> The New Millennium Brings New Opportunities
The new millennium came roaring in - bringing with it the good, the innovative and the sometimes wacky. Remember Y2K? The emerging dot com boom? The debut of the Euro on the global financial stage?
At Burnham Nationwide changes were happening just as quickly and business was growing rapidly. Our nascent offices in New York and Denver were coming into their own. Technological and environmental revolutions born in mid-nineties now commanded a prominent position in business and popular culture. How could we capitalize on this opportunity? We did so by broadening our reach into new and emerging markets, namely the solar energy industry. We expanded our core services and reach to clients operating nationally, as well as under represented markets on the west coast.
With that, we set our sights on California, opening an office in Los Angeles and establishing Burnham Energy in San Jose, a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in solar permit expediting and site inspections. We formalized a Nationwide division, focused on the specific needs of clients who operate in multiple locations from coast to coast.
> Burnham Energy – The Sky’s the Limit
“In 2007 I was volunteering with SolarTech, a non-profit trying to reduce the time and challenges associated with the issuance of solar permits and building inspections. We concluded the answer would come from the private sector. In July 2007, I founded StablSolar to develop a better way of processing permits and providing inspections.
My participation in the first annual SolarTech Summit attracted the attention of Dan Phelps, who had recently joined the board of Burnham Nationwide and was advising them to consider expanding into the solar industry. After meeting with Dan it became clear there might be an opportunity here, so I traveled to Chicago and met with Carson. We agreed a partnership was worth pursuing and together formed Burnham Energy.
We are honored to be a part of the Burnham Nationwide team, and look forward to celebrating the first 20 years, and the next 20!”
- Greg Sellers, Burnham Energy – San Jose
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