Just a short two years ago our family owned, Arvada business was named a Colorado Company to Watch. Check out the article below for some insight on one of our most proud and memorable moment.
Featured August 15, 2013 in the Arvada Press. Written by Sara Van Cleve
Easter-Owens, founded in 1955, moved from Denver to Arvada in 1983 as the company expanded.
Now, 30 years since its move, the manufacturing company has been named one of 50 Colorado companies to watch.
“It’s quite an honor,” said President and CEO of Easter-Owens David Easter. “They had 800 companies to choose from and we were picked as one of the 50. It’s really a cool thing. It’s nice to be recognized.”
Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by Capital Value Advisors, each year honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create jobs and build industries through-out Colorado.
Some of the company’s major industries they create product for are the federal, state and local governments, the military, power plants, transportation, solar and wind power, mining and the oil and gas industry, currently their largest industry.
The majority of their products are made in-house, Easter said, and engineers are available to create nearly any design. Some panels inside enclosures and buildings they make are ordered from other distributors.
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“We have a part in a lot of different industries,” Easter-said. “We have an excellent reputation for quality and service. Since 1955, we’ve had a tremendous amount of return and repeat customers.”
Two major customers have been Lockheed Martin and Coors, Easter said. Easter said the company would not be able to be where it is today without its 80 employees.
“I am thankful I have the people here to help make this all possible,” he said. “That’s the biggest part of our success — we have good folks.”
Since its founding in 1955, Easter-Owens has increased its sales from about $60,000 – $70,000 per month to about $20 million per month, Easter said.
Such growth is a criterion for being named a Colorado Company to Watch.
“It shows job creation because he is a hiring and he’s increasing his bottom line and growing the business,” said Arvada Economic Development Association Marketing Manager Allison Trembly. “Those are two great things for Arvada.”
Trembly nominated Easter-Owens for the honor of being named a Colorado Company to Watch.
First, they’ve been in Arvada as long as they have,” she said. “A second reason is their employees. They have 80 employees and are still hiring, so that’s great for job creation. Third, they’re one of our primary employers and bring a lot of money to the economy through their employees.”