Pinnacle has been selected as the 2019 Business of the Year by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to a local organization that has demonstrated their commitment to the Pasadena community through active involvement in community organizations, financial stewardship, and participation in local events.
Pinnacle designs, implements, and maintains comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs for process facility owners in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, wastewater, and electric power industries, with the purpose of ensuring these facilities operate reliably, safely, and efficiently. Pinnacle helps its clients mitigate risk of downtime and loss of containment; optimize costs associated with inspection, maintenance, and total asset spend; and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
“Our founders had one simple phrase on their minds when they started the company: change the world,” said Stephen Powers, Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle. “We believe the first step to changing the world is investing in our local community. As we continue to expand globally, Pasadena will continue to serve as a great location for our corporate campus to thrive. We proudly call Pasadena our home.”
Pinnacle celebrated 12 years as a business in May of 2018 and has consistently been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Houston Area. Although Pinnacle started in a Pearland warehouse, the incredible demand for asset integrity services led the company to its current location on its 18-acre campus in Pasadena, Texas. The company, which has grown to over 900 team members in 12 years, currently houses approximately 500 employees in the Pasadena office and plans to further expand its campus to keep up with rapid growth.
Involvement in the Pasadena community is something that Pinnacle truly exemplifies. Pinnacle supports Pasadena through its Community Outreach program, a committee that coordinates volunteer opportunities for company employees. Employees, who are offered volunteer paid-time-off hours, have participated in a variety of volunteer opportunities such as serving as mentors at local schools, organizing blood donation drives, and supporting a local senior living center.
In 2017, Pinnacle formed a partnership with Sarah’s House, a Pasadena organization that provides shelter, meals and other necessities for homeless women and their children as they transition from homelessness to independence. Pinnacle supports Sarah’s House in a variety of ways, including: donating supplies and IT equipment; performing facility repairs and yard maintenance; and assisting with fundraising. Stephen Powers is now Chairman of Sarah’s House Board and is leading the mission to expand the shelter’s capacity and eradicate homelessness in the Pasadena area.
The award was announced at the Annual State of the City Membership Luncheon at the Pasadena Convention Center. As this year’s award recipient, Pinnacle will have the honor to help select the 2020 Business of the Year recipient.