Biosketch

Jean-Pierre Desmarais
President
jpd@homerizon.com


In the early 1990s, Jean-Pierre created his first company, Transportable Energy Systems, which dedicated its activities to the sale of standard batteries. This led him to establish Pilium Inc., a company specializing in the sale of batteries of all sizes and for all applications. Jean-Pierre sold his first piece of renewal energy equipment in 1999 at the retail location in the Ahuntsic district of Montreal.

In 2000, he was offered a position to launch a similar business in Laval, in the Greater Montreal area. Jean-Pierre accepted the job and is proud to have participated in the success of Solaire Expert, which is still active today.

While pursuing a career in this specialized trade, he founded the École des Energies Alternatives du Québec (ÉÉAQ), the very first Francophone school in the Americas dedicated to the teaching and training of adults wishing to learn how to install more environmentally friendly energy equipment. It is to be noted that the ÉÉAQ participated in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, an international competition held in Washington. In 2010, Jean-Pierre donated his School to Écohabitation, an organization which still offers the course at the Universite de Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) campus for professionals in the construction industry.

Over the past few years, Jean-Pierre has been working tirelessly to grow Homerizon Inc., a company he co-founded with his brother on October 6, 2008.