Bruce Ekimura

808-842-5853

Ari Matsumura

808-294-2425
ari@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"AEI is known for integrity, honesty, hard work, and high quality products."


What is the culture like at AEI?

We have a family-style culture. We respect and value one another. Each of us puts our best foot forward and our focus is always customer satisfaction. Sales reps treat each other as brothers and sisters.

What motivates you as a sales professional?

Knowing that I've helped someone and that I've made a difference--whether it's lowering a utility bill or educating a client on current affairs. I am proud of the fact that I get to respresent AEI. We are well trained and always put the customer first. We have the right leaders with the right attitude and aptitude which positions us for success for years to come.

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How would you describe your sales process?

I ask as many questions as possible in order to determine a client's needs. I educate them in areas where they show concern or where they lack knowledge. I then present relevant product solutions to address and meet their needs.

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Chad Ihara

808-343-2196
chad@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"I love seeing the smiles on people's faces when they get their first $17 HECO bill."


What is a typical day like at AEI?

I hit the road and get to the meet the wonderful people of Hawaii.

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Why did you decide to work at AEI?

AEI is like family. Bruce, Doreen, Craig, Mike and Ladd (our senior management team) are awesome.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy golf, fishing and coaching soccer.

Darrel Yamate

808-230-4125
darrel@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"I enjoy meeting great customers and seeing how happy they are after working with AEI."


What is the culture like at AEI?

AEI is a very family-oriented company. It's work and play with these guys. We have the best owner, management, and staff.

Darrel Yamate and his family.

How would you describe your sales process?

I try to make purchase and installation as simple as possible for our customers by clearly communicating with them during every step of the process.

What is a typical day like at AEI?

I meet and follow up with customers and communicate with our office staff to ensure the entire process goes smoothly.

Faith Texeira

808-222-3344
faith@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"From the owners to the administrative staff, everyone at AEI genuinely cares about customer satisfaction."


How would you describe your sales process?

From start to finish, I collaborate with the customer as well as AEI managers, electricians, installers, and administrative staff to ensure a smooth process.

Why did you decide to work for AEI?

Our owners and managers are innovative leaders who genuinely care about our employees and sales consultants. They make customer satisfaction a top priority and are known for delivering a quality product.

Faith Texeira with her mom

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy weight training, movies, and spending time with friends and family.


Frank Okamura

808-255-7727
frank@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"AEI offers quality products and ensures their customers are satisfied."


What is the culture like at AEI?

The culture is busy and friendly. I chose to work at AEI because of the people and high quality products.

What is a typical day like at AEI?

I enjoy the lifestyle that comes with being a project manager at AEI. I spend my day driving around the island, meeting with customers, and, at times, battling traffic.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

I enjoy golfing and walking my dogs.

Jeff Lum

808-386-0183
Jeff@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"AEI is always striving for excellence."


What motivates you as a sales professional?

I enjoy helping customers purchase the products they want and need for their home.

Jeff Lum and his family.

What is a typical day like at AEI?

On a typical day, I meet with prospective customers, make phone calls, and answer email. I read and share industry news, follow up with customers, and prepare for the next day's meetings. 

Why did you decide to work at AEI?

I knew the boss. We went on a PV installation to learn more about the process. This added value to my sales knowledge and helped ensure I could do my job better.

Leeland Lee

808-492-8048
leeland@alternateenergyhawaii.com

Mike Katsumoto

808-777-7858
Mike.k@alternateenergyhawaii.com

Miles Yoshimoto

808-221-8027
miles@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"It brings me great satisfaction knowing that I am helping save our planet by encouraging local families to go green."


What is the culture like at AEI?

We are an ohana company. We strive for customer satisfaction and work with our clients to help them decide which solar system best fits their family needs.

What is your favorite AEI product?

The premium Mitsubishi panel is 100% made in Japan--quality, reliability, and efficiency.

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What is a typical day like at AEI?

Every day is a unique challenge. I love that my office is my car. I get to travel around the island and enjoy the island's weather while heading to my next scheduled appointment or installation. In between appointments, I answer emails and phone calls. At the end of the day, I'm back behind my computer knocking out proposals.


Radford Nakamura

808-228-9542
radford@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"Everyone at AEI is like an extended family working together to take care of our customers."


Why did you decide to work at AEI?

We sell the best product and we have a great team supporting our customers, from installers to administration.

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How would you describe your sales process?

I assess each customer's energy usage and possible future needs, and work with them to install a properly sized system. I also make a point of being onsite at the beginning of all installations when possible.

What are some of your hobbies?

I love to play sports and still actively play golf and volleyball. I also enjoy traveling, eating out, and a really good cup of coffee.

Reggie Salvador

808-383-8889
reggie@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"At AEI, the culture is local kama'aina style. Everyone understands their part in the process. We work as a team to not only complete the project, but exceed the customer's expectations."


Why did you decide to work for AEI?

After doing my due diligence and selecting AEI as the PV contractor for my home, it only made sense that my new career in this industry start at Alternate Energy.

What motivates you as a sales professional?

I enjoy meeting with prospective customers to share information on achieving energy independence through photovoltaic and solar water heating systems, seeing the light go on, and winning their trust to move forward with AEI. I listen to and address customer concerns so that they can make the right decision.

Photo of Puena Point taken by Reggie Salvador.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

I like golf, travel, photography, and daily early morning walks with Kobi, our border collie.

Roy Skaggs

808-744-1329
roy@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"In the same way you search for the best company to hire, I searched for the best company to work for. AEI was my choice."


What is a typical day like working at AEI?

We're constantly meeting with different clients, going over their needs and searching for the best ways to save them money. It's been extra busy lately with the hot weather, but at the end of the day, I love it. I'm very motivated, competitive, and I highly value the family that I have here at AEI.

Why choose AEI over other companies?

AEI has better quality products; the type of products that will last. Not only that, but we have amazing warranties here. If I'm going to sell something, it needs to be the best and there's no doubt in my mind that AEI is the best.

What is AEI's culture like?

We all know each other and do the best we can as a team. It's a great atmosphere- a family atmosphere.

Sam Nomi

808-347-4661
sam.nomi@alternateenergyhawaii.com

"I pride myself on getting to know each customer's needs and earning their trust."


What motivates you as a sales professional?

Sharing my knowlege on going green and becoming self reliant. I enjoy meeting new people and trying out my jokes.

What's your favorite AEI product?

Every home needs a solar water heater. 

Why did you decide to work for AEI?

The owners make you feel like you are part of the family. The company is a good mix of people all focused on the same goal. It is the best solar company in the Islands.

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