Spotlight: Kurtz Bros, Inc.
Join us as we talk with John Ziss, General Manager of Kurtz Bros,. Inc, about growing up in a family-owned Cleveland business that strives to make the good earth better!
What is your first memory of your business?
Playing on the equipment as a 6-year old. My grandfather used to take us for rides on the excavator.
How does your first memory compare to what the company has become today?
The company has grown leaps and bounds in so many industries over the years. But despite the years that have passed and our focus on top-notch service we have a strong family-like bond among our family of employees that has remained consistent.
What has surprised you the most about being a business owner?
As a business leader what has surprised me the most is the possibility of developing a team that is capable of achieving any goal put before them. Developing future leaders and helping individuals become the best versions of themselves within the business.
Who are some of the coolest people you've met since opening?
First and foremost the wonderful team we have here at Kurtz Bros., Inc. There are so many cool people with varying backgrounds that all have tons of talent and things we can learn and grow from one another. I have also had the opportunity to meet a lot of great business leaders in Northeast Ohio that have incredible care and determination for their businesses and employees.
What might we be surprised to learn about your business?
We do not just service the commercial industry. We cater to homeowners and everyday landscape enthusiasts and gardeners. We are also a waste-to-reuse focused business first and foremost. We are constantly trying to make the good earth better!
How do you think your company will change in the next 5 years?
I see us expanding into new territories, industries and evolving into THE leader in the waste-to-resource industry across the nation. I also see us continuing to develop ways to better service our customers, making their lives easier and their businesses more profitable.
What has been your main goal at this company?
To make the good earth better! All of our products and services are focused on sustainability and turning waste into resources. We make it our mission to turn other people’s waste in valuable commodities. For our employees our goal is to develop our leadership and our people to become the best versions of ourselves. to help assist in any way we can to help create wins for them.
What has been the most satisfying thing about opening this business?
I grew up in this business. But the most satisfying thing is seeing the business expand with always remaining concerned with the environment and focusing on how we can keep as many waste streams as we can out of landfills.
Why did you choose Cleveland? Why Local?
The family was born and bred Cleveland. What a better place to start a company. Being a local company we are so aware how important it is for people to shop local and support their communities.
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