Story by Megan Whitehead | Sep 19, 2016
Sales, Service and Installer at EcoWater Systems
EcoWater is all in the family as Adam Mietzner followed in his father’s footsteps by coming on board. Before that, his father worked for his grandfather.
“My father played a big role in my decision,” Mietzner says. “Looking back, I would have to say his drive to run a great business and to be successful is what attracted me to EcoWater. One day I would like to take over the business and continue on as the third generation to run an EcoWater dealership.”
Performing a variety of roles including sales, service, installations, deliveries and office work has kept Mietzner busy during the decade he has been with the company.
“I try to be as involved as I can in every aspect of the business,” Mietzner says. “I love being able to get out and be with our customers. It’s always fun to catch up with them.”
Joel Mietzner, Adam’s father and employer, says his son’s excellent work ethic, passion, hard work and commitment are what make him a leader and a role model in the community.
“Adam is willing and ready to help in any way that he can,” Joel says. “Any time he sees a need, he’s quick to lend his time, money and, most of all, his positive attitude and contagious smile. He is a great example of love, commitment, honesty, passion and respect.”
Family is foremost for Mietzner. He says he’s grateful to his father, who encouraged him to become the best he can in every aspect of his life; his wife, Lydia, who strengthens him day after day with words of encouragement; and his kids, who inspire him to be a better father and husband.
“It is my family, my church and Christ who give me the drive to get up every day to do the very best I can,” he says.
Family: Wife, Lydia; daughter, Mariah; and son, Micah
Charity of choice: Operation Bugle Boy
“My charity of choice is OBB because I believe in what they stand for,” Mietzner says. “OBB celebrates and honors Gold Star families. It’s important that we remember those people who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I also love to be around veterans and do whatever I can for them.”
Community involvement: Mietzner says he loves to “give back time to a community that has given my family and me so much.” He’s a member of the Home Builders Association of Central Missouri board, works as chair of the 2015 HBA Home Show and is on the HBA golf and Christmas party committee. He’s also an Operation Bugle Boy Advisory Board member. He sings in his church’s choir and teaches a bible fellowship class with his wife.