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Rick Castillo Receives Two Prestigious Recognitions as an Orlando Business Journal 2022 Power Player

Castillo Engineering’s President & Founder recognized for innovation and influence

throughout the state

Maitland, FL, November 21, 2022 Castillo Engineering announced that its Founder and President, Rick Castillo PE, has both been recognized as an Orlando Business Journal Power Player as well as been named to Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list. Rick was honored with these recognitions as a result of his influence and innovation within the renewable energy sector. Rick’s role in Castillo Engineering’s first-of-its-kind solar design and installation educational program, in addition to his role in the company’s significant growth and reach, contributed to Rick being selected for these two awards.

“I’m honored to have been recognized through both of these prestigious award programs,” said Rick Castillo PE, Founder and President of Castillo Engineering. “For over 25 years, we continue to be go-to solar engineering firm as a result of our steadfast belief in people, process and passion, as well as the need to continually innovate and educate. We will not be able to realize our collective, fully sustainable future without these core elements.”

The Orlando Business Journal’s annual Power Player awards program recognizes 50 business leaders and executives who are helping grow and innovate the way business is handled throughout metro Orlando. From well-known Power Players like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Utilities Commission GM & CEO Clint Bullock and Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle to those with rising notoriety, these individuals are making a positive impact by engaging in innovative and industry-transforming projects. Rick Castillo PE was specifically identified through this awards program as a Disruptor due to the fact that he is changing the way business is run through innovation, new technology, new services and challenges to the current business norms.

The Florida Trend’s Florida 500 awards program highlights the 500 most influential executives spanning across more than 60 business categories throughout the state of Florida. The editorial selection of the 500 executives was based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida.

“We are extremely proud that Rick Castillo was honored with both of these recognitions,” said Christopher Castillo, CEO of Castillo Engineering. “Since 1998, our company has completed work on over 1 GW of solar projects and been recognized several years in a row as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. A large part of our growth and success can be attributed to Rick’s passion, innovation and leadership. We look forward to further enabling renewable energy to proliferate through our robust educational program and design and engineering expertise.”

The Orlando Business Journal 2022 Power Players were officially announced during a luncheon on November 8, 2022. View the full Orlando Business Journal 2022 Power Player list here and the full Florida Trend Florida 500 list here.

About Castillo Engineering

Founded in 1998, Castillo Engineering is a design and engineering firm that delivers expertise in full service solar and energy storage design, engineering, and consulting services to developers, EPC contractors and utility companies. Castillo Engineering’s services cover electrical, structural, medium & high voltage for residential and utility-scale projects ranging from 5 kW to 500 MW. Our unmatched expertise has made us the go-to solar engineering firm for utility-scale ground mount system construction documents for the industry’s leading EPCs and developers. Castillo Engineering has over 20 senior level engineers, is based in Maitland, Florida, and is licensed in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Learn more at

Castillo Engineering Media Contact:

Lisa DeMarco



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