Ted Bavin, President & Owner, All Valley Solar
Ted Bavin has over 37 years of solar experience, and was one of the first C46 Solar licensees granted in California (1986). Ted is one of the pioneers of solar hot water in Southern California. Ted is the undisputed authority on both the CSI Commercial Rebate and advanced solar Drainback technology. With considerable training in solar electric as well, Ted is extremely proficient at analyzing the economics and installation needs of both thermal and photovoltaic solar. He is currently writing a book (working title, “How To Buy Solar”). He has also published articles on the terrific ROI for commercial solar systems for the Apartment Owner’s Association magazine, Apartment Management Magazine, and Coin Laundry News.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ted received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography-Ecosystems from U.C.L.A. in 1975. Shortly thereafter, he discovered solar to be a practical alternative to conventional sources of energy. Over the next 10 years, occupying positions with various solar companies, he garnered an enormous amount of knowledge and expertise, becoming a top expert in the field of solar pool and hot water heating, teaching classes at several universities. Ted formed All Valley Solar with the firm conviction of providing only the highest quality systems at reasonable costs.
Benefits of All Valley Solar
1. Use of long-lasting, low maintenance “Drainback” systems.
2. Skillful in maximizing your CSI Rebate.
3. Precise calculation of your cost savings, profits, and ROI.
4. Experts in solar thermal hot water & solar electric photovoltaic systems.
5. Great customer service, from installation through maintenance!
All Valley Solar, Inc. has installed and serviced over 7,000 top quality solar systems in Southern California since 1986. The President of All Valley Solar, Ted Bavin, is one of the early pioneers of solar thermal technology, and one of the first C-46 solar contractor licensees in the state. Ted often travels to Sacramento to meet with state legislators and public officials to promote the benefits of solar energy over fossil fuels. Ted is widely considered to be an Expert in both solar hot water (thermal) and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems.
Patrick has enjoyed a lifetime of work in the construction industry, and has been with AVS since 2005. Upon leaving Kansas State University where he studied Construction Science Engineering, he went on to work for numerous construction companies. At McConnell and Associates Asphalt, he gained valuable project management experience delegating responsibilities and coordinating multiple projects. Later, in residential construction, he was site supervisor for various builders like Don Julien and Pulte Homes. Being a huge fan of the outdoors, Patrick decided to get into an industry that would protect everything he loves about nature. Since Patrick joined All Valley Solar nine years ago, his versatility fills in wherever needed: as sales executive, installation supervisor, permit processor, etc. Patrick has also become AVS’s rebate specialist, attending to all the intricate details necessary to obtain maximized, timely rebates. Since the California Solar Initiative’s solar hot water (thermal) program began in May, 2010, Patrick has secured rebates totaling over $1.5 million for our customers; which is 50% of the total commercial rebates issued in Los Angeles to date.
When Stephanie's career began with All Valley Solar in 2007, the operation consisted of 9 employees, and focused primarily on smaller, residential customers. Today, due to the incredible growth of the company, Stephanie oversees the day to day operations and professional development of more than 25 employees now serving large, commercial clients, and multi-family complexes. Stephanie manages and negotiates with AVS's vendors, and suppliers to ensure the high quality and value of our product offerings in addtion to her finance, service, and sales coordination for the company. Stephanie's cusomer service emphasis is at the heart of all of her activities at AVS. Stephanie's self-taught, entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by her passion for the alternative energy industry. As a Southern California native, Stephanie enjoys the many ecologically-driven activities throughout the area with her family.
John Horrigan has 25 years of facilities management, construction and maintenance experience in warehouse, commercial, production and high rise facilities; and has been with AVS for four years. John excels in preventive maintenance with a focus on problem solving, and is responsible for service, repair, and maintenance of commercial and residential systems for All Valley Solar. In previous work, John was facilities manager for 17 properties for Meruelo Maddux Properties, where he maintained a 92 unit high rise, supervised owner/builder construction and remodeling projects, worked with 5 property managers to maintain and repair commercial and residential properties; and was responsible for the refrigeration, electrical, plumbing and mechanical maintenance as well as upgrades for 3 produce markets with over 130 tenants; and scheduled and maintained records for all fire/life safety compliance inspections for all properties. John has been facilities supervisor for industrial facilities including warehouses and high rises for United Signature Foods, LLC.
Lock is responsible for commercial PV and solar thermal sales, system design, and in-person site visits with our commercial customers. Lock developed the LED program for residential and commercial customers. Lock has developed contacts with building management companies, property owners, finance companies and developers. He conducts energy efficiency audits for our customers, prepares proposal for multi-family residential and low-income apartment buildings and Laundromats, and negotiates solar system sales. Lock handles our commercial customers from Los Angeles all the way to San Diego! As an example on a recent 92kW commercial job, he cultivated the lead, designed the proposed system, and negotiated the contract from start to close, on a Sunpower PV system for over $350,000. This commercial system was sold to a non-profit organization. In his spare time he enjoys playing saxophones, competitive tennis and skiing.
Senior Sales Manager & Rebate Specialist
Senior Service Manager
Regional Sales & Systems Designer
Ted Bavin, President & CEO
All Valley Solar