About Eric Ruth

Eric Ruth

Starting in 1998 with just $300 in seed money, Eric Ruth built four successful businesses that have generated tens of millions in revenue, and created a charitable fund raising project that’s produced over $1 million in donations.

He grew the first business (FMS) to half a million in annual revenue working out of his home office with just one part-time assistant. Then in 2006 Eric took on a partner and launched a second business (NPE) which they grew to over $2 million in the first 24 months, then doubled that two years later, making the Inc 500 list of fastest growing privately owned companies in America two years in row, 2010 & 2011.

Along the way Eric created and co-founded Pushups for Charity which has raised over one million dollars for injured men and women of the U.S. Armed Services, and is still going strong today.

Both FMS and NPE provided marketing, sales and management products and services to over 10,000 local service business owners.

After selling NPE, Eric started a new business called Local Leverage LLC.

Over the years Eric’s created hundreds of marketing tools, campaigns and systems that produce client-generating, money-making results for local service business owners.

Eric sees himself as a student-practitioner. His personal philosophy is “the real learning is in the doing.” He’s a serious student of direct response marketing, but more importantly, he has real world, in-the-trenches experience growing his own successful businesses, and helping his customers – all local business owners – generate over $100 million in revenue.

It’s always odd writing about yourself in 3rd person, so let’s switch this up. I want to thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to investigate. I appreciate how difficult it is to find real local marketing specialists you can trust, and I don’t expect the stuff I wrote above to convince you of anything.​

Because at the end of the day, the proof is always in the pudding. That's why I created The Referral Challenge and I invite you to join me and your fellow local service business owners who are benefiting from the ReferralSurge™ System. Give it a try and you’ll see results. Then you’ll know for certain you can trust me.​