The Story: Barrett Ersek Biography
Barrett’s first plunge into the green industry was at the age of 12 where he convinced both his school principal and the branch manager for TruGreen/Chemlawn to give him a shot at telemarketing. After becoming one of TruGreen’s most successful telemarketers, Barrett left TruGreen to create his first lawn care company.
He was 17 years old. Several successful companies later, Barrett had a “Eurkea” moment and founded Holganix LLC.
Holganix manufactures and distributes 100% organic plant probiotic that allow users to drastically reduce their environmental footprint while improving over all plant health and yield. With rising fertilization costs and government regulations on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, Barrett believes that Holganix could be the solution for fertilizer users across America.
Barrett has spoken on topics of plant health, innovation, entrepreneurship, and gratitude on five continents. He has lectured at the London School of Business (LSB), the India School of Business(ISB), and the Massachusetts School of Business (MIT) in addition to many EO events.
Barrett has been actively involved in EO, serving as Philadelphia’s chapter president, forum chair, education chair and mentorship chair. In addition, he is a graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, Class of 2004.
Barrett currently splits his time residing in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Key Largo, Florida with his wife of over 23 years and his four children.