Austin, Texas 2020 – Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, on April 6th announced that Trey Fly is the recipient of the 2019 Leadership Award. The Vistage Leadership Award honors members for their achievement in leadership. These members embody Vistage’s values of trust, caring, challenge and growth and make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.
“Trey Fly is the 3rd generation leader of Joe Fly Co. and has made the transistion from focusing in the business to focusing on the business. He and his leadership team have created a company culture centered around employee respect and extraordinary customer and brand performance. Trey believes that improving life’s most basic need – clear air is their over arching mission and goal. Stretched yet attainable goals has Joe Fly Co. positioned to be the #1 commercial filter installer in the great state of Texas. ”
As his group chair and leadership coach, it’s a personal high for me to have Trey be awarded the 2019 Vistage Leadership for Austin, Texas. Trey has been a Austin Vistage member since 2014, when he took over the role as president of this 3rd generation company.
The company started in 1967 with Trey’s grandfather starting this commercial filter replacement business in Dallas Texas. Trey shared in a 2018 blog his values “These values stemmed from my grandparents, then my parents, and were recorded on paper by me. The core values of our company are: INTEGRITY, FAMILY, CUSTOMER, QUALITY, AND COMMITMENT. These are the pillars that have seen us through the first 51 years and will continue to guide us as we move forward.” I met Trey’s dad Joe Fly in late 2013, and I was interviewing him to join my CE business owner group when Joe said, “no put my son in your group, he’s the future of this company.” Trey had been a successful sales representative for several years and was moving into management. Trey started with Vistage in 2014 and over the past 6 years has grown top line revenue with a CAGR of 13%. Trey’s vision is now 100 million in annual revenue by 2030. Today Joe Fly Co. has branches and warehouses in 9 cities in Texas. His warehouses make his company the largest distributor of commercial and industrial filters in the state of Texas. In looking back, Trey’s personal growth and development started with creating Joe Fly Co. “core values” back in 2015 and every year to 18 months he has taken on a another project that has and will make Joe Fly Co. a better managed company, focusing on respecting their employees and their customers.