April 1, 2010

SolarTek Solutions (now Auric Solar) founded with headquarters in Trent's garage

August 15, 2010

First installation at Jess' father's home

September 26, 2010

First organic customer installation in Saratoga Springs

November 5, 2011

Started installation for first commercial solar project at Rocky Mountain Recycling of 53kW

December 30, 2011

Became debt free as a company

July 8, 2012

Awarded the National Ability Center Project by Rocky Mountain Powers Blue Sky Program

December 12, 2012

Completed our first car port installation (62kW) at Richens Eye Center in St. George

January 7, 2013

Elements Capital Group is founded to offer exclusive solar financing catered to the customer

June 21, 2013

Featured in the first ever solar powered parade home in Utah

July 18, 2013

Installed the first solar powered gas station in Utah at Chevron in Salt Lake City

December 31, 2013

Auric Solar became the largest residential solar provider in Utah

August 17, 2014

Flipped the switch on the largest (at the time) solar covered parking structure (280kW) in Utah at Ace Recycling

September 12, 2014

Expanded and opened office in Boise, Idaho

December 31, 2014

Became the largest overall solar provider in Utah

February 7, 2015

Became the most positively reviewed solar provider in the U.S.

March 2, 2015

Rebranded name to Auric Solar from SolarTek Solutions

April 6, 2015

Launched exclusive solar financing program in partnership with Elements Capital Group

April 14, 2015

President Obama visits Utah to promote solar power jobs

August 19, 2015

Featured in Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 fastest growing companies finishing #246 in America

September 3, 2015

Featured in Utah Business Magazine finishing #24 fastest growing company in Utah

September 19, 2015

Planted 750 trees

October 8, 2015

Flipped the switch on Utah’s Largest Privately owned solar system at Rio Tinto Stadium for Real Salt Lake

December 22, 2015

Completed Utah’s 5th largest solar array (699kW) at Conservice in Logan Utah

February 10, 2016

Founder Jess Phillips was recognized as one of Utah Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40.

April 14, 2016

Auric Solar won the 2016 Best of State Award in three categories

Discover the history behind the brand

What began as a small company that started out of a garage in South Jordan, Utah, in 2010 has quickly become one of the largest solar providers in Utah and one of the fastest growing in the U.S.


Auric Solar opened its doors for business in 2010 and has had an average year over year growth trend of 171%.  This was accomplished by focusing on customer experience, quality, timeliness, and providing a responsible way to switch to solar power.  Auric Solar’s headquarters are in Salt Lake City Utah, and the company has expanded to service all of Utah and Idaho with over 150 employees.


An idea was born

Founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips were attracted to the solar industry because of the growth potential and the fact that they could impact the air quality locally while saving people money at the same time.  Jess’s father decided he would look into purchasing solar himself and had a poor experience in attempting to find a company that could help him.  Immediately Trent and Jess saw the opportunity in the industry and felt that they had the experience and passion to help people who were looking for solar power.


They started from scratch, carving their own path based on trial and error and responding to customers’ requests.  By educating and providing a responsible way for clients to pay for solar, the company has seen great success and is grateful for the trust its customers have placed in them.  Auric Solar started inside of a garage, and has since had to expand to a new facility almost every year. In the early days, Trent’s wife knew if they were doing well by how many solar panels were being delivered to her garage space.  Since that time, and by focusing on building a strong foundation that emphasized quality and timeliness, they were able to attract other great members to the team that have helped propel the company to where it is today.