In its annual Golden 100 list, Orlando Business Journal named Waste Pro the third-largest private company in Central Florida. This is the eighth consecutive year Waste Pro has been in the top five.
Waste Pro currently has more than 3,700 employees and more than 2,700 collection trucks in its fleet and operates in 62 out of Florida’s 67 counties.
As a privately owned company, Waste Pro can expand operations and sustain consistent financial growth strategically and competitively, according to the company. In addition to the Golden 100, Orlando Business Journal named Waste Pro the third-largest family-owned company in Central Florida in August.
Jennings founded Waste Pro in 2001, and last month, Florida Trend named him one of Florida’s most influential business leaders in its inaugural Florida 500 issue. In addition, the magazine named Waste Pro the 95th largest private company in Florida in July. Waste Pro was the only solid waste and recycling company out of the 225 included in the list.
A second-generation garbage man, Jennings built Waste Pro into one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
“Our relationships with our customers and communities, our highly committed employees and our young leaders being ‘disruptors’ in the industry have allowed our company to thrive and ensure our future as a 100-year company,” said Jennings in a statement.
According to the company, the overall growth of Waste Pro has been systematic and strategic, gaining market share throughout the Southeastern footprint, including the addition of more than 100,000 new residential customers, resulting in a revenue increase from $594 million in 2016 to $632 million in 2017.