Bob and Maria Kingery
Co-founders and Owners
Southern Energy Management is the Southeast’s rooftop solar and building performance expert. We’re a team of over 60 building scientists, solar professionals, and entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the way the world makes and uses energy. We’re passionate about continuously innovating and leading the energy market while maintaining our core values.
We believe companies should make more than just money; they should make a difference. That’s why we joined companies like Patagonia and Seventh Generation in redefining success in business by competing not to be the best IN the world, but to be the best FOR the world. As a Certified B Corp, we commit to meeting the highest standard of social and environmental impact.
We are problem solvers who always stand FOR something, not against anything.
We are grateful that we GET to do this important work.
We focus less on our individual accomplishments, and more on the impact of our team.
We seek mastery in everything we do and seek to be the best we can be.
While we are always looking to the future, we make a point to appreciate today.
We measure success by our impact on people and the planet. In 2018, our solar installs and green certifications positively impacted 11,800 families, and had an equivalent environmental impact of 11,012 cars removed from the road, or 857,605 tree seedlings planted, or 18,090 tons of waste recycled.
In 2019 we hope to increase our impact to 13,460 families, which is equivalent to removing 5,600 cars off the road!
As a B Corp, we love to “B the Change.” We strive to be a better company for the environment, for our workers, and for our local community. That’s why SEM gives each team member paid time off to volunteer — equivalent to 7 weeks of volunteer time each year. Check out some of our favorite volunteer memories!