About Rethink Electric

Our Passion is Solar

We have decades of experience working on residential solar panels in Illinois, commercial solar panel installs, & utility installations. Rethink Electric has put together a superior team of solar contractors that is 100% dedicated to rethinking the way electrical power is delivered.

We do the job right for projects of any scope, resulting in a solar installation that is engineered and built to exceed your expectations. We are proud to say we are one of the premier commercial solar companies in Chicago & beyond.

Commercial Statement of Qualifications

Rethink Electric is a 2020 Top Solar Contractor

Our Passion for Solar starts with our ceo

Rethink Has Leaders wHO cARE

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Mike Nicolosi is the President of Rethink Electric. He has over 25 years of experience in the electrical trade with the last 15 years solely focused on solar installations. Mike holds certifications as an NABCEP certified PV installation professional, NABCEP certified PV Technical Sales professional, and the International Code Council. He also has several electrical licenses such as a Supervising Electrician (Chicago) and Illinois Electrical License as a couple of examples. His main focus is on the safe, quality, and efficient installation of solar throughout the state of Illinois.

Mike Nicolosi


Dawn Heid is the Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. Dawn has an extensive accounting background in the construction industry and specializes in job costing. She utilizes the data generated by the accounting team to help guide management to improve profitability in all sectors of the business. Dawn also focuses her energy on creating a solid work environment with a great culture for our most valuable asset, our employees.  She has guided the management team to see the value in creating an educated and diverse workforce.  This focus has lead to Rethink Electric developing a team of individuals that can tackle any type of project and build top quality solar systems in our great state.

Dawn Heid

VP of Accounting & HR

Garrison Riegel Vice President of Operations, began installing solar in 2005 while completing an internship requirement for an Environmental Science degree.  This first experience with harvesting the sun’s energy sparked an interest that has resulted in a career in renewable and distributed generation.  Garrison has had many roles in the industry and has designed and overseen the installation of everything from remote off-grid projects to megawatt scale systems.  Garrison enjoys learning all he can about PV installation best practices, safety, electrical code, and system design, and then sharing that knowledge with others.

Garrison Riegel

VP of Operations

We Believe

There is an inherent value in the creativity of every individual team member.

We Work Hard

 To give our clients the level of service and workmanship they expect.

We Take Pride

 In the generous nature of our employees.
We share knowledge and skills with one another and provide support when needed.

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We Pay it Forward

Rethink Electric Takes pride in giving back to the community.

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