Top 5 ZTERS Waste Posts of 2019

As 2020 rises on the horizon, let’s take a look back at the top five ZTERS Waste Solutions blog posts of 2019. Perhaps not surprisingly, our Ask Angela columns were some of the most viewed pages. Do you have waste solution questions? Reach out through our Facebook or LinkedIn pages and ask your most pressing question!

#5 (tie): Temporary Fence Rentals

Number five on the list was a tie, but both posts were about temporary fence rentals. Lots of people were interested in their fencing rental options in 2019.

Ask Angela: Do I really need temporary fencing on my construction worksite?

What to know about the types of temporary fence rentals

#4: Commercial Waste Service

Did you know ZTERS has a commercial waste division that services facilities like warehouses, retail, restaurants, multifamily, and industrial spaces? We had a fair number of site visitors looking for commercial waste solutions. If you manage a real estate portfolio, we have custom solutions to streamline your waste and recycling.

Commercial waste services: expectation vs. reality

#3: Dumpster Rental Fees

Not surprisingly, we had a lot of interest in our post on hidden fees. So many customers call us because they got hit with tons of extra fees when they booked dumpsters with other companies. Our pricing is always upfront, and we won’t stick you with hidden fees.

Top 10 dumpster hidden fees

#2: The ZTERS + PlanGrid Integration

Considering we only launched this integration in November, it’s incredible we had so many visits to the post announcing this new tool. PlanGrid is the number one project management software for construction professionals, and our new integration means they can order temporary service rentals right from their dashboard. If you’re a PlanGrid user, you need to check it out!

Temporary construction rentals streamlined with new ZTERS + PlanGrid integration

And the #1 ZTERS Waste Post…

Planning an outdoor wedding: Here are your toilet options

With so many outdoor weddings hosted each year, it’s probably not surprising that our number one blog post (by a lot!) was our post on wedding toilet options. If you’ve got a wedding or outdoor event coming up in 2020, call us to schedule your portable toilets. We also help with dumpsters, temporary fencing, and storage containers if you need those services.

ZTERS 2019 celebration

ZTERS 2019: A year of celebration

This year marked the ZTERS ten-year anniversary, and it was a year of firsts for our company. We launched new tools. We won a couple of awards. And we are extremely grateful for all our staff, customers, and vendors who made 2019 such an eventful year. Here’s a recap of some of the ZTERS highlights for 2019.

The year started with the launch of myZTERS.com, our custom-built customer portal that streamlined online account management. We spent a lot of time listening to customers’ feedback and building this portal, and we continue to work on features to make your account management easier.

We also launched the ZTERS Fencing Calculator. This tool is a faster, more accurate way to estimate the amount of temporary fencing you’ll need for your jobs. Use it to plan out your fencing, then contact us for a rental quote. It’s that easy!

One last way we made rentals easier this year: the new ZTERS integration for PlanGrid project management software. We created this tool so PlanGrid users can quickly and easily get quotes for all their temporary services through their reports dashboard.

This year wasn’t just about new tools, though. We were honored to be named a 2019 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company. And to round out the year, our awesome Zeeps were surveyed by the Houston Chronicle and we were named one of the Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces 2019.

It has been an incredible year and an incredible decade. We look forward to being your waste partners for the next ten years and beyond. Thank you for being part of our growth!

ZTERS Top Houston Workplace 2019 graphic

The Houston Chronicle names ZTERS a winner of the Houston Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Houston, Texas, December 2, 2019 – ZTERS Site Services has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Houston Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

The award caps a banner year for the company, which was also named a 2019 Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Company. The family-owned company is building a new headquarters in Cypress, Texas to keep up with company growth.

 “Many of our people have been with us every step of the way and the company’s personality is and always will be a reflection of the people who work here,” said Jon Farley, ZTERS CEO. “Every person here cares about each other, about our customers, and about our vendors. I firmly believe we have the best people in the industry and our success is a direct result of their hard work and commitment.”

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ABOUT ZTERS

ZTERS has been named one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies and a Houston Chronicle Best Workplace. Since 2009, the company 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.

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

ZTERS PlanGrid integration screenshot

Temporary Construction Rentals Streamlined with New ZTERS PlanGrid Integration

Construction project managers can now easily order temporary worksite rentals using the new ZTERS PlanGrid integration. Award-winning rental service provider ZTERS Site Services and PlanGrid, a leading construction productivity software that is part of Autodesk Construction Solutions. PlanGrid has been used on more than 1.5 million construction projects around the world and helps teams manage key construction workflows. The ZTERS PlanGrid integration is now available nationwide and allows customers to easily order temporary worksite solutions, including portable toilets, dumpsters, temporary fencing, office trailers, and storage containers, directly through the PlanGrid desktop or mobile app.

Finding the right products and vendors for construction sites usually takes multiple phone calls across several vendors. This requires hours of price shopping and bidding, and creates a logistical challenge for project managers, particularly if they manage multiple job sites. Since 2009, ZTERS has helped construction project managers streamline their workflow by providing all their temporary worksite services with one phone call and simplified invoicing. More than 6,000 active worksites rely on ZTERS each day for reliable temporary services. Now, to simplify the rental process even further, project managers can request services directly within PlanGrid.

Construction project managers using PlanGrid can fill out a service request form in the app to select the services they need, and a dedicated ZTERS account manger will locate the right rentals to meet the project’s requirements and budget. After an initial phone call to confirm service selections and delivery dates, project managers will have one point of contact for all their service rentals. ZTERS helps manage rentals nationwide, no matter how many locations a PM manages.

“Businesses change rapidly, and competition in the age of the internet often comes from unexpected directions. We need to be innovative in our service offerings and service fulfillment,” says ZTERS President and CEO Jon Farley.

Construction professionals nationwide use PlanGrid to manage projects every day. With the ZTERS PlanGrid integration, they’ll be able to order jobsite solutions straight from the same mobile interface where they manage their site construction workflow. This integration will save customers hours of time spent searching for and managing various rental services across the country.  

“With projects becoming increasingly complex, the construction industry needs to streamline processes wherever possible to operate more efficiently on the jobsite,” said James Cook, head of strategic alliances and partners, PlanGrid. “We are committed to empowering our customers with more productivity, and our work with companies like ZTERS enables customers to get more done simply, easily and more quickly.”

“We have grown a lot and learned a lot in the last 10 years, but our goal is still the same: To provide the best customer service in the industry and the most inclusive set of services to meet customers’ needs,” Farley says.

To learn more about the ZTERS PlanGrid integration, visit www.zters.com/integrations/plangrid/.

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.”

ABOUT ZTERS

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.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.