ESS Among Charlotte’s Top Black-Owned Businesses

September 29, 2021

Environmental Service Systems LLC (ESS) has been named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest Black-owned business by the Charlotte Business Journal.

The publication’s annual index ranks Black-owned businesses in the Charlotte metro region based on yearly revenue. ESS placed second overall in the Charlotte Business Journal’s rankings.

“It is a moment of great pride for ESS to be recognized as the second-largest Black-owned business across various sectors in Charlotte. Charlotte Business Journal is a premier media platform with comprehensive coverage of local and national business news and their research is an effective barometer for the success of minority-owned companies based on the revenue generated,” said Edgar Ruth, ESS president and founder. “I am pleased to see that the pride my team takes in the work we do transcends to our business accomplishments. ESS exceeded the revenue generation goals through the hard work and perseverance of each employee. As a result, our achievements have gained recognition among companies from a wide range of industries.”

About ESS
Environmental Service Systems, LLC is a minority-owned, full-service facility maintenance company headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit