We often get asked, “Where did you get the name ‘Ducoterra’? I’ve never heard of it.” Well, when the company first started, our founder wanted a name that reflected the mission and values of his company. He believed his company could help make the world a better place, changing the way people heat their homes by using high efficiency radiant infrared heating, which would reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
The name Ducoterra was created by combining the word “Duco“, derived from the Latin “Ducor” which means to lead or guide, and “Terra“, the earth. So, the meaning is that Ducoterra will lead the world toward using infrared radiant heating.
Ducoterra LLC is a nationwide leader in manufacturing high performance infrared heating panels for both residential and commercial buildings. After over a decade in business, we have shipped over 10,000 panels to happy customers across the United States and Canada. We are dedicated to making high-quality, clean, affordable, energy-efficient heating available to homeowners, businesses, and non-profits, helping lower their heating costs and energy consumption, while providing the highest level of comfortable heating. Our SolaRay infrared radiant heating panels are inexpensive to install and to operate, with the lowest total cost of ownership of any heating system on the market today. And we offer an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty on all our products. SolaRay radiant heating panels are available for sale throughout North America at any of our dealers.
At Ducoterra our roots are in supporting a sustainable world. We believe this means that, as stewards of this earth and our communities, we must first do no harm. And second, we must use our skills and strengths to benefit all our stakeholders – our employees, our customers, our planet, our communities, and our owners. We use a system of accounting for our products and activities called the Triple Bottom Line – enhancing value for our People, our Planet, and our Profits. We accomplish this through value driven decision making, delivering environmentally conscious and healthy products produced by employees who are valued and grow as we grow.
Patrick Beebe-Sweet provides the vision, direction, and technology leadership for Ducoterra. Patrick founded Ducoterra in 2011 and has grown the company to a nationwide leader in infrared radiant heating products. Patrick has over 15 years of analytical and information management experience and skills. From designing and implementing business analytics systems to mining sales data and performing project completion timeline analysis, Patrick brings his skills to focus on the strategic and business challenges facing Ducoterra. His background in scientific research and engineering projects also brings in needed expertise around the design and engineering challenges facing product development. Patrick is dedicated to supporting and crafting a business offering and environment that meets and exceeds the needs of employees, customers, and our communities and planet. Patrick has a B.S in Physics and and MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the recognized leader in Sustainable Business education.
Arij Beebe-Sweet provides key organizational and customer service skills that keep the wheels turning at Ducoterra. A US Army veteran from the 82nd Airborne she has brought her strong sense of purpose, dedication, and due diligence to her daily work at Ducoterra. Arij has as BS/BA in Crop Sciences from The Evergreen State College.
Jim drives and directs the sales and business operations at Ducoterra and is responsible for developing Ducoterra’s dealer and distributor network. An entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in starting, growing, and managing large technology organizations, Jim lends his expertise to not only sales but also to the business strategy. He has held positions in sales, product development, product marketing, and operations management throughout his career. Jim received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Washington and has done postgraduate work in Software Engineering at Seattle University.
I have worked in the green energy and sustainable housing industries for the last six years. I have been with Ducoterra since 2017. In my spare time I enjoy playing music, building and repairing fretted instruments, and spending time with my family.