The Complete Energy Efficiency Package


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While serving as a firefighter, Jamie saw how much energy was wasted by leaving lights on overnight in the firehouse. He ran calculations and aspired to find a way to save energy and reduce costs. Out of this, Verde was born. Verde’s goal is to be a company that receives every dime of revenue from reducing energy. The environment is stressed, and we need creative business models to solve its problems.


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We at Verde know that when it comes to your business, there is no decision to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free assessments to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Jamie Johnson

Jamie attended school at Bradley University, and received his Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Chicago. While Verde was in the works, he married his wife of seven years (although the actual love of his life if his dog, Elton) and had two daughters.




Energy Efficiency Analyst

Tyler Morris

Tyler became passionate about sustainability when he went to the wrong summer camp.

Though he went on to earn a degree in economics from the University of Chicago, his passion for sustainability never faltered. He believes that while no one should be forced to make compromises in order to protect the environment, with an open mind, it’s easy to see how it is our best interests to do so.



Energy Efficiency Analyst

Beth Kosson

Beth's passion for the environment and sustainability started as a child growing up exploring the forest preserves of the Chicago region. Beth is a graduate of DePaul University in Environmental Science and Geography.

Lately, her hobbies include looking at bugs under her microscope, talking about invasive earthworms and playing outside with her cat, Dawkins. 

Dawkins’ hobbies include eating bugs and complaining.




Customer Service & Accounting

Katie Parchert

Katie schedules jobs and communicates with customers and installers. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Millikin University and her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Xavier University.

She looks forward to keeping the company calendar full of energy saving installations.



Operations manager

Danielle Gaede

After being interested in atmospheric sciences from a young age, Danielle discovered her passion for sustainability while being a member of her high school’s Go Green club. She went on to receive her BA in Environmental Studies and her MS in Sustainable Management from DePaul University.

She now handles the day-to-day operations of the company, with a focus on scheduling and acting as a liaison to the various programs Verde works with. She looks forward to continuing to grow with the company and making sure the operations side hums as efficiently as possible.



Crew Chief

Marcin Palarz

Marcin was born in Czarny Dunajec, Poland. He moved to America in 2006, and became a licensed electrician in 2012.

Joining Verde has been one of his best decisions. He enjoys using his skills to help customers save energy and help the environment. Marcin hopes to grow with Verde and continue to improve his quality of work.




Spencer Brown

Upon returning to Chicago from working with Bedouin tribes in the Jordanian desert, Spencer began working as a part-time runner while attending college.

He works in the warehouse assembling orders, transports materials to job sites, and assists on site. He hopes to use his experience with skilled electricians and installers to develop his knowledge of green technology.