United Express Construction & Solar Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Architect

  • Energy Auditor

United Express Construction & Solar Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Architect

  • Energy Auditor

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Architecture
  • Energy Auditing
  • Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Our company takes pride in our unparalleled commitment to excellence, integrity, and taking an educational approach on how to be energy efficient.

- Higher quality installations.
- Consultative sales process.
- Higher quality equipment.
- More qualified labor.
- Lower prices offered.
- Aesthetically pleasing installations.

We strive to offer excellence in everything we do. That’s why we consistently exceed the expectations of our customers on a regular basis.
Loyalty and dedication to the job are what helps us to stand head and shoulders above our competitors – while some solar companies will use subcontractors, this only results in sub-standard work, particularly when the workers aren’t familiar with the installation procedures or equipment they are handling.

We only use our own dedicated team of engineers and installers who are fully qualified and trained in the art of solar array installation.
Our experts are familiar with each of the system's components we install, allowing our customers to expect a job well done, on time, every time.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
28 Reviews
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"Thank you uecsolar"
Reviewed Oct 31, 2018

Uecsolar did a great job with the presentation and the installation .
its very hard to find an honest professional company these days .
Uecsolar will be recommended to our friends and family big time .

Christi

"Smooth and professional"
Reviewed Oct 31, 2018

After endless hours of research and price checking , I ended up choosing uecsolar .
best cost and equipment I could ask for .
thanks for a safe and efficient job .

"Express with out a doubt"
Reviewed Oct 17, 2018

We had the job done in 3 days with the PTO .

fastest installation on the block .

"one stop shop"
Reviewed Oct 15, 2018

my wife hired this company to do a 3.6 kw pv solar system which was done very quickly and professionally .
so I hired them to do my bathroom which came out beautiful .

true oss

"solar pv and panel upgrade"
Reviewed Sep 28, 2018

we hired uec to upgrade our electric panel and install a 9.1 kw system , the whole process was quick efficient and very good .
we where done in 6 days and received the pto in 25 days .
thank you !

"solar system installed"
Reviewed Sep 24, 2018

my wife and I where shopping around quiet a while before we chose uec solar .
thank you very much for all the good work couldn't be happier .

"New roof and solar system"
Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

we have contracted uec to do our roof , the job was done so good that we contracted them to do our solar system as well .

cant say enough about Francisco and Mario , two professional guys that are a pleasure to work with .

thank you so much for all the good work .

"great referral"
Reviewed Sep 12, 2018

Uec was referred by a friend of ours and we cant thank him more .

big thanks to steve and amer for helping us with this project , it came out as a very good decision .

*recommendation :
if you are with LADWP , start the PTO asap because it takes time to get .

"thank you"
Reviewed Sep 11, 2018

thank you for the wonderful work , we got a small efficient solar system .

amer is mostly recommended

naama

"both worlds"
Reviewed Sep 11, 2018

I had work done in solar and construction , this company gave me a full oss for my home .

couldn't be happier !
thanks amer and Steve you are the best !

"thanks !!!"
Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

thanks for a great job and service , the guys were super professional and nice .

"excellent"
Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

can say anything but wonderful things about this company .

it was a pleasure doing business with them .

recommended big time !

"Good but not great experience"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I struggled to pick an overall rating for UEC because there were some greats and some not-so-greats throughout the process. I'll start with the positives:

Quality product - some of the best panels on the market for a fair price. Not only that, they did a great job with the conduit on the outside of the house. Even painted it to match!! That was a great touch!! Nice work!

Good financing - some other systems with inferior panels etc were more expensive simply because the financial terms that were offered. UEC's offering was unbeatable

Quick Installation - It took three days to get the install done and the inspector was there the day they finished and all approved ASAP. That was unexpected and great!

Good tech - the app to monitor production is something I love, as a data nerd. I'd love to be able to export the data for my own analysis.

Responsive - I called once on the weekend because of an electrical issue right after the install (turned out not to be related to the install) and Haim called immediately to make sure my issue was resolved. Thanks! Also, front office was very quick about responding to emails.

The lows-
Processing - I am not a solar industry professional. I know where my meter is and how to read the usage but that's about it. I expected a bit more assistance on getting the process done. Simple example, getting a meter number. I submitted what I thought the number was and even a picture and was told to just call the power company and get the number. The number was in the picture, I don't need to sit on hold for an hour. The number I provided was correct. At one point, I had to email a link to LADWP's website describing the meter number format. I did also confirm it with LADWP, the initial number I gave was correct. I had to reject paperwork for signature multiple times due to errors (one was the guaranteed production amount, others were paperwork for LADWP). Lastly, I had to ping the office to get stuff done. Our meter didn't get installed for 4 weeks after install and I had to reach out to find out why. Once I did, it was quickly installed (after, again, another paperwork error with forms not having been submitted for us). UPDATE: Last step, waiting for the incentive check. Was told all was good and just to wait for the check. Not a week later, got an email from LADWP saying Incomplete Incentive Documentation. Ended up just being yet another typo but again further delay to the process. The excuse I got was that my process was smoother than others.....smoother than others doesn't mean smooth. Definite room for improvement.

Financing - not UECs fault the financing guy was a jerk. UEC forwarded an email to us where the financing guy made a very unprofessional comment. That probably shouldn't have been forwarded to me.

Clean-up - scrap parts were left in our front yard (installation was in the back) which annoys me. It's not hard to clean up. Also, when LADWP came to switch out the meter, they said that the install guys left a mess up on the roof and that LADWP used their own connectors to try and leave stuff nice and neat. LADWP should not have to do that, that's the installers job.

Overall, I gave UEC 4 stars because they gave a great product, quick install, great financing and responsive service. I am fully capable of doing some legwork myself throughout the process.

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"Don't look any further - go with UEC"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I used UEC solar as my installer for solar panels after finding them on energy sage. The panels they recommended for me look so good on my house (I was really worried about my roof looking ugly :)) and they were all around fantastic. They gave me a SolarEdge system that has a phone app where i can track my production and monitor to make sure they are always working properly. They did a very clean job on my install, even using my house paint to blend all of the connections that they ran down from the roof so they weren't unsightly. They also did all the work to submit my LADWP rebate. They pulled the permit and had LADWP out to inspect in a day. Then it took a couple of weeks for LADWP to update my meter and connect me to "the grid". UEC gave me the best bang for my buck and I did a ton of research - but the best part was how nice and responsive they were throughout the process.

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"Great job"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

Haim was great. Honest, easy to reach, and efficient. My system as already up and running in just over a month (from planning to new meter install). I can't recommend them more highly.

"Great Overall Experiences and Installation. :)"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

UEC Solar did a great job of the installation and follow up/fast response on all documentations/questions. I will definitely refer to my friend and family.

"Completely satisfied"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

After reviewing several competitive proposals, I selected UEC as my installer primarily because they were a one-stop shop; the don't sub-contract the installation out to another company, but instead use their own trained installers. I found them to be knowledgeable, courteous, and very conscientious. As an engineer, I tend to overthink things and ask a lot of questions. I dealt primarily with Haim Vagas, and he consistently and patiently helped me understand every step of the process.

2 people found this helpful
"Excellent Solar Contractor - especially if you want additional work done "
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I was very happy with my experience with UEC Solar. I waited almost a year before reviewing because I wanted to see how the year went.

U.E.C. is very easy to work with. When we discussed the solar project initially, I indicated that I wanted to add central air conditioning. They told me that they can do that. In subsequent discussions they told me I could go with a 4 Ton unit instead of a 5 Ton unit if I upgraded my original leaky windows. They also were able to do the window upgrade.

I was impressed with how quickly the air conditioning and window project were completed. The solar took a little longer because we had some issues with the roof and needed to move some of the panels.

I sized the solar system so that it would cover most if not all of my energy consumption. This year has been unusually hot and I wound up using the AC much more than I expected to. Even with that, it looks like my annual electric bill will be about what my original monthly bill was. We had a bit of a slow start because of the panel moves, so the first month or two had lower output. I wouldn't be surprised if next year's bill will be close to $0.

I would also like to add that the individual workers that performed the installations were very conscientious, were easy to work with, and did a great job cleaning up from themselves.

I definitely recommend U.E.C.

Bill

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"Awesome experience!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

After doing endless hours of research and pricing things out, I ended up choosing U.E.C. Solar for a few reasons. The first thing that I noticed was the equipment that they wanted to install, all of which I consider top of the line. Second was the cost for the installation, very competitive with the other quotes I got on energy sage. Third was all the great reviews on energy sage and yelp.

Now my experience with U.E.C. was great. From the day that I signed the contract they were busy taking care of all aspects of the project and always kept me in the loop as far schedules and documents. The installers were friendly, neat and took pride in their work, for example they matched the color of my house to paint the new conduits and made same day corrections after the first inspection.

Being in the construction industry myself, I now first hand how bad contractors doing residential work can be so its always tricky trying to find one that actually cares about its clients. U.E.C. is a great example of what a contractor should be, client first and do whatever it takes to get the job done safely and efficiently.

2 people found this helpful
"UEC Solar - Exceeds Expectations!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

We had great experience with UEC Solar and it all started with filling out the Energy Sage profile. I began receiving quotes for a solar panel system for our home on 5/30. Out of all the quotes I received, UEC Solar's quote stood out. Not only was it the best value, but also included the highest quality equipment per Energy Sage ratings. I was contacted by Haim from UEC Solar and I set an appointment for him to come out on 6/6 to take a look at our property and discuss the project and his proposal.

We decided to go with UEC Solar on 6/7 and Haim set up everything; he drew up all the plans, wrote up/revised the contract per our needs, handled the permit process with the city, and submitted the Interconnection Request with SCE. Once the plans were approved and we had permits from the city, the installers were out three days later on 6/22.

I believe the installation took a little longer than planned, however Mario and the rest of the UEC crew worked hard through the weekend and blazing heat to get it installed and final inspection on 6/27 and PTO from SCE on 6/29...one day under the NEM 1.0 deadline!

Haim is the ultimate professional and a true asset to UEC Solar. He is extremely easy to work with, on time, and returns all phone calls and emails in a timely manner. I want to thank everyone involved at UEC with helping our project run smoothly and meet the deadline. It was definitely the right decision and we could not have picked a better company. We are extremely satisfied and highly recommend UEC Solar!

1 people found this helpful
"Great company!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

The communication was clear, the staff was friendly, the work was meticulous and all of my expectations were exceeded!
I am more than satisfied with UEC Solar!

"Very Happy Customer"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I used the Energy Sage marketplace to obtain proposals from six different solar firms. I selected UEC Solar to work with because their production ratio and price per KWh were the best and because they had a number of very good reviews. I spoke with Haim about some specific concerns and clarifications. In particular I was impressed with the production ratio their proposal assumed because it was higher than everyone else and had the effect of making the overall cost less than others. He assured me that their experience with many different installations allowed them to not only use the higher production ration but also to offer a production guarantee based on that. I am glad to say that since the system has been operating it has generated power at or above the stated levels, so I am very happy. After the selection was done and the contract entered into, the whole implementation process was very smooth with UEC Solar taking care of all permitting, material acquisition, installation, inspection and connection with Edison here in Southern CA. Everyone I worked with was very helpful and I was kept informed of all necessary steps. The work was completed on time, done very professionally and all the installation engineers were very friendly and took care to do everything to a high standard.

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"A HAPPY CUSTOMER!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

From start to finish! UEC SOLAR has a customer for life. I have been looking for a system that would fit my budget. Mike came to my house showed a system that fit my budget and gave me a ZERO SCE bill. I only pay a $10.00 connection fee. The install guys were very nice and worked clean. 26 panels were installed and working within three days. Past inspection with flying colors. If you need a solar panel system for your home. CALL UEC SOLAR! My wife and I are very happy with the system. Thank you everyone at UEC SOLAR.

"Great job done!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I have researched a solar system for my house for a while since there are so many options out there, eventually I have contracted with UEC solar, since the begining they were extremely professional and they explained all the options I have regarding panels inverters and output. they installed a 7500 watt system on my roof and upgraded my panel. The job was done professionally fast and clean. my system is producing exactly what they promised and sometimes even more and that's in the winter time, to sum it up I highly recommend to use this company since they are the real deal!
P.s Don't lease just buy, this CO have great buy options!

"Couldn't Be More Pleased!"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

UEC Solar was a breath of fresh air amidst a vast array of competing and often confusing solar contractors. Suggested by energy sage.com, UEC Solar and its attentive and capable staff came in with a very competitive bid, was direct and forthright in designing a solar panel system for our home, and literally held our hands through the entire process. Although one must be patient because of all the permits and other hurdles to overcome with a project of this type, the wait was well worth it. This company used nothing but the best components and high quality LG panels, and even went the extra mile to locate and purchase hard to find replacement roof tiles to facilitate panel installation. Communication between supervisors, managers, and office staff was also top notch. All inquiries on our part whether by phone, text, or e-mail, were answered clearly and in a timely manner. We highly recommend UEC Solar as a very capable, trustworthy contractor for your solar power needs.

"Excellent Solar Company - Highly Recommend"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

We reviewed 8 quotes thru EnergySage, including the quote from U.E.C. Solar. After meeting with their company representative, who patiently answered all our questions, we were even more impressed. U.E.C. Solar had all the products and services we were looking for, at a reasonable price. Their professional, well trained office staff handled everything, including dealing with the city permits, our HOA approval and the electric company. They kept us fully informed every step of the way. The installers arrived on time, worked in a professional manner and completed the job as planned.
We consider U.E.C. Solar to be "the best of the best" and highly recommend them to anyone interested in adding solar to their home.

"They came through for us"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

I can highly recommend UEC Solar. Diego was extremely nice. After we placed the order everything moved along in a timely manner. The installation was quick and efficient. They had to make an unexpected change to our electrical bax and did so at their cost. Our only snag was an oversight on one of the loans for the 30% tax refund. We didn't realize that we would not recieve it all at once due to the fact that we have our own business and have alot of write-offs, and, although we will ultimately recieve it, we will only recieve a portion every year for quite a few years. But they worked with us and we found a resolution that was acceptable to everyone. So, although we encountered this problem, I would highly recommend them because they did a great job and also strived to be sure we were happy.

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"The cleanest install on my block"
Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

When we decide to go solar my wife start to research and interviewed 3 different companies, UEC solar came on top by far with the best panels and best price (LG 300w and solar edge).
Steve spend over 3 hours explaining the saving and the financial benefits by going solar.
UEC solar is truly educating people on how to save money by going green.

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