About Power Solutions Specialist

About Power Solutions Specialist

Established in 2003

Power Solutions Specialist was established in 2003. We are one of the first companies in Houston to offer residential standby back-up generators. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and our ability to meet all your generator needs.

Power Solutions Specialist is also a Briggs and Stratton, Generac, and Cummins dealer. Power Solutions Specialist also keeps several generators in stock and on-hand as well as a wide variety of parts and maintenance kits.

Power Solutions Specialist also sells and works with multiple builders and electrical supply companies in order to facilitate a smooth installation rather it be new or existing construction.

Power Solutions Specialist not only supports it’s community by donating several generators to Hurricane victims and different charities in and around the Houston area. Power Solutions Specialist is family owned and operated, we also have a friendly and knowledgeable office staff that can assist you with all your power generator needs.

Power Solutions Specialist’s continued success comes from a knowledgeable, dedicated group of employees who are committed to innovative approaches, technical excellence, and first-class customer service.

Briggs and Stratton Brian Northway

Brian Northway


Brian grew up in the St. Louis area and started his career in the trades as an electrician, eventually opening his own dealership. After working in the dealer network for several years, he took a job working with the manufacture, Briggs and Stratton. Over his 10-year career at Briggs, Brian worked in sales, started and led the dealer development division, spent time as a product manager, field service manager, and developed and lead the training division. He was able to travel the globe to understand the needs of not only dealers in the States but also the different need for power around the world.

Generators and the power generator business is Brian’s passion. He has multiple patents and innovation awards that have been granted to him that are being used in the generator and technology industry. He also sits on Code Making Panel 13 for the National Electrical Code as well as the technical committee for PGMA.

Brian decided it was time to get back into a more hands-on role, and give back to the generator dealers he’d worked with by providing them with an easier way to do business… so he joined John to create Power Solutions Specialist.

Providing Generator

Installation Expertise

Power Solutions Specialist is factory trained and authorized to install your new residential standby generator or commercial generator. We offer turnkey installation of your generator. All aspects are handled by us.

On Staff, we have a Master Electrician, Master Plumber and all our Techs are certified. We’re also members of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and have a technically oriented Sales Staff!


Years in Business


2021 Houses Served


2021 Generators Installed


2021 Systems Maintained

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The first thing you’ll want to consider when selecting a generator is wattage. Consider all the things you’ll want to power up when using your generator. This might include lights, your refrigerator, a laptop charger, smartphone chargers, your washing machine, and more. This calculation will give you a rough idea of the size of generator you need.

Keep in mind that some appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators take up much more wattage. You’ll want to account for those surges in wattage when making your calculations in order to get the most accurate estimate possible.

At Power Solutions Specialist we’re here to help you determine which generator best fits your home. Contact us here to get started.

  • Age & Usage: Realistically, the age of your generator isn’t really determined by its physical age but by how many hours it gets used every year. The average standby generator has been designed to last for 10,000 to 30,000 hours of use.
  • Ongoing Repairs: Aside from preventative maintenance, you should not have to repair your generator more than once or twice a year. If your generator is breaking down almost every time you’re using it then it might be time for a new one. 
  • Start Up Issues & Excessive Fuel: A new generator should start up quickly, but if you have a generator that is supposed to come on automatically when the power goes out, you shouldn’t have to go out and manually mess with the generator to start it, unless you run out of fuel. Also, if your generator hasn’t been properly maintained or is starting to wear due to age, fuel usage will start to go up. In some cases parts can be repaired or replaced, but the whole generator will eventually need to be swapped out for a new one.
  • Power Output Consistency: One of the main reasons to get a new generator is to have consistent and steady power. If you’re using the same amount of energy but things start to flicker or you experience brownouts while using the generator it might be time for a new one.  


Our generator warranties vary depending on specials and the distributers added warranties at the time. Contact us today to discuss the current warranties available. 

We offer various payment methods, feel free to contact us to discuss payment options.

Typically we like someone to be home for the generator installation process, however if you’re not able to be home we can make arrangements accordingly. 

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What our clients say

Power Solutions has been very responsive to all of my questions and performed all install work professionally and on schedule…very satisfied with their responsiveness.

Bill W.

Always responsive and their techs are much more more technical know how than my earlier service provider. Have had Power Solutions Specialist supporting me for more than 5 years now and have no regrets.

Ed M.

Professional and communicates regularly to stay informed of changes in the installation process. Friendly staff that shows genuine concern when answering questions.

Ron H.

LOVE LOVE LOVE our new generator! HIGHLY recommend Power Solutions Specialist! They are wonderful to work with! We had been talking about getting one for a while, then when our power went out during the last freeze, that was it! We called John Taggart and got the ball rolling! We couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

Terry R.

Love these guys… installed an amazing generator for me and have had no issues whatsoever. Operates flawlessly and when the power goes out, my neighboor’s bring over their food, we cook it and eat for free! Looking forward to the next hurricane and having power through the entire event! John Taggert, is also amazing. No BS!!! He does what he says he will do.

Sofia S.

Definitely a 10 experience! Power Solutions Specialist was very responsive when we had a problem with our generator. The technician was prompt, friendly, and gave me some easy to understand instructions on how to test my system in the future.

Keith K.

Power Solutions Specialist is the best there is! They are always quick when you need them. I also use them annually so they can inspect my generator just before hurricane season.

John T.

Power Solutions Specialist did a great job on the installation of my generator. They answered any and all questions I had, and explained what to do when there is going to be an event. They set me up for a maintenance plan too.

Charles P.

Extremely professional and explained everything very well. Power Solutions Specialist provided great support and coordination through their office staff. The entire process was a really good experience.

Janice H.

The technician came in, did the work, and left. If he hadn't called to let us know, we might not have even known he was there. The entire process was easy and convenient. Thank you Power Solutions Specialist.

David S.

Great all around! The Power Solutions Specialist technician was excellent, they showed me how everything worked and answered every question I had.

Jonathan & Sarah C.

Appreciate the fact that Power Solutions Specialist accommodated my schedule and continued to provide excellent support throughout the entire process.

Laszlo P.

You never think of your generator until you need it, but Power Solutions Specialist thinks of your generator so you don’t have to.

Leanne C.

Great service and everything is done well and quickly. Easy to get in touch with if you need service or help.

Sandy P.

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