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NOV 2018

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2018 BEST OF BUSINESS BEST GREEN PRODUCT: SOLAR What's the most pressing challenge facing your business this year, and how are you conquering it? There aren't enough hours in a day to give quotes and proposals for all the requests we receive in a week! Carports and canopies, especially solar carports, aren't the boilerplate product many think they are. We're posting completed project and progress photos on our website to help customers understand our products and the quality we put into them, from start to completion. What's the best thing to happen to your company since last year? The expansion of Oakley Executive RV & Boat Storage in Oakley, Calif. It validates our overall services, development and installation. Its business plan is a perfect example of "expanding on success"! If you could invite anyone, from modern times or history, to coach your staff, who would it be and why? Thomas Edison: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Edison was more than an inventor. He was a businessman and skilled marketing entrepreneur! His coaching would encourage all of us to look beyond the steel-support structures we design and engineer for carports. He probably would ask, "What else can these be used for?" Founder, Owner and President: Bob Hayworth CEO: Brandon Morford Founded: 1981 Headquarters: Martinez, Calif. Number of offices: 4 Number of employees: 135 www.bajacarports.com Baja's services include all phases of development and installation for solar or standard, covered RV and boat storage. The design-engineering team works closely with owners to meet individual specifications and municipality criteria. If your company had a mascot, what would it be and why? Since Superman is taken, it would be Steelman, his second cousin! He can withstand monsoon weather conditions, the weight of snow and ice, and extreme heat conditions. His secret power is making electricity from the sun! If President Trump were to write a Tweet about your business, what would it say? Solar carports are the next best design-engineering structure since skyscrapers! There's money to be made in vertical space! Solar carports are a forward-thinking solution to becoming a self-sufficient powerhouse! Monster Storage in St. George, Utah Century Storage in Davenport, Fla. November 2018 I ISS 33

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