Dan Sabia named "2017 Small Business Person of the Year"
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores selected Dan Sabia as 2017 Small Business Person of the Year presented by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerces on October 20,2017 during its 33rd Annual Small Business Person of the Year & Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
A longstanding member of the Bellmore Chamber, Dan’s roots run deep in the community. Raised in North Bellmore, he graduated from Calhoun H.S., his late father was a founder and Fire Commissioner of the N. Bellmore Fire Department and his late mother’s family among the first settlers of East Meadow.
Dan Sabia is the founder and CEO of Long Island’s original solar energy company, Built Well Solar. The company is among the “SOLAR 500”, ranked as a “Top 500 Solar Contractors in the U.S.” five years in a row, and “Best of Long Island” winner.
Built Well Solar Ranked Among the Top Solar Companies in the U.S.
We’ve made the list five years in a row! Long Island's original solar energy company, Built Well Solar is ranked one of the SOLAR 500 again! The company is ranked in the 2018 "Top Solar Energy Companies in the U.S.," and among the top 100 rooftop solar contractors in the nation and among the top 20 solar companies in New York State by Solar Power World magazine, published in July, 2018.
Entry sign made of a solar panel at Built Well Solarís new headquarters at 2473 Jerusalem Avenue in North Bellmore. Operating for some 17 years, the company moved just across town next to the North Bellmore Post Office from its prior location at Grand Avenue in Bellmore.
Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Built Well Solar's Moves Across Town!
Long Island’s original solar company, Built Well Solar, has moved across town from its former location at 2752 Grand Avenue in Bellmore to its new home at 2473 Jerusalem Avenue in North Bellmore, right next-door to the North Bellmore Post Office, the former site of Century 21 Dallow Realty. Built Well Solar occupies the ground floor.
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores held a celebratory ribbon cutting at the new headquarters. Chamber board members, colleagues, and elected officials joined in the celebration.
“We’re excited that we found a great space in our hometown that serves our needs of expanded office space,” said Built Well Solar founder Dan Sabia. “It’s exactly what our company needs for continued growth.”
Capturing the power of the sun since 2001, Built Well Solar is Long Island's original solar energy company. Founded by Bellmore native son Dan Sabia, the company designs and installs residential and commercial solar-electric systems, usually eliminating the customer's total electricity charges. The company is a longstanding member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. The company is also ranked among the “Top Solar Contractors in the U.S.” by Solar Power World magazine.
“Our previous location served us well, but the new one offers greater visibility in our community, right next to the post office and across the street from Stop & Shop supermarket, in the heart of the residential area,” said company Chief Operating Officer Nancy Hiler. “What’s more, the building’s siding is yellow just like the sun and the company sign on the new building is made with an actual solar panel.”
When the Long Island Pulse looked into what was happening with solar energy on Long Island, whose opinion did they ask? None other than Built Well Solar founder/CEO Dan Sabia: “We have customers with young children and after 18 years, they have enough savings to send their kids to college. And it’s all paid for by the sun,” Sabia said, pointing out the savings can accumulate to drastic numbers. “When the sun shines on your roof, it’s free.” Read the full story, "Island in the Sun," in the current issue (OCT. 2016) on newsstands now: http://lipulse.com/2016/09/27/solar-energy-long-islands-next-crop/.
Capturing the Power of the Sun since 2001.
Built Well Solar founder Dan Sabia featured in the "Top 400" issue!
In August 2014, Built Well Solar was ranked one of the “2013 Top 400 Solar Contractors” in the U.S. by Solar Power World magazine. Additionally, in the same "Solar 400" issue, company founder & CEO Dan Sabia was featured as "Long Island's True Solar Pioneer". See article here.
Built Well Solar president Dan Sabia was quoted in the March/April 2013 issue of Solar Builder. In an article about wiring for large-scale solar farms for using underground cable in conduit (CIC), Dan said that CIC was particularly helpful for commercial and school applications.
“We find that, on some large jobs the cable in conduit can be used to run lines from the panels on the roof to the inverter, which can be hundreds of feet away. Plus, because the wire is fully encased in the conduit, it will be protected from the elements for a very long time.”
In the magazine NYER (New York Enterprise Report), entrepreneurs were asked about steps they are taking to grow their businesses over the next few years.
“Our business model is to do things right rather than large,” Dan Sabia said in the article, adding that he focuses on “two core services — the design and installation of solar electricity and solar hot water systems.”
Long Island PATCH & SEIA News
Built Well Solar’s own Nancy Hiler wrote an article, “LIPA's Solar Energy Program Shines in New Ways” which ran in Patch.com online newspapers across Long Island in March.
The article talked about LIPA’s recent rollout of its performance-based solar energy incentive program, Expected Performance-Based Buydown (EPBB), as well as LIPA’s recent approval of solar leasing on Long Island. The article was also picked up by and ran in the national Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) newsletter.
Speaking In Support of Clean Energy on Long Island
Longstanding renewable energy advocate Dan Sabia, Built Well Solar's president/founder, was invited to speak about the need for a clean energy economy at a rally on September 25, 2012 organized by the Sierra Club Long Island in front of a solar energy array and a wind turbine at the Conservation & Waterways Building in Point Lookout.
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Built Well Solar celebrating its 15th year in business!
“It’s amazing that it’s been 15 years since we first set up business with the goal of helping our fellow Long Islanders to cut or eliminate their electric bills,” said company founder & CEO Dan Sabia. “Since then we’ve welcomed thousands of happy customers to our Built Well Solar family, having changed their financial lives for the better. Some of them have paid for college tuitions, cars, boats, and dream vacations with the money they've saved over the years. It’s just fantastic.”
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.On May 6, 2016, the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores commemorated this milestone by sponsoring a special ribbon cutting at our office.
For more information about solar energy and to schedule a free, no obligation solar energy evaluation of your Long Island home or business, call Built Well Solar at 516-695-1000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Built Well Solar celebrates 15 years as Long Island's original solar energy company.