Andrew Hikade

Solar Design Specialist

Andrew was born and raised in Downeast, Maine and received a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Andrew's hobbies include surfing, climbing, trail running, fishing, and he loves to read...EVERYTHING! He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and has a passion for helping protect public lands.

Andrew was a chef and restaurateur for over 17 years in Blue Hill, Maine. His family business includes two restaurants, a catering division, and a small brewery. The property sources goods from over 40 farms, fishermen, and foragers within the surrounding community. His family believes local, small businesses and agricultural divisions serve as the building blocks of rural communities.

In 2012, Andrew and his brother started a solar- powered brewery! ReVision installed the 7.3 kW system (33 panels) that would soon offset 100% of the 3-barrel brewing operation. The beer is created from barley grown and malted right in his home state of Maine. The beer is served in his two restaurants and shared throughout the local community.

Looking to start a new chapter, he moved to Massachusetts in 2018 with his partner Annika and reached back out to ReVision when he heard about the opening of the North Andover, MA division. Andrew quickly realized that this was a company he wanted to work for and said, "ReVision's commitment to community, quality of workmanship, and dedication toward a more sustainable planet is what drew me in."