CEO, United Metals Recycling
Brett Ekart is a 3rd generation entrepreneur who happened to grow up and form a love for the scrap metal recycling industry. Growing up in Idaho, he began going to the scrap yard with his dad and mom every Saturday. There, he would watch cartoons in his grandfather’s office while his dad ran the yard and his mom ran the truck scale and paid customers. He watched his parents hustle over the years and watched the two generations before his start and build businesses. Some were successful and some were not, but the entrepreneurial spirit always existed.
Now, Ekart is deeply involved in multiple businesses and his entrepreneurial passions stem out of the scrap industry and into other industries, companies, and partnerships with people who all have one thing in common... Hustle. He has the utmost respect for individuals who get up every day and put forth max effort and aren’t afraid to put it all on the line and go for it. Eckart is beyond grateful for his parents who instilled a strong work ethic in him at an early age and showed him what true HUSTLE really is.