By George Griffin, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at NC A&T State University
ESRA Facility Management & Consulting, Inc. was started in 2009 by Robert L. Rogers, a retired US Air Force Officer (SDVOB) with over 20 years of senior engineering and facilities experience. Robert has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Engineering Management. In 2010, Robert sought out PTAC assistance with obtaining government registrations ESRA’s initial goal was to meet the needs of the religious facilities by providing professional services tailored to the building and/or client. After gaining experience in their initial target market ESRA was ready to expand into commercial and local government properties.
In preparation of future growth Robert applied and was selected for the 2011 Veteran Entrepreneurship Program. In addition to online study the program included an 8 day boot camp residency held at Oklahoma State University. Robert allowed his PTAC counselor to submit a reference letter. The last several years have led to growth and a more diverse customer base. In addition to providing building and building system repairs and maintenance ESRA now provides energy audits and energy efficiency/retrofits. Robert is a North Carolina-licensed general contractor, and a certified Energy Auditor.
ESRA’s past local and state experience include:
- City of Greensboro NC, Better Building Program
- NC State University Statewide Energy Conservation Program
- Thorpe Energy services, Statewide Duke Energy – Energy Audits/Consultations
- NC Weatherization Program and others
- Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor
- Subcontractor participation
ERSA’s marketing plan for 2016 includes growth in local and state contracting sectors along with their commercial business. For the first time it will include federal opportunities in their geographical market. With 6 years of experience and expanding skills the future is exciting at ESRA. Learn more about ESRA at www.esrafacilities.com.