renewable energy and preservation

About REAP

REAP is a development services consulting firm focused on renewable energy and historic preservation. We offer critical issue analysis, environmental permitting, site selection and control, coordination with government agencies, proforma development and review, cultural resource preservation and management of available tax incentives. Our clients include property owners, real estate developers, municipalities, state agencies, and firms in renewable energy, construction, and engineering. Our goal is to develop projects that transform underutilized properties into lasting investments for communities and investors.


Located in the southeast, and headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina, we serve clients with projects in the southeast and midatlantic.

April Montgomery
REAP owner and principal

April Montgomery

April Montgomery has worked in the fields of renewable energy, historic preservation, environmental permitting and local government planning for more than fifteen years.  As a project manager, development consultant and regulatory specialist she has extensive experience navigating the boundary between the public and private sectors.  Her experience in these fields and her passion for community investment projects are what led her to establish REAP.


April is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED Green Associate.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Florida State University, and a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.  April lives in Sanford, North Carolina, with her husband, David, and three children.


Caleb Cates
Development Manager

Caleb Cates

Caleb serves renewables clients in the southeast and midatlantic, working on projects from 1MW to 100MW.  Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joining the development team in 2015 Caleb has identified and developed solar photovoltaic sites in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Florida.


Lucas Coleman
Development Associate

Lucas Coleman

Since graduating from the North Carolina State University and joining the development team in 2016 Lucas has identified and developed solar photovoltaic sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. Lucas serves renewables clients in the southeast and midatlantic, working on projects from 1MW to 100MW.