- ACCOMPLISHMENTS -
THE FAMILY MAN
RECALL THE UNDERDOG
"IN LIFE THERE'S NO ELEVATOR - ONLY STEPS"
Raised in a trailer park with no clear path to success, kicked out of high school and faced with becoming a father in his teens, Jayson Waller is the definition of a “True Underdog.” The True Underdog podcast is inspired by Jayson’s journey as listeners hear high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help other potential underdogs pave the way.
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS
Jayson’s business savvy has helped him make a name for himself from day one, but his innovation has allowed him to excel. After starting his own business in home security and making the bold choice to pivot to the solar industry, Jayson’s extreme hard work paid off. Through it all, Jayson is proud to be a family man, dedicating everything he does to his wife, his kids, and his granddaughter.
Jayson Waller is born on a Wednesday on the 5th of December.
Watching Popeye prompts Jayson to eat spinach. His mom says that, “He hated it, but he ate it because he wanted to be big and strong.”
Excels at sports – wrestling and football were his favorites.
Gets his first job at the age of 14 at a video store.
Jayson’s family moves from Arizona to a trailer park in Concord, North Carolina after his father’s job with AT&T forced a relocation.
Meets future wife, Liz, at Central Cabarrus High School. Jayson gets kicked out for fighting and goes to Concord High where he gets kicked out again, finishing only his sophomore year.
Wanting to finish high school with his friends, Jayson drives cross-country to Phoenix, lives with this best friend, and gets a part-time job as a telemarketer while attending school.
Has his first child with Liz. They get married in 2001.
Starts working as a Business Account Manager for Verizon wireless after successfully selling certificates of deposit over the phone at First Union Bank. He becomes a top account manager with Verizon.
Starts a home security business out of his master bedroom. It would grow to being a top four Monitronics Dealer and Honeywell equipment provider, and peak at $13 million in sales in 2012.
Named on Security Systems News’ “20 Under 40” list.
Merges his company with Power Home Technologies, joining as Chief Operating Officer. Jayson manages over 300 employees and helped grow the company from $18 million to $28 million in sales in 18 months.
Starts POWERHOME SOLAR to pursue an industry with more growth potential. Jayson won’t take a paycheck for almost two years.
With cash flow tight, Jayson invests his life savings into the business and sells his spacious lake home.
Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Southeast Award winner in the Emerging Services category.
Guides POWERHOME SOLAR to more than $350 million in revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a run rate of $700 million.
Starts his book, Own Your Power: No Excuses. No Bullsh*t. The Time is Now.