City Provo Founded 2015 Employees 2,500 Industry Environmental services Website GoAptive.com Founder David Royce, 40 The Company A provider of environmentally responsible pest solutions.
YOUNG + HUNGRY
Aptive Environmental hit the startup ground soaring. It did $37 million in revenue last year, and is on track to do $80 million in 2017. It expands into 100-plus new cities annually. Its proprietary technology and training programs are state-of-the-art. Its office is more like a tech company with its NCAA-size basketball court and golf simulator. Its products are cutting edge and environmentally responsible. And it has partnered with the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets campaign.
“You know you’re a startup if you find yourself at work at 10 p.m. ordering pizza for the team,” Royce says.
JUST YOU WAIT — GOALS
1. Research and implement new environmentally responsible methods.
2. Expand into additional service lines.
3. Become the largest privately-held pest control service in North America by 2020.
FUN FACT, SIR
“We pay our team members for new ideas that get implemented nationwide, so many of our best ideas come from frontline employees,” Royce says.
“Build a culture around top performance. Focus determines outcome.”