Who We Are
Home Power / Commercial Power Systems is a unique and focused company specializing in the sales, installation, and service of Generac and Kohler automatic home standby and commercial generators. Our company philosophy is quality, integrity, and trust. These values fuel our business.
We are focused on long-term relationships with our customers
We do not over or under design your standby system. Our team has extensive electrical backgrounds with many holding electrical master licenses. The Company President has been in the industrial/commercial electrical marketplace for over 40 years and brings this knowledge to your home. Home Power / Commercial Power Systems not only has the right background, it also has the experience with over 4,500 installations. We are dedicated to customer service and provide the most cost-effective solution for automatic standby generator systems.
We are not looking to provide just the sales and installation of your new Generac or Kohler Generator, we want to maintain and service the unit for many years to come. Home Power / Commercial Power Systems makes a true effort in providing the best service for the most competitive price. You have finally found the right company to provide a solution for your emergency electrical standby distribution system, Home Power Systems / Commercial Power Systems.
Call a heating contractor, call a home builder, call a hardware store – when you are ready to work with a professionally organized and managed company, contact Home Power Systems and Commercial Power Systems.
“I have been in the electrical industry for over 40 years obtaining my electrical masters’ license after completing several years as a construction electrician. With this knowledge, I truly understand your electrical needs. I started this business with one focus…servicing you, the customer. My goal is to raise the bar in standby power generation, and any other electrical needs you have.”
Jim Swetman, President, Home Power Systems LLC
Meet Our Team
Vice President – General Manager
Jim started his career in 2004 as Home Power Systems’ first Installation Tech. Jim has an extensive background in HVAC, pipefitting and electrical. Jim has been supervising the service and installation departments since 2007. Jim has personally installed hundreds of generators and oversees the service of over 7,000 generators per year under his direction. Jim is a Licensed Master Electrician and has completed residential and commercial certification from Kohler and Generac.
Regional Project Manager
Having overseen several hundred installations since 2017, Rusty is a residential Project Manager serving customers in the Syracuse, Finger Lakes and Greater CNY area.
Buffalo Director of Operations
With several decades of experience as owner of Buffalo Power Systems, Geoff manages our Buffalo operations, serving customers in the Greater Buffalo region.
Inside Sales Representative
A 30 year veteran of the equipment and materials sales industry, Ian is very proud to contribute hands-on experience in permanent and portable sitepower distribution experience to the Residential Inside Sales Team.
Receptionist, Administrative Coordinator
Alyssa is a valued member of our team with a decade and a half of administrative experience. She has a strong background in the medical reception field and graduated from SUNY Oneonta.
EGSA Certified Senior Technician
As our Sr. technician Andy provides strong leadership to our entire team. Andy is a licensed Master Electrician and is a EGSA-certified factory-trained Generac, Kohler and Briggs and Stratton generator technician. Andy has been a valued member of our team for over 13 years.
Lead Install Technician
Jeff leads residential installations for Home Power Systems, overseeing execution of installations daily.
Lead Install Technician
Mark is a residential generator specialist with a focus on excellent customer service. He is a Lead Installer for residential installations to ensure efficient, workmanlike execution.
Lead Install Technician
Kyle specializes in residential installs of generators and top tier customer service. He has been a member of our team for over 5 years, and has overseen the execution of over 1,000 installations.
Tom joined the company in 2012 and has successfully installed and serviced thousands of generators as a factory-certified technician with Generac, Kohler, and Briggs & Stratton generators.
Zach joined the company in 2019, assisting the Syracuse area with generator service, maintenance and repair.
Installation & Service Technician
With several decades of construction and automotive experience, “Turbo” Tom joined Home Power Systems in 2020 as an installation, residential and heavy service technician.
Shane joined Home Power Systems in 2021, assisting with warehouse logistics, shipping & receiving, inspecting and prepping generators, parts inventory and more.
Coming from a mechanical background in the military, Greg joined Home Power Systems in 2020 as a service and maintenance technician in the Buffalo area.
Steve joined Home Power Systems in 2020 as a service and maintenance technician in the Syracuse area.
Senior Project Manager
Scott joined the company in 2007 as a service technician. Scott quickly grew to our Senior Service Technician and Sales Project Manager. With over 20 years in the electric and generator industry, Scott supervises the office staff, sales staff, operations departments, and procurement of all generator parts and materials for the company.
Residential Project Manager
Having overseen several hundred installations since 2017, Jeff is a residential Project Manager primarily serving customers in the Buffalo, Rochester and Finger Lakes areas.
Having overseen several hundred installations since 2018, Dale is a residential Project Manager primarily serving customers in the Buffalo, Rochester and Finger Lakes areas.
Residential Project Manager
With several decades of experience in solar energy, construction and trades, Shawn is a Clean Energy and Storage specialist as well as standby generator solutions.
Senior Inside Sales Representative
Rory is our Sr. Inside Sales Representative, and has been a member of our team for over 5 years. With a lifelong career in both residential construction and customer service, his duties include scheduling site surveys, outside sales support, managing partner accounts, and marketing.
Lead Maintenance Coordinator
Kelly has nearly two decades of experience in customer service and equipment sales and is a valued member of our team focused primarily on residential and commercial maintenance programs for our customers.
Receptionist, Maintenance Coordinator
Alex brings many years of scheduling and customer service experience is a valued member of our team, focused primarily on residential and commercial maintenance programs for our customers.
Receptionist, Accounts Receivable, Data Entry
Katherine brings many years of scheduling and office administrative experience is a valued member of our team, focused primarily on AR, maintaining our customer records and keeping our database updated with the most current information on our customers’ generators.
Matt Van Vleck
Administrative Coordinator, Operations Lead
Matt joined Home Power Systems in 2018, assisting the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo markets with permitting, utility coordination, scheduling electrical inspections and variance logistics.
Cameron joined Home Power Systems in 2017 from a background of maintaining and servicing generators on military bases overseas. He manages the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo markets’ Service and Maintenance operations.
EGSA Certified Service Technician, Service Team Lead
Mike is a highly valued technician with 13 years of experience in the field with a great talent for identifying mechanical issues and creating appropriate solutions.
Lead Install Technician, Service Technician
Andrew has been a Generac factory-certified technician since 2016 and also has a strong on-the-job background in electrical work and his Associates degree in Electrical Engineering from Alfred State University.
Heavy Service Technician
Jarod joined the company in 2018 assisting the Rochester, Syracuse, and Southern Tier markets with generator installs and service.
Jeffrey joined the company in 2019 assisting the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo markets with generator installs and service.
Mark joined the company in 2018 assisting the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo markets with generator installs and service.
Residential Service Technician
Kyle joined Home Power Systems in 2020, primarily assisting with Service and Maintenance in the Rochester area.
With lifelong experience in automotive and small engine service and maintenance, Joe joined Home Power Systems in 2021, serving the Rochester and Buffalo markets.
Josh joined Home Power Systems in 2021, assisting the Syracuse market with generator installs, service, and warehouse logistics.
Bio coming soon!
Electrical Generating Systems Association Certified Technicians
As part of its commitment to advancing professionalism within the Standby Power industry, EGSA has created the Electrical Generator Systems Technician Certification Program. Certification of personnel has become the hallmark of many industries in the United States today for one simple reason: It helps advance the profession by identifying consistent standards through which proficiency can be determined.
EGSA Technician Certification demonstrates a commitment to that idea. Through rigorous testing, the program will identify those technicians who not only have a broad knowledge of electricity, mechanical and electrical components and the interaction between them, but are proficient in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of On-Site Power generation systems.
Environmental Protection Agency Certified Lead-Safe Firm
EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
Home Power Systems is a Rochester Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Business
Home Power Systems named in Rochester’s Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies – 10 year consecutive Generac generator reseller ranks within Rochester’s 100 most progressive private businesses for the second year in a row
Generac PowerPro Premier Dealer Eleven Years Running
PowerPro is the highest level of distinction available to members of Generac’s independent dealer network and is open only to those that meet the most rigorous set of sales and customer service criteria. Our customers receive a best-in-class sales and service experience from a National top-tier Premier-level dealer. Home Power Systems has been named a performing Premier-level Generac dealer since 2010.