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Southard Solar & Construction - Profile & Reviews

Southard Solar is an installer of solar photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial applications. We install both Grid Tied and Off Grid Battery based solar systems. Colorado Native owned and operated.

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  • "Southard Solar & Construction Is Your ‘Easy Button'"

    Reviewed May 25, 2021
    "Southard Solar & Construction Is Your ‘Easy Button'"

    Reviewed May 25, 2021

    I don’t think that I could imagine a more convenient or lower stress project. Dan was extremely responsive to the incessant inquiries of a PV neophyte and communicated in advance for all on-site visits. Every member of the team - from sales to engineering to installers - was knowledgeable, personable, and engaging.

    Southard Solar & Construction provided a turn-key solution that relieved me of dealing with the power company, the city, or Denver’s notorious Landmark historic commission.

  • "Southard's Solar - A good choice."

    Reviewed May 12, 2021
    "Southard's Solar - A good choice."

    Reviewed May 12, 2021

    Everyone at Southard's was very helpful, especially Dan and responded to my questions very promptly. Although it took longer than expected to complete the project, most of the hold-up was due to the city being so far behind in approving solar applications because of COVID and the rest was weather related. Southard's took care of all paper work, even for my HOA. My efforts were spent in finding a good company to do the project for the best price. The Enphase Enlighten computer program that came with the installation provides daily information if desired and the Monthly Energy Production Report comes via email and provides my Carbon Offset for the month. I have no hesitation in recommending Southard's Solar.

  • "Great communication, honest pricing, quality work"

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2021
    "Great communication, honest pricing, quality work"

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2021

    My solar system just went online with Southard Solar, and I'm so happy with it. Dan Rips was the person coordinating my project, and he was excellent at communicating the timeline and details. They were the only lender to honestly talk about the pros and cons of the various financing options, which saved me a lot of money in the long run. The work was consistently done ahead of schedule.

  • "A great company to work with"

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2021
    "A great company to work with"

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2021

    Fantastic service from initial contact with Dan Rips, sales, to whole construction team and electrician. Was especially impressed with Dan who answered all my numerous questions very promptly and did not pester me. Everyone on this team was a pleasure to work with. The job was done promptly as scheduled and time estimates were spot on.

  • "Excellent Solar Provider"

    Reviewed Jan 30, 2021

    Working with Southard Solar has proven to me that there are still companies out there that take pride in their work and value their customers. From start to finish, the entire team provided a level of customer service that exceeded my expectations.

    Dan is extremely knowledgeable and super responsive. He was always quick to respond to my emails, answering any questions I had, and kept me well informed during the various steps of the project.

    Everyone that I interacted with on the installation team was professional and friendly. They had some bad weather to work around, but they went over and above and worked on a Saturday and a Sunday to complete my project on schedule.

    I'm very satisfied with the end result and would highly recommend Southard Solar to anyone considering Solar.

  • "Great experience"

    Reviewed Dec 02, 2020

    I chose Southard Solar due to the quote price and quality of equipment they quoted. The sales guy Dan Rips was a breathe of fresh air. He was friendly and helpful during the quote process. He was very fast to respond to questions regarding the quote and install. The installers and electrician were very polite and knew what they were doing. The only low spot was the Southard front office. The communication from them was poor. They did not notify me until the day the installers called me to let me know they were coming.

  • "Excellent solar installation work"

    Reviewed Sep 30, 2020

    Southard and Dan R. were very informative which was helpful and the cost was reasonable. The July installation date was delayed a few days due to their business but once the installers arrived the installation was done right and we're very satisfied with the result. We have 9 panels on the East slope of our high and steeply pitched roof that produce nicely. I can recommend Southard wholeheartedly. - Steve and Joyce

  • "Stellar Solar Experience"

    Reviewed Jul 23, 2020

    I have had a great experience working with everyone at Southard. The sales process was simple, straight forward, honest and hassle-free. I did not encounter any hidden fees or surprise extra costs. Dan did a great job of explaining their products and spent time answering my numerous questions and provided helpful recommendations and guidance as to what solution made the most sense for our needs. Their installers were very knowledgable, timely and efficient, and also had a good sense of humor.

    The overall process from quoting to implementation went very smoothly from start to finish, and Dan was always available to answer any questions and to provide information about what to expect for each phase of the installation and permitting process. Great customer support, timely installations, and competitive pricing make them an outstanding company to work with.

  • "Excellent service and product"

    Reviewed Jul 16, 2020
    "Excellent service and product"

    Reviewed Jul 16, 2020

    This company exceeded my expectations ten fold! Dan and his team were professional reliable and most of all easy to work with. These guys crushed competitors prices and install was fast. Follow up and question We’re initiated By them to make sure I was happy and new how everything works. Would and have recommended them to several people looking for a solar company that is not just run of the mill. Exceptional job thanks!

  • "New Installation - Boulder, CO"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2020
    "New Installation - Boulder, CO"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2020

    This was my first time having solar installed on a home. Southard made the process very easy to understand, and now that the system has been operating for approximately a month, it is producing exactly what they estimated. Now I know why they were referred to me in such high esteem!

  • "Installed Solar"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2019

    The process went smoothly. Would highly recommend.

    - David

  • "More thorough information-gathering and estimate"

    Reviewed May 20, 2019
    "More thorough information-gathering and estimate"

    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    The estimator who came by seemed knowledgeable, was able to answer my questions, and was timely in communicating. This company is local, which was important to me, and from what I could discover, they have a good reputation; however, I had expected a more thorough review of the site, including looking at shading patterns over the year, which was not done. Also, I received a bid, but not an estimate of materials and labour and their associated costs, which I consider a complete estimate. It is important to know what the charges are and for what. From what I understood, no scope of work would be forthcoming if I signed with this company.

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  • "Absolutely amazing to work with!"

    Reviewed May 16, 2019
    "Absolutely amazing to work with!"

    Reviewed May 16, 2019

    Dan Rips was so patient throughout the entire process, answering all of my questions (I had a LOT since I had been doing research for months prior to getting proposals). I got proposals from 10+ companies (local and national), and Southard had the best rates by far, the best warranties by far, had numerous panels to choose from, and it made me feel even better to support a local company. If you are thinking about solar, absolutely go with Southard!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Great Company"

    Reviewed Jan 30, 2019

    We contracted with Southard Solar through Energy Sage. The employees were great to work with; there was no pressure to buy more than we needed, and we received high quality panels that will provide most of our power for a long time. I highly recommend this company.

  • "I talked to a bunch and Southard is the real deal"

    Reviewed Dec 04, 2018
    "I talked to a bunch and Southard is the real deal"

    Reviewed Dec 04, 2018

    I was skeptical about solar because of my many encounters with other solar companies. I was tired of sales people sitting at my kitchen table who didn't know the answers to my questions and were full of BS. Dan at Southard Solar was immediately responsive and kept me in the loop throughout the process. I was really happy with Energysage and the opportunity to compare quotes and ask questions. Even the team who showed up at the house were easy to work with and helpful.

  • "Southard Solar 5 stars!"

    Reviewed Oct 14, 2018

    Southard Solar did a great job, everything done as promised! I really appreciated the technical information they provided and that they gave me options on the solar panels so I could get what fit my needs the best. I've been enjoying my solar system for several months and love the free monitoring so I can see how the system is producing right on my phone app. I'd definitely recommend Southard Solar for any solar projects.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Wonderful Price and Service from a Locally Owned Business"

    Reviewed Mar 02, 2018
    "Wonderful Price and Service from a Locally Owned Business"

    Reviewed Mar 02, 2018

    I had a flat rubber roof that was shaded in sections by a few backyard trees and all the big box installers said I wasn't a candidate for solar. Glad I hopped on Energysage and found the wonderful people at Southard Solar! Doug recommended a unique fiberglass ballasted system that was perfect for my rubber membrane roof with no holes required! Nick came on site and explained what was realistic to expect from all my roof shading issues. I eventually opted to cut down several wild young trees on the side of my house and Southard placed the panels where they could get the most sun. Because of the tree shading in my backyard and several roof chimneys, I thought the independent micro inverters on each panel were a great fit so I would get the most energy production. The permits, Xcel agreements, electrical work, and install of the mounts and panels went smoothly and Nick and Doug helped me every step of the way. For the impressive quality of installation I got and great customer service I received throughout, the price was hands down the best of the 3 quotes I received. One company was cheaper, but they wanted to drill a bunch of holes in my roof and use a cheaper string inverter, which I felt wasn't a good solution. Another well-known company was more expensive, but seemed to be more interested in handing out glossy marketing materials and giving me a cookie cutter install than taking the effort to customize a solution to fit my needs.

    I've had it for about 9 months now and I love my system! I can even can see all the individual panel production stats with the Enphase online monitoring, so I know when to trim the tree branches in the backyard now, and see instant improvement in that area lol!

    If I had to do it again, I would have concentrated higher efficiency more expensive panels in the sunniest parts of my roof, like Nick and Doug recommended. I thought I knew better, lol and it was my own decision to go with lower efficiency panels covering more surface area on my roof. I'll probably eventually upgrade a few panels in the sweet spot later on, due to that hubris! I never thought it would be possible to go solar with my unusual roof, but Southard was up for the challenge. For every complexity with my unique install, they found the perfect solution!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Professional and Responsive"

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2017
    "Professional and Responsive"

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2017

    Dan, Trevor and the guys at Southard did a great job. Dan was highly knowledgeable, both on the sales and design side. The design process was clear and they were very responsive to any questions. They also ensured the job was done right and fair, all at a good price. I highly recommend them.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Good Service and Price"

    Reviewed Dec 14, 2017

    Our experience with Southard has been very positive, Their rep Dan was exceptional in following up with us, answering our numerous questions and overseeing the whole process - in addition to listening to what our future needs may be, such as a future electric car and how much future space to allow on our roof for additional panels.. The LG panels used are state of the art and the installation was timely. Their staff was very professional, did an extra task on the roof of removing a dish antenna (at no extra charge) and always cleaned up after their work. Going with a smaller company like Southard meant more personal contact and followup. In getting estimates from some of the larger companies, we often felt like we were one of many contacts with little sense of personal followup. The personal followup was the game changer issue for us. We highly recommned Southard!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Southard Solar Made"

    Reviewed Oct 27, 2017

    We'd been looking at solar options for a couple of years. We're not heavy users of electricity, however we have an EV and wanted to drive and power our household "on sunshine." Doug and his team at Southard Solar & Construction took the time to analyze our site and situation to make it work. Southard was great to work with, from project estimate to final connection. Their work was prompt and well-executed, and included all the details we wouldn't think of, like critter-guard installation around the panels. It's easy to see that Southard's team love what they do and are proud of their work. Southard Solar was an exceptional asset navigating our project with the utility company's process.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Worked very hard to get my system up and running"

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2017
    "Worked very hard to get my system up and running"

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2017

    My system went in seamlessly, had major issues getting the final meter set with Xcel but this team bent over backwards to get it resolved and finally finished

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Solid Solar Company"

    Reviewed Oct 17, 2016

    Southard Solar was listed among several companies on the Energy Sage website. We contacted a number of companies, but were particurlay interested in Southard because of their close proximity to our property. Our entire experience was very positive. Sourthard uses high quality panels, installed everything in a half day, and did all the leg work with local government and the REA to get us up and running. Southard has a strong team that works hard and efficiently to make going solar easy.

    7 people found this helpful
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Southard Solar & Construction Headquarters

625 E 70th Ave Unit 5
Denver, CO
80229 United States

Workmanship Warranty

20 year warranty on the installation with full maintenance for 10 years.
Product Warranties vary by manufacturer. Our staff will guide you through the entire process.





We work in over 52 AHJ's in Colorado using a Master Electrician to install our PV. State License #1797
NABCEP # 110112-139 And PVTS 012911-83


Liability $2M, Workmans compensation $2M

States served by Southard Solar & Construction

  • Arizona AZ ,
  • Colorado CO ,
  • Wyoming WY