Solar power company PetersenDean Roofing & Solar recently promoted Wendi Zubillaga to builder group president, the privately held company announced.
Zubillaga will oversee all operations related to new residential construction and provide overall direction and guidance to the sales and operational activities.
Previously serving as chief sales officer, Zubillaga has been with PetersenDean more than 20 years and helped create the Builder Advantage program, a rewards program that provides incentives to builders. Under her direction, PetersenDean has experienced significant growth and expanded to several more states.
“Wendi has displayed the kind of leadership qualities that PetersenDean prides itself in, and her expertise and industry background in roofing and solar are important to this position,” said Jim Petersen, founder of PetersenDean. “We are confident that these skills will help lead us down the right road in the future as we grow and evolve. She has a proven track record of success that spans a wide variety of clients, allowing her to work with all styles, technologies, budgets and approaches. She works with builders big and small across the nation, and so she knows the ins and outs of new residential construction.”
While PetersenDean gets ready to expand to five new states, Zubillaga will be focusing on residential roofing and solar growth, new markets, larger market share in current markets and profitability. With the steady growth of its roofing and solar business and the strong demand from home builders and consumers alike, the company is planning to open new facilities in Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and Washington. PetersenDean is expecting to add to its work force some 4,000 new American workers when the plan is fully executed.
One of the few woman presidents in the male-dominated home building industry, Zubillaga is also active in the industry and community with groups such as the Building Industry Association and HomeAid. Her expansive network and industry background includes a focus on residential roofing and sustainability, and she works with many of the nation’s top home builders.