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A Brighter Future with Solar & Benefits | Case Study Rooftop Solar

A Brighter Future with Solar & Benefits | Case Study Rooftop Solar

February 19, 2024

Rooftop Solar is a local Arizona solar company committed to harnessing the most abundant energy resource on earth — the sun. The local business provides solar solutions for homes and commercial buildings alike. They aim to create a more sustainable planet and are happy to help their customers save money in the process. 

The company with a grand vision for the world has equally grand ambitions for its employees. Being able to offer group benefits has always been important, and with the support of our team, Rooftop's employees have them. Hadassah Ziegler was kind enough to share with us about her experience working with us to provide her team with benefits.

Let's Get to Know Hadassah Ziegler

What do you do for fun?

For fun, I love to be outside playing in the forest and hugging trees, and I also love to listen to and dance to live music, especially at outdoor venues. I'm also enjoying learning guitar chords and having jam sessions with my husband by the fire.

What about work is fun?

I enjoy walking into our building and knowing I get to see various co-workers throughout the day. We have a beautiful workspace and a fun atmosphere near downtown Flagstaff. I also love it when a customer walks into the office, as I love getting to know the people who go solar with us. Then, seeing pictures from the install team of the rooftops, solar arrays, the team and the views is extremely rewarding. I also love our company meetings when the whole team gets together!

Whether professionally or personally, what is one thing you’re proud of that happened in the last 3 months?

It's been on my mind for a long time, and I am finally prioritizing the way that I start my days. I've been starting each day with intention and meditation, and then that inner focus and strength sets me forward with gratitude and a rootedness in the present moment.

What advice would you give yourself at age 18?

I love this question and have been thinking about it lately actually, a few thing that comes to mind is a reminder from my mom to "wear your sunblock and protect your skin from this beautiful AZ sunshine" and then the bigger picture of just taking it one day at a time, yes set goals to work towards and then make progress, but really the way we spend our days is the way we live our lives, and that's the small moments, the walks, the talks, the smiles.

What’s your favorite season in Flag, and why?

I love our Northern Arizona wildflowers, and it takes each season to bring these into bloom for my favorite season, which is Summertime! And specifically late summer and early fall, oh, how I wish those special days could last a bit longer and take up more seasonal space.

Learn More About Rooftop Solar

How long have you been in business?

Fifteen years.

How many employees do you have?

Thirty and growing.

For how many years have you been able to offer benefits?

We were proud to meet our goals to offer health, dental and vision in 2021.

What benefits do you currently offer to your employees?

Some of the benefits we offer include health, HSA, dental, vision, IRA matching, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid sick.

When you first started offering benefits, what was the first thing you offered, and why?

The first benefit offered by Rooftop Solar was paid time off, probably because it was the easiest to offer, but our goal has always been to continue to grow our benefits.

The Value of Offering Benefits to Your Team

Why is it important to you to be able to offer benefits to your employees?

We acknowledge that most of us work because we have to so that we can make money to support our families. And we want to take care of our team the best that we can. We are grateful to those who choose to work with us as we strive to fulfill our mission to Create, grow, and serve a sustainable community for customers and employees by offering renewable energy alternatives and a great place to work.

What does it mean to your employees to have benefits available?

I asked Patrick Neese to answer this question, he has been with Rooftop Solar for almost 9 years, and here is his response, "It's a great opportunity to have benefits available, knowing that our employer is interested in making sure our health is taken care of should anything arise is very comforting. It also helps us to recruit and hire competitive talent, helping our company grow and develop with the best individuals we can find. It's a greatly appreciated benefit to have thanks Rooftop Solar!"

What was the greatest challenge of being able to offer benefits to your team?

Taking on the cost as we also acknowledged this cost would continue to grow annually.

What is the greatest reward for being able to offer benefits to your team?

Just knowing that we have healthcare as a benefit is so rewarding, and when a team member needs healthcare resources, we know that we are doing everything that we can to support overall health and well-being.  

What do you love about working with Benefit & Financial Strategies?

I love that their office is right out our backdoor and that they are a local company that understands our community and the healthcare landscape of Flagstaff.  Veronica and Bill, to name the two that we work most closely with, always go above and beyond to make sure our needs are met.  They are true partners that we can lean on with all of our healthcare needs. Whenever anyone has a question that we can't answer, we know that Veronica or someone on her team is just a phone call or a short walk away.  They truly make it easy for us!

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