Top Company 2021: Energy
These three companies are shaking up the world of energy
In its 34th year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These three companies – one winner and two finalists – represent the 2021 Top Companies in Energy.
AET Environmental prides itself on being a one-stop solution for hazardous-waste disposal in Colorado, Texas, Utah and Las Vegas. The company will deliver a firm quote for most hazardous waste transportation and disposal projects within 72 hours. In an industry dominated by large businesses, this SBA-certified woman-owned small business is a small firm with a competitive edge based on extensive technical and field expertise, reliability and accuracy.
AET’s revenues have increased each of the past three years, including 2020. The firm employs 20-40 people in four locations across the U.S., with its executive headquarters located in Denver.
AET is a leading provider of three core environmental services: hazardous waste management, in-plant remediation, energy-support services, compliance and training. Clients include federal, state and municipal government, manufacturing and industry, research and analytical laboratories, engineering firms, hospitals, gaming industry, school districts, universities, commercial services and utilities.
AET’s clients grapple with significant challenges and expectations in government regulations for industry. AET provides guidance, assistance, and hand-holding to minimize clients’ anxiety, assisting them throughout the entire process.
AET has a reputation for hiring student interns, veterans and recent graduates, providing mentorship and guidance to them in their journey.
Colorado Geothermal Drilling offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations to homeowners and businesses. It provides clients with the most energy efficient system to meet their needs and budget. Colorado Geothermal utilizes specialized equipment that enables it to access compact areas, setting the company apart from other drilling operations and bringing geothermal to more people.
Geothermal is all this company does, and it’s been doing it well for more than 15 years. With growing demand for energy-efficient products and governmental support to decrease consumption of fossil fuels, geothermal presents an answer to these growing issues. The company has made it a priority to streamline the installation process and make it more affordable for homeowners to be able to achieve their energy efficiency needs. Many still don’t know about geothermal systems, but Colorado Geothermal continues to educate the public on the benefits of the most efficient heating and cooling system available.
Namasté Solar is committed to transforming energy to create a brighter future powered by renewables and transforming business to make positive change for employees, customers and communities. However, its goals extend beyond helping homeowners and commercial property owners save money with solar.
”When our customers choose Namasté Solar, they’re working with an employee-owned, local Colorado company that has passed the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency required to become a Certified B Corporation,” the company says.
Founded in 2005, Namasté Solar has gone from a startup with a handful of employees to a 200-person company today.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Namaste offered additional unlimited sick time for COVID-19 recovery and relentlessly pursued safety as a top priority for employees and customers. By the end of 2020 it had exceeded all productivity expectations as well as its revised goals despite more than 200 quarantines. During that time, Namasté Solar also experienced 290 accident-free days across all worksites and zero confirmed work transmissions of COVID-19.