WASHINGTON — Shaun Alldredge and Shane Perkins of Legend Solar were recently announced by EY — the multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young — as being finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Utah Region. Legend Solar was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 4, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Perkins, co-founder and co-owner of Legend Solar, said it was an honor to be considered as a finalist for the prestigious award. He said:
Shaun and I began this company out of our car four years ago, and it is gratifying to see how far Legend Solar has come. We are passionate about our work and dedicated to improving the lives of customers throughout the West through solar power. Our company is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of America and an example of how small businesses can achieve great things.
Since that first year of working out of their car, Legend Solar has rapidly become a leading solar company in Utah. In 2015, Legend Solar achieved 400 percent growth, a remarkable milestone that brought a year-over-year revenue increase from $3.7 million to $18.3 million. In addition to their nomination for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Legend Solar recently received the SunPower Residential National Rising Star award for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in 2015.
Regional EY Entrepreneur Of The Year-award winners are also eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs on Nov. 19. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Legend Solar
Since 2012, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier and fastest growing provider of solar power for businesses and homes. Launched in St. George, the company is now providing services throughout Utah, with expansion underway in Nevada and Oregon, and planned in Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Legend Solar is an Elite Dealer for SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies that manufactures the highest efficiency solar panels available today with the industry’s best 25-year combined product and power warranty.
Legend Solar ensures that customers receive the best value for their installation by customizing the system to meet each family’s needs. The company helps customers take advantage of appropriate tax credits and provides them with aggressive financing options, so homeowners can afford to get into solar power today. With the advantages of being a SunPower Elite Dealer, lead time for installation is shorter than industry averages. For more information, visit the Legend Solar website.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.