Who is General Specialties Manufacturing?

Mission Statement

Our mission at General Specialties Manufacturing is to provide durable solar panel mounting systems with exceptional customer service. We will strive to give our customers a positive experience with our products and our team. Our number one goal is to exceed any and all customer expectations while helping them harness the power of the sun.
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Our Story

General Specialties LLC began as a small family business with an emphasis on boat building and marine fabrication in Alaska in the early 1980’s. The original owners expanded to general steel and aluminum fabrication in North Idaho in the early 1990’s. In 1993 a local solar wholesale company approached General Specialties with a design for a roof mount that they needed manufactured. This was the first version of the current S-Rail series. By 1996 the company was selling to other wholesale companies throughout the United States and added the UPM series to the product line.

Under new ownership, General Specialties Manufacturing, Inc. was launched in September of 2014. With the focus remaining on using high quality material, workmanship and design; making the mounts extremely durable to withstand fierce winds and heavy snow. Since taking over the business the new owners, Mark and Katie have been able to cut lead times in order to meet customer demand. By making customer satisfaction and quality products a priority, the company continues to increase its production and sale of mounts each year.

General Specialties has remained a family owned and operated business in North Idaho and is proud to offer products that are manufactured in the USA. The product line contains a variety of mounting systems for roof, ground, wall, side of pole and top of pole. In addition to the standard product line the company also manufactures custom mounting systems for those unique jobs.  

Meet The Owners

Mark Heim
Mark has been a successful business owner for decades and possesses a background in welding, general manufacturing problem solving and customer service. With his many years of experience working with the public Mark knows the value of providing a quality product and service.
Katie Smith
Katie boasts an extensive background in marketing, public relations, sales and general office administration which customers will see in her ability to leave them with a positive experience. She has an outstanding track record regarding follow up and communication with her customers.

Contact Us

We are ready to take your order for high quality solar panel mounts.

Our customer service team is happy to work with you every step of the way. You can expect skilled, knowledgeable interactions with us, while preparing your order.