Meet Our Team

The Earthlight Team


Timothy J. Schneider

Co-Owner & CEO

As co-owner of Earthlight, Tim’s daily responsibilities are mostly in project development and new product research. With over 30 years experience in the lighting and energy efficiency industries, Tim’s experience is crucial to our success. Tim started back in the 80’s and 90’s when he had numerous electrical contracting companies. In 1997, he sold his company to a large utility and in 1998 moved the family west to Oregon where he continued to work in upper management for several national lighting and energy conservation companies. Tim holds over 12 different electrical licenses throughout the country.
In 2006, the family moved back to Connecticut as Tim’s career moved to VP and Regional Manager of New England, NY, NJ, and PA. Meanwhile, Sam started Earthlight and it continued to grow each year and in 2011 Tim finally joined the family business.


Samuel J. Schneider

Co-Owner & Construction Manager

As founder and co-owner of Earthlight, Sam’s daily responsibilities are primarily in project management and customer experience. Sam oversees our install teams, scheduling, material ordering, and partner relationships. Since 2008, Sam has said “the job does not end until the customer is completely satisfied and that is achieved through good communication and quality workmanship from start to finish”. Sam earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in Construction Management which has proven beneficial for his position and success with Earthlight.


Doug Lombardi

Business Development Manager

Doug joined Earthlight fulltime in 2010 to help the Schneiders build the company. He grew up working in his own family-owned electrical contracting business. After college Doug pursued a career in Sales and Marketing with a focus in the field of health and wellness. Doug has expertise in new business development, business operation, physical plant management and employee development. His daily responsibilities include sales, commercial energy efficiency sales management and new business development.


Beth Burgess

Controller

Beth is responsible for for the accounting operations of the company. Which includes the production of financial reports, maintenance of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.


Ben Burnett

Residential Solar Sales Manager

Ben has been in the solar industry for years. He believes strongly in solar as a product that not only helps the environment, but saves homeowners money. In concert with a team of six solar analysts located throughout the state of Connecticut, Ben and his team work with our homeowners to secure the best possible solution for their home.

 

Tim – South Windsor, CT

“I am very pleased to say that Earthlight made a great presentation, performed the installation in a timely ...”

Residential

Suburban Garbage Service

““In the refuse and recycling business we strive for sustainability in all areas. This solar project was int...”

Commercial

Alan & Shirley – Tolland, CT

“From the beginning of our experience with the salesperson to the conclusion of the installation, we were in...”

Residential

Marilyn – Union, CT

“We have been very happy with Earthlight. It is a pleasure to do business with such a professional group of ...”

Residential

Town of Ellington Schools

“Updated five buildings with energy-efficient controls and fixtures, as well as installing solar panels on t...”

Commercial Solar

S. B. Andrews Company

“S. B. Andrews Company completed the installation of a 50 KW ground mounted solar installation at 10 North M...”

Commercial

Prides Corner Farm

“A self-sustaining energy supply on the roof over the heads of workers and products in their shipping area w...”

Agriculture

Swiss Cleaners & Uniform Services

“I wanted to get the job done and that’s what Earthlight did, I didn't have to do any of the legwork. The en...”

Commercial

Oakridge Dairy

“We chose Earthlight because of their knowledge of electrical equipment and design. They are a local and rel...”

Agriculture

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