As one of the only locally born and raised Colorado solar companies still in business after 13 years, we’ve built a long track record of success while also creating something unique: an employee-owned cooperative that runs its business as a force for good in our communities.
What’s the secret to our success? People come to work here out of an inspiration to align their work and their values. And when you love what you do, why you’re doing it, and the people you work alongside, you do outstanding work.
We’re here to support the shift to clean renewable energy while also demonstrating that there is another way to do business – a better way. We’re pioneering conscientious business practices, such as employee-ownership and holistic stakeholder wealth, that result in a higher quality of life for employees, a superior quality experience for customers, and a positive impact on our wider stakeholder communities. As part of our commitment to transforming business, we practice the following:
• We prioritize “doing the right thing” above all else
• We contribute to causes that support positive social change
• We contribute to organizations working to make a healthier environment
• We seek to benefit all stakeholders equitably
We walk our talk as a Certified B Corp.
We share the risks and rewards of business ownership.
Major decisions are made on a one-person, one-vote basis.
We practice open book management and hold open meetings.
Chosen by our three founders, Blake Jones, Ray Tuomey, and Wes Kennedy, the Sanskrit word Namasté has important meaning. Used as a traditional Sanskrit greeting of respect for millennia, the word recognizes the interdependence of all living things. Our founders chose this word to represent our company values and for its unique ability to differentiate us from other companies.
It’s more important than ever to be aware of the interconnectedness between people and the environment. Future generations are counting on us to find affordable solutions to the current energy crisis. Namasté Solar knows that bringing clean, renewable energy into homes and businesses now will make a direct, positive impact.
We work to be engaged members of our communities. Part of this effort includes charitable giving and paid volunteer time for our employees.
We take our responsibilities seriously and hold ourselves and each other accountable.
We take ownership of our own and other stakeholders’ safety.
We measure profit and success holistically.
We foster learning and innovation while being open to taking risks and learning from our mistakes.
We seek to holistically balance the interests of our Customers, our Investors, our Community, our Company, Ourselves, and the Earth.
We value the perspectives that each individual contributes to our company; no one of us is as smart as all of us.
We think and act like business owners and proactively engage in co-creating our company’s success.
We practice and encourage frank, open, honest (FOH) communication.
Namastaliens like to play and have fun together, and we’re fond of engaging in pranks and tom-foolery.
We prioritize long-term over short-term thinking in all that we do.