Pfister Energy: Design-Build Renewable Energy Solutions
Commercial, industrial, institutional, government and utility sectors
Core Areas: NY, NJ, PA, CT, MD, DC, MA, RI and surrounding areas
Changing the way energy is generated and delivered. reTHINK ENERGY™.
Pfister Energy is a turnkey design-build renewable energy solutions company providing innovative power solutions for the commercial, industrial, and utility sectors with an emphasis on energy efficiency and energy management. Our vision is to change the way energy is generated and delivered and our business idea supports this vision by providing holistic solutions that we’ve termed as stackable technologies™ utilizing solar, LED lighting, wind, daylighting and other energy efficiency systems combined with storage and this approach sets us apart from our competition. We empower businesses to reTHINK ENERGY to not only save energy and costs but contribute to a cleaner, sustainable future environment for generations to come.
Pfister Energy is based in Hawthorne, New Jersey with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Syracuse, NY. We are continuing to grow and have just recently opened up another office in Connecticut. Let Pfister Energy take care of your entire renewable energy project. From project development, utilizing our own in-house staff and engineers, all the way through to system operations and maintenance. And, Pfister Energy will help get you the best rebates and incentives available for your facility. Did you know that New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that a total of $15.5 million in funding is available for energy storage projects for all New York organizations? Let us guide you each step of the way.
Total Solutions Provider
We are one of very few renewable energy companies in the U.S. offering a comprehensive line of products, services and solutions within the solar, renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. As a total solutions provider offering design, procurement, installation, commissioning, maintenance and financing, our customers receive best-in-class, cost effective and tailored energy solutions that deliver the highest ROI. Whether your project is a simple application of one energy efficient technology or a host of multiple building-integrated technologies/solutions, Pfister Energy has the knowledge and experience to deliver.
Pfister Energy Background
The Pfister history encompasses more than a century of quality service in construction and roofing craftsmanship, two continents, and four generations of Pfisterer family management.
Ernst Pfisterer founded Pfister Roofing in Europe in 1889. Within five years, Ernst received the gold medal for excellence in roofing craftsmanship. Management eventually passed to his son Herman.
Dieter Pfisterer, the third generation, began his apprenticeship in roofing, sheet metal and plumbing in 1953 while pursuing an engineering degree at night. Upon graduation as a master craftsman in roofing, Dieter emigrated to the United States and started his own management and construction career. He managed two mechanical contracting businesses and then became the maintenance engineer for a major pharmaceutical company. Moving back to his roots, he joined a German roofing manufacturer, first as technical manager and finally, as national sales manager.
With his training, his practical experience in the roofing and construction business, and the need for skilled roof restoration at historic sites and commercial facilities, Dieter realized that the tradition of quality European workmanship that began with his grandfather was needed in the United States. In the 1980’s, Dieter acquired Koehler Roofing and Schmidt Roofing and the Pfister group of companies was born in Paterson, New Jersey.
Pfister Roofing, still led by Dieter Pfister, is a full-service roofing commercial, institutional, industrial and specialty roofing company specializing in roof analysis, infrared moisture surveys, consultation, preventive maintenance programs, slate, copper, tile, metal and reflective roofs, and the installation of single-ply and asphaltic roofing systems. In addition to work on historic monuments such as Grant’s Tomb, Pfister Maintenance has served large corporations in the tri- state area including Honeywell, PaineWebber, BASF, Sony, Seiko, and Cushman & Wakefield.
The Pfister name and reputation are recognized within the industry, as demonstrated by being included in the Top 100 Roofing Contractors for fifteen straight years, as well as being honored as Roofing Contractor of the Year.
Pfister Energy, Inc.
Wayne Pfisterer, Dieter’s son and fourth-generation roofer, was instrumental in Pfister’s initial venture into the renewable market. In 2003, solar electric systems (photovoltaics) were just gaining momentum in the market and news and the State of New Jersey and Federal government were beginning to consider initiating incentives to reduce or spread out the onerous prepaid project cost.
Under Wayne’s direction, Pfister Maintenance installed its first renewable energy project, a solar-integrated roofing system, in January 2003. To meet the needs of increasing numbers of roofing customers who wanted to add roof-mounted solar projects and realizing the tremendous synergy in the design and construction of roofing and photovoltaic systems, Pfister Energy was incorporated on August 23, 2005. With quality roofing expertise, Pfister Energy designs and engineers each roof-top system to ensure that the roofing foundations on which the PV modules are secured must be as durable, and possess coinciding life expectancies and warranty periods, as the solar panels themselves (20+ years).
Pfister Energy, along with our roofing partners Pfister Roofing and Cole Roofing, posses more than 30 years of commercial roofing and clean energy experience and have completed over 400 commercial, industrial and institutional energy installations across the US. We specialize in solar installations and LED lighting and are respected for our ability to design, construct, maintain and finance renewable energy projects ranging from large-scale complex systems to small, community-based projects, on time and on budget.
In 2016, Pfister Energy of Baltimore was chosen by Howard County Public Schools to help create the first NET ZERO energy school in Maryland. Wilde Lake Middle School is nearly 30,000 square feet larger, expected to house 49% more students, and use 50% less energy than the old location. This project exemplifies President, Wayne Pfisterer’s vision of doing renewables the right way through stacking technologies.
Pfister Energy has been honored to be part of Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private companies for its seventh consecutive year!
As a collaborative project with the New Jersey Devils, Pfister Energy created the “Energize the Community” program which combined school presentations with a renewable energy art contest and the donation of a 10kW solar array to the City of Newark.
The contest, showcased on the Devils web site and Prudential Center concourse, included video, paintings, sculpture, drawings and 3D panoramas all demonstrating renewable energy thoughtfulness and application by New Jersey students of all ages. The grand prize and runners up were awarded iPads, ITouch Nanos and gift certificates at a NJ Devils game and were also treated to box seat tickets and showcased during the second period.
The City of Newark organized a press conference at the Newark Ironbound Recreation Center – the beneficiary of the Pfister Energy gift. Speaking at the conference, former Mayor Corey Booker energized the crowd, hugged Wayne Pfisterer, announcing that he was the Mayor’s “hero.” Also in attendance were Devils mascot and Prudential Center managements, hockey players and coaches from the East Side High School who practice at the Ironbound Recreation Center – the oldest and only municipal rink in the city. Waiting on roof repairs caused by Hurricane Irene, the donated solar array, valued at approximately $40,000 was installed Fall 2012.