Ease Plumbing Partners with Leaky Black To Create the Ultimate Defensive Duo

Ease Plumbing Partners with Leaky Black To Create the Ultimate Defensive Duo

At Griffin Brothers Companies we do things a little differently than most. 

For example, ZoomUp is a reverse search fund— there’s no business too ugly, too sweaty or too unique, which is simply not the case for most entrepreneurial ventures. Not only that but the Market Leader program that many of our ZoomUp brands are championing is different than anything that’s been done before. 

This outside-of-the-box creative thinking is one thing that sets us apart from the rest. It’s what allows us to create, empower and revolutionize these industries so that we can make a generational impact throughout our communities. 

One way that ZoomUp business Ease Plumbing is thinking outside of the box is through its new NIL deal with Leaky Black, a renowned basketball player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not only is Leaky known for his stellar defensive skill set, but also for his upstanding work ethic and commitment to quality— a reputation that made him a clear-cut choice as an NIL partner for Ease Plumbing. 

Leaky Black Partners with Ease Plumbing for NIL Deal

Ease will be releasing commercials and photos with Leaky throughout the year leading up to the company’s rebrand in 2023. You can give the Ease Plumbing team a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with how they are dominating leaks with Leaky Black. 

But there’s more to this story than an incredibly creative and on-brand marketing strategy. 

Ease Plumbing and Leaky Black have also teamed up to create a t-shirt that will raise money for sports-focused nonprofit, Dream on 3. “Dream on Three 3 exists to enrich the lives of kids with life-altering conditions by making their sports dreams come true. {Their} programming uses the unifying principles of sports and the power of teamwork to bring hope, love, and joy to {their} dreamers.” Proceeds from the No Leaks in This House t-shirt sales will benefit the Dream on 3 dreamers

No Leaks in This House T-Shirt Benefitting Dream On 3

At the end of the day, Griffin Brothers Companies and our ZoomUp businesses are proud to be outside the norm, to pioneer new perspectives and to have some fun while we’re doing it.

And remember, if you do find a leak in your house, well, no one dominates leaks better than the team at Ease Plumbing. 

Meet The Team: Austin Bryant

Meet The Team: Austin Bryant

You woke up early to the sun rising above the trees and the wind making its appearance in the rustling leaves. It’s a cool summer morning— the perfect day for fly fishing. You quickly make a cup of coffee, grab your supplies, and head out the door to your favorite fishing spot away from the crowds, noise and hustle of everyday life. After a serene drive outside the city, off the gravel drive, and through the woods, it’s just you, the water and the fish (you hope). 

If you’ve never been fly fishing, this idealistic picture may sound intriguing or boring, depending on your preference. But what you may not know about fly fishing is that it’s unique in its technique and not only requires specialized gear but also patience, honed skills and a willingness to learn. 

In some ways, lessons learned through fly fishing can also be applied to the world of entrepreneurship. As both a fly fisherman and an entrepreneur, you must research to find the best spot, you must be patient and wait for the right opportunity, you must be willing to learn unique skills, and ultimately, you must be willing to fail and then cast your line and try again. 

Austin Bryant is Griffin Brothers Companies’ newest entrepreneur apprentice, and you may have guessed it, he enjoys fly fishing in his spare time. He describes fly fishing as a “difficult but rewarding task” and his favorite way to disconnect. 

Entrepreneurship can often be a difficult but rewarding experience in and of itself— something Austin is learning firsthand under the leadership of Mike Griffin and other ZoomUp entrepreneurs. 

As an entrepreneurial apprentice, Austin is able to not only shadow Mike Griffin but also work directly with the ZoomUp entrepreneurs, some of whom were in his position only a few years ago like Austin Helms, owner of Ease Plumbing, Jordan Cupit, owner of Titan Metal Company and Nico Gomez, owner of Level Proof Foundation Solutions. 

Many of Austin’s responsibilities revolve around the Griffin Brothers Acquisitions project at Brookhill Village and managing Skyline Terrace in Charlotte, NC. According to Austin, one of the things he enjoys most about his job is that it’s not a typical 9 to 5 job where you sit at a desk all day. Instead, he is often out in the community, building relationships, learning from successful entrepreneurs and finding ways to overcome obstacles and make an impact. 

Austin shared that “even though it’s a job where [he] can’t give a real description because it’s constantly changing, it’s a learning experience and [he has] already learned, failed, and gone farther than any other job that [he’s] had before.”