What does the company bring to its customers? What makes Castillo Engineering different?
We are a professional engineering firm, specifically, we’re electrical engineers. We design systems for our customers, solar contractors, and developers of large-scale solar farms. When you construct a house or commercial building, you need a set of blueprints from an engineer. Same thing with solar farms or solar rooftop systems. Someone needs to design it, make sure it meets code, obtain the permits, and secure an agreement with the utility company. We create those designs.
What makes us different is our mission, vision, and values. Our mission is to be “The go-to solar engineering firm” for the entire country. Our vision is Solar done right for a better future. That means that whenever our customers think of solar and say, “I need a design” or if they just have a question we want to be the company they call because we have the answers. We chose “solar done right” because we don’t want to be looked at as just the design partner. We want to be looked at as experts in this industry. It feels good to be leaders of an industry that’s helping the environment.
Our values drive our company the most. It’s about the power of the three P’s: passion, process, and people. The first P is passion because you must be passionate about what you do. You have to be passionate about this industry. You have to be passionate about your job, whether you’re the receptionist all the way up to the president of the company, you have a purpose on this Earth and you have a purpose at this firm. Passion is about self-improvement and striving for perfection.
The second P is process. We’re an extremely process-driven company — there is a process for everything from picking up the phone to answer customers’ emails to doing the engineering and designs to selling our products. A documented process creates clarity for our customers, so they know exactly what’s going on, and it also creates clarity for each employee so they know their place in the operation. And then the third P, people, that’s the number one thing in business. We empower everyone here.