Solar O&M Provider
Our passion is solar and adding value to your home in an aesthetically pleasing way. We do all aspects of solar pv and have our own in-house installers. We do roof mounts, ground-mounts and top-of-pole mounting systems.
Bevan Perry started Perry Built Construction, Inc. in 2006. He has been in the construction industry for 20 years. He was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He still resides there today and is dedicated to working in his community. Ultimately, our goal is to create high quality solar PV systems, appropriate to their settings while at the same time being extremely productive. We strive to be the best at what we do! We maintain a consistently high level of professional care and responsibility in each project. We guarantee all of our work to be of the highest quality, as we know our clients would expect nothing less.
We are a Sunpower distributor after working a number of years directly for Sunpower direct sales team.
My small 10 Panasonic panel system was quoted through Energysage. I decided to go with PerryBuilt due to this good rating and competitive bid. Their first design failed Fire Plan review of the Santa Clara County Fire department. It was quickly resubmitted and passed the second time. The installation of the panels and the control systems took less than 2 days. However, it took more than 1 month before my city of Campbell was asked to inspect and pass the system. During the interim, there was a lot communication lapses between PerryBuilt and I. Now I am awaiting for the PG&E to interconnect with my system. Overall, there could be better and more responsive communications from the company.
Good interaction with this installer. Was generally very responsive. At the very end they dropped the ball on some quote details and I ended up going with someone else.
Devan and Roger made this an easy process. They came out to the house quickly, worked with me to find a system that would fit my needs and were willing to accommodate a few specifics that I had in mind that other contractors were unwilling to do. While the corporate guys only look at their satellite images, Roger added real world knowledge and saw that if we could rotate the panels 90 degrees I could fit more on the South roof as I desired. Devan followed up with an amazing instal. In a few days he had all the panels up and connected and got the permit from the county. I am super impressed with the team.
Bevan has a great attitude about his work and takes responsibility for doing the job right. They’re a small local installer so you deal directly with the people doing the work. They were one of the most competitive bids offering some of the most advanced equipment (SolarEdge optimizer, 14 Panasonic 330W panels on two sides of the roof). They handled all permits and interaction with PG&E as the contractor is supposed to. They also installed a NEMA 14-50 for car charging as well. I’d say this is one of the best experiences I’ve had working with a contractor who just gets the job done and didn’t complain when I pointed out things that could be done better.
Initially I didn’t think I would go with them because the initial design had the panels on the wrong side of the roof (same as Tesla because it was easier that way from sat photos) but after showing them a different design from SunPower to maximize placement on the south facing roof, they sent Bevan out to look and measure and confirmed that they could get pretty close to what SunPower had proposed. Obviously SunPower panels are more efficient but much more expensive. Tesla doesn’t provide any transparency into what panels or inverters they would use. Perrybuilt’s system was exactly what I wanted and I had the confidence that the contractor himself was the one physically installing the panels.
They used a black racking on my project and other projects I had asked to see before deciding to go with them, which looked better than the unpainted racks some other contractors use. I was concerned in the middle of the install that the racks would not be flush and would look ungainly but that was just because they’re weren’t done yet. The final product looks as it should.
The only thing is they don’t always communicate when they’ll be coming to do stuff and they just show up. Because of the unusually frequent rain this year the project was pretty delayed, but they get the job done during the dry days and they have my trust.
It’s important to trust the solar installer because they handle your PG&E application for you as well as set up solar monitoring under their account with SolarEdge. So it’s a little different from finding say a plumber to install a water heater.
I had a great experience having Perrybuilt do my solar installation.
We had a very good experience with Perry Built. as agreed, finished ahead of schedule, just in time for 2018 tax benefit.
They took care of the permit, changes at PGE and inspections, so a complete package from start to end!
Very competitive pricing, but more importantly great workmanship, clean up after work and Devan and Roger are nice, easy to communicate and trustworthy.
I would definitely recommend Perry Built for all my Solar projects.
Thanks again, Bas
We are delighted with the solar system PerryBuilt Construction installed for us. The work is very professional. They were courteous and accommodating to our needs and they definitely offered the most bang for your buck. They are a smaller family operation that pays attention to details and are building their business based on good work at a good price.
Roger was very prompt in delivering the quote and answering questions during the selection process. The team came out when they said, were courteous, and finished quickly. Still waiting for PG&E NEM setup, but in the mean time I see our meter indicating negative power values -- we're delivering power back to the grid midday -- so cool!
Good things - installers were professional and always showed-up on-time; they had the best pricing for Sunpower panels; they worked within my schedule; Not-so-good things: communication. At one point, my emails were not being answered resulting in a lot of frustration, but I worked it out with the owner; however, once the project was completed, the application to PG&E was delayed because they did not get my PG&E info upfront; once they did, there was another delay because of my current rate plan did not allow for solar. I was not immediately notified that this was an issue I had to care of. Overall, I would still recommend this company, they just need to have more timely communication.
I had a great experience with Perry Built Construction. I first talked to Roger Denault who came to my house to give me a quote. He was very responsive and knowledgeable with any questions I had. Based off all the quotes I received Perry Built seemed to give me the best option based on price and product that I was looking for.
As for the installation process, they were able to install in a timely manner, actually ahead of schedule then what they originally promised. Their team was professional and neat. After the installation was complete Bevan ran me through how our system works and what to expect in the coming days.
Overall such a great company. They left me feeling very comfortable with our investment. Roger followed up with us to make sure we didn't have any further questions and he was happy to answer any questions I had. I would definitely recommend Perry Built Construction to all my family and friends.
We went through energy sage for our quotes and out of the several that responded we chose PerryBuilt based on the quality of the equipment / panels being used, the cost of the project and the reviews in this and other forums. Needless to say, we are very happy with our choice. The installers did a great job, very quickly and without any issues. I would definitely recommend PerryBuilt to others interested in roof solar installations.
The whole process was painless. Not only was the price very reasonable but it was below all. Started with a initial plan, followed by a site visit. During the site visit they could specifically answered all of my questions including why for the panel selections etc. They took some measurements and came back with a slightly updated plan. They have a very good cost structure small team and a lot of experience. They are local to my community and are very responsive to questions. My system has been up and installed for over a month and I would not hesitate to recommend PerryBuilt to anyone interested in good quality reasonable priced Solar system with good service.
Most of the other installers seemed to be very big companies with a lot of overhead.
Roger Denault and Bevan Perry's family owned solar installation was a great experience. They both are very knowledgeable Their quote was the best value and provided a very educated estimate of my needs with right combination of solar panels and inverters. The installation was very neat and clean and approval process was as per the promise. I hhighly recommend this team for any solar install.
First of all thanks to Engergysage for introducing multiple Solar installers to me. Out of which, Perrybuilt group is outstanding. Roger explained me all the details of Panels, Enphase inverters and models to choose etc. Right from that time, site survey, installation, inspection, followup etc all went very smooth. Bevan did excellent job and always responsive.
Bevan did an amazing job replacing my inverter. Verify efficient and Quick.
We were very impressed with the knowledge Roger has about solar energy. We appreciate his being very informative without any pushiness. We continued to be impressed with Bevan's work installing the panels. They look great! They were both very flexible and accommodating with us in so many ways. We had met with several other solar dealers through the years, but never felt the confidence and comfortability that we did with Roger and Bevan. We would recommend Perry Built whole heartedly with no hesitation whatsoever.
I knew nothing about solar when I started the process. Roger was willing to educate me on the options and it turned out we should go with a ground mount. When I asked other vendors for a quote they would not touch a ground mount, until a friend harassed his supplier into giving me a bid. Roger's proposal was more detailed and less expensive than the other guy, easy to go with them. They managed the whole tedious permit process. Bevan ran a great crew - on time, courteous, no mess. We love our solar system and can't say enough good things about this company.
"We researched local and one national solar firm. There was no one that compared with the knowledge that Roger had regarding solar He suggested an application of the solar at a bit of a tilt to catch the SW sun better which eliminated the need for several additional solar panels on the street side of the house. No one suggested that. Most were just solar salesmen. These guys know their stuff! AND their pricing was way below the others also. Contact us if you want to know more or view our panels!"
Perrybuilt has been doing our solar work since 2009.
The first project was a development of 16 large homes.
He has worked steadily for us since then.
His work is top notch. His prices are competitive
He shows attention to detail and is a pleasure to work with on a personal level.
Perrybuilt is our go to solar contractor.
Working with PerryBulit for our new solar panels was a really great experience. They were very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding us through the process and all the ins and outs to get set up. We appreciated Bevan's input regarding site location, the crews experienced set up and assistance in converting our PG&E account. We are really happy with our solar panels and definitely recommend PerryBuilt to anyone interested in switching!