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Getting to Know LGCY Power: Damian Peterson

In this week’s blog entry, we wanted to help everyone get a little familiar with some of the amazing staff we have here at LGCY Power. In this installment of our employee spotlight, we’re proud to introduce you to Damian Peterson, the VP of Sales Operations.

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Damian has been with LGCY since nearly day one. Coming on in September of 2014, he was employee #2 and has witnessed considerable amounts of growth while being with the company. He graduated from Utah State University with a major in finance and a minor in economics.

Q: What is a typical day at the office?
A: I stay busy with meetings and correlation. I am over a number of departments and stay in constant contact with various managers and department heads. I also coordinate all the sales podcasts and media, so I work very close with marketing. Between managing staff and getting the stuff done that I need to, there’s also always some big project going on. I also work close with the tech side because a lot of our competitions and projects are done by the tech team. It keeps me busy and lets me work with a lot of people, which are both things I love.

Q: What motivates you?
A: There’s a hashtag Doug Robinson [founder of LGCY Power] uses on social media a lot, and it’s #BuildingIsEnergizing. Being in the company since the ground stages, I’ve helped build a lot of things. We’ve grown exponentially since, and we’re continuing to grow and that’s what motivates me. If you look at the company now compared to what it was two years ago when I started, we’ve come a long way.

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment since working at LGCY?
A: I would say development as a person. When I came on, I’d sold door-to-door for five years. During that, I graduated in Finance with a minor in Economics. I started, and I initially was doing reporting and other finance things, and then I started to get some staff underneath me. Then I took on competitions, then events, and so on. Every time I’ve taken something on, it’s been an opportunity for me to grow and to learn to branch out. In the culture of LGCY, becoming the best version of yourself is what everyone pushes for, and LGCY has helped me get on the right path to becoming the best version of myself. We’re still a start-up, and there’s so much to do, but when you get in your hand in everything, you see so much growth.

Q: Who is your hero?
A: I’d say my mom. My family has gone through some trials recently, and she’s been a champ through the whole thing. She’s always been there for my brothers and I, as well as my sister. How she finds the time to work all the hours she works and still find time for all of us in the family is unreal. She gets a lot of stuff done, and it’s awesome.

Q: What is the last book you read?
A: Above the Line by Urban Meyer. Great book. I recommend it.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I like to go outdoors and boating. I also used to coach crossfit at a gym. My wife and I like to travel and go to concerts, but mostly it’s just going outside. I hate the wintertime. In the wintertime, I just coup myself up and work.

5 Ways to Save On Your Electric Bill

People are always looking for ways to save a bit here and there, and on a bill that can at times skyrocket like your electric bill, sometimes the difference can be astonishing. Take a look at some of these tricks we came up with to save a little money, and we hope you can start implementing them in your daily routine to keep your wallet fat!

 

  1. Ceiling Fans are Your Friend

One of the keys to getting your electric bill down is using fewer watts, which is how we measure electric energy. Central air conditioners are going to use about 2,000 watts, while a ceiling fan will use only about 75. Ceiling fans will create the same chilling effect than an AC provides, but for a huge saving in energy. Just be sure to turn the ceiling fan off when you leave the room!

  1. No More Leaky Faucets

We all have had those sinks that just drip and drip and drip and drip. It’s annoying, but that’s usually not motivation enough to actually get up and do it. Let the savings be what convinces you. An average leak can end up wasting 10,000 gallons of water each year, which is enough to do 270 loads of laundry. By simply fixing that leak, most homes will save about 10% on their water bill. Having a leaky faucet simply isn’t worth it. Here is a fun tutorial on ways you can fix your faucet if you are new to this.

  1. Keep an Eye Out for Appliances with the Energy Star

Energy Star is a standard for appliances that was established by the U.S. government to promote products that operate at higher energy efficiency. These products usually use 10-50% less energy than standard appliances. Is your toaster bad? Your blender not blending? Time to go for a new one, and this time with the Energy Star logo.

  1. Low Flow Showerheads

Although the proper suggestion would be to take shorter showers, we all know that we don’t think quite as logical when it’s 7:30 am and we are getting hit with that amazing, steaming water on our backs. But by switching to low flow showerheads, you end up saving large amounts of water while still being able to comfortably shower like usual. Normal showerheads use about 3 or 4 gallons per minute, but a low flow showerhead only uses 2. Stretched over a full year, this will save you between 3,000 and 5,000 gallons. And the best part? They are priced just the same as your normal showerhead! Let the savings begin.

  1. The Magic Number to Set Your Water Heater Temperature To

Pop quiz: Do you know the temperature your water heater is currently set to? It seems like an odd question, but most water heater’s default temperature is 140 degrees. However, the suggested temperature is far lower than that- 120 degrees. This prevents the risk of scalding as well as saves you a lot of money. For every 10 degrees you turn down on your water heater, you can expect to see $30 savings annually. It also will prevent mineral buildup in your pipes, which –no surprise- end up driving up your electric bill. This is a great and really easy way to save a bit every month.