At Downstream Construction, there is no project too big or too small. With a true passion to our craft, our team is dedicated to bringing an innovative perspective to each project. From the big picture, down to the smallest details, we have one clear objective, exceeding each of our client's expectations.
Downstream Construction is a locally owned and operated company serving Upstate New York and the Adirondacks. Through our passion to build sustainable homes we provide our customers with the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic systems with the intention to help you achieve energy independence, reduce your environmental impact, and ensure a worthy financial investment.
Downstream Construction is a first class operation. Knowledgeable, professional, and personable staff. Very efficient and thorough in all aspects of our project, from on-site assessment, initial consultation, planning and installation. Nick and his team handled every detail efficiently and professionally. We chose Downstream on the basis of our first meeting, even though we received lower quotes from other installers. We are very glad to have found a team that exceeded our expectations. Nick and his team went to great lengths to assure our complete satisfaction. Very impressive!
Nick and his company are very reliable and easy to work with. Return any messages within a day.
The whole process was quick, easy, and efficient. They really worked with us and our specific needs. Panels are working great.
Purchased and had them install solar panels. Very pleased with the service. Would highly recommend them.
Batteries had run down after a number of years. Had another company istall new batteries but they couldn't get the new ones to communicate with the solar panels. Downstream did it and I am seriously impressed !
Nick was knowledgeable and friendly; he answered all of my questions without speaking down to me or pressuring me. The company offered a competitive price, and since they are a small business I felt like I was important to them. The process (which required a surprising number of steps) went smoothly, but not without a few issues: there was a snag with the materials order (the offered solar panels were discontinued, so we needed to choose a different option) and install was delayed. But, when the install started the workers were professional, Jesse (who did the electrical) knew what he was doing and talked me through it, and Nick worked alongside them and made sure everything was done right. They didn't subcontract, even though we had the roof replaced as part of the process.
The whole experience was enjoyable, and I didn't regret choosing to work with Downstream. I would definitely do so again. The value and service were both important to me, and they did a great job on both.
We could not have chosen a better solar installation company than Downstream Construction. Several other companies provided us with quotes but Downstream was the only company that provided us with the total package.
Nick Kirk traveled 3 1/2 hours to meet with us and the initial survey for our quote. He followed up immediately, unlike other companies we contacted. Nick was so thorough with information regarding financing, rebates and the actual solar panels used. He not only got the proper permits but did all of the leg work to get our financing in order for us.
Nick and his team arrived on a Tuesday morning and immediately went to work. Within 2 days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. our panels and entire system was ready to go.
Nick has been in constant contact with us regarding our system. He is able to access remotely and take care of any issues that may arise.
So having said all of this, Downstream Construction is our 5 star rated solar installation company.
The whole process was pretty painless, Nick was great at working with us and communicating the next steps we had to take. Downstream Construction looked into the local zoning laws and took care of all the permits, and worked with the utility on our behalf. The project was done ahead of schedule, and the system is running smoothly. I am very happy with how the whole process went, and I recommend them highly to anyone looking to go solar.
My experience with Downstream Construction was excellent from the planning process right through construction and start up of the system. The thing that most impressed me was the pride that was taken in their work. I was walked through all the paper work and any questions I had were answered thoroughly. I would highly recommend Downstream for anyone interested in a solar installation.
I chose Downstream Construction for my solar company for many reasons:
1. Very prompt in coming to my site for the solar survey!
2. The price was reasonable and so were the upgrades I ordered or Downstream included for free!
3. Very professional installation in a short period of time!
The only solar estimate company tat did construction also, so structural concerns could be addressed at the time of installation (ie. adding braces to roof beam that was cracked)!
5. Nick Kirk and team explained how the system worked and helped me with all the paperwork for tax deferment and tax rebates!
I had a small cabin built in the southern Adirondacks about 12 years ago. There is no power on my road so I installed an 11kw propane generator as my power source. It gave me all the power I needed but when I only wanted to turn a light on to read or make a cup of in the morning the generator was over kill and the noise from it ruined the peace and quiet of my Adirondack retreat. I found Downstream Construction on the NYSERDA website but I was concerned my project would be too small for them to bother with. I was wrong. Nick Kirk, their solar star, met with me within days and discussed my needs. Not only was he interested in my project but he talked me down when I suggested options that he said would be too big or expensive for my needs. His words were "I would not feel right selling you something you don't need". We struck a deal and Nick delivered as promised. I can now enjoy a quiet cup of coffee,read and even watch a football game on TV without the generator roaring in the background. I feel lucky that I found Downstream Construction.
Downstream Construction designed and installed our solar electricity generation system in 2016. From first contact on, Nick and Justin were incredibly knowledgeable, able to communicate and patient. They and their crew were considerate and friendly; it was very comfortable to have them working on our property. It felt very comfortable to make such a substantial investment with Nick's guidance and expertise. I've recommended them to all my neighbors and friends.
Downstream Construction did a great job installing my solar system. Their Director of Solar Nick Kirk answered all my questions completely, and didn't embellish or try to "snow" me on anything. He is not only very knowledgeable, but a good communicator as well as he kept me informed all through the construction process. The Ernst brothers, which are the hands on builders, do quality construction. From the ground mount concrete footers, the inverters in my basement, to the cleanup at the end, all seemed professional. Their price was very competitive and lower than another larger solar company that gave me an estimate for my solar project. My wife and I plan to hire them to do another non-solar project at our home.
The Downstream group was exceptional, from top to bottom. When getting started, Nick was timely and did more than we could have expected (tracking down phone calls, getting NYS documents, etc.) He was always polite and courteous and his crew were all professionals. He did what he said he would do; he came when he said he would and the work was done when he said it would be finished. On top of all that, the cost of our Downstream system was about HALF that of a major competitor. Would HIGHLY recommend that you work with Downstream if you're planning to start using solar energy!
I am very pleased with the overall experience with Downstream Construction. I was blown away by how friendly, professional and responsive each member of the team was. I cannot say enough good about this company. They made the entire process of installing solar so easy! I am just starting to see the benefits from our solar system installation and glad we chose Downstream Construction for the job!