SunCommon Builds Brighter Future With Joyful and Caring Approach – Waterbury Solar Company Credits Employees for 2019 Best Places to Work Honor

SunCommon has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont.

SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a brighter future, and that starts with our employees. Their incredible commitment to building vibrant communities with renewable energy is inspiring. Their comments, captured in the Best Places to Work survey, played a significant role in SunCommon being honored this year.

“A business is really just a group of people, and the amazing employees of SunCommon are why this business is working. We love to hear that things are going well, but their feedback plays an even more important role — it points the way to make this an even better place to come to work.” 

– Duane Peterson, SunCommon Co-Founder

Steve McKenzie, an Solar Installation Team Crew Lead from Hyde Park, is a father of two young boys and recently shared how he felt about working at SunCommon.

“Family comes first. That was the strongest line that I’ve ever heard from any employer. The opportunities that I’m given at SunCommon are not just for me, they’re for my family.”

-Steve McKenzie, SunCommon Crew Lead

McKenzie mentioned the small things, like feeling supported when a child is home sick, to the big ones, like having his four year tuition paid for to become a licensed electrician.

Did you know …

  • SunCommon pays 100% of health insurance premiums for employees and their families, and the deductibles too!
  • SunCommon helps employees pay off their student loans.
  • SunCommon welcomes our employees’ canine family members.
  • SunCommon is a certified B-Corp, committed to using business as a force for good
  • SunCommon now serves over 6200 homes, schools and businesses

This is the fourth year that SunCommon has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont. SunCommon was also honored in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

The Best Places to Work in Vermont list was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Vermont State Council and Best Companies Group.


SunCommon® believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts.

Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good.