About Us

About Us 2017-07-23T13:57:37+00:00

Our team of solar experts live, work, and play right here in southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin…

By using a local, Minnesota solar installer, you are guaranteed local service, local follow up, support you can count on, and social opportunities.

Our team here at Aquilla Solar in Wabasha believes in continued high quality service by following up with all our solar customers and by keeping current on the latest news and incentives for Minnesota & Wisconsin solar and renewable energy.

Meet the Aquilla Solar Team

Dave Fisk
Dave FiskWabasha, MN
Wabasha Sales
Nonprofit Specialist

Dave is a community development activist. He was founding President of the National Eagle Center, owner of Slippery’s of Grumpy Old Men, and promoter/investor of more than a dozen other Wabasha Main Street businesses.

Dave worked 35 years in community action and child development in Latin America. Peace Corps service and trainer, USAID/Chile Development Officer in Community Action and International Director of the Ypsilanti, MI High/Scope Foundation. He joined the SMIF board in 2011.

Blaine Marcou
Blaine MarcouWabasha, MN
Blaine has owned and operated Minnesota’s oldest family owned Real Estate Company for 15 years located in Minnesota’s Oldest City – Wabasha.

Blaine specializes in listing, managing and connecting investors in the commercial and home real estate market.

Training:
NAPCEP – in training
SolarNexus – certified
Installation count: 60+

Kevin Fisk
Kevin FiskLa Crosse, WI
Kevin has owned and operated a marketing and printing company since 1995 in La Crosse, WI. He has always had an interest in efficiency and sustainability and after installing solar he saw a great opportunity to combine his company’s marketing and sales know-how with his new found passion of solar and energy efficiency.

In 2012, he installed a 40KW rooftop system at his business – LAXprint – that meets the electrical needs of two of the businesses on the property.

Kevin manages the sales, installations, and financial aspects of Aquilla’s operations while managing a few other businesses.

Jeff Schockoconger
Jeff SchockocongerWabasha, MN
Project Manager

Jeff handles the day-to-day operations of the business including quoting, contracts and proposals, site survey assistance, project supervising and final commissioning.

If you have technical questions, this is your guy. With over four years of intensive solar experience, Jeff will answer any of your questions on the construction of your array and follow up if there are any issues or questions after your array is running.

Training:
NAPCEP – in training
Solmetric – certified site assessor
SolarNexus – certified
Installation count: 60+

Kim Kallas
Kim KallasLa Crosse, WI
Technical Design Support

Kim backs up the office staff by re-drawing and designing various forms for Aquilla, working on engineering documents and surveying potential sites for solar. She is a rockstar at shading analysis and data compilation. If you have solar in the area, or have a good roof for it, she has probably seen your roof.

She is a recent graduate of the Minnesota Design School.

Training:
Solmetric – certified site assessor
SolarNexus – accountant specialist
Installation count: 60+

Christine F.
Christine F.La Crosse, WI
Website & Social Media Guru

She loves the sun and has always had a flair for social media! She spends countless hours making sure that our website, Facebook site and other marketing and social media stays current.

Christine continues to run multiple businesses while helping us old guys try to stay current with that always moving “social media target”.

Amber Rose
Amber RoseWabasha, MN
Office Manager

She keeps things running smooth in the office. Accounting, payroll, procurement, inventory and billing… she does it all.

Training:
SolarNexus – accountant specialist
Installation count: 10+

Craig Halvorson
Craig HalvorsonAll Around Techi Answer Guy
IT Guru

Craig is a great asset, hailing from BusinessBiology.biz in La Crosse, WI. He started out as a salesperson for Aquilla and quickly worked his way up to office manager. Great at setting up systems and keeping everyone following new company processes, Craig enjoys getting out to installs and making sure that everything stays on track.

Training:
Solmetric – certified site assessor
SolarNexus – accountant specialist
Installation count: 10+

Jerry K.
Jerry K.Wabasha, MN
Wabasha Sales

Jerry can talk you through the process of solar and find out which rebates you qualify for in the Wabasha area.

Joel A.
Joel A.Winona, MN
Winona Sales

Joel has learned the ropes on getting people signed up with the Made in Minnesota rebate program and knows a good roof for solar when he sees one!

Joel M.
Joel M.South Eastern MN & Western WI
Greater La Crescent/La Crosse Area Sales

Joel specializes in agricultural and business installation sales and can hunt up a great mix of rebates, USDA REAP Grants and tax credits to maximize your investment.

Training:
Aquilla Sales and Support
SolarNexus – accountant specialist
Site Assesment trainee

Megan
MeganGraphic Design
La Crosse Area

Megan designs our marketing materials and installed her own Aquilla array in 2016 on her home in La Crescent, MN.