Petersen-Deam acquires OCR Solar, becomes largest solar roofing contractor in US

January 23, 2009 |

Petersen-Dean, recently announced the acquisition of OCR Solar & Roofing (OCR), further strengthening its position as the largest, privately-held solar and roofing contractor in California and the U.S. As part of the acquisition, Petersen-Dean will also form a new subsidiary company, PD Solar, Inc., providing specialized expertise and quality, turn-key solar solutions for both residential and commercial applications.

Headquartered in Newark, Calif., Petersen-Dean operations include 20 field offices located throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Florida. The Vacaville-based company OCR brings the greatest reach for solar and roofing in Northern California, with particular expertise in new home construction. 

“Petersen-Dean is proud to unite with OCR for a combined 65 years experience in top-quality roofing and solar installations,” said Jim Petersen, president and CEO of Petersen-Dean. “This acquisition and the development of PD Solar reinforces our commitment to provide integrated solar solutions that help companies and individual homeowners save energy costs and do the right thing for the environment.” 

Senior leadership at OCR will help run Petersen-Dean roofing projects in Northern California and be instrumental in developing the new PD Solar. OCR employees will immediately integrate with the Petersen-Dean family to continue providing top quality service and workmanship throughout Northern California. 

“We are very pleased to join Petersen-Dean, Inc.” said Dieter Folk, CEO of OCR. “This is an opportunity for us to extend the roofing knowledge and skills we have developed as a company over the past 35 years, while helping to drive solar roofing solutions across the nation.”


Petersen-Dean Inc.

Petersen-Dean is a full-service roofing and solar system contractor with experience in complex commercial and residential projects. Petersen-Dean has cemented a reputation for superior safety standards, materials and workmanship with customer service and warranty programs that are considered to be among the best in the industry. Operating under the Petersen-Dean banner, the company includes Roofing Services, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA); Brinkmann Roofing (TX); Red Rose, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV); and Therma Seal Roof Systems (West Palm Beach, FL). For more information please visit



About OCR Solar & Roofing

 OCR Solar & Roofing is one of the nation's largest installers of fully-integrated solar roofing solutions and is ranked one of the top 10 residential roofing contractors in the country for their prompt attention, dependability and highest quality of craftsmanship. For further information, please visit


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