Service Disabled Veteran Battles for Solar Power and Energy Efficiency

AMHERST - CTI Energy Services, LLC, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, was recently certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Craig Meadows, the firm’s CEO and Certified Energy Manager, served in Vietnam where he sustained his injuries. Meadows and his company have executed 16 Energy Performance Contracts for Public Housing Authorities throughout the Northeast and Midwest during the last six years. Most of these energy efficiency projects have or will have installed solar panels to reduce their electricity costs by at least 20%. The energy efficiency work typically reduces energy and water usage and costs by 30% or more, saving taxpayer funds and improving public housing at no upfront costs to the Housing Authorities. For more than 35 years, Meadows has worked hands-on in the energy field. He has been Regional VP and U.S. General Manager for international energy service companies and has been a principal in his own energy efficiency businesses. In 2009, he, Thomas Timmins and several local investors teamed up to form CTI Energy Services, LLC, with an eye toward opportunities in and future growth of the industry. This SDVOSB designation opens the way for CTI to take advantage of further federal and state “set-aside” provisions. The SDVOSB certification expands the scope of CTI’s operations for energy savings and renewable energy projects as well as more partnerships with national and international energy services companies (ESCOs). Since its founding, CTI has earned a reputation for successful management of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), primarily with small to mid-size housing authorities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Two years ago, the company began working with private schools, not-for-profit human service organizations, and government agencies to identify opportunities for improved energy efficiency, solar energy, and compliance with the federal and state mandates. CTI is on the Department of Energy Qualified List of Energy Services Companies. As one of only 3 SDVOSB companies in the DOE’s new ESPC ENABLE program, CTI received a Schedule 84 award from the General Services Administration. CTI’s steady growth now has the potential to take a giant leap forward. “We may be a small company, but our vision has always been far-reaching,” said Craig Meadows, one of CTI’s two founding partners. “Our business is all about bringing together people, technology, financing and other resources to improve, and in the process, to help make this a healthier planet for everyone.”

To learn more about Mr. Meadows and the CTI Energy Services team, their experience and projects, go to: or contact Tom Timmins at (413) 695 4063. Mr. Meadows is available for interviews.

Date Posted: 2/24/2016