Tallahassee Solar Company
Premium Solar - Company History
Premium Solar LLC, located in Tallahassee, FL, began as a subsidiary of Premium Services Group in 2008. Premium Services Group consists of a commercial refrigeration division, residential air conditioning division a commercial duct cleaning department and a solar division. Overall sales have averaged $1.75 million over the last several years.
In 2008 with the increase in demand for solar products due to the continued pressure on oil prices and the lack of companies in the solar business, the solar division was moved into a position to become its own entity. After extensive research it was decided that Premium Solar would concentrate on solar hot water heating both for domestic and swimming pool hot water. Premium Solar has become the premier solar company of Northwest Florida.
Premium Solar has installed dozens of hot water systems and photovoltaic systems in and around Leon County and Tallahassee, Florida. These systems are used in homes, schools, fire stations, commercial locations and more. The school systems are being monitored and used for classroom teaching opportunities.
In February of 2009 Premium Solar entered into an agreement with Ezinc’ companies to become it’s exclusive distributor in nine states and Puerto Rico. The nine states include: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Other contingent states are available for negotiations and Premium Solar has the right to sell in any of these contingent states.
Premium Solar now ships to ANYWHERE in the world!
The first Ezinc’ product which we imported was the popular Thermosiphon water heating system. This system has been proven around the world for twenty years. It is a very simple system in terms of solar hot water. With four hours of continuous sun light this system will produce enough hot water for a family of four.
Ezinc’ companies have been in business for over TWENTY EIGHT years and is now the second-largest manufacturer of Thermosiphon systems in EUROPE and FIFTH in the world,. Ezinc' also produces other solar hot water products including solar collectors, solar single and double serpentine tanks, roof mounting sets, portable solar water heating units and radiators.
UPDATE: In May of 2011, Premium Solar moved into its new Solar Warehouse! Premium Solar was previously housed in part of the building including the Premium Services Group (commercial refrigeration division, residential air conditioning division a commercial duct cleaning department). However, with the increase in demand for solar products and the business starting to prosper, Premium Solar's needs have grown to the point that having its own Solar Warehouse was a necessary investment. This important step has everyone associated with Premium Solar very excited about the future of Premium Solar and the solar industry!
Premium Solar - Company Principals
Viktor Razon (left), President of Premium Solar
Viktor Razon, the President of Premium Solar, has lived in the United States for eleven years. After retiring from the internationally known European conglomerate Trelleborg Mr. Razon moved his family to Florida. His last position as Vice President of Trelleborg Otomotiv A.S with Trelleborg Industries consisted of being the Cerkezkoy’s factory liaison with all European compounds of Trelleborg .Before that he was the Vice President of Draftex-Europlast owned by the Laird Group.. After arriving in the United States Mr. Razon began investigating the lack of use of solar power, a very common product in all parts of the world. Mr. Razon holds a bachelors degree in Business from the Louis Pasteur University in France and also holds a Public Finance degree from the University of Istanbul . Mr. Razon is a very respected member of his community.
Terry Forrest has been in the air conditioning and construction industry for eighteen years, where he has owned and operated a successful commercial refrigeration company in Tallahassee, Florida. The company's customers include McDonalds, TGI Friday’s, Walmart and more. Prior to this he was employed in the banking industry for ten years. Mr. Forrest holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Florida State University, along with a banking management degree from the University of Florida, School of Banking. Mr. Forrest teaches at Tallahassee Community College in the workforce development area, with concentration on industrial and solar disciplines. He is also involved with his local church, and professional associations in the north Florida area.
Premium Solar - Mission Statement
To position our company's products as the second brandname recognized in the solar thermosiphon hot water industry.
This can best be accomplished by building quality relationships, promotions, training, and raising awareness of the Ezinc’ brand.
- Promote the use of solar hot water through local, regional and national advertising.
- Build a distribution network that has this same goal.
- Offer a professional staff to support and work with individual distributors for promotion of these products.
- Offer top quality training for distributors, their employees and installers.
- Promote quality relationships between the manufacturers and distributors.
- Provide a reasonable return on investment for stockholders.
About Ezinc - Solar Products
Ezinc is the 2nd Largest Western European Collector Manufacturer
Ezinc, as one of the leading manufacturers of solar thermal components, have been providing solutions to energy requirement since its establishment in 1983.
Production facilities are located in Kayseri, middle of Turkey and it manufactures in 15,000 sqm covered production area. Capacity of solar collector production has been 400,000 sqm in one shift. Production which involve a wide range of activities including full-plate absorber production, automated welding, enamelling, testing stations and logistics.
Ezinc is proud of owning quality assurance, which have been accredited from international institutes, laboratories and certification bodies.
Ezinc, knowing importance of technology based production for sustainable quality assurance, therefore adding human factor in every point of production. Every staff in the team is valuable and part of the success. Every stage from planning to packaging are performed by the specialized staff. Technical support continues during each part of manufacturing also after the sales.
Ezinc has been exporting its high efficient solar thermal products, including the popular thermosiphon systems, to 55 countries worldwide.
Ezinc offers turnkey projects to individual users, farmers, manufacturers, hotels, apartments and engineering companies within the principle of flexibility for customized solutions all over the world by means of renewable energy based solutions.
Every point of the world where sunshine reaches, Ezinc solar solutions are available.