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  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


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    Michael Turcotte of Turn Cycle Solutions checks the energy efficiency of the Rios' home on Tolles Street Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is launching its Energy Efficiency Program in three New Hampshire cities making homes more energy friendly. He's using a simple smoke maker to check for drafts.
  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


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    Michael Turcotte of Turn Cycle Solutions checks the energy efficiency of the Rios' home on Tolles Street Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is launching its Energy Efficiency Program in three New Hampshire cities making homes more energy friendly.
  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


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    Michael Turcotte, center, and Tom Kelly, right, of Turn Cycle Solutions talk with homeowner, Hector Rios at his house on Tolles Street Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is launching its Energy Efficiency Program in three New Hampshire cities making homes more energy friendly.
  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


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    Michael Turcotte, left, and Tom Kelly of Turn Cycle Solutions check the energy efficiency of the Rios' home on Tolles Street Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is launching its Energy Efficiency Program in three New Hampshire cities making homes more energy friendly.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Founder of Turn Cycle Solutions in Nashua wins SBA young entrepreneur award

CONCORD – Michael Turcotte, founder of Turn Cycle Solutions of Nashua, has been selected as the 2011 SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year for New Hampshire.

The award by the Small Business Administration recognizes entrepreneurs younger than 30 who are successful with innovative business methods and who demonstrate the potential for long-term success.

“Michael Turcotte has demonstrated that as a young business owner, you can do well in business by providing products and services that are good for his clients, the environment and society. He has also shown a high level of energy needed to be successful in two related businesses. We look forward to hearing of his continued success for years to come,” said Greta Johansson, district director of the SBA’s New Hampshire district office.

Turcotte was not the only local winner in the SBAs awards. Barbara Tremlett, CEO of the Holistic Self Care Center in Nashua, was named as the Women in Business Champion of the Year.

“I am honored to be recognized for the work I have done. I love what I do, and I have fun doing it,” Tremlett said. “I feel that I am called upon to do great things and to help people do great things.”

Tremlett mentors dozens of business owners in addition to running her business. She supports many women business owners directly by providing them the opportunity to grow their professional practices.

In 2009, after completing his higher education and working with a state-funded energy conservation program, Turcotte founded his first business venture, Turn Cycle Solutions. He began marketing his services as qualified energy auditor who was also able to provide solutions and products to help clients maximize their energy efficiency opportunities.

Turcotte did so by conducting audits, recommending solutions and most importantly identifying energy conservation programs that help offset costs of necessary upgrades.

As the business grew, Turcotte took part in networking opportunities for young professionals through StayWorkPlay New Hampshire and participated in the state’s Green Launching Pad Initiative resulting in the start of his second business Blue2Green, in Ashland, in 2011.

Blue2Green promotes hydroelectric power production by restoring hydroelectric power to existing dams to produce renewable energy and attracting investors to suitable dams and mill-restoration projects.