PROVO, Utah, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aptive Environmental today announced that its CEO Vess Pearson is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Utah Region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Pearson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
"I've always been proud of the work that we have done for our customers and the efforts of our fantastic employees as we've grown Aptive together," said Pearson. "Being recognized myself is an unexpected and humbling experience, but one I'm grateful for."
Aptive Environmental was founded by Pearson and his long-time business partner, David Royce, in 2015. The company has grown quickly, posting $137 million in revenue in 2018 with projections to exceed $188 million in 2019. It is currently ranked the 11th largest pest control company in the nation out of more than 20,000 competitors. In addition to his focus on business, Pearson has been heavily involved in giving back to the community. Last year alone, Aptive donated more than $425,000 to various charities and organizations, and plans to continue helping those around them as they grow.
Entrepreneur of the Year is now in its 33rd year and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners will be announced at a special black tie gala event on June 15, 2019 at The Grand America Hotel.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Aptive Environmental
Aptive Environmental provides environmentally responsible residential and commercial pest services to more than 2,000 cities across North America. It was the youngest company featured on Glassdoor's 2019 100 Best Places to Work in America, and was ranked the 11th-largest pest control company in the nation by Pest Control Technology (PCT) magazine out of more than 20,000 competitors. In addition, Aptive is a proud member of the EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and has partnered with the United Nations Foundation "Nothing But Nets" to help stop the spread of Malaria transmitted by mosquito bites.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Utah Region, local sponsors include Corporate Alliance, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Links Consulting, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, The Community Foundation of Utah, The Summit Group and Utah Business.
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