who we are
Empire is a new kind of Solar Installation company. Built on the idea that the world is a better place when people are empowered to create the lives they want, we center empowerment at the heart of everything we do; from empowering customers to own their power instead of rent, to encouraging our dealer partners to build their own business models (rather than follow our own) and creating a uplifting and positive work culture for our employees.
We’re proving that it works. By using empowerment as a touchstone for every facet of our business, we find that it results naturally in quality relationships, leading-industry turnaround times, quality workmanship, integrity, and total customer satisfaction. This is who we are.
It all began with one family with enough hustle and heart to power a small city. Founders Abby Buchmiller (CEO), Amanda Roseburg (CFO) are the oldest and youngest of seven siblings in a family where entrepreneurship reigned supreme. The two sisters, along with Abby’s husband Steve, an accomplished electrician, lead and grew their family-owned electric company for over 15 years, taking it from 900K in annual sales to over 12M in 2014. Around 2016 the team began looking into cleaner, more sustainable business opportunities. Then in 2017, Abby Buchmiller had a thought; “We need to build something that others can feel empowered by.”
That thought became the starter seed for Empire Solar Group, and the three began researching and building out a sustainable business model from the ground-up. Empire’s mission of quality, integrity, and transparency lead the charge, and soon, they had a dealer model EPC operating out of 14 states worth over $150M. However, the most important thing to Abby and Amanda are the relationships they’ve built along the way. As they put it, “We treat relationships as a top priority. Our employees are like family. Our partnerships are our lifeblood. This has been our unexpected key for success”.
Empire is currently located in 14 states and counting!
We started Empire to make a positive impact in the world beyond the walls of our business. Thanks to our service partners, the GivePower foundation, we’ve empowered over 5,000 people in underserved communities with clean drinking solar-powered water farms that will provide clean drinking water for 20 years. By choosing Empire, not only are you making an impact on the environment and your wallet, but you are changing the lives of others around the globe.