HOME IMPROVEMENT: Coachella Valley Reaches HERO Milestone

James Reed Published/ March 3, 2017/ Updated: 3:03 p.m.
More than 1,000 homeowners have made 2,000 installations using PACE financing through HERO.When they launched their patio cover business in Indio in June 2015, Chris Angulo and business partner Sergio Mata got a lot of business outside the Coachella Valley, in cities such as Lake Elsinore, Corona, Fontana and Banning.
Angulo and Mata, who founded and run C&S Patio Covers, then started hearing from other contractors — air conditioner installers, solar panel specialists and the like — about the HERO Program, the nation’s leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.