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Yelm’s Dominic Rivas in “40 Under 40 | 2019” by South Sound Business

Dominic Rivas
Photo credit: Tori Dickson and Jeff Hobson, South Sound Business

“40 Under 40 | 2019”

They come from places as diverse as North Carolina, Taiwan, Louisiana, and of course right here in the South Sound. Some have gleaned their business acumen from life experience, while others have advanced degrees in myriad topics. Each one of the 40 individuals on the following list is wholly different and unique from the next, yet all share two common attributes. First, they are exemplary business professionals whose friends, co-workers, family members, clients, or mentors felt compelled to sing their praises by nominating them. Second, they are part of our newest cohort of 40 Under 40 honorees — some of the best young professionals in the South Sound.

Words By Zoe Branch, Serena Hawkey, Joanna Kresge, Olivia Langen, Todd Matthews, Shelby Rowe Moyer, and Steven Wyble. Read more

[Editor’s note: H2O Away was started by brothers Dominic and Taylor Rivas in 2018. The Rivas brothers are the sons of former Yelm Mayor Adam Rivas.]

Dominic Rivas, 34

Owner, H2O Away

“Growing up in Yelm as the son of two serial entrepreneurs, it makes sense that Dominic Rivas would go on to establish his own company. “(Watching them) was great exposure for me of how to treat customers, employees, and your local community,” Rivas said. This entrepreneurial legacy remained dormant within Rivas while he studied at the University of Washington; worked several jobs at big box stores; and, in 2012, joined Prairie Park Holdings. There, he oversaw the renovation of Yelm Cinemas and development of Uptown Lounge. At the same time, the innate entrepreneurial trait began to awaken in Rivas as he became interested in real estate investing, particularly in distressed properties. In 2018, Rivas married his experience with construction management and interest in catastrophic insurance to start H2O Away, a mitigation and restoration company.” Read more

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