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Exploring Life & Business with Jordan Taylor of SynergyGrid

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordan Taylor.

Hi Jordan, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
As a kid, I grew up working on houses in Baltimore city with my dad and was always aware of the state of Baltimore working throughout the city. As a kid, I was always taking things apart and rebuilding them and would often dream about building entire cities. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned about the history of Baltimore redlining and began paying more attention to the living conditions and elevated poverty I would see throughout the city. This is something that frustrated me and I thought was so unfair, I knew would never leave my mind. I attended Penn State University to study robotics and mechanical engineering & power systems and spent about 5 years in the robotics manufacturing space. While working in California I got the opportunity to take a tour of the SpaceX facility which was a once-in-a-lifetime mind-altering experience.

Getting to see firsts hand what one man given enough ambition and vision was capable of creating was inspiring.

After that experience, I transitioned into the solar industry and was immediately attracted to the prospect of including solar technology and microgrids in real estate development and saw an opportunity. So keeping an open mind I’ve taken strategies and ideas from other industries to change the way we think about built environments. The goal is to make healthier places to live, and more energy-efficient homes to build our community and live a modern lifestyle in harmony with nature.

My vision is not only to transform the city that I’m from but to rebuild and create cities for those who have been affected by forces out of their control that make life more difficult than it needs to be in a country that is built on the premise that every person should be able to live freely to pursue their fullest potential.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I was down to my last-dollar homeless adjacent and was of the mindset I was at rock bottom. I met a man named Jeff who had been homeless for years but told me “I can see, good use of my legs, my hands work, if I ain’t dead I ain’t done. Entrepreneurship is an uphill battle, so every day there are issues that arise, so it’s all about keeping perspective and sticking to the script.

Even now, I frequently run into issues with materials, construction delays, policy changes, and pandemics that are always threatening to put us out of business. But I’m on a mission and if I ain’t dead I ain’t done.

As you know, we’re big fans of SynergyGrid. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
SynergyGrid is a sustainable real estate development company. We integrate intelligence into the built environment.

We are creating healthier buildings through passive building techniques which lead to better air & water quality as well as minimal energy costs. Our AI software manages and controls community microgrids so that it returns even more cash to our customers.

We are known for being trusted experts in the solar space. We are the only development company addressing the issues of housing, affordability, environment, and equality from a holistic approach. It makes me proud to see the support from the community and the impact we are having on families in the community.

We want people to know that solar isn’t so scary, it can actually be a great benefit to saving money, the environment, and improving property values. We do consultations, installation, and maintenance of all energy systems and appliances. If you don’t save money by converting to solar, we provide a money-back guarantee.

Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Risk in life is a given, you have to expect at some point you will have to take major risks if you want to achieve results outside of the norm. There is greater risk in taking no risk at all as you will always get what you’ve been getting in the past. In our current state of the environment, it is more risk in inaction pretending as though our planet and people are not suffering. Although you must take risks they should always be carefully planned and calculated.

This is the biggest risk I’ve ever taken in life leaving a 6 figure salary at Amazon to start this business, there are so many complexities in construction, combined with a brand new solar industry. Saying it out loud actually sounds insane, but there was also the risk of not listening to my conscious. There is the risk of all of the people I see daily who I have the capability to help, risking the future of the planet just for the sake of being safe.

I would rather die knowing that I did everything in my power, using my God-given gifts to uplift those around me than to have to answer to my children and future generations about why didn’t I do something.

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