Ames EDC

Solar FX Expanding to Boone

September 13, 2021

SOLAR FX Corporation, a turnkey company in the solar industry, is pleased to announce their move to Boone, Iowa, where they recently purchased the former Dodi Plaza at 1316 S Marshall Street.


Gary Lass, Founder, launched SOLAR FX in 2008 by installing small solar powered attic fans and solar arrays on homes. Today, SOLAR FX is a turnkey company that specializes in solar energy design, engineering, sales and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays on large agricultural sites, commercial sites and industrial sites. The purpose of the PV array is to reduce the cost of electricity and dependence on the utility grid for the owner.


The company has seen considerable growth and the search for a larger facility has been underway for the past 24 months. During the search for a new location, Lass also has been in the process of transitioning the day-to-day operations of the company to his son, Jeremy Lass, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and daughter, Charise Bailey, who will lead the company in the role of Chief Financial Officer.


“I am eager for my son and daughter to take the reins of the company and build upon the strong foundation that has been created. I will still be engaged with the company, but the overall management and operation of the company will be placed upon Jeremy and Charise, which is what I’ve worked for,” says Lass.


According to Bailey, “We offer the best pricing available because we buy directly from the importer of record, manufacturers, and suppliers across the USA. Every solar array is custom designed to that particular site using the best solar panels, inverters, and racking for that installation. All of our installations are done with in-house staff and our own equipment which allows us to provide a consistent level of professional quality for our customers. The move to the larger facility in Boone will help us grow our business and our team while we continue to build our customer base, which is really exciting.”


“We are excited to move to Boone. We have enjoyed working with Bill Skare, Boone City Administrator, and Dan Culhane, President and CEO, Ames Economic Development Commission, and look forward to growing our business in the community,” says Bailey.


The company is currently working through the process of applying for local financial assistance from the City of Boone and expects to upgrade the exterior of the building once all necessary approvals are in place.

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