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POWERHOME SOLAR Surprises Employees with $200,000 in Cash and Prizes

December 15, 2020 GMT

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate holiday celebrations look very different this year, if they take place at all. Employees spend countless hours on virtual meetings and conference calls. Who wants to sit through a virtual company party? More than 1,400 out of 1,700 POWERHOME SOLAR employees, from 10 markets, joined the company’s virtual party Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, as the company gave away more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.

POWERHOME SOLAR, a Mooresville-based energy efficiency company that provides high-quality American-made solar panels, hosted the virtual event to celebrate the company’s success and thank and recognize employees’ hard work and dedication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. POWERHOME gave out 11 prizes of $2,500, five prizes of $10,000 and five grand prizes of $25,000, along with four other prizes ranging from $1,000 to $2,400.


The grand prize winners include:

  • Shawanda Denise, office administrator, Columbus, Ohio
  • David McKeown, sales representative, Springfield, Missouri
  • Ron Baker, sales representative, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Ricky Prosser, sales representative, Cleveland, Ohio
  • John Bauer, service technician, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Prosser and his wife are expecting a baby boy in February and were overwhelmed. Bauer plans to use his prize to become debt-free.

“2020 provided us with significant challenges, but we didn’t quit or let the pandemic take us down,” POWERHOME SOLAR CEO Jayson Waller said. “We bonded together, we found ways to succeed and our work family has doubled in one of the most trying years in U.S. history. We wanted to give back to our employees, and the night couldn’t have been better, and the best part was seeing the joy on the faces of our winners.”

In addition to the cash and prize giveaways, the party included virtual appearances from brand ambassadors two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders as well an appearance from White Boy Rick, infamous Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.)informant and subject of a 2018 documentary.



POWERHOME SOLAR is an energy efficiency company that provides high-quality American-made solar panels as part of a complete energy-savings package for residential customers. The company launched in 2014 in Mooresville, N.C., and today has nearly 1,700 employees, including a commercial division. Operating in 10 states, it is ranked No. 255 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America — the third time in four years that the company has made the top 300 on this prestigious list. For more information, visit www.powerhome.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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