Well-flow company founder receives EY award

GREELEY and HOUSTON, Texas — Ernst & Young Global Ltd., which does business around the world as EY, has given John Mark Cavitt, founder and CEO of Covenant Testing Technologies LLC, Colorado’s largest privately held well-flow management company, the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in the Energy Services category in the Gulf Coast Area.

Covenant Testing Technologies founder John Mark Cavitt receives the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Also pictured are Greeley resident and vice president of the company’s northern division Kyle Pope (third from right), and Windsor resident and regional manager Brian Mulholland (second from right). Courtesy Covenant Testing Technologies.

Covenant Testing Technologies has a Greeley location employing 328 people. It is the largest provider of well-flow management services in the region.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cavitt was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 21 in Houston.

“I am truly humbled because this recognition is not for just me but for all those in the Covenant family,” Cavitt said in accepting the award. “It takes a team of special people to build an oilfield business that is truly people-centered. I’m so proud of the Covenant culture that prioritizes the oilfield worker and his family and breathes life into them personally and professionally. I dreamed of building a company with a culture that invests in people, so I feel extremely privileged to have seen it come to life and for other companies to recognize the value in partnering with an oilfield services firm that prioritizes integrity and brotherhood.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.

Covenant Testing Technologies was founded in 2013. It has operations in the Permian Basin, Niobrara-DJ Basin, Powder River Basin, Bakken, Eagle Ford Shale and Haynesville Shale. Covenant is an affiliate of Catapult Energy Services Group.

 

Mountain Desert Region

Two other entrepreneurs from the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado were recognized in the Mountain Desert Region of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Lani Dolifka, co-founder of Watermill Express LLC, a Brighton company, won the regional award in the natural resources category.

Watermill is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. It has 1,300 locations across the country where people can fill their own water containers.

Bryan Schramm, COO and co-founder of Liqid Inc, a Broomfield-based software company, was recognized in the software category. Liqid describes itself as a company that provides a “composable infrastructure hardware and software platform that enables users to manage, scale out, and configure physical bare-metal server systems in seconds.”

Regional winners go on to compete in the national competition. Last year, David Barnett, founder of Boulder-based Popsockets LLC, received a national entrepreneur of the year award.

GREELEY and HOUSTON, Texas — Ernst & Young Global Ltd., which does business around the world as EY, has given John Mark Cavitt, founder and CEO of Covenant Testing Technologies LLC, Colorado’s largest privately held well-flow management company, the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in the Energy Services category in the Gulf Coast Area.

Covenant Testing Technologies founder John Mark Cavitt receives the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Also pictured are Greeley resident and vice president of the company’s northern division Kyle Pope (third from right), and Windsor resident and regional manager Brian Mulholland (second from right). Courtesy Covenant Testing Technologies.

Covenant Testing Technologies has a Greeley location employing 328 people. It is the largest provider of well-flow management services in the region.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cavitt was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 21 in Houston.

“I am truly humbled because this recognition is not for just me but for all those in the Covenant family,” Cavitt said in accepting the award. “It takes a team of special people to build an oilfield business that is truly people-centered. I’m so proud of the Covenant culture that prioritizes the oilfield worker and his family and breathes life into them personally and…