PROVO, Utah, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young has announced Alterra CEO David Royce as the winner of the highly coveted EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award for National Emerging Business of 2015. This year's award recipients were chosen from a field of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the country that have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. This year's judges panel included representatives from organizations such as The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, The Carlyle Group, Merck, and Ally Bank.
David was selected as one of the ten national EY category winners from a pool of 266 total regional winners. Seth Meyers presented the award at the annual EY Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California. This awards ceremony is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities from 60 countries throughout the world. EY's program has honored many of our nation's greatest entrepreneurial minds including Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, John Mackey of Whole Foods, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, and Michael Dell of Dell, Inc.
"What an incredible journey reinventing an industry in a way that benefits both our customers and the environment. Alterra's focus has always been to build a better company, not just a bigger one. I can't thank our team members enough for their dedication to delivering wow to our customers and building an awarding-winning culture we can all be very proud of." -David Royce, Founder & CEO
This year Alterra has received multiple mentions in the news and several national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune, and Yahoo Small Business. Alterra has also been recognized with multiple national and regional awards in 2015, including the American Business Award's first place prize for "Fastest-Growing Service Company of the Year," as well as the Mountain West Capital Network's "Emerging Elite Award."
Alterra is North America's fastest growing pest control company. Having expanded into 1,300 cities and having serviced more than 300,000 customers, Alterra has mastered its mission of responsibly protecting families and the environment. Alterra has been awarded an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and is a proud member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program. Alterra is also a strong supporter of the United Nation's Nothing But Nets donating a portion of company profits annually to help fight Malaria in Africa.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. This unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in 60 countries.