Welcome to our latest edition of Meet the Badgers, where we introduce you to the solar experts working at Sun Badger Solar. You’ve already had the pleasure of getting to know Noah Rothschild, a Senior Energy Consultant in Chicago, and Jeremy Borouchoff, Inside Sales & Business Development Manager in Milwaukee.
Today, we’re learning more about James Watters. James is a Regional Sales Manager in the Milwaukee area who is proudly saving the universe one solar system at a time. Read on to learn more about James and his super solar powers!
Tell us about your position. What is a “Day in the Life” like for you?
Every day is different. One day I might be presenting a proposal to customers. Another day I might be following up on questions that customers have after they see the proposal. The next day I might be helping our WI sales consultants. And the following day, I might be, working with outside companies to find the best tools for our team to use for proposals and system designs.
Where did you work prior to joining Sun Badger Solar?
I have worked for a few larger companies. I was a Real Estate Broker for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for five years. I was a Sales Consultant with AT&T wireless for six years. And I was in B2B sales and a Genius Technician at Apple Computer for six years.
Why do you enjoy working in the solar/renewable energy industry?
There are many technical components to our industry, but there is also a personal component working with different customers every day. Also, I’m helping the environment!!!
What first drew you to working with Sun Badger Solar?
The opportunity to work independently, yet still with an amazing group of people.
What has been your favorite project or one that gave you the most pride?
The solar panel installation project on my own home. Being able to experience the whole thing from a customer perspective allows me to understand the process even more and having solar on your home is important when discussing with customers that they should as well.
What has surprised you most about working at Sun Badger Solar?
The amount of growth we are seeing in a short period of time.
What three words would you use to describe Sun Badger Solar?
Local. Experience. Professionals.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with my family–my wife Colleen, son Dylan (14), daughters Olivia (12) and Claire (10) and of course LOLA. And anything outside–biking, walking, watersports in the summer (wakeboarding, tubing, SUP, kayaking, etc).