A ZoomUp business is primarily a business that has an excellent reputation, with superior customer service that is focused on blue collar industries.
ZoomUp is a reverse search fund. There isn’t a business that’s too ugly, too sweaty, or too unique for ZoomUp. ZoomUp businesses don’t focus on new construction, we look for companies that are ‘recession proof’. These companies can come in any shape or size. No deal is too big or too small. The higher the ‘revenue per employee’ the better! ZoomUp business aren’t franchises. ZoomUp businesses have huge potential for growth or what we call ‘zooming’.
Zoomer (n): a young, ambitious entrepreneur who yearns to own his/her own company, and isn’t scared of getting their “hands dirty” in a blue-collar business.
Typically, a Zoomer is between the age of 25-35, and has some kind of management experience, but a Zoomer can be of any age or experience! A college degree is not a requirement, but a ‘chip on your shoulder’ is! Low burn rates are preferred; Mike calls this his ‘Ford Focus’ model. You might want to trade in your BMW if you want to be a Zoomer. Zoomers that join us will have the opportunity to own the majority of the company over a seven-year timeline.
For over 30 years, the ZoomUp team has mentored, coached, and identified potential Zoomers. Mike Griffin, partner of Griffin Brothers Companies, understands the traits and characteristics of successful young professionals, and is looking to place those individuals into these ZoomUp-like businesses. Mike believes that if these high potential Zoomers/Entrepreneurs have the ambition to own their own business, then there is no better place than a blue-collar business that treats it’s customers with the upmost respect and integrity.