Option One Solar © 2019

Office: 855.502.6363

13581 John Glenn Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308

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Board of Directors

Jerry Thomas

Jerry is the founder and co-owner of Option One Solar.  He has over 58 years of extensive experience and knowledge in all facets of electrical design, professional installations, high level quality control, and inspections since 1961. In December of 2015, he retired 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:

  • C10 Electrical Contractor, Licensed in California

  • ICBO Certified (International Conference of Building Officials)

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

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

Founder & Partner

Scott Thomas

Scott brings Option One Solar his experience in finance, electrical, and construction. He manages our business development, including driving sales, marketing, financing, and acquisitions. He has been working in the family business for over 3 decades. Bringing industry experience, knowledge, and confidence in working with our company.


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

Director of Operations / Vice President


Trever is the 3 rd generation of the Thomas family to specialize in the electrical/solar industry. Trever
joined the company in 2014 after attending the University of La Verne and has gained extensive field
experience that he shares with our team members to guarantee a positive experience for homeowners.



Experience includes:

  • 2014-2018 Option One Solar Electrician

  • 2018-present Director of Operations / Vice President

  • C-10 Electrical Contractor License #1043029

  • Certified General Electrical Journeyman No.164853

  • OSHA 30 Certified


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