Brian L. Milholland, President, Milholland Electric Inc.
Brian Milholland is a 4th generation Californian who began his electrician’s career while serving his country in the U.S. Army in 1984. There he was trained as a helicopter electrician and served in that military occupation for three years. While stationed as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg North Carolina, Brian studied residential and commercial wiring. Brian received the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal as well as Parachutist and Sharpshooter badges. After leaving the army in 1987, Brian worked for a general contractor for two years. He acquired his California Electrical Contractor’s License and opened a small home based business in 1990. Brian’s business did well in the 90’s with construction on the rise. However, as the economy started to become volatile in 2007, all construction came to a halt, jeopardizing the business. Brian successfully navigated Milholland Electric through turmoil by quickly repurposing the company and its assets; to not only survive, but to grow its revenue and workforce by over 300%, taking the expertise in electrical contracting and applying it to the burgeoning solar industry. Milholland Electric has, year after year, shown consistent growth, as a result of being customer centric and environmentally responsible.
In addition to running his business, Brian Milholland appears regularly on the Approved Home Pros Show radio and TV programs offering tips, news and information to assist the public in understanding how solar works and clearing up many misconceptions that have plagued the solar industry.
Milholland Electric is also a member and supporter of CALSEIA, the nation’s oldest state-based solar energy association; has partnered with Citizens Energy, a nonprofit organization, to bring solar power to low income families; donated several thousand dollars to the East County Magazine to purchase updated secure website software that better protects companies, readers, and subscribers’ information and data; and has provided support to and hired several employees from the non-profit “Grid Alternatives Program”, a flagship program, providing solar power for low-income families across the united States while providing volunteers and job trainees with hands-on solar installation experience.
Brian is one of the elite solar professionals who are “NABCEP” Certified. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is considered the “Gold Standard” for professionalism, quality and ethics in the field of solar. Over the past few years Brian’s company has achieved many awards and achievements, and has most recently been awarded the status of Master Dealer with SunPower.
Brian’s Corporate Mission Statement – “To exceed the expectations of our solar and electrical customers by providing the highest quality, most cost effective solutions for their traditional & solar energy and electrical needs; to employ the highest standards of safety, ethics and ecological responsibility while forging new relationships and Earth friendly communities.”