Our History

Pickett Solar, a division of Don Pickett & Associates, is a family-owned and operated corporation located in Fresno, California. Founded in August of 1988, we have grown into a unique local solar company that offers in-house architectural design, drafting, and civil engineering services. This allows us to efficiently design and build complex projects, saving our clients time and money. Each project is custom designed to meet the needs of our clients.

Once designed, the construction projects are carefully supervised and monitored by our local project superintendents. We pride ourselves on the long-term relationships we have with our subcontractors, who help us maintain an excellent reputation for high quality and superior customer satisfaction. Honesty, construction quality, and customer satisfaction has and always will remain our highest priority.

Our roots run deep in our community, evolving from prior family-owned construction companies which have been active in the building industry in Fresno since 1972. Prior business ownership includes P & D Construction, Inc. (Pat & Don Pickett) 1980-1988, and Pickett & Sons Construction Inc. (Joe, Pat & Don Pickett) 1972-1980. Over the years, we’ve built more than 600 industrial and commercial projects plus 225 custom homes.

To date, as a local solar company, we’ve installed over 35 MW’s of solar.

We are active members of our community including the Building Industry Association of the San Joaquin Valley, CALSEIA, The Fresno County Farm Bureau, The California Fresh Fruit Association, The Almond Alliance of California, and The Western United Dairymen. Our family here at Pickett Solar, takes pride in serving the Central Valley.

Mike Pickett / President

Mike Pickett leads a talented team and manages all aspects of the company’s operations. Pickett prides himself on creating a collaborative environment where each team member plays an important role in meeting the needs of our clients. As a native of the Central Valley, Mike has a keen understanding of the importance of community, communication, and quality, which he maintains and encourages in all aspects of business.

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what our clients say about us

Pickett Solar did a 1.1 megawatt solar array right next to our dairy ... and they were willing to adapt their proposal to what I wanted as a customer. I’d recommend Pickett Solar because they stand behind what they say.

Simon Vander Woude | Vander Woude Dairy

We were so happy with the results and the savings that we are adding a 2-megawatt project that will add 6,360 more solar panels. This will bring our total offset of electricity to 72% and will be one of the largest privately owned systems in the Valley.

Martin Britz | Sunwest Fruit Company

Pickett Solar was very professional in their sales and construction operation. They took care of everything. We are very happy with our system.

| Yamabe & Horn Engineering

The competition is fierce when it comes to solar installation. National selected Pickett Solar, and Pickett Solar did not disappoint. They get it done. I would absolutely recommend Pickett Solar for any solar project.

Lindakay Abdulian | National Raisin Company

We interviewed a lot of different solar companies and Pickett Solar was the one that stood out. I would recommend Pickett Solar to anybody in the industry … Their follow through and their workmanship was fantastic.

Jim Marderosian | Bee Sweet Citrus