About Us

Founded in 2013 to fill a special need in the renewable energy industry…

To provide cost-effective design support for people working on clean energy projects… RB Power Design has comprehensive knowledge and capabilities that’s an advantage over traditional consultants. We add value with our resources without adding unnecessary cost. In addition to providing professional design services, we also offer a similar level of expertise for those installing other electric systems including vehicle service equipment and other eWorks.Pineapple Shack RB Power Design

What is a Pineapple Shack, Inc.?

Pineapple Shack, Inc. is a registered California Corporation. It was organized in 2015, currently doing business as RB Power Design. The name is derived from a home previously owned by the company’s two founders and is recognized as a place for fun times. The home was affectionately named the Pineapple Shack because pineapples were once served to guest as a symbol of hospitality, and hospitality was the theme for The Pineapple Shack, where friends and neighbors were welcome to share goodtimes and engage in inspiring conversations. The tradition of hospitality continues today at The Pineapple Shack II.

The Founders

Ron & Cathie have enjoyed a great deal of success together. In life and in business, they form a solid partnership that is supportive and continuously keeps them grounded and secure. They have eight children and three grandchildren. You can often find Cathie researching a new recipe or searching for materials to use in an upcoming event. In addition, to being an awesome wife, a loving mother and grandmother, an accomplished artist and classical pianist, she also helps with senior events. She also works with nonprofit organizations often in a business development role where she enjoys helping people in need and supporting the community she lives in.

Ron is the operational mind running RB Power Design. He started working on gasoline station upgrades during the 1979 oil crises, and continuing to work in the electrical industry. In 1989 he received a State of California Contractor license and went on to operate a successful design-build electrical services company. Being an advocate for clean energy, he saw an opportunity to turn his business into an electrical contractor focused on solar power and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The emerging technologies company known as Sunstar Precision Energy Corp operated from 1998-2008. During that time, they sold and install 100’s of solar electric systems and supported installations and repair of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Ron later worked as a Project Manager and Senior System Designer for a large multinational company. Since 2013, Ron has provided CAD+ services supporting the design and installation of solar and electrical projects. When he is not working on business development or creating a custom electrical design, he likes to listen to music, be outdoors and help his friends build things. He wants to complete the PV Power Box, work on a Tesla Plasma Turbine and design a Residential IOT Panel to help people reduce their carbon foot print.

Additions to Team PSI

PSI is pleased to announce two new additions to the Pineapple Shack organization: Julia and Kristina. Julia is supporting a part time role as our risk manager. She has years of experience working in a project management position where she managed risk for large municipalities and has a BS in Criminology. When she is not working on a big project or directing others, she likes to travel and hangout with family and friends. She plans to be working in an executive position within five years. Kristina is a business grad with an MBA. She will provide the marketing guidance. Kristina also enjoys exploring new places and hang out with family and friends and is a trained amateur boxer. They both have fulltime jobs so they will be consulting for PSI in their spare time to help jumpstart our expansion. The flex method of working serves PSI well because we can do  things we like and still achieve the rewards of hard work.

Areas RB Power Design Works In

We specialize in Solar PV & EV Charging Infrastructure as well as other eWorks including IOT, and robotic work cell layout. Based out of San Marcos, and located in the San Diego North County Area, we work for people from around the world. likewise, we engage remotely with clients doing business anywhere in the United States and can support local design activities if needed.

Working With RB Power Design

  • Learn more about our specialty services and ready-to-build design packages for eWorks | PV | EV
  • Submit an RFQ for all you project needs. or by e-mailing us at contact@rbpowerdesign.com. We will respond to urgent requests ASAP.

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