Pink Energy named to Charlotte Observer’s Top Workplaces
November 2nd, 2020 | By Chad McComas
November 2nd, 2020 | By Chad McComas
With more than 1,600 employees across its growing U.S. footprint, Pink Energy is focused on making a positive difference not only for its customers, but its employees. That’s why we are so excited to share that we have been named to The Charlotte Observer’s Top Workplaces list for a second straight year!
Pink Energy is ranked No. 15 among midsize companies in the 2020 rankings after ranking No. 7 in the same category a year ago. The rankings are based on a scientific survey of employees who rate their workplace culture.
Pink Energy’s employee count has more than doubled since the start of the year, which is a testament to consumer demand for solar energy. With this explosive growth, the company has recently restructured many departments to provide its employees with the opportunity not for just a job, but a career path. The opportunity to move up within the company quickly brings excitement to those at Pink Energy.
Pink Energy’s employee growth came despite COVID-19 forcing companies to make hard decisions in March, when the virus reached pandemic status. For Pink Energy, its decision as an essential business providing energy infrastructure involved whether to remain open amid the uncertainty. The company’s executive team believed it was best to move forward, so they temporarily removed themselves from payroll to give employees the opportunity to continue earning paychecks, but also gave concerned workers the chance to take leave without penalty until conditions improved.
While the company encountered soft sales over those first 30 days, Pink Energy’s leadership did not anticipate what lie ahead.
Record sales totals came in April, May, June, July, August and September, with the company discovering homeowners with strong appetites for taking control of their energy futures.
Above all, Pink Energy believes in rewarding those who work hard. The company loves promoting from within and rewards those who get the job done. Pink Energy’s leadership team of CEO Jayson Waller and COO Kevin Klink both do not have college degrees. This leadership duo built the company through sweat equity, and they carry that culture within the company. Pink Energy’s internal mantra is Building A Movement, and these two lead by that example.
“When you look at upper positions within Pink Energy, most of those roles are filled by those who started at the bottom. It’s the Pink Energy way,” said Pink Energy CEO Jayson Waller. “We teach you the proper skills to work at this company. To succeed at Pink Energy, drive and an excellent work ethic provide you that opportunity.”
Pink Energy is ranked No. 255 on the Inc. 5000 top private companies in America, the third time in four years that the company has made this prestigious list. It also has earned a No. 7 ranking among U.S. residential installers, per Solar Power World’s 2020 rankings. Also, Pink Energy is ranked No. 76 on Business North Carolina’s 2020 list of the top 125 private companies in North Carolina.
Pink Energy’s success begins with its leadership, led by the company’s five executives. In addition to Waller and Klink, the company also is led by president Steve Murphy, CFO Juan Ramirez and Chief Sales Officer Ben Brookhart. Ramirez was recently named the CFO of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal.
Should you want the opportunity to work for this fast-growing company, Pink Energy has a number of opportunities available across its markets, and it would love to see if your skills are a match for our organization. As the career track of our co-founders shows, you don’t need a college degree to succeed here. That’s what makes it exciting not only to work for, but to work with. For more information, check out our jobs page and take a look at our Charlotte site for more local opportunities. Come Build A Movement with Pink Energy. BAM!