Kelcy Pelger Jr., 31 Roof Diagnostics Solar, CEO
Accomplishments: Founding Roof Diagnostics Solar; navigating New Jersey’s fluctuating market for solar energy while expanding the company’s operations into other states; establishing and managing a partnership with Home Depot; coaching a youth basketball team.
Super Power: Finding simple solutions for complex problems.
Best Business Advice: “A lender, who was one of the most intelligent people I know, said, during a discussion about our business, ‘You’ll have to forgive me, but I’m not smart enough to understand all of the details surrounding the issue. Could you please give me the simple version?’ This interaction has really impacted our business and our adoption of the Occam’s Razor principle, that simple solutions are the most valuable.”
Most Influential Role Model: “Kelcy Pegler Sr., my father, business partner and mentor. He has incredible ways of making everything black or white, right or wrong. In a business environment with so many moving parts and meaningful metrics, being able to drive accountability and positive engagement is lost in so many areas. My father has shown me how to strip through the minutia and allow your values to drive your perspective.”
Kelcy Pelger Jr.
Roof Diagnostics Solar
Wall, Monmouth County
Superhero Name: Buzz Bright Year