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.

Beth Burgess


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.


Prides Corner Farm

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


Marilyn – Union, CT

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


Suburban Garbage Service

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


S. B. Andrews Company

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


Alan & Shirley – Tolland, CT

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


Tim – South Windsor, CT

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


Town of Ellington Schools

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

Commercial Solar

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...”


Oakridge Dairy

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


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