About Us

John Hooper accepts the Top Sales Producer award, on behalf of the hard-working AP Solar team, from Mary Shields

Advanced Performance Solar is a solar energy company committed to providing affordable solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers.

The dedicated people of Advanced Performance Solar believe the expanded use of clean, renewable solar energy will build our economy and help our customers make a positive impact on our world. With our in-house resources and network of industry partners, we provide the technology, expertise and service required to make solar power available to everyone. After all, unlike fossil fuels, no one owns the sun.

The staff at Advanced Performance Solar has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the building and solar industries.  Our experts will assess your energy needs and evaluate solar solutions. Our focus on energy efficiency makes us your best choice for all of your solar needs.

At Advanced Performance Solar we always focus on providing you with the most cost effective solution. We are experts at providing efficient solar systems. Whatever you need, we are your solar experts. We save you money!

You can count on Advanced Performance Solar to provide a solar system that works for you. We not only promise to deliver exceptional results; we promise a pleasurable experience.

Please browse our site to learn more about the solar products and services we offer.



Your Solar Experts:

John Hooper

New Jersey & Pennsylvania Office

A veteran of the building, development, and real estate profession for the past thirty years, and a pioneer in the field of “Green Home-Building”, John Hooper’s transition to Solar Energy was a natural one.

John’s expertise in alternative, efficient energy solutions is anchored in his vast experience constructing homes with environmentally responsible materials and processes, and evaluating the energy efficiency of existing homes. John serves as Chairman of the New Jersey Builders Association’s Green Building Committee and his company, Hooper Builders, has received the Builders League of South Jersey’s “Best Green Built Community”, “Smart Growth”, and “Builder of the Year” awards. Recognized as a leader in his field, John was invited to present at the 2009 New Jersey Clean Energy Conference and Leadership Awards where he spoke about the economic and environmental value of introducing new, innovative products, such as solar technology, to the home service industry.

Following his successful career as an award-winning home builder and an esteemed member of local and national Builders Associations, John is thrilled to now offer home and business owners the opportunity to switch to Solar Energy.

Green Highlights

  • Chairman of the New Jersey Builders Association’s Green Building Committee (present)
  • Building Performance Institute Certified Building Analysis and Envelope Professional (present)
  • National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Building Professional (present)
  • Constructed the first “green-built” house in Sea Isle City and Cape May County under the National Association of Home Builders green guidelines (2009)
  • Volunteered as General Contractor to nonprofit MEND to construct an environmentally friendly eight-unit housing development for low to moderate income households (2006)
  • Builders League of South Jersey “Builder of the Year”, “Best Green Built Community” and “Smart Growth” award-winner (2005)
  • President of the Builders League of South Jersey (2003)

John Heffron

New Jersey & Pennsylvania Office

John is a graduate of Rutgers University with an AB in Business & Economics and MBA in Finance & Accounting. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction and consulting industries. Prior to joining AP Solar, John retired from Ernst & Young, LLP where he was a partner of the firm for more than 17 years and the National Director of E&Y’s Construction Advisory Services practice. Previous positions include Vice President and Secretary Treasurer of Hill International, Inc., one of the world’s premier construction project management firms.

John is a noted expert in the areas of project controls, project management and financial controls for major capital programs. He has extensive experience on major energy and utility projects in the USA, Canada, UK, Morocco, Nigeria, China, India, and the Philippines. John has given over 100 presentations and lectures on project management and construction risk issues for the Engineering News Record, The Construction Users Roundtable, Construction Financial Management Association, AICPA, and others. He is a co-author of the book “Construction Bonding, Insurance& Risk Management” published by McGraw Hill and “A Construction Course for Owners “ published by Federal Publications, Inc.

Scott Himmelmann

Massachusetts Office

A graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Scott has over 30 years of business experience. Scott has 20 years of experience in the building industry both as an independent contractor and in project management for large residential homebuilders. In his prior role as Director of Operations for Study Hall Inc., Scott was responsible for business development, the recruiting and training of personnel, marketing and sales, and the fiscal management of the organization.

Before joining Study Hall Inc. Scott was a Client Relations Manager for the Davis Companies, where he was responsible for business development and the management of existing client relationships.