Seal Solar announced Wednesday that former Arkansas State Rep. Nate Bell is among 15 new employees at the North Little Rock firm.
Bell represented districts 20 and 22 in southwest Arkansas from 2013 to 2017. He was a Republican before becoming an independent. He served on the House Revenue and Taxation, Energy and State Agencies and Governmental Affairs committees. Bell owned and operated Quad B farm in Mena for more than two decades and also launched his own specialty construction company. He will serve at Seal Solar as a commercial solar consultant.
The new additions bring Seal Solar’s workforce to 52. Joining Bell at the firm are Michael Johnson and Cole Van Horn, commercial solar consultants; Lawrence Donaho, Brayden Hardy and Danny Molina, solar consultants; Chris Flores, EV charger consultant; Preston Garrett, Hunter Gossett, Ty Harris, Calvin Standridge and Azzy Thomas, crew associates; Amanda Gordon, solar consultant intern; Maiko Hipple, bookkeeper; and Cameron Holsten, commercial design consultant.
“The renewable energy industry is expanding quickly in Arkansas, and so too is Seal Solar,” said Josh Davenport, co-founder and CEO. “Newly announced electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure investments — along with our state’s pro-solar policies and federal tax credits — will further accelerate this trend, allowing us to help even more Arkansans achieve energy independence.”
In 2020, Seal Solar completed a record 250 design and installation projects across the state. Earlier this year, it invested in Evolve Auto, the only exclusive electric vehicle dealership in the South. According to a press release, Seal Solar holds the distinction of being the only business in the country other than Tesla that is able to provide fully solar-powered ecosystems, with panels, batteries, EV chargers and EVs in one transaction.