The Solar Centre was established in 2004 and was purchased by Craig McJannet in 2011. Since assuming ownership, McJannet has concentrated on promoting his unique line of products and building ties with the construction industry.
When Craig McJannet asks what he can do to brighten your day it’s more than a clever play on words.
That’s because he believes firmly in the products he sells and the impact they have on his customer’s lives.
“I love helping people solve problems especially ones they had no idea could be solved,” he said. “What could be better than bringing daylight to a once dark room or creating airflow in a once stuffy attic.”
Craig is an Alberta boy who spent his first 25 years in Edmonton and the next 12 in Calgary, where he established Hi-Tech Seals, a seal distributor. In 2010, he relocated to Kelowna and purchased Solar Centre.
Craig is passionate about what he does and says his wife is his best customer. So far, she’s had him install four solatubes, one attic fan, two screen doors, and numerous blinds.
As the saying goes, “Happy Wife, Happy Life.”
After retiring from her Mobile Dog Grooming business in 2019, Carolyn came to work with her husband at the Solar Centre. This Vernon girl moved back to the Okanagan in 2010 to be close to her parents. She enjoys golfing, skiing & cooking.
Jeff Marko has been with Solar Centre since 2005 and says the thing he likes most about the job is bringing natural sunshine into people’s lives. That and “coddling his boss’s ego.”
Jeff’s responsibilities include everything from receiving to sales and scheduling installations. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, hockey, biking, and reading.
When not installing solatubes, Randy can be found volunteering at the pool or training for his next triathlon. He’s good at it too! In 2012, Randy qualified for the world championships with a time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Greg moved to Kelowna in the fall of 2011 and is busily working on his retirement. In addition to helping out the Solar Centre, Greg is a member of the West Side Rotary Club and on the Strata Board at Sonoma Pines. When they are not travelling, Greg enjoys being on lake Okanagan with his partner Monica, either kayaking or cruising around on his jet ski.
Tom moved to the Okanagan in 2015 from Edmonton, where he grew up with Craig’s younger brother. He has become a diversified installer as he now helps out with all the products Solar Centre sells. When he is not working, Tom enjoys spending time in or on the lake with his son.
BNI Business Builders : 2011 – 2013
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce : 2012 – Current
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