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About Scurfield Solar & Heating:

Ben Scurfield

Owner

Ben Scurfield, owner of Scurfield Solar & Heating and a resident of Humboldt County since 1999, has built his business on the education and installation of residential and commercial renewable energy and heating systems. He's proud of the reputation he has built in the area as one of the premier solar & heating installers on the North Coast.

As an educator, Ben taught the Solar Hot Water course at College of the Redwoods from 2006 to 2014. He has also offered educational seminars and hands-on workshops related to energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy and high performance heating systems.

Ben holds a C20 HVAC, C36 plumbing, C46 solar California contractor licenses as well as a EPA section 608 Universal refrigerant recovery license and is a certified BPI building envelope specialist. 

Ben has also been certified with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry that is supported by the entire industry.

California State License's Include:
C-46 Solar Contractor • C-36 Plumbing Contractor • C-20 Warm Air Heating, Ventilating & Air-Conditioning Contractor

Craig Gerner

Installation and Service Expert

Craig came to Humboldt County in the late 80's and was stationed in Ferndale serving the U.S Navy. After Craig got out of the military he decided to stay in the area. He started a career in appliance repair that lasted 6 years and had the opportunity to further his knowledge in HVAC working with two local prominent HVAC companies. Since starting to work for Scurfield Solar & Heating he has been very enthusiastic about solar installation and radiant floor systems and has taken solar course work at College of the Redwoods and studied radiant heating design with the Heatspring Institute. He also holds a EPA section 608 universal refrigerant recovery license and has been certified with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry that is supported by the entire industry.

Tyler Chapman

Installation Expert

In 2011, Tyler moved to Humboldt County from Austin Texas. He studied solar thermal technology and photo voltaic technology at College of the Redwoods where he is currently enrolled in an electrician trainee program. He has a background in construction, with training in sustainable building practices, construction safety, and as a building envelope specialist. Tyler is an outdoors-man, he enjoys fishing and cycling. He also holds a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certificate, the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry that is supported by the entire industry.

Ryan Young

Installation Expert

Reed Neely-Mangos

Installation Expert

Amber Neilson

Project Manager

Amber Neilson brings over twenty-years of program management, media marketing and strategic planning to Scurfield Solar and Heating. Amber’s most recent position as the Sequoia Park Zoo’s Education & Operations Supervisor (2005-2016) provided the opportunity to oversee multiple departments in a fast and dynamic environment. Her greatest achievement at the Zoo was the development of the new Watershed Heroes exhibit- from inception to completion- including grant writing, design planning and coordination of contractors and engineers. Prior to working with the zoo, Amber ran a peer-based multi-media campaign to combat substance abuse among HSU and CR students. Amber’s academic training in Natural Resource Management includes a Master’s in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (1993) from the UC Santa Cruz. Amber is thrilled to join the SSH team as she is passionate about green energy and excited to play a role in the future of Humboldt County’s energy independence.

Scott Machen

Solar Systems Designer

Jill Overbaugh

Office Manager

The Scurfield Solar & Heating Team

Humboldt County's Energy Experts!