Who We Are
Maximum Solar founder and President Brett Chapman has a long, substantive history working in the solar industry and has keen insights into all facets of solar power plant Operations and Maintenance. From long-standing relationships with key stakeholders to applied experience with the intricacies of solar engineering, site preparation and facility installation, Mr. Chapman has extensive knowledge that gives Maximum Solar an unparalleled level of expertise in the photovoltaic solar industry.
Mr. Chapman co-founded Delta Roofing in 1988 with one pick-up truck and a ladder. By 2007, he and his partner had grown the business to 150 employees and $28,000,000 in annual revenue. In 2008, he and his partner sold the business to Tecta America. Tecta is the largest roofing contractor in the United States and, at the time, one of the largest Solar EPC firms. Mr. Chapman stayed on with the firm to run their New England Solar Operations through 2012 before starting Maximum Solar in 2013.
Mr. Chapman is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Business with a BBA in Marketing. He holds a MA Construction Supervisor’s License, is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and is a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Steven Martineau has worked in the electrical industry for twelve years. He began his career as a journeyman electrician installing commercial and industrial power applications and advancing to installing components in Utility Generation Plants with IBEW Local 490.
With a strong desire to transition from carbon-based generation plants to the renewable sector, he made the switch in 2013 to the residential solar market where he began as a residential installer in the Massachusetts market. Mr. Martineau grew his skill set, attaining his electrical licenses in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts and then his Master Electrician License in Massachusetts, which enabled him to advance from installation to the oversite of 5 crews installing over 100 systems a month in multiple states and offices.
Mr. Martineau then moved to California where he worked for a well-established commercial and residential installation and servicing company based in San Diego, eventually taking control over the firm’s Orange County Offices. During his time there, he gained his full NABCEP Installation Professional Certification and Project Management Certification from University of California, Irvine. He returned to Massachusetts to join Maximum Solar as a Lead Solar Technician, inspecting, maintaining, trouble shooting and repairing all facets of commercial and utility scale solar facilities.
In 2017, he was promoted to Operations Manager, overseeing all of Maximum Solar’s Technicians. Mr. Martineau continues to grow his expertise, getting certified by many of the major inverter manufacturers and mastering various data acquisition systems.
Site Maintenance Superintendent
Mr. Farrar oversees the Vegetative Maintenance Division for Maximum Solar. His responsibilities include managing three crews, including scheduling, dispatch, and equipment maintenance. The Division takes care of all customers site needs, including mowing, trimming, pruning, tree removal, spraying, road maintenance and erosion control, snow removal, snow plowing and solar module cleaning. Mr. Farrar has over 30 years of experience in these types of activities.