Continued growth earns EcoZapp a spot among the Top Ten Fastest Growing Local Businesses for 3rd year
EcoZapp, a residential air conditioning service, was recently names the 4th fastest- growing company in the Brazos Valley at the 2019 Bryan Top 10 Business Performance Awards for their 3rd year straight. EcoZapp’s table and residential focus teams have experienced a three year growth rate of 134%.
The Bryan Rotary 10 Business performance award recognizes businesses based on factors such as revenue growth and local community impact. Business must be located in Bryan-College Station and this is the 26th year for the event which has held at the College Station Hilton.
“ Josh and the entire EcoZAPP team are perfect examples of the powerful impact that Aggie entrepreneurs have on society each and every day. As hosts of the annual Aggie 100TM celebration, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship has proudly recognized EcoZAPP as one of the top 100 fastest-growing, Aggie-owned companies in the world, and we are particularly proud of their growth since launching from our student business incubator, Startup Aggieland. To witness their growth and success continue right here in our community is a positive reflection of their business model, mission and methodology. We couldn’t be prouder of EcoZAPP’s success, and appreciate all they contribute to our community and to the Aggie Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.” Blake Petty, Director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M, stated following the yearly event.
EcoZapp has it’s roots close to the original days of Start-up Aggieland and the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship as being originally a one truck start-up. The founder Josh Zapalac was recently named the 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the SBA Houston District believes the HVAC industry is going the a period of change and has a need to evolve to adapt to the changes impending from generational phases-outs of refridgents most home air conditioning require. Zapalac believes training a labor forces and making the HVAC & Energy Efficient industry attractive to millennials entering the labor force needing proper training.
Proper training which seems to be lacking in the trade schools unable to keep up with the talent demand. Zapalac landed 4th on the list of top 10 and when asked about thoughts about the award responded with “It’s Awesome! We need 12 more of them! It’s an indicator that my team continues to do a great job and it sets the standard moving forward. It shows we’re doing something good” . With EcoZapp focus on making the residential process of replacing an A/C System “Hassle-Free” they plan on bringing a bigger team and needing more tables next year. “ Our ability to continue providing a great & efficient experience for the homeowners who choose us, allows us to add extra value and keep adding it”. Energy Efficiency goes beyond Arctic Blast and Efficient A/C system replacement and services, but also blown in insulation, envelope sealing, air duct improvement and other home services.
Zapalac’s advice to other small business owners would be to join The Entrepreneur’s Organization- “where you learn to learn from experiences not seek advice. Surrounding yourself with great talent and gifted people seem to help the growth of EcoZapp”