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Chief Operation Officer Yumi Schade featured in Thurston County Chamber of Commerce “Startup Playbook”


Smart Energy Today COO Yumi Schade

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Olympia-Based Smart Energy Today On Hiring Spree to Accommodate Rapid Growth


Energy efficient products company to add 100+ people by 2016


Olympia, WA – September 16, 2014 —Smart Energy Today, a company specializing in helping home owners and businesses make their homes and businesses more comfortable and become more energy efficient, today announced plans to more than double the number of employees over the next 18 months to meet demand for their products and services. Smart Energy Today was recognized in August 2014 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine.

“Since 2008, our solutions to help people live more comfortably and better maintain their homes and businesses through energy efficient products has been adopted nationwide,” said Yumi Schade, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Energy Today. “The company is pleased to support the local economy as we scale to provide customers with products that not only provide greater comfort but also lower energy consumption, are easier to maintain and add long term value. Additionally, we are proud that we grow our team with qualified professionals who earn compensation above minimum wage and industry standard.”

Smart Energy Today products provide a unique solution for families and businesses. Making smart decisions about insulation, heating/cooling, ventilation, lighting and solar products can have a huge impact. The company’s specialists help customers make the right decisions to reduce consumption and increase comfort.

Olympia Job Fair

Smart Energy Today will hold a job fair Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 1:30-3:00pm, immediately following an employee luncheon celebrating their recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies. Luncheon and Job Fair will be held at the Waterstreet Café, 610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501. The company is anticipating hiring 17 positions locally and 22 nationally immediately. Positions range from Director of HR, sales and supervisors to field technicians. For a detailed listing of openings please visit employment opportunities page on www.smartenergytoday.net.


About Smart Energy Today

Founded in 2008, Smart Energy Today specializes in helping home owners and business owners achieve year-round indoor comfort through energy efficient products with the ultimate goals of using less energy and helping them better maintain their homes and businesses. Visit www.smartenergytoday.net


Media Contact: Jeff Denenholz, Jerome, Bruhn & Associates, 206-437-9810, jeffd@jeromebruhn.com


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Better Business Bureau features Smart Energy Today in “Start With Trust” Television Campaign


Smart Energy Today participates in “Start with Trust” television campaign in Seattle market.  

Olympia, WA. — August 30th, 2014

Footer-BBBRecently Smart Energy Today Inc. ™ (SET), an energy company located in Olympia, Washington was contacted by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an offer to be featured as part of their “Start with Trust” television campaign to run in the Seattle market.  The company is an accredited member of the BBB and maintains an A+ Rating.


Better Business Bureau “Start with Trust” Campaign


BBB Video Screen ShotThe Better Business Bureau “Start with Trust” commercial opens with this statement:  “You can get a review by a company owner’s brother and favorite intern or you can get the truth about the more than 30 million businesses in North America.  Go to BBB.org to get the real story about businesses in your area.”  The commercial can be seen here and is running on channels KIRO 7 and KOMO 4 in the Seattle Metropolitan Area.  According to the 2012 Census there are an estimated 3.5 million people in the Seattle Metropolitan Area.


SET was chosen as part of the television campaign because it’s excellent rating and accreditation.  Company Spokesperson Julie Murray stated, “The Better Business Bureau helps people find and recommend businesses they can trust and Smart Energy Today is proud to be an accredited member”.


About Better Business Bureau


In 2013 the Better Business Bureau celebrated its 100th year!  According to its website, “For more than 100 years, BBB has helped people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.”  According to some surveys approximately 92% of consumers prefer to do business with BBB Accredited Businesses.


About SET


Inc500_medallion JPGRecently recognized as the 4th fastest growing private company in Washington State by Inc. Magazine, Smart Energy Today, Inc. ™ provides homeowners with a comprehensive range of home improvement products and services that include photovoltaic solar systems design, installation and maintenance.  SET specializes in helping homeowners and business owners become more energy efficient with the ultimate goals of helping them to save money on their utility bills, decrease consumption, and increasing the comfort of their home.  The company is based out of Olympia, SET_Website_LogoWashington and serves all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Pennsylvania and soon New York and Maryland.






Smart Energy Today Inc Listed on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List

Smart Energy Today Inc Listed as #4 Among Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington

500_color stackedOlympia, WA. — August 20th, 2014 — Smart Energy Today, Inc., (SET) a energy company, announced today that Inc. Magazine has named it one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Smart Energy Today Inc.™, Named to Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the first time ranked SET at number 336.  The ranking is based on growth over the last three years.  SET reported 1381% growth over that period.

The 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies is ranked according to percentage revenue growth.  To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries of other companies — as of December 31st, 2013.  The minimum revenue required for 2013 was $2 million.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the country’s fastest growing companies and couldn’t have done it without all our wonderful customers and our team of employees who are on the front lines everyday,” said company spokesman Julie Murray.  “Our company mission remains focused on providing high quality and competitively priced products for home improvements that will decrease energy consumption, lower the cost of energy bills and most importantly increase the comfort level in our customers’ homes.  SET is also committed to maintaining excellence, integrity and longevity in all aspects of our operations and our professional business conduct.”

In the last three years the SET team has grown from 2 employees to over 65.  The company adds hundreds of new customers to it’s roster every month and continues to grow exponentially.  The company currently serves all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Pennsylvania with plans to enter British Columbia, New York, Maryland and South Carolina in the next year.

About Smart Energy Today, Inc.™

Smart Energy Today, Inc. ™ provides homeowners with a comprehensive range of home improvement products and services that include photovoltaic solar systems design, installation and maintenance.  Other products and services include solar ventilation products, skylight tubes, mass insulation, and reflective insulation.  The company also does roofing which includes repair, replacement and cleaning along with gutter cleaning and repair.  Formed in 2008, the company is privately held, holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and is located in Olympia, WA.  For more information, visit www.smartenergytoday.net or call 1 (888) 405-8689.