Bernie Stanley is a native of Henrico County, Virginia with family roots in Western Hanover around Stanley’s Store. He attended Hermitage High School, VCU (Richmond, VA), Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, VA), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and graduated from VCU in 1994 with a liberal arts degree majoring in Political Science and Spanish. He was a Realtor™ from 1994 to 1999.
Taking advantage of his ability to speak Spanish, he also spent several years teaching it in Henrico and Hanover County schools. He also bought and sold foreclosed properties for several years until 1999 when he started his construction business, South Anna Properties, LLC. Restoration of historic properties, new homes, and additions was the focus of his business until 2007 when solar energy caught his eye. Bernie served his Hanover community as a member of the Farrington Volunteer Fire Department from 2001-2006 and currently serves as a field team member of Piedmont Search and Rescue. He earned his Merchant Mariner Credential (Captain’s License) in 2014 and enjoys sailing with his family in the Chesapeake Bay. Bernie lives in Ashland on the South Anna River with his wife, Alison, and two children, Madeline and Luke.
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Alison Stanley is a Wheeling, West Virginia native who earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University. Growing up in a community supported by the coal industry, she knew that someday it would all change. Alison has enjoyed several years as a medical office manager and then a long teaching career. In 2008, she decided to pursue solar energy with her husband to create a family business that had significant growth potential while also allowing quality time with her children, Madeline and Luke. Alison is responsible for office management, marketing and sales.