California roofing and solar installer Citadel Roofing & Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with solar equipment distributor Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD) to streamline Citadel’s solar efforts in preparation for California’s solar mandate on all new home construction.

“The California solar market is heating up as homebuilders gear up to comply with the new state mandate that all new residential construction include solar energy systems starting January 1, 2020,” said Aaron Nitzkin, founder and CEO of SRD and also now Citadel’s EVP of solar. “As one of the largest and most experienced solar and roofing contractors in California, Citadel is uniquely positioned to serve as a trusted advisor to homebuilders, big and small, to ensure that their transition to meeting the new code goes smoothly.”

Through this alliance, Citadel will tap SRD’s resources, including back office services and supplier relationships, to support Citadel’s rapidly growing solar and roofing business. Citadel is one of the only contractors in the California to offer integrated roofing and solar installations along with an integrated, single-source warranty. Citadel uses its own solar installation crews rather than subcontract the work.

“This is an exciting time in the California solar market, and we are delighted to add Aaron to our solar team to guide residential and commercial sales and operations,” said Dieter Folk, President of Citadel. “Aaron’s appointment is particularly timely as we approach the deadline for California’s mandate that all residential new construction includes a solar system. His years of experience and success building Solar Roofing Dynamics will help Citadel expand its penetration into the homebuilder market and strengthen our leadership role in roofing and solar throughout the state.”

News item from Citadel