Who’s Behind SSI?

For years, SSI owners and founders wanted to live off-grid and become more sustainable. Both Larry and Doris had corporate careers in Denver and later owned an automotive repair shop.They started by designing and building their own Earthship home (it took seven years) and then incorporating both passive and active solar for heating, electricity and water heating. After they moved into their home, they decided to help others live off the grid and started a business designing and installing solar systems.
Last year, we lost Larry in an accident. Larry is missed dearly, and Doris is carrying on the business to continue helping others to live off the grid. Read more about Larry here »
Doris truly walks the walk:
  • All electricity comes from the sun and wind.
  • Her hot water is heated by the sun.
  • Her primary heating source is from the sun.
  • All her appliances are the most energy efficient and are Energy Star rated.
  • Her use low-flow shower, faucets, and toilets.
  • She is an avid recycler and purchases most of her food from organic and local suppliers.
  • She works hard to reduce her carbon footprint and tries to purchase products that are manufactured by environmentally friendly processes.
Doris enjoys helping customers with their solar/renewable needs, and she loves what she does.

We love working with our business partner, John McDonald.