SWAT Environmental Recognized Nationally for Rapid Growth
Radon is a dangerous radioactive gas that is found in many homes around the world. Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States behind smoking. It accounts for nearly 21,000 deaths every year. SWAT Environmental is the leading radon mitigation company in the industry. They have spent well over a decade developing methods to help detect and combat radon gas in homes and commercial buildings. The success of this radon mitigation company has resulted in high rankings from the renowned business publication Inc Magazine.
SWAT Environmental opened their doors in 1988 in Michigan. The company was consolidated into the present form in 2002. The basis for the radon mitigation company was to help homeowners across the country live in a safer environment while at home. There was very little attention paid to radon in the years before this. No standardized programs were formed to show contractors or other individuals how to perform proper testing and mitigation. The radon mitigation company started to grow rapidly during the first 10 years as the demand for testing and mitigation started to increase.
Inc Magazine ranked the radon mitigation company at the 13th fastest growing business in the environmental service industry in 2012. The company received a similar ranking from Inc Magazine in 2013. One of the most notable things about the ranking from Inc Magazine is that SWAT Environmental is the only radon mitigation company present out of the more than 5,000 businesses reviewed by the publication. The company was also ranked one of the best businesses in the state of Michigan, even though they now provide service across a number of other states. Although appearing as one of the fastest-growing companies in Inc Magazine is impressive for any business, achieving this as a radon mitigation company for two consecutive years is unique.
Part of the reason the company has appeared in Inc Magazine twice in two years is because they have been able to identify areas for growth. The reality is that an estimated 8 million homes in the United States require some type of radon mitigation. An even larger number of homes need regular testing. This number of homes can increase at any time since weather, erosion, and other minor changes can suddenly create a radon problem anywhere in the country. The business has been able to help homeowners and business owners understand the dangers of radon gas and the benefits of mitigation.
SWAT Environmental was one of the first radon mitigation companies in the country to take part in the official Radon Contractor Proficiency Program created by the EPA. At that time, the company only operated in Michigan with limited staff and technicians. in 2012, Inc Magazine first noticed SWAT Environmental because of the explosive growth in the field. SWAT was the only radon mitigation company to qualify for the recognition. The company has grown by nearly 3,000 %over the last ten years’ time. It has grown by over 200% in just the last three years. The company could show up on future lists in Inc magazine as the business spreads to even more states.
The main service provided by SWAT Environmental is radon mitigation. This involves going into homes that have high levels of radon and assessing how to best decrease or remove concentrations of the gas. This usually involves looking at the details of the construction of the home. The company can then choose from a variety of active and passive techniques that will reduce radon concentrations to safe levels. Mitigation is often done in homes that have already been tested and shown to contain dangerous radon levels. An increasing number of people are actually calling the company to install radon mitigation systems preemptively. The systems keep the home free from radon before it ever reaches dangerous levels.
Many different factors resulted in the 13th fastest-growing environmental service ranking from Inc Magazine. One is that the radon mitigation company has started to expand and create franchises. SWAT. Environmental is now operating in a total of 30 different states across the country. It has more than doubled the number of employees working to provide mitigation services to commercial and residential customers. The increasing awareness of the dangers of radon gas combined with the better visibility of radon mitigation companies is likely to keep the business growing successfully for years to come.