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Hear From Our Current Members

"Nothing draws a crowd quite like a crowd"  P.T. Barnum, American showman and businessman

"What a honor to be a member of GZH.  Finally, an organization where people can connect with businesses owned by veterans/ business owners who understand what “Commitment to God, Country and Community” really means."

Kevin Briggs, Owner, Pivotal Points, Speaker & Published Author on Suicide Prevention

I would like to thank GreenZone Hero for coming into my life at Veteran Air Conditioning. Since becoming part of your Veteran Friendly Business Association, we have seen a steady influx of residential and commercial clients. Obviously this is a positive impact on my business and I love to work with veterans. I'm proud to say "I am a veteran friendly business".

Kevin Henault, Owner, Veteran Air Heating and Air Conditioning

As someone who served in the Air Force, having been stationed at the Pentagon, then continued on as a DoD/Military contractor for another 8 years - I dedicated over 12 years of my life to working in and with the military. That service brings a camaraderie with other veterans and an understanding of the sacrifices they make above and beyond a civilian oriented career. I found it difficult over the years to be able to easily identify and support businesses that serviced those who have made these sacrifices. Being a GreenZone Hero business greatly improves my ability to identify those companies and support them with my patronage. I also can now find it easier to obtain MY benefits from those companies that provide discounts and bonuses to veterans. I believe every business that wishes to support veterans should be a Green Zone Hero.  It is an easy way to "shout out" our support for veterans and for those who wish to support these businesses a quick and easy way to remind them that this is a business worthy of your patronage - and if you are a vet - to enjoy the rewards they offer you. Being a GreenZone Hero is a win for everyone!"

Aubree Arias, CEO / Founder, Ecofy

“For over 30 years, The Bank of Tampa has been focused on building relationships and serving the unique needs of our clients and our community. Our success as a community bank is a direct result of our client-oriented focus. It was an easy decision for us to partner with Green Zone Hero as they operate under a similar ethos…to serve the unique needs of veterans and the businesses that support veterans. We are honored to share in their mission.”

John Roy, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Bank of Tampa

“GreenZone Hero provides us with an affordable and highly effective tool to reach one of our most coveted customer demographics, the United States military veteran.  GZH is a win win for both us and our military customers…we get more customers and increased revenue while giving back to those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom to be in business in the first place.  We’re proud of our military veterans and GZH provides us with a fantastic way to give back!  I’d strongly recommend GZH to any business looking for an affordable way to increase their bottom line and demonstrate themselves as true Patriots.”

 

 

Stan Tracht, Partner, Environeers

"Four Pillars is proud to be a sponsor of GreenZone Hero.  The GreenZone sticker on our door lets veterans know that they are entering a place that cares about them and wants to make their self care more affordable and accessible.  I love the look on the veterans' faces when they realized that it is true.  I love the concept, the heart of this company, and the passion of it's founders.  We have done events where GZH has brought veterans to benefit from our wellness services and our educational and yoga workshops.  I look forward to growing together and serving veterans for many years to come."

Cheri Christiansen, Owner, Four Pillars

"SAAKA is honored and indeed feels privileged to align with GZH in 
support of our veterans and their families. It is a great feeling for us to know
that in some small way, we can give back to the men and women who have
sacrificed in large measure so that we Americans can live knowing we are safe 
and secure. SAAKA is and will be forever a GZH partner."

Steven Wieder, Founder, SAAKA

“As a veteran and small business owner, it is an honor to be a part of GreenZone Hero, an organization dedicated to the success of businesses that are integral to the veteran community. The GreenZone Hero team are inspiring and think out-of-the-box to see that those businesses and veterans receiving services can thrive. I can attest to this as John has gone above and beyond to personally connect me to resources as a veteran and for increasing visibility of my business to clients who need it most.”

~Kendra Simpkins, MSW, US Army Veteran     

Kendra Simpkins, Owner, Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy

"The team at Green Zone Hero is 100% percent dedicated to helping our Veteran community achieve their goals through direct support within their established network. 

From the onset of our connection I have been extremely confident in their abilities to represent my work in order to share and promote my story that tells about the pain, sacrifice, and friction my brave Marines endured during the Second Battle of Ramadi in 2006 in the most dangerous city in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom during the Surge Strategy. 

The Green Zone team is driven, and passionate about the clients they serve, that, coupled with a focused vision to help Veterans and businesses succeed.”

 

Scott A. Huesing, Major, USMC (Retired) , Consultant, Speaker, Author of "Echo in Ramadi"

“I am so glad our company, Shower Doors of Sarasota, decided to join GreenZone Hero.  We were proud to join the likeminded “veteran-friendly” business community.  Our sales increased the first week we joined.  Being part of GreenZone Hero gives us an amazing way to do more business with veterans. I would recommend every American Business to join GreenZone Hero.  It is not only the right thing to do to grow your business, it’s the right thing to do to support those who have kept us safe and free and continue to do this for us, each and every day.  God Bless America.”

 

Lilla Schlaga, Shower Doors of Sarasota

"I have received three calls from veterans who found me on GZH.  I was able to provide service for all of them.  Two were disabled veterans and the third was a retired Colonel from the Marine Corps.  Being a disabled veteran myself I was glad to be contacted by veterans via GZH and provide a quality service at a reduced price for my fellow veterans.  The GZH platform (website) is an awesome way for veterans to find services, jobs and help from a select family (fellow veterans) and I am humbled and appreciative to be a part of GreenZone Hero!  

"Non sibi sed patriae"
(Not for Self but for Country)
 
Hooyah!

 

Robert Lauser, Owner, Grim Reaper Pest Solutions,LLC

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