ORLANDO, April 28, 2022 – The Orlando Business Journal has named Everest Ice and Water Systems one of the 25 recipients of the 2022 Orlando Inno Fire Awards. This is the first year the award has been presented to small businesses across central Florida that saw substantial growth with an emphasis on innovation – particularly following the challenges of the pandemic.
“We’re so proud to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to our company’s success as well as the success of our community,” says Gilbert Ramirez Jr., Marketing Manager at Everest. “Innovation is the key to everything we do here at Everest, from the technology we use in our ice and water vending machines to the way we operate day-to-day.”
Last year, Everest exceeded their annual sales goal by 149% in addition to doubling their staff and tripling their office space. Everest has also been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the region through several prestigious awards, including a ranking on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, named in the 2021 Pros to Know Awards, and an honoree of the 2022 Gator100 awards.
Everest was one of the five top-scored honorees for the Fire Awards – dubbed “Blazers” – earning a red blazer jacket for the top performance and biggest impact in their category. Eligibility for honorees was based on innovative practices, growth in revenue, jobs created, and overall impact on the local community.
You can find the full list of honorees here: https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/inno/stories/awards/2022/04/28/2022-fire-awards-setting-orlando-innovation-ablaze.html
About Everest Ice and Water Systems
Manufacturing equipment with a focus on innovating the industry since 2008, Everest Ice and Water Systems has engineered the most revolutionary ice and water vending machine on the market. Their patented VersaVend one-moving-part dispensing system leads to less maintenance, higher efficiency, and more than 7 million jam-free vends around the world – and counting. At Everest, their motto is “Always Climbing” because they work hard to enrich people’s lives and ensure their machine owners can earn a truly passive income. For more information, visit www.everesticeandwater.com.