Our Mission

Energy efficient solar powered homes are not only good for the environment but also for the pocket book. On average people in the US spend over $200,000 over a lifetime on electricity and fuel.  Our mission is to reduce this cost to ZERO allowing everybody the ability and right to be energy independent…

Our Team


Joaquin Rangel

Joaquin grew up in Sacramento and was the first in his family to graduate from college in 2000 from UC Davis. Upon graduating he lived in Japan for four years, and was heavily influenced by the efficient use of space, and a modern transit system inclusive of Japan’s bullet train.  When he returned to the US Joaquin began working in the solar industry and helped launch the SolarCity Sacramento office. While there he surveyed over 1000 solar sites, project managed over 300 solar electric installations and brought in over 10 million in revenue. He remained at SolarCity through a successful IPO and then founded Sacramento Urban Works in 2014.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith is Sacramento Urban Works Solar Operations Director . With over 12 years of experience in the solar industry, Justin began his career in Sacramento, and then once he joined Solarcity, he was responsible in the creation of the  Bakersfield, and Stockton branches. As a Regional Operations Manager at SolarCity. Justin ran the Stockton office with over 200 employees and 18 installation teams responsible for installing over 2 megawatts of solar power monthly.  In addition to overseeing solar power system installation for clients such as the City of Sacramento, San Joaquin County,  and Walmart, Justin also founded a solar maintenance company www.service4solar.com to service solar systems installed by companies no longer in business.


Pavan Sandhu

Pavan started working in the finance industry in 2006. Born and raised in the Sacramento Region he’s made it his permanent home. He’s demonstrated expertise in strategic and business planning, structuring, capital raising in both conventional and non-traditional sources and held various leadership positions throughout his years in finance. With a deep understanding of the real estate development field he’s leveraged his knowledge of commercial and SBA financing to help thousands of entrepreneurs travel the path of capital raising. As CFO of Sacramento Urban Works, he evaluates thousands of opportunties only to find the few that support both his and the company’s mission. To deliver a superior product with sophisticated building technologies.

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