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Sherwood Solar's Backgroundgroup

Sherwood Electric & Solar Company, Inc. had its proud beginnings in 1945, founded by Charles Smith in Brigantine, NJ. In a struggling economy, Charles did business both locally and regionally to keep the business going. To this day Sherwood still commutes to NJ’s northern-most counties, all over Pennsylvania, Delaware & Maryland, thanks to the business contacts and relationships that were fashioned years ago. Sherwood eventually set up shop just over the bridge in Galloway Township and continued with both residential and commercial electrical work, gradually adding solar projects to their repertoire as demand increasingly grew for sustainable energy solutions and the new green industry.

brian Charles was survived by 4 children, 2 of which continued the family business in the same reputable manner. His son, Brian P. Smith, an involved valued Brigantine community member, & Charles’ daughter, Maureen C. Leeds-Toner, an involved, valued Galloway Township member share the responsibilities of running the e1ectrical firm with great success. Both Brian & Maureen learned the business from a very young age as Maureen learned the books and business dealings from her mother, Brian learned the trade out in the field and gained his electrical contractor license to survive that of his father’s. Over the many years they both learned the value of an honest work ethic and the ability to survive in the most recessive of times. Maureen & Brian’s Sherwood family extends much further with the talents and experience that others bring to the Sherwood Family Table.

Gerard Reilly has been installing solar energy systems for twenty years for Sherwood and has shared his incredible knowledge and intelligence with Sherwood’s entire staff. He holds a NJ State Electrical Contractor’s license and is Certified by the The American Solar Energy Society. He has completed CONERGY programs on: Photovoltaic Technical and Business Training, Grid-Tie PV System Design & Installation, and Solar Water Pumping Solutions. Mr. Reilly has contributed his unique and extensive entrepreneurial skills both mechanically and business-wise since 1984. As a former Merchant Marine, successful small businessman and farm owner, Gerard brings a diverse background and extensive solar power experience to the team.

Joel Sklarew has contributed his skills to Sherwood since 1991. He was a successful builder who partnered with his father, and specialized in custom single family home construction in North Jersey communities. His years of building homes from soup- to-nuts gives him vast knowledge of all construction trades (Electrician Licensed NJ, Philadelphia, Allentown, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), which lends him. To be an asset on any job-site or in any situation.

Also on staff, we pride ourselves in having our own in-house architect as our experienced solar system designer, Julia Smith (third generation Sherwood family).

Sherwood is capable of handling every aspect of a solar project, including all designs, engineering approvals, PJM applications, state SREC & utility applications & approvals, permits and installations. Whether you need Sherwood to manage your entire project or simply wire your system, your satisfaction is 100% GUARANTEED!

As with any successful business, Sherwood evolved with the growth of technology and has always stayed current with every aspect of the electrical field, traditional & solar alike.
Constant attention to detail and efforts to stay current have been the mainstay to Sherwood’s continued prosperity.

Sherwood prides itself in its longevity & integrity. With no liens, judgments or unsatisfied customers, Sherwood plans on being around a very long time to come. Your investments are extremely important to us and we will be here to see that they last as long as we have.

Current Certifications, Licenses and Registrations





Home Improvement Contractor License, NJ
Home Improvement Contractor License, PA

NJ Electrical Group Members

(Department of Property Management & Construction)

NJ Public Works License

NAHB/NHQ Certified Quality Assurance Program (National Association of Home Builders)
Philadelphia Electrical Contractors Licenses
Harrisburg, PA Electrical Contractors Licenses
Allentown, PA Electrical Contractors Licenses
Bensalem, PA Electrical Contractors Licenses
Delaware Electrical Contractors Licenses

PA Participating PV Contractor for the Sunshine Grant Program

American Solar Energy Society Certification

CONERGY Training & Certifications for PV Technical, Business, Grid-Tie Design & Installation, and Solar Water Pumping Solutions