Ambit Energy – Top Electricity and Gas Provider
Over turkey sandwiches at a Dallas-area deli in 2006, Co-Founders Jere Thompson, Jr. and Chris Chambless devised a blueprint for what would become Ambit Energy. That day, they made the decision to never sacrifice integrity for growth – the same motto Ambit follows today.
Since that humble beginning, Ambit has welcomed over a million Customers and generated over $1.2 billion in revenue. Chris and Jere’s dream of creating the finest and most-respected retail energy provider in America has driven Ambit’s success. Read Ambit’s full story, and find out more about how you can be a part of this incredible and ongoing success story.
From simple beginnings to game-changing success for Ambit and it’s marketing consultants.
It all started with a simple lunch meeting. On a spring day in 2006, two men had a friendly chat about energy deregulation over turkey sandwiches. Those men – Jere Thompson, Jr. and Chris Chambless – were both excited about the opportunity they saw, and thus began their journey to build “the finest and most-respected retail energy provider in America.”
Their new venture would provide affordable electricity and gas, and they agreed that their company would never sacrifice integrity for growth.
The co-founders went to work immediately, and a few weeks later, Jere and Chris set up shop in a large, renovated warehouse in the historic West End district of downtown Dallas. The expansive office space suited their needs perfectly, helping to establish a feeling of “openness” and enabling faster communication. They bought several $19 fold-up tables to use as desks and put together a team of experienced executives who shared their vision.
The rest is history – and the results have been extraordinary.
Ambit’s story is above all, one about people. People who share a common vision of building the finest, most-respected retail energy provider in the world and sharing profits with regular people like you and me. Unlike other businesses that waste money with advertising campaigns Ambit acquires it’s customers from it’s own customers referring friends and family and people that start their own home based businesses as marketing consultants.
Awards, Growth and Recognition
Ambit Energy recorded revenues of almost $200 million in 2008 and nearly $325 million in 2009. As a result Ambit was named the fastest-growing privately-held company in North Texas by SMU’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in their annual Dallas 100™ rankings.
In 2010 Ambit made the SMU/Cox Dallas 100™ for the second year in a row, as well as the Top 100 Places to Work by the Dallas Morning News. One of Ambit’s biggest achievements was being named “America’s Fastest-Growing Private Company” by Inc. magazine, which placed Ambit at #1 on the publication’s renowned “Inc. 500” list.
In 2011, J.D. Power and Associates recognized Ambit as #1 for the most positive recommendations shared with friends, family and co-workers. This growing number of satisfied Customers helped the company reach their next great milestone in 2012 – exceeding 1 million active Customers.