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Delta Solar came into existence when a Ph.D., an agricultural expert, and a financier discussed the potential of installing a solar array on a local farm. This meeting took place in 2017 and after analyzing bids from several local companies, they realized they could tackle this project themselves. But it did not stop there. The wheels kept turning until they realized a significant opportunity existed to provide world-class solar deployments cost effectively – Delta Solar was born!
Delta Solar is committed to bringing value to their clients. They believe in creating long-term value for these folks—many of which are farmers. They are sensitive to farmers and their families who have been farming for decades. Solar power can be a legacy passed down to the next generation. So, amongst the many challenges commercial and agricultural clients face, solar power can be something they can count on.
From an engineering perspective, there is a level of accountability and transparency that comes with solar power. Simply said, the output from a solar array can be monitored. It is highly predictable. So, for those who choose to invest in solar power, they will receive a highly predictable, long-term return on investment.
Doug is a scientist, inventor, and pioneer in the Arkansas solar industry. A Hendrix College graduate, Hutchings earned his PhD in Microelectronic-Photonics from the University of Arkansas. He pioneered new techniques to improve the efficiency of solar cells and was named one of the nation’s Top New Inventors by Inventor’s Digest. Doug formed Delta Solar to lower the cost of commercial and agricultural installations and build a solar industry in his home state. Today, he is applying the science to businesses and continues to develop new technologies behind Delta Solar.
Bob East has been active in commercial construction as a general contractor, owner, and developer for over 40 years and is a partner in numerous real estate projects. He was the founder of East Harding, Inc., a Little Rock based construction company, where he served as Chairman and CEO until 2019. From 1999 to 2019, Bob was the majority owner and managing member of Advanced Cabling Systems, LLC, a full-service technology integrator that grew under his leadership from three employees to over 200 employees and was acquired in 2018 by ADT Inc. A lifelong Arkansas resident, Bob is actively involved in the community and has served on the board of many organizations, including the Little Rock Airport Commission, The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Dean’s Advisory Board of the Walton School of Business, and the Associated Builders and Contractors National Board. He also served on the Board of Pulaski Bank and Trust in Little Rock for nine years. Bob holds a B. A. in Finance and Administration from the University of Arkansas, where he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Walton School of Business in 2019.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas and a record-setting College - NFL Quarterback, Tyler continues his contributions to the state of Arkansas by focusing on commercial real estate development projects expanding all across the state. Over the past half-decade, his background has included medical, retail, & raw land development, and brokerage of NNN investment-grade products. At Delta Solar, Tyler serves as a Board Member, SVP, and Partner. His immense understanding of banking, finance, tax, real estate, and commercial development acts as a powerful asset in helping clients increase profitability through solar projects. Outside of Delta Solar, Tyler operates a real estate investment and consulting business, JTW Consulting. He is actively involved in community events and serves as an advisor on several boards.
AJ brings a deep understanding of the specific needs of the agricultural community to Delta Solar. A cotton, soybean, and corn farmer, AJ holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Regulations from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has worked with the University of Arkansas in agricultural research and extension. AJ is Past President of the Arkansas Soybean Association, an AG Council of Arkansas Board Member, serves on the Drew County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and is actively involved in the Miracle League of Southeast Arkansas. His robust experience within the agricultural industry makes him a knowledgeable leader and natural fit for our company.
With over a decades' worth of experience in various sectors of the construction industry, A.J. brings best-in-class expertise in sales & operational efficiency to the Delta Solar team. As a natural problem solver and developer of talent, he provides extensive knowledge of strategic planning, executive management, and process development. Prior to joining Delta Solar, he supervised all aspects of $100M+ in projects at VCC, where he drove profitable revenue growth and delivered outstanding client service. At Delta Solar, A.J. manages all day-to-day operations, guaranteeing the highest quality installation & support for our clients. A.J. holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is an active member of the Little Rock Hat Club, a non-profit that gives back to the community through volunteer work & charity events. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Gary is responsible for the layout and construction of Delta Solar’s solar arrays. A land surveyor by trade, he offers more than 25 years of experience and a track record of building world-class solar projects. Day-in and day-out, Gary is responsible for all hardware installation and ensures that our work runs smoothly.
Stacey oversees the development and implementation of the company's brand & marketing strategies. A Hendrix College graduate with degrees in Economics and Studio Art, she is excited to be working in the rapidly growing solar energy industry. Her work at Delta Solar focuses on optimizing customer experience & building client relationships. Stacey is a member of the Arkansas Canoe Club and the Sierra Club's Arkansas Chapter.
Austin is frequently seen installing solar panels throughout Arkansas. His primary responsibility is to ensure an immaculate installation, and he works tirelessly every day to provide the best service possible to our construction team. His talent and work ethic are unrivaled!