Miami-based Water Conservation Startup Investing in Denver
DENVER — EcoSystems, a Miami-based water and energy efficiency company founded by two brothers who represent the next generation of sustainable development, is investing in growth in the Denver market – specifically among multifamily properties and sustainable renovations. The company has hired Phil Tollios as project leader to oversee the Denver market growth and project management, as the firm continues its work with Denver Water and Denver-based properties.
Brothers Richard Lamondin (age 30) and Lawrence Lamondin (28) are partnering with multifamily property owners across the U.S. to conserve billions of gallons of water and millions of dollars – one toilet and faucet at a time. They founded EcoSystems in 2012 with the mission to provide tailored solutions that promote smarter, more efficient uses of water and energy, and empower people and businesses by eliminating wastes and cutting costs.
With more than five years of project management experience, Phil Tollios will administer the firm’s Denver Water projects and establish EcoSystems’ footprint in the Denver market. Prior to EcoSystems, Tollios was general manager at Burnham Nationwide, Inc. in Los Angeles where he managed projects, strategic planning, growth and project management assignments for the building permit and code compliance consulting firm. Notable projects Tollios has managed include Metropolis Development and Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, and the Baybrook Mall Extension in Houston.
“On the heels of completing Colorado’s largest ever water conservation retrofit and being named Denver Water’s official retrofit contractor, we’re thrilled to bring Phil on board to continue to grow in Colorado,” said Richard Lamondin, co-founder and CEO of EcoSystems. “Denver’s commitment to conservation inspires us to continue to help Denver residents and property owners to save water for future generations, while also putting dollars back in their pockets and building value for their properties,” said Richard Lamondin.
- EcoSystems was recently named Denver Water’s official contractor for the Low Income Water Conservation Program.
EcoSystems recently completed the largest toilet retrofit in Denver’s history – read more here. They are working to open offices in Denver, and tackling major projects across the US including Dallas and Atlanta early this year.
EcoSystems has worked nationwide on tens of thousands of bathrooms and has saved over 1.4 billion gallons of freshwater to date. As we approach Earth Day, they are on track to reach 2 billion come this spring.
Changing showerheads and faucets can save up to 40 percent and 55 percent respectively. The impact of these inefficiencies hurts the environment, consumer budgets, and property values.
The company was featured in the 2017 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas as part of a case study on how property owners can save water and money with a Water Wise program.