jim-smSolar Electric NJ’s founder and president, Jim McAleer has over 35 years in the home building industry in which he has built communities totaling over 3,000 homes.  Previously a partner in one of the largest and most respected  privately owned residential builders in Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware, Jim was responsible for all aspects of the industry.  Recently, he was a V.P. for the largest residential builder in the City of Philadelphia.  He has been involved in sales and marketing, product design, value engineering, approvals and permitting, inspections and acceptance by the authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ), warranty and customer satisfaction, and total project and community management.

Jim was the first builder in the tri-state area to achieve the designation of Graduate Master Builder from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  He also holds the coveted designations of M.I.R.M and C.A.A.S.H from the same NAHB.  Jim has been a speaker on several topics at both State and National conventions of the Builder’s Associations.  He is a past President of the Builder’s League of South Jersey and a recipient of Builder of The Year, and has been inducted into the Builder’s Hall of Fame.

Jim has served as an elected Councilman in his home town.  He is currently a member of the Virtua Hospital Foundation Board, and Genesis Counseling Center, and is a past Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey.  In this capacity Jim was co-chairman of the Building Committee overseeing the design, planning, and construction of both the new home and the addition recently completed.  He currently sits on the House Operations Committee.