Startups and growing companies can learn a lot from successful ones. In this article, Kyle Baxter of Accujet lays out what made him one of the biggest sewer inspection and maintenance contractors of Iowa.
Kyle Baxter started working in the sewer inspection and cleaning industry as his grandfather’s apprentice at the age of ten. Today, his company is one of the biggest sewer inspection and maintenance contractors in Iowa. Accujet manages the maintenance, cleaning and emergency callouts for 45 cities and performs cleaning and televising for 80% of the Des Moines metro area’s new developments. Apart from sewer inspections and cleaning, Accujet also performs CIPP liner prep for contractors, stormwater retention inspections, hydro excavation and robotic pipe cutting. Accujet is on target to have contracts with 100 cities by the year 2020. Baxter is well known in the business community through his involvement with the chamber of commerce, and many small contractors rely on his advice while building their own companies. We asked Baxter for his recipe for success, and he laid out eight principles that have led his company to where it is, and which will fuel future growth.