Meet our energy experts

Mark Rich

Mark is a natural problem solver and was inspired to start Elite AEW to permanently impact lives in a positive way. As an industry expert, he worked for Lowe’s as a Corporate Account Executive and specialized in developing relationships and providing procurement solutions for mid to large commercial customers. He was encouraged to expand his expertise by offering a comprehensive approach to improving a building’s energy efficiency through energy assessments and restoration services. Over the years, has been continually amazed at the trajectory of growth Elite AEW has experienced in both the residential and commercial space.

He is motivated by the ability to do something that he loves all while changing lives and saving the environment. He has increased the energy efficiency of thousands of homes with the assistance of his partners and team, helping people live more comfortably and saving them money. Integrity has been the primary driver in forming the culture and legacy of the company, which he attributes to Elite AEW’s success.

Spending time with his wife camping and mountain biking is how he unwinds from his busy work schedule.


As Lead Sales Assessor, Mike works to promote a winning team atmosphere. In addition to drafting project proposals and performing energy assessments, he enjoys setting his team up for daily success. He uses his experience to be a motivating force that focuses on improvement through customer service, productivity, quality control, and continual growth.

He is personally motivated when he helps a customer improve their home’s energy efficiency and increases their overall comfort. At the end of the day, he finds pleasure in leaving them impressed with Elite AEW team’s expertise, professionalism, cleanliness, and punctuality.

Outside of work, he leads an active lifestyle that includes exercising, hiking and spending time with his family and rescue animals.


With a decade of experience in the energy sector, Dirk is committed to providing exceptional service to his customers through an initial energy assessment, analyzing the data and reporting back to the customer all of the findings and potential savings and rebates available to them.. 

He is continually surprised at how much energy most homes lose that is not known without our scientific testing that shows how each home performs. . Dirk also works directly with the homeowners to provide the best solutions to correct energy loss and to gain comfort and savings for their home and family. He appreciates having the opportunity to help those that have true comfort issues completely change the way their home feels.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, watching sports, playing golf, going to concerts, and collecting records.

Casey SMith

After 15 years in construction, Casey transitioned to the energy sector as an Energy Assessor. He works with customers to not only assess their home’s energy efficiency but educate them on the science of how their home works. He believes that whether a home is old or new, improvements can be made to increase its energy efficiency and save a customer money.

One of his favorite aspects of the job is all the new people he meets every day.

To relax, he spends time with his family and hunting deer and waterfowl.

AEW is a division of Elite Development Group