After a 2012 fire destroyed their building, Leprechaun Bus Lines was forced to design and construct a new office and service facility from the ground up. Frank Gallagher took this as an opportunity to design an energy-efficient building that would reduce overhead costs and increase comfort for his staff. Alongside radiant heating, LED lighting, and auxiliary heating sources that use recycled oil, Frank designed the roof of this new building with solar in mind. The low-slope roof is oriented toward the southwest and built with standing seam metal, which would make installing solar panels easier.
With the building nearing completion in 2015, the plan was to install a solar array in the next 5 years, when Gallagher believed it would make more financial sense. But he never imagined solar would make sense so soon.