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.

 

Mission

We advance the development of clean, green, sustainable communities through renewable energy and historic rehabilitation projects.
 

Vision

To be a regional leader in developing, and redeveloping, cleaner, greener communities through projects that add sustainable value to local economies and the environment.

 

B Corp

REAP became a Certified B Corporation® in 2018. Certified B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B CorpTM certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. REAP was certified by the non-profit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers. Today, there are over 2,200 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, and Seventh Generation. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our B CorpTM profile.

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. 


Erica Greene

Office Manager

Erica Greene

Erica serves as our Jill of all Trades. With a passion for environmental preservation and renewable energy, she takes great pride in helping us adopt and maintain the highest standards in corporate social responsibility. Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and joining the team in 2017, Erica has managed bookkeeping, payroll, and human resources, provided reliable behind-the-scenes support for the development team, and aided in achieving our B Corp certification, one of our proudest accomplishments.


Devan Shumate

Development Associate

Devan Shumate

Since graduating from Appalachian State University and joining the development team in 2018, Devan has identified and developed solar photovoltaic sites in Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Devan serves renewables clients in the southeast and midatlantic, working on projects from 1MW to 100MW.