FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONGWOOD, Florida (December 29, 2016) – A1 Assets is commemorating the completion of its 15th year of operations with huge growth and record success.
A1 Assets was founded by David Leavitt in 2001 as an organic small business based in Longwood, Florida. Originally named Dave’s Bargain Outlet, the company started with selling and auctioneering surplus equipment from corporate and government entities. David changed the name as the business expanded and evolved into a certified electronic recycling company. A1 Assets currently holds all of the relevant certifications under the latest responsible recycling standards, including ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, and R2:2013. To date, A1 Assets has processed over 65 million pounds of electronic recyclables, including 6.5 million pounds this year alone.
Today, A1 Assets remains a leader in surplus equipment management and auctioneering under the Technology Surplus Depot brand. The company also refurbishes and resells computer systems direct-to-consumer under its retail brand Refresh Computers, which is well recognized in the Central Florida community for its low prices and customer service. Both divisions have individually surpassed $1 million in sales in 2016.
A1 Assets also incubated the business telephone company Refresh Telecom, which over five years became the fastest growing FCC-registered phone company in the United States. Operating on the IBM Softlayer enterprise platform, Refresh Telecom’s unparalleled reliability and in-depth functionality, combined with the lowest rates of any business phone service, have led to thousands of satisfied corporate clientele across the country and beyond.
Within the last year, A1 Assets doubled the size of its processing facilities from 25,000 to 50,000 square feet, and also increased its workforce from 60 to 80 employees.
A1 Assets has also partnered with numerous municipalities and community organizations, hosting electronic collection drives and other community events around the state. Organizations which have benefited from our events included Keep Orlando Beautiful, Community Food & Outreach Center, and A Gift For Teaching. A1 Assets also hosts a yearly event for employees to volunteer and help cleanup the Wekiva River.
“For 15 years, A1 Assets has pioneered positive changes in the surplus marketplace and electronics recycling industries,” said David Leavitt, Founder and CEO of A1 Assets, Inc. “These changes include turning outdated surplus property including electronics, audio/video equipment, restaurant equipment, office equipment, police equipment, hospital equipment, lab equipment, industrial equipment, and much more into dollars back to the municipalities and businesses from which they came, while responsibly recycling what is not marketable at an astounding 99.9% rate. We did all of this without one dime of ‘incentive money’ from the taxpayer, and I am so proud of the fact that I created a business that turns money back over to the taxpayers, rather than taking handouts from them.”
Benjamin Paris, Longwood’s Deputy Mayor and District 3 Commissioner said, “I love the business community in Longwood and as a commissioner, I try to do everything I can to help. But sometimes, the best way to help is to take a step back and allow businesses, like A1 Assets, to thrive like they have for many years, without any government assistance. I would like to personally thank them for the charitable contributions and local job growth in the city of Longwood.”
About A1 Assets, Inc.:
A1 Assets, Inc. services Fortune 1000 companies and government accounts across Florida and the Southeastern United States by providing industry-leading asset management services including innovative remarketing and superior electronics recycling. A1 Assets, Inc. is the only company in Central Florida certified in the Responsible Recycling Practices (R2), ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards guaranteeing data security and environmentally friendly materials management. For more information, please visit A1 Assets’ official website.