From Marco’s first job in 1978 at a gas station, he has always wondered; “Why doesn’t the owner improve service, customer experience, etc.?” Since then, he has been on a never-ending business pursuit to embody quality, value, integrity, excellence, and phenomenal customer experience.
Marco’s first personal business was in the roofing industry where he quickly realized that the harder he worked, the “luckier” he became. The more he pursued knowledge, mastering his craft, and seeking out the best for his customers, the more success he encountered.
In 1997, Marco had someone install a solar electric system on his home, and when the installers left, Marco was left with a very distinct thought:
I could do it better.”
Two years later, Marco left the roofing industry to start his first solar company, Advanced Solar Electric. Not many people had really heard about or knew about solar electricity; it was a new thing, but it came with an outrageously long return on investment exceeding 20 years (?!!). Marco knew he had to be a part of this cutting edge, forward thinking movement. He had no idea that a couple decades later, it wouldn’t be ‘if’ you get solar, but ‘when.’ Advanced Solar Electric quickly became one of the largest providers of renewable energy in the country. Since then, many things have changed, but one thing has not: everything matters. In Marco’s words,
If you do the right thing, every time, keeping the clients’ needs above all others, regardless of the bottom line, you can always sleep soundly. I have never worried about running into a past client, because I know we’ve always done everything possible to do things right.”
Today, Marco continues his legacy with LEGIT SOLAR, a family business built on the rock solid tenets of quality, value, integrity, excellence, and experience.
EVERYTHING MATTERS… NO GIMMICKS
Two of Jason’s most persistent and gifted passions are caring for people and executing detailed excellence–passions now etched into the very DNA of Legit Solar which find expression and life through each customer interaction and custom installation. Equipped with an ongoing 20-year professional international career spanning personnel management, business development, specialized education, and commercial innovation, Jason understands the mindset and practices which differentiate industry standout businesses from “industry standard” businesses, and makes it his active pursuit to perform not only at a level of excellence, but at a level which inspires and perpetuates industry-wide excellence.
While he is a born and bred Los Angelino, Jason has gained a true appreciation for the starkly contrasting experiences and cultures offered by other cities around the world, from bustling megatropolis cities to small town watering holes. Through his interactions with people of all demographics, he has come to appreciate the unique visions and needs customers have, and it’s his joy to craft carefully customized solutions in an industry so riddled with one-size-fits-all schemes.
Over the last decade, Jackie has accumulated invaluable experience living and working in the Greater China region, assisting both foreign-owned and local Chinese companies with marketing and business development. Her background includes e-commerce, F&B, health & fitness, FMCG, and education. Jackie has held marketing and management positions across the world and truly recognizes the need for passion in the marketplace. And passion she brings—for the customers and their experience, and for the employees as well. Prior to Legit Solar, Jackie was Managing Partner at internLINK China, where she worked hand-in-hand with US Universities, securing internship opportunities for their students.
A California native, Jackie earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and is proficient in both Chinese and Spanish.