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Flint operates using three simple tenets in our investment approach:

  • We work with people we like who are passionate about what they do
  • We protect the legacy and the culture of the companies at all costs
  • We bend over backward to be a great partner to sellers, their teams and our investors

Our priorities for managing our businesses are also simple and well defined:

  • We focus on our team first
  • We focus on our customer(s) second
  • If we do #1 and #2 well, Flint Group will provide great returns for investors

The Result

This philosophy and set of priorities has led to a decade-long history of partnering with great managers, building great teams, and delivering superior returns to investors and sellers alike.

The Flint Group Team

About Us

Collin Hathaway
Chairman & Founder | chathaway@flintg.com | LinkedIn

While in business school, Collin founded Skylight using a converted pool house just off the Stanford campus as his “world headquarters” (and apartment).  Prior to founding Skylight, Collin led the deal origination team at Alpine Investors and managed a team focused on locating and evaluating new investment opportunities. Before Alpine, Collin served as the marketing manager at Venture Asset Group, a company tasked with the disposition of strategic telecommunications assets. Collin also worked at Telseon, a national telecommunications firm, where he was a leading salesperson.

Collin lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two young children.  He is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) and is a die-hard fan of Stanford Football, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Sounders.

Collin currently serves as the chairman of Flint Group and Guardian Roofing. Collin previously served as chairman of Abacus Plumbing & HVAC, Berkeys HVAC & Plumbing, Bonney Plumbing & HVAC, Parker & Sons, the Wrench Group, and Vulcan Precision Linings. He received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as well as a BA in Economics from Stanford.

About Us

Trevor Flannigan
CEO | LinkedIn

Trevor focuses on scalable processes and creating people-centric organizations that plan for growth. Most recently, Trevor has helped lead two companies to successful exits. As COO and Co-Owner of ProfessionalChats, the bootstrapped business grew the from six to 150 employees in 2 years. Prior to that, Trevor served as General Manager of Bob Hamilton Plumbing, where he drove 30% year-over-year growth for four years until it sold in 2017.

Trevor lives in Kansas City with his wife, Courtney. He is a member of entrepreneurial mentoring programs, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and Growth Mentoring Service, helping entrepreneurs in the city learn to fail fast and have fun working. Outside the office he can typically be found eating good food or taking his dog, Maeve, for a walk.

Mike Soriano

Mike Soriano
COO | LinkedIn

Since joining the Flint Group in 2021, Mike has held a variety of leadership positions as a General Manager, Regional President and now Chief Operating Officer. He has a proven track record of building strong teams and growing home services brands. Before joining Flint Group, he was an executive at Danaher where he led a Global Services Division and Product Management. He received an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and BS in Finance from Grove City College.

Mike lives in Seattle with his wife and three children where he is an avid golfer and soccer fan.

Ashley Bacon

Ashley Bacon
VP of People & Training | LinkedIn

Ashley began her career as a store associate at Ann Taylor before quickly working her way up to store manager. Following her stint in retail, she joined Maxim Healthcare as a national recruiting manager, where she was responsible for identifying talented healthcare professionals. While in this position, Ashley paid a pivotal role in staffing hospitals and medical facilities across the country, that were critically needed during the height of the pandemic. In the fall of 2020, Ashley found a home at Wolfers Home Services, where she stepped into the role of Recruiting Operations Manager.

The team at Wolfers immediately welcomed her as a member of their close-knit family and provided her with the hands-on opportunity she needed to quickly learn about the home services industry. Over the next year, Ashley’s focus on retention strategies and company culture helped the organization double in size, while still maintaining a family centered company feeling. This approach to leadership and drive for an optimized company culture cemented her as the right candidate to assume the role of VP of People and Training for the Flint Group. In her current position, Ashley is charged with developing and implementing recruiting and retention strategies for all Flint Group companies. In addition, she is actively working with the team to establish training and apprenticeship programs at all locations to further provide opportunities for talented technicians to join the home services trade.

Ashley holds BA (Finance, Business) and MBA (Business Management) degrees from Portland State University. She loves blending her experience and education to help solve problems and to implement people-centered strategies that provide career paths for each member of the Flint Group family of organizations.

Ashley lives in Wilsonville, Oregon, where she can be found exploring local parks with her beloved yorkies, spending time with her family, and attending local community events.

Austin Soendker

Austin Soendker
VP of Finance | LinkedIn

Austin joined Flint Group from Tohi Ventures, a small beverage startup, where as Director of Finance & Operations he established the operational and financial processes, built a supply chain network, and managed all production run activities.

Prior to Tohi, Austin attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he earned a full scholarship to attend the Bloch School of Management MBA program. Along with his MBA, Austin is a certified Project Management Professional having successfully led several projects over his career.

Austin lives in Kansas City with his girlfriend, Nicholle. He is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and outside of the office you’ll find him out on the golf course or hanging with his family.