Faces of Detroit Special Section
JAYSON WALLER — POWERHOME SOLAR
500 STEPHENSON HWY., TROY, MI 48083 | 248-479-3339 | POWERHOME.COM
Jayson Waller’s jet fuel is hearing the words “no” or “you can’t” and telling people “yes” and “I will.” It’s why he willingly bet on himself in entering the solar industry with no experience six years ago, and why he went all in with his life savings to extend the life of POWERHOME SOLAR, a Billion Dollar Company, after a rocky ﬁrst 12 months of operation.
That internal belief led him to become an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019, and he’s now sharing his remarkable life story via True Underdog, his top 5-ranked Apple podcast. All this from a guy who grew up in a trailer park, became a father in his teens and had a future mother-in-law who initially wasn’t impressed. She is now. We all are.
ON THE SET OF MILITARY MAKEOVER
“Master Gunnery Sergeant Marcelino Marquez put his physical and mental well-being on the line and served this country for decades,” Waller said. “There is no way to truly thank him for his service. We hope helping create a more sustainable home begins to highlight our gratitude.”
Waller is incredibly appreciative of the sacrifices made by members of the military, which is why he and POWERHOME SOLAR donated and installed a solar energy system on the roof of a deserving Marine veteran as part of the Lifetime TV series “Military Makeover” earlier this year. Seven of the nine crew members completing the install were veterans themselves, making this doubly memorable and meaningful for Waller and Co.