Kellie and I started EPP by receiving a random email from our metal supplier about their EPA-registered antimicrobial* copper, CuVerro®. Kellie's family-owned machine shop was slow due to market changes and the COVID-19 shutdowns. I work for Kellie and we have been looking for ways to gain new business. We stumbled into an antimicrobial brainstorm frenzy and immediately loved the idea of making everyday items for our first responder friends to use at work. So, we partnered together on this adventure, and are off to the races.
We are family-oriented, believe in keeping jobs in the US, and making eco-friendly decisions. We are blessed to be healthy and to be able to make self-cleaning items that will change the way we interact with everyday touchpoint items in public settings.
Our antimicrobial*, high quality, common touchpoint tools continuously sanitize themselves, making them ideal for high-traffic surroundings. At some point, people will have to go to highly populated areas like hospitals, banks, or the DMV. Our mission is to build antimicrobial, touchpoint items to kill harmful bacteria that we are exposed to when out in public.
Our products are made 100% in-house, in Fort Worth, TX. We use US manufactured raw materials in our manufacturing process as much as possible to support the economy and ensure our supply chain will not face disruption. Our products are reusable and made with recycled materials to reduce waste and promote a less plastic reliant lifestyle. We only get one planet!
Get to Know Kellie and Zack
Kellie Fun Facts
Hobby: Vacation Traveling
Role Model: Grandmother
Favorite Movie: I'm not much of a movie person
Favorite Book: 7 habits of highly effective people
Favorite Charity: Meals on Wheels
Favorite Drink: Tequila
Zack Fun Facts
Hobby: Weightlifting
Favorite Role Model: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Favorite Movie: Apollo 13 (Way too hard of a question)
Favorite Book: Steve Jobs - Biography
Favorite Charity: Operation Kindness (No-Kill Animal Shelter)
Favorite Drink: Bourbon on the rocks
Favorite Quote: Arnold's 6 Rules of Sucess (My second favorite book - TOTAL RECALL)
Trust yourself, Break the rules, Don't be afraid to fail, Don’t listen to the naysayers, Work your butt off, and Give back.
*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).