Family-owned Houston Company Debuts on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

ZTERS Ranks No. 3873 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 86 Percent

HOUSTON, Texas, September 14, 2019 – Family-run ZTERS Waste Solutions has debuted on the annual Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With a three-year revenue growth of 86 percent, the nationwide waste services company is building a new headquarters in Houston to keep up with rapidly expanding business.

“I am proud of our growth, especially since over 10 years we steadily increased our new business while also tremendously increasing our value to existing customers,” says Jon Farley, CEO of ZTERS.

ZTERS is in the process of nearly doubling staff to meet demand over the next year, and the company has been actively involved in community initiatives.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”


Since 2009, ZTERS has provided top-rated waste solutions, including dumpsters, portable toilets, temporary fencing, storage containers, and portable offices to construction sites. They also offer commercial waste services to warehouses, industrial, retail, and restaurant facilities. A customer-first approach means every project has a dedicated account manager who provides an upfront quote with no hidden fees.

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The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at