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Company Overview

Sustineo, which in Latin means “to uphold, sustain, or endure” is the foundation of our company.

Founded in 2007 and incorporated in 2008, by a team of industry leading design engineers, Sustineo is an engineering firm specializing in sustainability and renewable energy power projects. Based in San Diego, California, we provide design and consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. market. Our core expertise is the turnkey design of solar PV projects for commercial, government, military, and utility scale clients. Our strengths are providing flexible and comprehensive approaches to system designs, with unparalleled speed and accuracy.

Dedicated to Global Sustainability.


Dave Handman, Founder + CEO

Mr. Handman has fifteen years of experience in the renewable energy industry. He has been the principal in charge and project manager in the design of over 500 photovoltaic systems, for government, commercial, military, and utility scale projects. He has managed all aspects of photovoltaic projects, including feasibility, procurement, construction management, commissioning, and maintenance. He has performed the Independent Commissioning of PV systems for the Department of Defense, utility companies, and commercial clients throughout the U.S. market.

  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Photovoltaic System Design
  • PV System Commissioning

Frank Evaro, Executive Vice President

Mr. Evaro has seventeen years of experience in the renewable energy industry, specifically Photovoltaics. He has been in various roles of construction management and has been a principal in charge of over 500 photovoltaic systems, for government, commercial, military, utility and residential scale projects. He has been principal in charge of business development for small to large scale PV projects for commercial, industrial, utility, and government. He provides long term business development strategies and strategic alliances, to achieve objectives that are mutually beneficial to the sustainability of the green energy industry.

  • Business Development
  • Construction Means and Methods
  • Construction Management
  • Inspection Quality and Control

Eric Carter, Executive Vice President Finance

Eric Carter has over 20 years experience in project accounting and financial management of solar PV projects in the commercial and utility markets. Eric managed the job cost accounting department at one of the largest EPC companies in the US and helped take them from an annual revenue of $25M to over $400M over a 4-year span. He is an expert at job cost accounting and is responsible for expanding Sustineo’s paperless and cloud-based accounting systems for scalability and expansion into new markets outside of California.

  • Job Cost Accounting and Project Budgeting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Cloud Based and Paperless Accounting Software
  • Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Accounting Management

Danny Lopez,
Chief Estimator

Byron Fung,
Senior Construction Manager

Adam, Johnson,
Senior Project Manager

Brand Strategy

Our actions today will ensure a healthier planet for our children tomorrow.



We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality work, and will continue exceeding customer expectations while simplifying the pursuit of sustainability.

We will empower and educate our customers to make wise, sustainable choices in both their business and personal lives.



We envision becoming a thought leader in the sustainability sector by owning trademarked processes and systems. We will invent new categories by productizing our services that will be asked for by name. We will expand our trademarked offerings into the B2B and B2C space.



We focus on being agile, responsive, and reliable with attention to detail, while collaborating with our customers. We value being organized and professional, working accurately and efficiently, and being impeccable with our word. We value being transparent with our pricing, earning trust, and creating customers for life.



We commit to creating customers for life through innovative sustainability, excellence in workmanship, and stellar service.



Sustineo is a visionary company dedicated to global sustainability. We are responsive, agile, and collaborative. We are committed to excellence in environmental stewardship through energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, and green building.



We will continue to delight our customers by fulfilling their economic and environmental goals, while maintaining our commitment to a sustainable planet – sustainability simplified.

Company Timeline

2021 | LA Press

Sustineo engineers build a rooftop system that includes a Tesla Battery Energy Storage System for LA Press in Los Angeles, CA.

2020 | Frank Motors Group Portfolio

Sustineo completed design and construction of four solar projects for Frank Motors Group in National City, CA.

2017 | Westfield Portfolio

Sustineo begins multi-state design and build projects with Westfield, which expand Sustineo's service territory.

2016 | Airport Solar & Feasibility

LAX awarded the entire solar feasibility study to the Sustineo team. Working with a team of three companies, we provided design and financial expertise to help rank the future deployment of solar projects.

2015 | Green Building, Leed & Solar

Sustineo began teaming up with high profile architecture firms to provide planning and design for green buildings seeking LEED certification.

2014 | Design, Build & Operate

As clients continued to ask about Sustineo’s ability to support them into construction, our team decided to expand our customer offerings by developing a design+build vision.

2013 | Utility Scale Solar Market (Design)

Sol Orchard Imperial I was the first of many projects with IID service territory. Sustineo’s expert team of civil, structural and electrical engineers ensured success.

2012 | Commercial & Winery Rooftops

Constellation Wines deployed solar projects on the Ravenswood Winery, Estancia Winery, and Clos Du Bois Winery to help offset their electrical usage. Sustineo provided electrical and structural engineering, along with permitting.

2011 | Large Utility Scale Solar Farms (26MW)

As the utility market started to take off, past colleagues from URS entered the business and tapped Sustineo Corp. for preliminary engineering, due diligence, and interconnection studies.

2010 | NAVFAC Southwest Solar Portfolio

Fourteen sites on six navel bases throughout CA were fast tracked for design & permitting. Sustineo was called upon to complete the designs on all facilities in 45 days.

2009 | Design & Management

As our role expanded from solely design, we also worked on multiple phases of the China Lake Naval Base, and then began procurement support,
coordination, and management for the installation contractors.

2008 | Navy & Military Solar Projects Design

China Lake Naval Base deployed carports with amorphous silicone laminates and called upon our team to design the electrical portion of the job.

2007 | Founded

By an industry leading design & project engineer.