February 2024 Chapter Meeting

February 13, 2024 @ 5:30 pm
Floortex Design of San Rafael
923 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael
CA 94901
Tonia, North Bay NARI Executive Director

Reconnect into a world of possibilities at our first chapter meeting of the year with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and explore new opportunities in the remodeling industry. This is your chance to expand your network, gain insights, and set the stage for a successful year ahead.


Choosing solar in home remodeling can offer several benefits, both environmentally and economically. Learn from industry expert, Jake Hassid of Simply Solar, on reasons why homeowners should consider incorporating solar power into their home remodeling projects below AND any questions that attendees have on solar!

  • Cost Savings: Solar panels can significantly reduce electricity bills by generating your own clean energy. Over time, the initial investment in solar panels can lead to long-term savings on energy costs.
  • Environmental Impact: Solar power is a renewable and clean energy source that produces electricity without emitting harmful greenhouse gases. Using solar energy helps reduce your carbon footprint and contributes to environmental sustainability.
  • Energy Independence: By generating your own solar power, you become less dependent on traditional utility providers. This can be especially valuable during power outages or energy crises.
  • Increased Home Value: Homes equipped with solar panels are often considered more attractive to potential buyers. Solar installations can increase the resale value of a property, making it a wise investment for homeowners.
  • Government Incentives: Many governments offer financial incentives, tax credits, or rebates to encourage the adoption of solar energy. Taking advantage of these incentives can make the initial cost of solar installation more affordable.
  • Low Maintenance: Solar panels generally require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning and occasional checks are usually sufficient to keep them operating efficiently.
  • Technological Advances: Solar technology continues to advance, with improvements in efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Choosing solar during a home remodel ensures that you are incorporating the latest and most efficient solar technology.
  • Energy Storage Options: Pairing solar panels with energy storage solutions, such as batteries, allows homeowners to store excess energy for later use. This provides a reliable power source during periods of low sunlight or power outages.

Before deciding to go inform your clients to go solar for their next remodel, it’s essential to assess factors like the location of your home, available sunlight, local regulations, and upfront costs. Consulting with a solar professional can help determine the feasibility and potential benefits specific to your situation.

SPEAKER: Jake Hassid, COO at Simply Solar


Jake Hassid is the COO at Simply Solar and oversees day-to-day operations, managing the production of residential and commercial solar projects. He spearheaded the creation of an ultra-efficient, customer-first, installation process which ensures that each and every installation is completed to the same exacting standards. He directs sales strategy and has advised multiple local solar distributors, vendors, and installers on best practices for sales and installation process design. As the operations head, he manages all internal and external operations crews, addressing and resolving issues with great efficacy. Jake is responsible for acquiring and negotiating terms with new vendors and manages all product decisions through a thorough understanding of industry trends and system best practices.

Jake is a graduate of UC Davis, with a degree in Neurobiology, and has extensive experience in the construction and solar industries. At Simply Solar and at prior companies, he is consistently a top consultant and educator and has spoken for numerous industry and business groups. This includes advising to promote the broader adoption of solar through a more thorough understanding of the permitting and regulatory process.