Meet the Alumni

Michael Brown

Philadelphia, PA

Year founded
Environmental Construction Services
Partner College
Community College of Philadelphia
I have all the tools to take an opportunity and decide whether it’s something that’s going to be profitable or not for my business. I learned through the 10,000 Small Businesses program how to take the company to the next level.

Business Overview

Michael is the President and CEO of Environmental Construction Services, Inc., a mechanical contracting, energy management and building information management firm based in Philadelphia.


After 3 years of establishing his construction company in Philadelphia, Michael’s business is competing against the largest contractors in the industry. Amongst this success, he is facing the challenge of managing growth and cash flow in order to grow at a steady pace while having capacity to take on more projects. 


Through the 10,000 Small Businesses program, Michael learned valuable skills that helped him create a growth plan enabling his business to triple in size, quadruple in number of employees and expand to an additional location.