Contractor Kokosing acquires Ohio’s Third Sun Solar


Contractor Kokosing has agreed to acquire Ohio-based solar installer Third Sun Solar. The company will trade as Third Sun Kokosing Solar.

This transaction will allow Kokosing to penetrate the residential, commercial and utility markets of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The solar division will leverage Kokosing’s existing infrastructure in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC to better serve customers across a larger geographic footprint.

Brady Phillips, a 22-year-old Kokosing team member who will lead the new division, said he looks forward to working with Third Sun Solar’s experienced team: “This acquisition moves us forward on our journey to provide high-quality solar assets even larger market in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic with enhanced experiences for our team and for our customers alike.”

“We started our solar business with a mission to accelerate the clean energy transition,” recalls Geoff Greenfield, co-founder of Third Sun Solar. “As the demand for solar energy skyrockets, it has become clear that now is the time to scale our business to address the climate challenge head-on. With the strength and resources of Kokosing behind us, we can scale our impact much faster than going it alone. Speed ​​and scale are critical as we strive to transition every aspect of our energy system to clean, sustainable technologies. We are not only focused on solar energy, but also on energy storage, EV infrastructure, efficiency and electrification.”

Greenfield will remain with the company and assume the position of Director of Solar Strategy. No changes to Third Sun Solar’s historic team, offices or services are planned other than centralizing accounting and general administrative services at Kokosing’s corporate headquarters.

Brett Burgett, President and Co-CEO of Kokosing, said that entering this growing sector is an exciting new chapter for his family’s 71-year-old construction company: “Kokosing has a long history of diversification, and having watched it As solar energy has progressed from early adopters to the mainstream, now is the right time to add it to our company’s service offering. We have a proven track record of building conventional power generation projects, and building clean energy projects is a natural progression for us.”

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