Auric Solar Co-Founders Named Utah Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Finalists

Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips honored among notable entrepreneurs at Freshly Picked, Ivanti, Purple and Operation Underground Railroad

SALT LAKE CITY, – EY today announced Auric Solar co-founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Utah Region. Now in its 31st year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. It recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

“We’re humbled to be honored among such giants in the Utah business world,” Vansice said. “Doing what we say we will do seems like a pretty simple thing, but it is the key to our success. Working with a team that lives that value every day is an honor, and something we’re incredibly proud of.”

“Our company would not be where it is today without the dedicated, passionate work of every Auric Solar employee,” Phillips said. “Really, this honor is for them.”

Founded in 2010 in a South Jordan, Utah, garage, Auric Solar is now one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, with recognition on two consecutive Inc. 500 lists. Auric Solar is a full-service provider of residential and commercial solar power, with offices in Idaho, Oregon and Utah. The company is committed to providing home and business owners with an easy way to be powered by affordable, clean and reliable solar power.

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10 at The Grand America Hotel. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Auric Solar

Auric Solar is a full-service provider of residential and commercial solar power, with offices in Idaho, Oregon and Utah. The company is committed to providing home and business owners with an easy way to be powered by affordable, clean and reliable solar power. Founded in 2010 in a South Jordan, Utah, garage, Auric is now one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, with recognition on two consecutive Inc. 500 lists. Every installation is completed with the highest quality standards and products by nationally accredited installers. As the most positively ranked solar company in the nation on SolarReviews.com, Auric Solar was built on a foundation of providing exceptional customer service every step of the way — even after installation. Auric is committed to giving back to the community through the Auric Echo program. The program’s Buy Solar, Give Solar initiative provides deserving organizations a free solar array for every kilowatt sold. For more information, visit auricsolar.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.