Today’s HuffPost Greatest Person: Salvatore Cavalieri, Energy Sheriff

Salvatore Cavalieri has found that the best way to help himself is to help others.As the founder of Energy Sheriffs, Sal left the construction industry he had worked in for twenty years to form a company dedicated to helping others save mone…

Salvatore Cavalieri has found that the best way to help himself is to help others.

As the founder of Energy Sheriffs, Sal left the construction industry he had worked in for twenty years to form a company dedicated to helping others save money — and energy. Energy Sheriffs goes into people’s homes to determine how they can re-outfit their houses to save money on electricity and water bills.

Sal’s reasons for leaving construction were pretty simple, given the economic situation. “Back in 2006, we were already feeling that something was not right, that things were getting slower,” he said. “We saw that something was going to happen.” His industry wasn’t the only place he saw portents of change. “I started noticing that a lot of my friends who have good paying jobs and houses, started losing their houses, losing their jobs.”

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