Headquartered at the Oakland Civic Center, CaliforniaFIRST is the Bay Area's hometown favorite among PACE Financing providers, offering water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy project financing to homeowners and commercial, multi-family, agricultural, and industrial property owners. Our CEO Cisco DeVries is known as the "Godfather" of PACE financing.
Cisco earned national recognition for having invented the PACE Financing concept, and DeVries led the implementation of the country's first ever PACE program in Berkeley. Driven by a desire to bring smart energy and water investment opportunities to more and more property owners, and the job creation and business growth benefits that come with those investments, Cisco's vision and that of the entire company's is to deliver a win for property owners, a win for local economies, and a win for the planet.
CaliforniaFIRST has been available to Danville property owners since March 18, 2015.