Meet the Team

Jerry Thomas

Jerry is the founder and co-owner of Option One Corporation.  He has over 59 years of extensive experience and knowledge in all facets of electrical design, professional installations, high-level quality control, and inspections. In December of 2015, he retired from his position with Edison Testing Laboratories which tests solar modules, inverters, components, and most other consumer electronics.


Current and past clients include:

A-1 Properties, Acromil, SpaceX, 88 International, A-1 Trucking, Mustang Engineering, Star News, Solo Enterprises, Imperial Iron and Steel, and Certified Fabricators.


Experience includes:

  • 2013 – Present: Partner and Officer of Option One Corporation

  • 1970 – 2015: Owner of J & L Electric – C10 Electrical Contractor

  • 1998 – 2015: Edison Testing Laboratories, ETL, Field Inspector

  • 1996 – 1998: Senior Electrical Inspector, City of Santa Monica

  • 1985 – 1990: Custom Home Builder

  • 1980 – 1995: Senior Electrical Inspector, City of Pasadena

  • 1970 – 1980: Chief Electrician, City of Pasadena

  • 1969 – 1970: Emergency Generator Specialist for Detroit Diesel

  • 1964 – 1969: North American Rockwell, Space Division. Electronics and Electrical supervisor on Apollo Space Command and service vehicles

  • 1961 – 1964: United States Air Force, Aircraft and Missile Electronics


Professional Credentials:

  • Licensed C10 Electrical Contractor, California

  • ICBO Certified (International Conference of Building Officials)

  • 1990: Chairman of the Bonding and Grounding Committee for International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) (SWS)

  • The University of Maryland, Cerritos JC, Mt. SAC JC, LA Trade Tech


Scott Thomas

​Scott has been working with us for over three decades, bringing his experience, knowledge, and confidence in finance, electrical, and construction into Option One Corporation. He manages the business development sector of our corporation, including driving sales, marketing, financing, and acquisitions.


Experience includes:

  • 1985 – Present: J & L Electric / Option One Corporation

  • 1985 – 1992: Custom Home Builder

  • 1988 – 2010: Management positions in Mortgage Banking; Aegis Mortgage Corp, Alliance Credit Corporation, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Staten Island Bank, Western Financial Bank, Fremont Investment and Loan


Professional Credentials:

  • Certified Solar Quoting, Sizing

  • ​Certified Solar Sales

  • Certified Solar Installation

  • Licensed C10 Contractor, California

  • Licensed C46 Contractor, California


Trever Thomas

​Trever is the 3rd generation of the Thomas family to specialize in the electrical/ solar industry. After graduating from the University of La Verne in 2014, Trever joined the family-owned corporation and has since gained extensive field experience, which he shares with our team members to guarantee that home and business owners have a positive experience working with Option One Corporation.


Experience includes:

  • 2013 – Present: Vice President / Director of Operations

  • 2014 – 2018: Option One Solar, Electrician


Professional Credentials:

  • Licenced C10 Electrical Contractor, California

  • Certified General Electrical Journeyman, No. 164853

  • OSHA 30 Certified

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