Clayton Cowell, Owner
For over 40 years Roark Solar has been one of the area’s most reliable solar companies. Founded by Jim Roark in 1978, we continue to use only the very best solar brands, equipment and installation methods. We are now under new ownership!
Clayton has been in the roofing and building industry for over two decades. Starting out in the repair division and then supervisor at a local Master Elite company here in Sarasota, he soon worked his way up to sales. He was named top in sales for two years in a row as well as top sales in the region for GAF. Clayton has extensive knowledge in all roofing materials and attachments. He was also one of the areas few Tesla solar roofing reps. With his knowledge in roofing and solar, it only made sense to jump on the opportunity when his father in law decided it was time to retire and sell the business. We are confidently able to remove and reattach most major brand solar pool heating systems, solar hot water collectors and solar electric systems. Whether the customer is going with shingle, standing seam or a new tile roof, we’ve got a roof attachment for it! We also warranty our own roof penetrations for 10 years. If you’re looking for a quality solar/ re-roof specialist, we would love the opportunity to work with you.
Jim Roark, Founder
Jim founded Roark Solar LLC in 1978. He is a Florida State certified solar contractor, CVC56710 and a state certified pool contractor, CPC1458076. His solar heating experience spans over 35 years, but he isn’t your ordinary solar contractor. For starters, he holds a university degree in physics and actually taught physics before entering the solar industry.
Jim’s experience as a physics instructor made him a perfect fit to train solar technicians and sales representatives. He joined Aquatherm Industries as one of the manufacturer’s first few employees in 1976. While trained as a physicist, Jim advanced through the marketing side of the company, becoming national sales manager within a short time. During his time with the young manufacturing company, sales increased ten-fold, from just $500,000 in 1976 to more than $5 million two years later.
This sort of success demanded extensive travel, and Jim decided to leave Aquatherm Industries in 1978 to spend more time with his family. But he didn’t stray far; becoming the Aquatherm Industries dealer for Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Roark Solar Staff
Godfrey Segui Pourel
Amy Lou Nadell
And just what, exactly, does all this experience mean to you?
It means peace of mind because you’re dealing with a company driven more by after-the-sale technical and engineering concerns than by a simple desire to make the next sale. Specifically, you can expect:
- Straight answers
- Correct system sizing for your unique needs and site factors
- Realistic expectations of system performance
- Correct plumbing installation and system hydraulics
- The most advanced, safe and trouble-free systems available today
So give us a call at 941-924-3016, or click the big green button and complete our short estimate request form, and experience the Roark Solar difference….. You’ll be glad you did!
For over 35 years, Roark Solar has been dedicated to improving the environment one house at a time.
Our services include:
- Solar Water Heaters
- Solar Pool Heaters
- Solar Electric Systems
- Maintain, service, and repair all major American Brands of solar panels, controls pumps and tanks including: Fafco, Aquatherm, Solar Industries, Ecosun, and HiTech panels.
For all of your solar needs, call 941-924-3016 or click for a free estimate!
Now is the time to start controlling your energy costs. Take the first step toward a clean future based upon free, limitless energy from the sun. Proven, cost-effective solar technologies can heat your water, keep your swimming pool warm, and use the sun to generate your electricity .
Solar energy is predictable and socially responsible. A Solar Water Heater can eliminate about one third of your annual electricity bill. A Solar Pool Heater produces no pollution and is the most economical and environmentally friendly way to heat your swimming pool. A Solar Electric System generates your own electricity and any excess is sold back to your electric company.
- Residential & Commercial: Providing all of your solar hot water, pool heating and solar electric needs. We also service all major brands of solar heaters.
- A Reliable Partner: Roark Solar provides environmentally friendly products and reliable solar systems throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1978. We have installed and serviced thousands of solar hot water and pool heating systems, heat pump pool heaters, high efficiency gas pool heaters and pool automation over the past three decades. We are experienced in all aspects of environmentally friendly solar heating system sizing, design and installation, added to a diverse high energy efficient pool product line.
We will install and service your solar hot water, pool heating and solar electric in Sarasota, Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, North Port, Englewood, Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Manatee County.