About Photon Brothers

Photon Brothers is a solar energy company based in Colorado and California’s Central Coast dedicated to providing you with high-quality solar installation and amazing customer experience. We use REC solar panels, which are some of the most advanced and energy-efficient solar panels in the world, as well as being Certified Tesla Installers.

The company was founded by fourth-generation Coloradans David & Matt Raichart, veterans in the solar energy space who believe that solar power is the best way for homeowners in our beautiful state to save on their energy costs and move towards a more sustainable, Earth-friendly future.

Our Mission

At Photon Brothers, our mission is to power your life through a quality solar installation at a reasonable price.

In keeping with our mission, we use the highest-quality, most cost-effective solar panels available. We value our customers’ time and provide service that is friendly, professional, and hassle-free. We are committed to improving the local communities we operate and live in, as well as our planet’s environment and natural resources.

Our Promise

  • We promise to do everything in our power to make your solar installation a rewarding, hassle-free experience.
  • We promise to give you fair, transparent pricing.
  • We promise never to cut corners with any part of your installation.
  • We promise to use high-quality technology and provide world-class service.
  • We promise to be with you through every step of the process!

Our Difference

More Energy

REC panels produce 60% more energy from the same space over 25 years than conventional panels

More Space

Extra room on your roof means more space to grow for future energy needs: a pool, remodel, EV, etc

More Sleek

Our modern, streamlined design looks great on most any style of architecture or roofing material

More Custom

At Photon Brothers, we never do cookie-cutter installs. Every system we design and install throughout Colorado is perfectly tailored to meet the needs of our individual customers – both residential and commercial.

Our Team

David Raichart

Co-Founder and President of Sales

David has been passionate about renewables and sustainable living since childhood. Before founding Photon Brothers, he learned the ins and outs of the industry working for a national solar company. He played baseball
for many years and even signed a few professional contracts along the way. After graduating college in Santa Cruz, he has searched for ways to protect the environment. In his free time he enjoys biking, hiking, and coaching baseball. His three young children inspire him to make a positive impact, pushing him to get solar on every home.

Matt Raichart

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Matt serves as the COO of Photon Brothers. His responsibilities include system design, best installation practice, material utilization and technical support. He brings a wide range of electrical experience to Photon Brothers. Matt has been a master electrician for 8 years and prior to Solar he specialized in Lighting Control Systems, Home Automation and High End Commercial including Medical and Dental facilities. He has used this skill set as the model for Photon Brothers Solar installations. This means that only commercial grade equipment is used on all installs, ensuring the customer receives a system whose individual parts will perform for the duration of the panels they support. Matt holds a BA in Business Psychology from the University of San Francisco, a Master Electricians License in Colorado and an Electrical Contractors license in California.

John E Johnson

Co-Owner, Solar Consultant

After nearly 10 years on the “solar coaster,”  John E. has a keen insight on the renewable energy industry: where it has been and where it is heading. You have to understand the ever changing business climate.  As a graduate of the College of Business from Clemson University, he learned that hard work, dedication, and understanding the competitive landscape gives you leverage to succeed.  Whether he is running, hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains, John E. pushes himself and those around him to go higher, reach for it and push your limits. Having worked in business and technology for over 20 years, he regards the customer and their satisfaction as his first and foremost concern. Living near the base of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado, he challenges his children Jett (3) and Ella (6) to enjoy the great outdoors alongside his partner, Jenny.

Sam Johnson

Co-Owner, Solar Consultant

Sam grew up in upstate South Carolina, in the lovely town of Spartanburg where he was an avid tennis player and first came to learn about his passion for our environment and how we can better protect it. In junior high school, he started rock climbing which soon became one of his greatest passions in life. Once he was able to drive, he was camping and bouldering all over the southeastern United States. After graduating high school, he moved to Colorado where he quickly established residency and then embarked on his Environmental Science degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Once he decided to move on from pursuing a career as a professional rock climber, he found himself working as an Environmental Scientist, cleaning up contamination on various industrial sites throughout the United States. After a few years in that field, Sam found that his passion for making the earth a better place was drawing him out of Environmental Consulting and into renewable energy. Ever since then, he has balanced spending his time with his family here in Colorado and back home in the Southeast with his love of music, the outdoors, and changing the way our world is powered.

Chris Swearingen

Solar Consultant

Chris is originally from Simsbury, Connecticut.  After earning a Marketing Degree at Miami University in Ohio, he moved to Durango, Colorado almost 20 years ago to pursue a lifestyle closer to the outdoors and nature. Years later, he took a unique opportunity to move to Roatan, Honduras for a job in Scuba Diving and training dolphins.  Having enjoyed the experience, but not entirely satisfied with a life so far from home, Chris decided to move back to Colorado in 2010 to be closer to friends and family. Wanting to find the perfect marriage between business and environmental stewardship, he pursued a career as a Solar Power Consultant and has been helping homeowners achieve savings through renewable energy ever since.

Kris Tallent

Solar Consultant

Kris is a Colorado native that loves the outdoors, four wheeling with his Siberian Husky, and survival training. He holds multiple degrees in environmental science and philosophy of linguistics.  He is also ranked as a class A expert in chess and has placed in competitions around the world. Kris is passionate about conservation, protecting our environment and helping families. He brings that passion to helping people choose renewable energy to light up their homes. With almost 1,000 residential solar installs, your solar project will be in great hands.

Ryan “Monty” Montgomery

Solar Consultant

Monty grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. This is where he fostered a passion for preserving natural resources and helping people transition to clean energy. His many hobbies include surfing, rock climbing, and hiking in the high mountains. Monty’s work background includes being a Wildland Firefighter, High School Teacher, and Managing an Organic Vegetable Farm. He wants to make the transition for homeowners into clean energy as seamless as possible, helping clients power their homes and vehicles with the sun; while saving money in the process.

Vincent Burgett

Solar Consultant

Vinnie lives in Southern Colorado with his small but growing family. Interested in responsible energy and regenerative practices, Vinnie entered the realm of energy efficiency 11 years ago and has continued to add to his on the job education over the years. He enjoys working for Photon Brothers because we are responsible, upfront and don’t employ hard close tactics. He is excited to call Southern CO home and enjoy all the local hotspots for rock climbing, trail running, foraging, hunting and more!

Jessica Blanchard

Marketing Manager

Jessica grew up enjoying everything CO has to offer, steeping in the Rocky Mountain sunshine and enjoying every possible adventure in this beautiful place we call home. You are just as likely to see her hiking a trail or spiking a volleyball as you are to see her at the DCPA or the library. She is passionate about protecting the paradise we inhabit, loves to connect people and is excited about the continuous opportunities in the solar industry to make a difference and to grow.

Nick Rodriguez

Project Manager

Nick is a Colorado native that has a passion for going green and supporting sustainable energy through solar power. He spends the summers playing baseball and enjoys spending time outdoors. As the solar industry continues to grow, he strives to push himself to learn more about the opportunities and advantages of sustainable energy to help better educate others.

Maddie Raiche

Project Manager

Having taken an environmental psychology class during her last year attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a Psychology major, Maddie realized the possibilities that could come from mixing two of her greatest passions– health and the environment. As a Project Manager for Photon Brothers, Maddie loves fostering relationships with every Photon Brothers customer and strives to make each one feel connected to the larger Photon Brothers family. One of her favorite things about working for Photon Brothers is the excitement her customers get when they’re able to turn the system on. When she’s not at her desk, she’s experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or pairing a cup of tea with a good book on the couch.

Ryszard Szymanski

Master Electrician

Ryszard was born and raised in Poland, but moved to the United States in search of new life adventures. He became an electrician specializing in residential and commercial construction wiring and troubleshooting. Throughout his work, Ryszard became passionate about clean energy in hopes of helping our planet move away from fossil fuels. While Ryszard is not at work, he loves to spend time with his family, travel and develop his mechanical skills.

Andy Maguire

Service Manager

Andy spent several years studying the solar industry and off-grid home design as a hobby, usually while at a local book shop with his wife and two young boys.  In 2009, Andy finally convinced his wife to join in a leap of faith so that he could leave behind an unfulfilling career in the plastics industry and pursue his true passion. Andy has since become a NABCEP certified master electrician and is dedicated to making sure his clients understand every detail of their system and to holding the solar industry to a high standard of quality.  On any given day Andy will tell you he is “living the dream” in Colorado with his wife and 2 grown sons.  In his off time, Andy loves mountain biking, hiking and exploring the wonders of Colorado.

Connor Welch


Connor grew up in Louisville, CO and graduated from Cal Poly. His degree is General Engineering with a concentration in Solar Systems because solar is extremely important for future sustainability. Connor is happy to
be back in CO designing for Photon Brothers to help save homeowners money and protect the environment. In his free time you can find Connor skiing his favorite CO mountain Arapahoe Basin, watching his favorite English Premier League team the Tottenham Hotspurs and cooking.

Chelsea Bours

Permit Technician

Chelsea was born and raised in Colorado, and is currently attending the College of International Esthetics for her estheticians license as well as certifications in advanced/medical modalities. She likes being part of a company that is working to make a positive impact in response to climate change, something that is very important to her. Chelsea believes everyone should do what they can to save our planet. In her free time she likes to enjoy the CO mountains, travel to beaches and take fitness classes especially barre and yoga.

Our Location

Colorado Solar

Serving Customers All Across Colorado

Our Colorado headquarters is in Denver, but we install solar power systems all along the Front Range, including Boulder, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Westminster, Broomfield, Arvada, Englewood, Louisville, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Canon City, Castle Rock, Littleton, Aurora, Lakewood, and many more. If you’re in Colorado and interested in adding solar to your home, get in touch!

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