President, Gault Energy & Stone
For 150 years, one of Westport's most philanthropic families has also been one of its most storied energy and masonry providers. Gault Energy prides itself on being an "energy partner" to its home heating oil, Propane, HVAC, low-cost electricity, and now, stand-by generator customers.
Fulfilling his vision of transforming Fairfield County into a national role model for environmental change, in 2008, Sam Gault, President and fifth-generation to lead the company, made energy conservation and education about global warming the cornerstone of the company's corporate mission. Inspiring homeowners to embrace "energy solutions for a greener tomorrow," Gault Energy opened a new chapter, giving his family business a new beginning and a new focus: to inspire a cross-generational sea change in energy consumption behaviors at the grassroots level. For decades, the Gault family has also owned and operated a real estate development business under the name of Hamilton Development. Most recently, the company completed Phase II of Saugatuck Center, an award-winning transit oriented development on Westport's Riverside Avenue, where L.H. Gault & Son was originally located at the turn of the last century and the former site of Gault's coal, oil and sand businesses.
Sam graduated from Lynchburg College in 1985 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Sam is a Board member of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA), New England Fuel Institute (NEFI), and an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In addition he is a past Chairman of the Board of the Westport Chamber of Commerce, and a past member of the Westport Weston Family Y's Board of Directors and presently serves on their Board of Trustees.
Sam and his wife, Nancy, enjoy spending week-ends skiing, biking and golfing with friends and family. Sam and Nancy have a 14 year old daughter, Jillian and an 11 year old son, Ben.