About Jamar Power Systems
Jamar Power Systems (JPS) is a California licensed C10 General Electrical Contractor providing residential and commercial electrical services, and solar power installations.
Our electrical and solar energy system clients include home builders, general contractors, corporations, non-profits, and individuals.
We are one of the few production electrical contractors with extensive retrofit and new home solar installation experience.
Our History & What The Name JAMAR Means
Founded in 1984 by James and Margaret Halbert. The company name, JAMAR, came about by merging the beginning of their two first names.
Jim was a 30 year electrical contracting industry veteran who started the company late in his career. He oversaw the establishment of a solid crew of young residential and commercial electricians.
Jim instilled old school ethics into his young crew. Several of the current senior managers joined the organization at that time and are now the 30 year industry veterans currently running the company.
Our First Big Challenge
The early 1990’s brought a recession to the home building industry, so we continued with what residential work we could find and leaned on our commercial experience to work on several public works projects while riding out the recession.
During the mid 1990’s, Jim had decided to retire and passed the reins of his company to his now experienced management team.
Over the next few years as the economy recovered, the management team grew the company’s residential production division by installing electrical in over 1,000 housing units a year for the next decade while continuing on with its commercial and custom home division.
New Horizons And Expansions
The early 2000’s brought us an opportunity to install our first solar power system. Nothing close to what is installed today, more of an idea of what may work in the future.
In 2003, we formed Jamar Electric San Diego, Inc. to perform commercial work in San Diego county.
Meanwhile, the original company churned out thousands of housing units on single family and multifamily developments in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Now Solar Is The Real Deal
By 2006, the state passed landmark legislation entitled The California Solar Initiative to promote the installation of solar energy systems.
We thought it would be a good idea to take our electrical experience and apply it to solar power systems. It makes sense for an electrician to install a solar power system.
Therefore, our commercial company began operating under our current name of Jamar Power Systems reflecting the offerings of its commercial electrical, custom home, generator and solar power systems.
A Big Hit
In 2008 a national recession hit the U.S. the home building industry leading to the dissolution of the original company in 2010.
Nevertheless, the team forged on performing selected residential production, commercial, generator, custom home and solar power installations under its new banner of Jamar Power Systems.
As the solar industry began to boom with homeowners and businesses seeking to reduce their annual electricity expenses during these hard times, we decided to drop generator installations to focus on expanding solar power system installation business.
Diversification Is The Key
By the mid 2010’s, we resumed a steady flow of residential production work coupled with the existing San Diego Custom Home division and a separate Solar Power Installation division.
We cross sell our existing clients with our related services. They’re able to work with someone they trust while we expand our operations.
We Are Strong For Our Clients
Today, our unmatched experience in electrical and solar power system installations helps us to provide a great service to our clients.
We have maintained an A+ Accredited Business rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with no complaints while earning over 100 five-star customer reviews online.
We stick to our old school values of ethical sustainable service by employing background checked, drug-free certified electricians and solar installers.
We are committed to the longevity of our company by remaining diversified in our service offerings.
This allows us to offer great products with superior warranties installed by a company who has a proven track record of backing it up through the test of time.
Jamar Power Systems are members of the Building Industry Association (BIA) and Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA).
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Meet the Jamar Power Systems Team
After serving as a naval electrician on nuclear submarines, Phil began his journey into electrical construction, first as a field electrician, then as the right-hand man to Jamar’s founder Jim Halbert.
From 1986 to 1996, Phil has served as a purchasing agent, estimator, project manager, and vice president.
In 1996, Phil and his wife Sheila purchased Jamar from James and Margaret (JA-MAR). Over the years, Phil has lead Jamar with the help of a great team and supportive wife Sheila through boom and bust times while always striving to provide five-star service to our electrical and solar power clients.
Phil calls San Diego’s beautiful East County foothills home. He loves his family time, hanging out with friends, riding his beach cruiser, Cohen restaurants, an occasional European road trip, a cup of coffee – good or bad, and genealogy research.
He gladly supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable home ownership to working families through practical methods.
Mike Mowles, VP.
Large Residential Project Manager
Mike started at Jamar over 30 years ago as integral part of our residential field team.
He worked in the field for over 16 years before moving into the office to learn estimating and management operations.
He is now Jamar’s Residential Project Manager bringing his knowledge of commercial and residential electrical working with builders one-on-one to meet their electrical needs on large housing developments in around San Diego and a Vice-President.
Mike likes to keep it low key when is not working, you can find him working around his house or enjoying weekends get away with his family.
Bob Hastings, III, VP.
High-End Residential Project Manager
Bob started as the first commercial foreman for Jamar in 1984 and has been an asset to the company. He transitioned into a project manager designing, estimating and running commercial projects.
He developed the high-end residential division of the company as an extension of serving the requests of the company’s commercial and residential developers.
Today, Bob works as one of the company’s Vice-Presidents, overseeing the Custom Residence and Design Build Commercial projects.
He instills in all of his employees that regardless of the level of the home they’re working in, whether it’s an estate property or a Home for Humanity project, each one is someone’s dream. He enjoys helping people build their dreams and teaching his team members to grow from apprentices to craftsman in our trade.
When Bob isn’t working, he and his wife are cooking, enjoying theater, or living a baseball life.
They have housed several aspiring Padres prospects while they were assigned to the Padres High A minor league team in Lake Elsinore. Like his Jamar family, these young men become family too and watching them develop and making it to the Major Leagues is a great joy.
Purchasing & Customer Service Manager
Being the Purchasing Manager at a busy Electrical company is no easy feat, but Mike meets the challenge head on daily with a smile.
He works directly with our Project Mangers to make sure they have the supplies they need to make their jobs run smoothly.
Mike’s passion however is Customer Service, and as Customer Service Manager he’s lucky enough to work with our customers and share in the joy of a job well done.
If you’re looking for Mike when he’s not working, you’ll have to head to the desert where he’ll be riding his dirt bike and hanging with his family and friends.
Solar Project Manager
Rick has been with Jamar 24 years; starting as a field electrician and area foremen before moving into the office as a project manager. He became our Solar Project Manager in 2006 and has been saving people money ever since.
He works with our solar sales consultants and customers to fulfill their dreams of saving money by going solar.
The self-fulfillment in pursuing customer relationships and helping Jamar build it’s 5-star customer satisfaction rating drives him daily. He takes great joy in hearing customers regal in their solar savings. He strives to save as many people as he can from the ties of the utility company by eliminating their power bill.
To decompress from the high-paced and technical facets of a hectic work week, Rick gets outdoors; hiking and camping in the many amazing locations San Diego has to offer.
Solar Sales Consultant
Hal has been involved the solar energy business since 1977, way before solar was a popular trend and a mainstream energy alternative for everyday homeowners and businesses.
His experience in the solar power industry is matched by very few, if anyone, in the San Diego region. He’s worked in design, engineering, sales, marketing, consulting, inspection, training, management, and project management.
The list of commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, and industry associations Hal has done work for is too long to print.
From solar hot water to solar electric systems his depth of knowledge and experience is treasured by Jamar Power Systems and our customers.
Hal also holds two U.S. Patents for solar water heating systems he invented.
Hal is NABCEP Solar PV and Solar Thermal Certified and holds his own CA C-46 solar contractor’s license (#905569).
In his private life, Hal enjoys scuba diving, skiing and pack trips on horseback.
Warehouse Manager, San Diego
If anyone is up for the challenge of keeping electricians happy it’s Rudy.
As Jamar’s Warehouse Manager for the last 4 years he works hand in hand with our site supervisors, project managers and purchasing manager to keep our job sites fully stocked with the material, tools, and items our electricians need to do their jobs.
He takes his role at Jamar seriously and knows that our electricians count on him daily to get them the supplies they need.
Rudy is also Jamar’s resident sports fanatic; and as far as he’s concerned if there are sports on TV… LIFE IS GOOD.
Office Manager/HR Director
Karen came to Jamar as the Office Manager/Human Resources Director. She brought with her the vast experience and knowledge that keeps Jamar’s front office running smoothly.
She takes great pride in taking care of her “Jamar Family” by being there for our employees however she can.
Karen enjoys the fun changes that happen in our small office setting, which allow her to learn and grow every day. It doesn’t hurt that she gets to work with her daughter Jamar’s AR Specialist every day.
It brings her great joy to be able to be a part of the amazing growth Jamar has seen in the 20 years she’s been with the company.
When she is not taking care of her Jamar family, Karen likes to keep active by exploring San Diego with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren, and DIY’ing.
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