GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Power Production Management (PPM) was named to the University of Florida's inaugural 2015 Gator100 during a ceremony at UF's J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company's compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
PPM was ranked 22nd with a CAGR of 59.1%
PPM is a full-service solar contractor headquartered in Gainesville, FL. Since beginning operations in 2009, PPM has installed nearly 200 solar arrays, both residential and commercial. The company was co-founded by Jason Gonos, a UF Mechanical Engineering 2005 alumnus.
Gonos did not begin his entrepreneurial experience with PPM. During his last year of college, he started his first business in the indoor air quality field. After gaining this valuable experience and meeting new people in the industry, he became more interested in the area of solar power.
"PPM is honored to be listed in the Gator100. With some hard work and intuition we have managed to put ourselves among a list of great companies. We hope to continue our rapid growth in coming years and make the world a brighter place," said Gonos.
PPM currently employs three additional UF alumni. PPM has recently begun expanding operations outside of Florida, investing effort in developing solar projects in Colorado, North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Jamaica.
“The Gator100 is an important initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial excellence," said Dr. Michael Morris, the Academic Director of the entrepreneurship program at UF. “It is open to any and all companies founded or run by Gator alumni, and recognizes those who are achieving growth, innovating, and making a difference in their communities."
Power Production Management, Inc. (PPM) is a full-service solar contracting firm headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., with two NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals™ and two State of Florida licensed contractors on staff. CVC56764, CVC56836.