and owner of Halco, who helped the couple design and retrofit a geothermal system for the home. Right away, the new system took the customers from around $8,000/year in heating costs to less than $2,000/year.  After replacing their old propane boiler with geothermal, Charles and Susan added solar to help offset their electricity usage. A few years later they added some more solar, bought an electric car, and now they are very close to net-zero, meaning they are producing just about as much energy as they are using! Recently, the pair hit 100 MWh of electricity produced with their Halco installed solar arrays.  To put this number in perspective, 100 MWh is enough to offset 12.3 homes' electricity use for one year, 7,957 gallons of gasoline consumed, and 77,308 pounds of coal burned! Of this milestone Charles said, “It feels big, it feels like we really did something. Maybe it's just a little step and we're only one house and we're only one family, but we're doing what we can, we're doing the best that we can."  Charles often recommends Halco, stating, “I highly recommend working with Hal Smith because he is an honorable man and he gets the stuff done. He makes sure that it works!" 
Charles W. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, August 13th
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. of Interlaken, NY
Sunday, July 10th
Beth S. of Cayuta, NY
Sunday, February 22nd
Dan seems to know the system inside and out very impressive.
Richard G. of Cayuta, NY
Tuesday, December 28th
Thom and all the phone staff have been very prompt, concerned, and helpful during this stressful time. I'm glad to be home to a comfortable home.
Donna Jean D. of Newfield, NY
Tuesday, January 12th
Thom did a great job of explaining what I could do to make my heating & cooling system more efficient. When the time comes, HALCO will be at the top of my list.
Harry W. of Newfield, NY
Friday, October 15th
Zack was great to work with on our solar system today. He and his partner did an excellent job and they were a total pleasure to work with. We were totally satisfied and pleased with his competent and friendly service.
John S. of Brooktondale, NY
Friday, October 26th
Thom was very friendly & helpful - He explained what needed to be done and why thank you so much for your excellent service.
Anthony P. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, November 30th
Great phone staff; the technical staff had been polite clean, experienced, and energetic.
Barbara S. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, October 18th
Thom has consistently been polite, professional, and helpful - a great asset to your company.
David P. of Ithaca, NY
Monday, November 30th
Great job, efficient; friendly customer service. Thanks Tom! This employee is keeper!
Julie P. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, December 29th
My family and I were very please with our first meeting with HALCO personnel, especially Thom Mayo.
Kathryn T. of Ithaca, NY
Wednesday, August 4th
The technician that came to the house were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
Larry D. of Ithaca, NY
Monday, October 11th
Total testimonials : 45

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865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532

1730 Mecklenburg Rd Suite B
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Liverpool, NY 13088

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Rochester, NY 14623
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