Joe began his in-home sales career selling residential solar systems in the greater Los Angeles area of California. In 1986, he transitioned to the in-home selling of home improvement products; windows, doors, siding, and roofing. In 1993, he opened his own company – American Design and Build, Ltd. that has been ranked as one of the Top 500 remodeling companies in the country. 2009 was the rebirth of residential solar and we established our solar division – American Sentry Solar. As owner and CEO, Joe is immersed in the overseeing of the day-to-day activities of the company and the monitoring of company performance as we strive for continued success. Joe’s vision for the company is one grounded in integrity, community and efficiency that he expects in every department.
Chief Operations Officer
Donna brings over 20 years of extensive experience in strategic planning, financial controls, operations management and business growth. Her expertise and leadership in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management and Administrative Operations ensure the accounting and administrative departments operate at the highest level of integrity and work efficiently and effectively to support all employees. She leads the ongoing development of financial expansion and operational strategy ensuring financial stability during growth and integrity and compliance to key strategy metrics, system controls and legal regulations. Since joining American Design and Build/American Sentry Solar in 2011, she has brought vitality, professionalism and warmth with strong service qualities that demonstrate her deep commitment to building long-term trusting relationships with employees at all levels.
VP of Solar Production
Gailan has overseen the daily solar production operations at American Sentry Solar for the past 10 years totaling over $165MM in residential and commercial solar PV systems. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of Solar PV systems while maintaining high customer service standards. These standards have landed American Sentry Solar on the top 200 solar installers nationally, as well as an A+ rating with BBB. Operations include, but are not limited to, procurement of all material, engineering associated with all PV systems, permits, zoning, interconnection coordination and management of all crew scheduling/deployment. Gailan currently holds a NABCEP professional certification and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Towson University where he received research awards for work involving environmental and renewable energy economic impacts.
VP of Marketing
As VP of Marketing, Shana’s duties include organizing and managing the marketing process as well as measuring the effectiveness of the marketing campaigns. With help from each departments manager, Shana assesses everything from lead generation to call center performance to see where we may need to adjust anything for a better ROI or customer experience. Shana’s day to day responsibilities include managing the marketing administration and process, analyzing numbers and campaigns to determine failure or success, and designing any advertising and promotional items for branding and public relations. Shana received her Bachelors Degree in Corporate Communication from University of Baltimore. In 2020 Shana completed her Masters Program in Integrated Design and has her certification in user experience (UX) design.
Director of Sales
Joe is responsible for the successful origination of a sales program for residential solar combined with handling multiple products, sites and partners. He has successfully developed and implemented over $165MM in solar sales, programs and management over the past 11 years at American Sentry Solar. He is responsible for hiring, training, coaching, mentoring and delivering required targets, working cross functionally with other departments and prioritizing teamwork load. With over $18MM and climbing in solar sales annually throughout the MD, PA, TX and DE areas. Joe’s sales program has allowed thousands of residential customers to own their solar PV system while maintaining a reasonable return on their investment in complex solar PV markets.
VP of Outbound Marketing
As our VP of Outbound Marketing, Tony oversees multiple aspects of our marketing initiatives. His day to day duties include managing our call center, recruiting & training new team members, and writing call scripts that better streamline our appointment process. A big believer in self-improvement, Tony holds weekly meetings with his staff to aid in their personal growth with the company. He also manages the company’s show schedule, community outreach initiatives, company events, and field marketing teams. When not working Tony enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
Director of Commercial Business Development
Director of Administration and Compliance
As the Director of Administration and Compliance, Amber manages the administration staff, works closely with our Project Managers to ensure projects are on track, maintains employee records, and provides compliance oversight for the company. Having graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors in Political Science and a minor in International Banking, Amber has over 20 years of financial managing experience. She truly enjoys learning about new industries and has found her time at American Sentry Solar to be an “amazing opportunity to learn so many different aspects of the solar industry.” When not working Amber can be found making and selling jewelry through her personal small business, Salubrious.
As our Marketing Manager, Brooke oversees all digital marketing campaigns and company pages, as well as assists in the creative process of other traditional marketing campaigns. Her daily duties include keeping up with current market trends, showcasing the company’s work, and assisting customers through messaging and live chats. She is also in charge of the company’s blog; researching and compiling information to better help our customers understand the benefits of solar energy. As a recent graduate of West Chester University, Brooke strives to bring fresh ideas and insights to our company’s marketing program while upholding American Sentry Solar’s brand, mission, and vision.
Texas Branch Manager
As Accounting Coordinator, Nate is responsible for managing all accounts receivable & payable, as well as reconciling accounts and occasionally assisting with other company finances. Nate is currently enrolled at the University of Baltimore and is actively pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He aspires to complete his master’s degree prior to sitting for his CPA certification. In his spare time Nate enjoys playing and coaching soccer, along with spending time with his fiancé, who he just got engaged to this past spring.
Administrative & Finance Coordinator
Heather is the Administrative and Finance Coordinator at American Sentry Solar. Her daily duties include processing all newly sold jobs and monitoring all customer payments and financing requests. She ensures that all paperwork is completed before each project, guaranteeing the homeowner’s experience with the company goes smoothly. When asked what she enjoyed most about working for American Sentry Solar, Heather stated that she could not just pick one thing! She genuinely enjoys working with the team, and she loves working for a company that puts the homeowner first. She also mans the company candy drawer, so she’s a fan favorite at our office!
Katie brings over 10 years of administrative experience to her role as Administrative Coordinator. Her duties include managing the corporate administrative assistants, assisting with fleet and facilities management, performing office inventory checks, and managing our phone system. Katie also assists in company-wide event planning, and is responsible of ensuring all of our sales representatives are properly licensed and insured. When not in the office, you can find Katie spending time with her daughter.
Digital Marketing Assistant
As our Digital Marketing Assistant, Mason handles all things digital and website related. His daily duties include helping to increase awareness through a variety of platforms, assist with some CRM functions, managing our social media platforms, and other general marketing tasks. He proudly carries a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, along with advanced certifications in Google Analytics. When not working Mason enjoys hanging out with his two cats and playing frisbee with his dog. He also enjoys spending time in nature, and dislikes litter bugs. He graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing & Management and spent the past 5 years honing his skill set in the marketing field.