Gilbert, Ariz.- In 2003 Ben Kalkman founded Rocket Media, a Gilbert-based digital marketing agency, with the intent of creating custom websites for home service companies. Ben founded the company on the belief that great design isn’t just about looking pretty—it’s about solving problems, inspiring others and making a difference for his customer and for his customer’s customer.
Fifteen years and a thriving business later, it’s obvious that Ben’s vision has come to life with over 25 employees making a difference for businesses all over the country.
But in 2017, Ben discovered a new way to make a difference in his own community: make sure Rocket Media was using water as wisely as possible.
Ben scheduled an appointment with Gilbert Water Conservation to see how Rocket Media could improve their water management inside and outside their property. Soon afterward, Gilbert Water Conservation developed a water budget for Rocket Media’s landscape and began monitoring the business’ monthly water use.
To make sure the rest of his staff did their part, Ben also had Gilbert Water Conservation conduct a water conservation training with Rocket Media’s entire team. In true Ben Kalkman style, he went above and beyond to inspire his team, and others, after the training.
“During our training with Gilbert Water Conservation, I learned that the water we’re using today is the same water that was used at the beginning of time," said Ben. "I think it’s amazing how water connects us all in such a complex and profound way and I’m inspired to conserve this precious resource. I’m challenging our company, team members, families—and other businesses, near and far—to join in this cause.”
By taking these steps to make sure they are using water wisely in Gilbert, Rocket Media helps to protect Gilbert’s water resources. Ben shows us that we can all make a difference in our community and our state.
His business earned the Water Wise Gilbert label in 2017.