American Sentry Solar Gives $87,000 to Small Businesses in Time for New Year’s


The Small Business Recognition Program helps customers reduce carbon footprint and save on utility bills while putting hope back into the community amid pandemic

American Sentry Solar, Maryland’s most trusted and referred residential solar company, today announced that by the end of the year, it will have donated a total of $87,000 to small businesses throughout Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The donations have been made possible through the company’s Small Business Recognition Program that launched in early May.

“The aftermath of COVID has left millions of Americans unemployed and small businesses struggling just to keep the lights on,” said President and CEO Joe Tunney. “As a business owner who was heavily impacted by the Great Recession, I know all too well the pain my fellow business owners have and continue to endure. With that in mind, we could not just sit by while thousands of dreams were crushed. To me, the only option was to help.”

The Small Business Recognition Program provides American Sentry Solar customers with the option to give their favorite small business $1,000 from the company along with a personalized, framed certificate with a heartfelt message of why they were chosen. Since the start of the program, American Sentry Solar has given checks to 60 businesses and 27 more are scheduled to receive funds before the end of the year. The touching reactions of the surprised business owners were captured on video by the American Sentry Solar team and can be viewed via its website.

“Just like many other businesses at the start of the pandemic, we didn’t know what our future held. It was a scary time,” said Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Carmen. “Thankfully, we were able to adapt and survive virtually whereas other businesses we know and love were not as fortunate, and today, are still living with the uncertainty of not knowing whether or not they’ll make it. The Small Business Recognition Program is our way of helping our customers reduce their electric bill and carbon footprint while putting a bit of hope back into the community.”

American Sentry Solar was launched as a division of American Design & Build in September of 2009, and has since installed solar energy panels on thousands of homes in Maryland, Delaware and Texas. Known for its unsurpassed quality of products, workmanship and customer service, American Design and Build has over 27 years of experience and specializes in all aspects of exterior remodeling, including roofing, siding, windows and doors. Its team of top roofing specialists have been paired with solar experts to offer homeowners a high-quality solar solution.

To learn more about American Sentry Solar, the Small Business Recognition Program or to view videos of businesses owners receiving their donations, please visit


Since 1993, American Design and Build and American Sentry Solar have been providing Harford County and the greater Maryland area with energy-efficient solutions for their home. Our goal for the past twenty-six years has been to bring feelings of family, professionalism and trust to each and every one of our customers. The concept is simple: we offer quality products, professional installation and fair prices. Our team specializes in all aspects of exterior remodeling including roofing, siding, windows and doors as well as our solar experts who were paired with the top roofing specialists in the business to offer homeowners a solar solution with the highest quality. For more information, please visit or

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