Leading Edge helps business build network
2907 55th St. #7B Boulder, CO 80301
The story surrounding the formation of ERC Insulation began in 2006, when Elton and Christine Randall formed Elton Construction and Design. Elton had difficulty finding a spray foam contractor for his jobs, so he sought a solution to this problem. Elton purchased a trailer with a spray foam reactor, which he could use to do his own spray foam jobs.
“Elton used it a few times, and then, this massive piece of equipment sat in our driveway. We started getting more calls for spray foam subcontracting work and what I saw sitting in my driveway was an opportunity.”
Thus, ERC Insulation was born in 2010, and Christine became CEO. Together, ERC and Elton Construction and Design offers residents and small commercial businesses a onestop-shop for energy evaluation and energy solutions implementation.
Early in the company formation process, Christine attended the Leading Edge Entrepreneurship Series produced by the Boulder SBDC with sponsorship from the Colorado Green Building Guild. Christine was able to build a network of “like-minded” business people through the series, which became invaluable to her and the business: “The class facilitated our connection to a great group and together we helped each other build our businesses.” Since that series, Christine has continued to attend Boulder SBDC workshops and events such as the annual Contract Opportunities Fair, and she currently participates in the Colorado Emerging Ventures program. Christine takes advantage of the no cost, one-on-one consulting program where she has found the Boulder SBDC to be “supportive, knowledgeable, and inspirational.” Christine shares that “Some people offer consulting from a place of never having done: the Boulder SBDC comes from a place of personal experience and knows how to help.”
From its Boulder base, ERC Insulation serves Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties—and continues to grow. In addition to great timing, mentors and partners like the Boulder SBDC, Christine attributes their success to a strong focus on quality products, installations and personal customer care. Christine cares deeply about her community, and is a mother, business leader and environmental advocate. She is already thinking about their next company venture.