Our Team

Our Team

Ronald Urban


For the past 30 years, Ron Urban has led an impressive career in general and electrical contracting. In 1982, he founded Tecron Electrical Contractors and Engineers, this became the parent company of Electrical Concepts and Construction. Each of Rons firms provided complete design and build planning and general contracting administration for commercial and industrial projects throughout New Jersey.

Working closely with architects and engineers, Mr. Urban has developed complex projects from conceptual drawings through the design and build stage. He has extensive consulting experience as a planning board expert, land developer and electrical contracting and building designer. Ron can do it all and will save you money while doing it!

In 2010 Ron decided to move into a new business venture he had always dreamt about. He teamed up with the former Renewable Energy Technical Director for New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program to begin Advanced Solar and Energy solution and together, they decided that education of the client would be a fundamental principle of the business plan.

Under the direction of Mr. Urban, the AS&ES team continues to educate clients about solar energy systems, energy efficiency upgrades, tax benefits and financial options. This allows you to feel comfortable in making any decisions and allows for great relationships between business and client.


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Richard Nacamuli


Richard Nacamuli is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and brings over 40 years of engineering experience to Advanced Solar & Energy Solutions.

Prior to joining the company, Richard worked for Nacamuli Associates, which provided professional engineering, inspection, and supervisory services for over 1000 major projects totaling over $5 billion in construction costs. Richard was directly involved in the design and construction of distribution centers, office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, schools, churches, public works projects, and shopping centers. Under his leadership, Nacamuli Associates earned NJACI/NJRMCA Awards for Excellence in Concept, Originality, and Application of Structural Concrete for the Meadowlands Hilton Hotel (1978), for the Ellis Island American Immigrant Wall of Honor (1995) and for Liberty View Towers (2002).

Richard earned a BA in Chemistry from New York University (1985) and a BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1990). He is a life member of the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A. Lee Mercy


A. Lee Mercy is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 22 years of experience in general contracting, roofing, building systems, and construction. Mr. Mercy most recently was the Strategic Sourcing Manager at Johnson & Johnson Corporate Engineering, where he was responsible for the worldwide procurement of building-related materials, and systems. Prior to this positon, he was a construction manager at Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for all J&J sites in the Latin America sector. This included managing all projects, from concept through design and construction. He started at Johnson & Johnson as the manager of In-House Design and Construction Ethicon, where he oversaw various plant additions, expansions, and renovations.

Mr. Mercy began his career as a partner in the General Contracting firm, Maldon Construction. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering Management from Penn State University and a MBA from Pace University. Mr Mercy additionally earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ed Brown

Heating & Cooling Division

Ed Brown has been the owner and operator of Elite Heating & Cooling for more than 30 years and now will be running the residential and commercial heating and cooling division for Advanced Solar & Energy Solutions. He installs and repairs HVAC systems for both residential and commercial customers, including hot water and steam boilers, radiant heating systems, electric and solar heating systems, and oil and gas.

Mr. Brown has experience in solar installation and servicing for solar pool systems and holds a Black Seal High Pressure in Charge Boiler license and a New Jersey State Refrigerant License. He is also a certified installer and service provider for Roth Solar Systems.

James Sydlo

VP of Distribution

James Sydlo received his degree from Union College in Business and Economics. Mr. Sydlo has over 30 years of sales and distribution experience in electrical goods working for the largest suppliers in the country. At the present time, Mr. Sydlo is putting a team of suppliers/distributors together to work with Advanced Solar Distribution Division. Mr Sydlo has vast experience with all types of electrical products including light and lighting systems and deals directly with manufacturers and distributers throughout the country.

Experience the maximum return on your investment!

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