Thermacraft is hard at work providing quality solar electric and thermal services.
Who is Thermacraft?

We have been designing and installing solar energy systems since 1988


Our Mission

At Thermacraft, our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations for each and every system we install. We use top quality products, and our customers always pay the lowest possible cost for their system.

Our highly knowledgeable staff is committed to establishing long term relationships with our customers. Thermacraft has set itself apart from our competition through our dedication & superior service after the sale.

Company History

Prior to entering the renewable energy business, we constructed and plumbed several solar and conventional homes in the Brevard, NC area as well as the North Carolina Outward Bound base camp in Pisgah National Forest.  This experience gives us insight into the problems and concerns that our customers, be they contractors or homeowners, may encounter.  We have kept up with the latest developments in radiant technology as members of the Radiant Panel Association, the nation’s largest and oldest association devoted to radiant technology. 

We are also graduates of the Wirsbo HomeComfort Team School, held at the Wirsbo headquarters.  Wirsbo is among the oldest and is the largest manufacturer of pex tubing in the world.  As a result of our Home Comfort Team status, our piping installations are guaranteed for 30 years instead of the standard 25 years.
The founder of Thermacraft, Beach Barrett, started his solar career at the Mother Earth News Magazine Eco-Village research center where he taught and researched solar energy, solar design, alternative construction methods and alternative energy production.  These skills and passion led him to Progressive Energy Works where he was a solar and sun space technician, and eventually to start Thermacraft in 1988.

In 2007 Thermacraft expanded with the addition of new owner Michael Pope and officially changed its name to Thermacraft Solar Solutions.  Michael began his renewable energy career in 1998 in Colorado living in an off- grid cabin at 10,000 ft elevation with amazing views of the continental divide.  With this new interest in renewable energy, Michael soon found himself working with renewable energy pioneers Jade Mountain in Boulder.  In 2001 Michael moved to WNC and continued working in the renewable energy field and began installing radiant heating systems as well as solar energy systems.  In 2009 Arthur Dougherty “The Solar Guy” joined Thermacraft bringing over 10 years of pv and solar thermal installation and service experience. Today, Thermacraft operates out of a centrally located office/warehouse in North Asheville and continues to provide awareness, education, and quality installations in Western North Carolina.