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South Texas Solar Systems

For many businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a test of resiliency, both financially and technically. For South Texas Solar Systems, commitment to their customers has driven this mission further.

“We know as an essential business we can’t let our current and future customers down,” said Lexie Velasquez, Marketing team member. “There’s already so much uncertainty all around us, we don’t want to add to that. After all, this is an investment in our customers’ futures.”

South Texas Solar Systems provides a solution for customers and businesses who want to adopt a sustainable and cost efficient energy system. At the time that the COVID-19 pandemic began to widely spread in the US, the company was met with good news.

“In March, we had our highest selling month ever; we sold 635 kilowatts just that month,” said Velasquez. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well we’ve adapted. The communication and team effort amongst the employees has been incredible.”

As they moved into virtual customer engagement as their primary form of communication, Velasquez said that the technological issues the team faced “were a nice challenge to overcome together.” In addition to online sales, the business provides a contact free installation process and other precautions set in place designed to make customers feel comfortable.

To inquire about their solar energy systems, visit https://txsolarsystems.com/.

 

Pamm Family Properties

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has put many aspects of life at a virtual halt and elevated levels of fear and anxiety, it has also offered perspective and exemplified the things that we give the most importance to. For Jesus F. Gonzalez, President at Pamm Family Properties, being able to spend more time with his loved ones has been his silver lining. He credits his confidence in his team for being able to do so.

“I knew I had a wonderful team, but with this situation I stepped aside to let them implement new policies to be more efficient and effective,” Gonzalez explains. “So that gave me more of an opportunity to do what I enjoy, which is spending time with my family.”

Some of these policy changes include increasing cleaning practices in the offices, making hand sanitizer widely accessible and assisting in tailoring guidelines to each tenant’s specific line of business.

Gonzalez also offered a piece of advice for businesses now and in the future: “Make sure you have a line of credit with the bank.” Having this, he says, lessened the burden on the financial aspect of the situation.

“I am a little of an under-spender all the time anyway,” Gonzalez said. “I think we run our business very efficiently.”

To inquire about renting a space, call their main office at (956)-776-0100.

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