Providing Expert Service Since 1970 - C10 Contractor License #985340

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We have been in business since 1970, and have over 54 years of extensive electrical experience dating back to 1961. The company was founded originally as J&L Electric, Jerry and his wife Elizabeth (Liz) hence, J & L.

In 2008, additional family members joined efforts to expand the company into the solar market and in 2013 we changed the company name to Option One Corporation to reflect our long term corporate vision and goals. Jerry Thomas Founding Partner, Scott Thomas Business Development, Heather Thomas CEO, Frank Artzer Senior Construction Manager, Trever Thomas Project Foreman.

When it comes to electrical, especially solar, 54 years of experience matters. Your solar system will include electrical conduit and wiring on your roof, inside your attic and will be connecting to your electric utility high voltage main service panel, which should only be completed by a highly experienced and professional electrical contractor. Option One is not merely a solar company, we are a licensed C-10 Electrical Contractor, highly experienced in every aspect of electrical.

 Our Vision

The vision, mission and objective of Option One is very simple and straightforward. Sell and install the World’s best and most reliable solar packages, with the highest level of installation quality and the highest level of customer service, at a fair price. Our ultimate goal is to create an exceptional customer experience that is the best it can be.


 Financial Experts

Scott Thomas has over 25 years of high level and high volume financing experience and has held management positions with several high profile banks and mortgage companies. Scott manages and oversees all of our financing programs, making sure we have the best financing programs available for our customers. We’re proud to be able to offer Zero Down, Zero Interest and Zero out of pocket programs.


World Class Systems

Option One system packages combine the WORLD’S highest performing modules, inverters and power optimizers to achieve extremely high performance and reliability.  We have researched the world’s best solar products, we design all of our own systems, and we install all of our own systems with Option One company employees. We have several hundred systems currently in operation, we electronically monitor every system we’ve ever installed and our customer’s zero post solar electric bills prove our expertly designed systems produce the results we promise. Our systems can deliver up to 25% more energy harvest than top competitors and out performs all other competing packages in the WORLD!

Jerry Thomas

Founder & Partner


Jerry is the founder and co-owner of Option One Corporation.  He has 55 years of extensive experience and knowledge in all facets of electrical design, professional installations, high level quality control and inspections since 1961. In December of 2015, he retired his position with Edison Testing Laboratories which tests solar modules, inverters, components and most other consumer electronics.

Current and past clients include:

A-1 Properties, Acromil, SpaceX, 88 International, A-1 Trucking, Mustang Engineering, Star News, Solo Enterprises, Imperial Iron and Steel, and Certified Fabricators.


Experience includes:

  • 2013 – Present: Partner and Officer of Option One Corporation
  • 1970 – 2015: Owner of J & L Electric – C10 Electrical Contractor
  • 1998 – 2015: Edison Testing Laboratories, ETL, Field Inspector
  • 1996-1998: Senior Electrical Inspector, City of Santa Monica
  • 1980-1995: Senior Electrical Inspector, City of Pasadena
  • 1970-1980: Chief Electrician, City of Pasadena
  • 1969-1970: Emergency Generator Specialist for Detroit Diesel
  • 1964-1969: North American Rockwell, Space Division. Electronics and Electrical supervisor on Apollo Space Command and service vehicles
  • 1961-1964: United States Air Force, Aircraft and Missile Electronics

Professional Credentials:

  • C10 Electrical Contractor, Licensed in California
  • ICBO Certified  (International Conference of Building Officials)
  • 1990: Chairman of the Bonding and Grounding Committee for International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) (SWS)
  • 1985-1990: Custom Home Builder
  • University of Maryland, Cerritos JC, Mt. SAC JC, LA Trade Tech

Heather is co-owner of Option One Corporation and brings high level corporate structure and experience to the company as well as C-level vision and discipline and oversees the entire operation.


  • 2013 – Present: CEO of Option One Solar Corporation
  • 2012 – 2014: Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc, EA to the President
  • 2009 – 2012: FM Group, EA to the Vice President, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2006 – Present:  Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of California
  • 2006 – Present:  Notary Public, California
  • 2001 – 2006:  Kforce Professional Staffing, Office Manager
  • 1993 – 2001:  Chicken of the Sea,
  • 1985 – 1993:  Select Cleaners, Family Owned Dry Cleaners, Manager

Heather Thomas



Scott Thomas

Business Development


Scott brings Option One his experience in finance, electrical and construction and manages our business development, including driving sales, marketing, financing and acquisitions.

  • 1985 – Present: J & L Electric / Option One Corporation
  • 1988 – 2010: Management positions in Mortgage Banking; Aegis Mortgage Corp, Alliance Credit Corporation, Shearson Lehman Brother, Staten Island Bank, Western Financial Bank, Fremont Investment and Loan, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Staten Island Bank
  • Certified Solar Quoting, Sizing
  • ​Certified Solar Sales
  • Certified Solar Installation
  • 1985-1992: Custom Home Builder
  • Licensed C10 Contractor, California

He has been working with Option One bringing industry experience, knowledge and value you can have confidence in when working with our company.

A History Of Excellence

Jerry Team

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