Revenue at Energy Alliance Group of Michigan made a big leap forward in its first year. The Ann Arbor-based sustainability company launched early last year with $50,000 in revenue booked. Today it clocks more than $1 million in sales.
"It was a lot of work," says Scott Ringlein, founder & president of Energy Alliance Group of Michigan
. "We went out there and publicize who we are and what we offer. I am also a huge networker."
Energy Alliance Group of Michigan is a division of the Energy Alliance Group of North America
. The Michigan-based firm, it also has an office in Grand Rapids, focuses on helping companies and organizations find energy-efficient solutions through new technologies and practices. For instance, Energy Alliance Group of Michigan has formed a partnership with Novi-based Srinergy
to provide solar energy installations.
Energy Alliance Group of Michigan currently has a staff of seven employees and eight independent contractors. It has hired four employees over the last year, including a director of corporate communications, a social media professional and two account managers. It is also looking to hire two more account managers.
Energy Alliance Group of Michigan has also extensively leveraged entry-level talent through its internship program. The firm has facilitated 15 interns through the last year, including five in the last year. Its interns have come from places like the University of Michigan and the Michigan Shifting Gears
Ringlein plans to continue cementing his company’s presence in Michigan over the next year. It has also started to take work outside of the Great Lakes State, which he hopes to do more of in the near future.
"We want to continue publicizing who we are and what we do," Ringlein says.
Source: Scott Ringlein, founder & president of Energy Alliance Group of Michigan
Writer: Jon Zemke
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