Our Team

We make going solar simple!

The team at Carlson Solar is dedicated to empowering you to take control of your electric bill. Our proven track record shows we have the education and experience necessary to install the best solar system for you.

Owner Rob Carlson
Rob Carlson
President, Owner

Rob Carlson studied Environmental Science and Photography at Prescott College. After applying at a solar company for a summer job, solar energy has now become his passion and career. Rob started out in Arizona and followed the market around. After gaining a skill set, he wanted to bring solar back to his roots, the Midwest.

Rob gained a love for the natural and built environment through his adventures: mountain peaks, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Rob brings 10 years of hands on work experience and academic training from Solar Energy International in the solar business. Rob has worked for the small mom and pops company to the large national companies.

Project Manager Shaun O'Leary
Shaun O’Leary
Project Manager

Shaun graduated in May 2016 from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Systems Management where he focused his education around renewable energy systems. His passion for solar energy derived from an AP Environmental Science class offered at Lake Park High School. Shaun carried this passion back to his high school where he helped Lake Park complete a 1.86 MW solar system in March 2017 as an installer and project manager for Carlson Solar.

As an avid outdoorsman, Shaun hopes to use his education and passion to build a sustainable future for our environment while helping others understand the true power of the sun.

Solar Electrician Brandon House
Brandon House
Solar Electrician

Brandon House received his bachelors in psychology from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. He received electrical training from Coyne College in Chicago, Illinois. Brandon immediately started working in the field as an electrician with Green Guy Solutions. Within a few years he had worked on numerous PV projects with Carlson Solar Solutions in the Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs area.

Brandon is currently working towards NABCEP certification and loves spending time with his family, playing softball, gardening and bringing clean renewable energy to the masses.