St. Johns County Business Spotlight: Q-PAC
Q-PAC, established in 2012, designs and manufactures industry-leading fan systems for commercial air handling units used in hospitals, educational facilities, commercial plazas, office buildings and more. Led by CEO Matt Kent, Q-PAC is comprised of a team of 70 employees. In 2018, Q-PAC moved its headquarters to St. Johns County. Matt shares his thoughts on being a business owner here in St. Johns County.
Q: What inspired you to select St. Johns County as the home of your business?
A: St. Johns County has so much to offer residents and provides an excellent opportunity for us to recruit great people to our team. The natural attractions and charm of St. Augustine really boost our overall company culture. I grew up here in St. Augustine and feel very fortunate for Q-PAC to be headquartered here.
Q: What is the best part about being a business owner in St. Johns County?
A: We can have fun doing what we love to do at work and when we’re not working, we can enjoy Florida paradise with family and friends.
Q: It seems apparent that company culture is extremely important to you. What values do you look for in your team members?
A: Q-PAC is always looking for great people and has been since the very beginning. We look for people who are curious, relentless, agile, and passionate. We work hard and we play hard. We strive to be the best in the world at everything we do but also want every day to be fun and a positive experience.
Q: What is your biggest business success to date?
A: That’s tough to say, but I have to go back to our team at Q-PAC. We’ve been tremendously successful and have accomplished so much but it’s all because of the incredible team of people we have built over the last 10 years. But we do have a system in the White House which is pretty cool. Haha.
Q: Outside of work, what activities do you enjoy here in St. Johns County?
A: I love to go surfing, skateboarding, and fishing. My wife and I live on Anastasia Island and enjoy taking our two boys to play at the beach, going to the local farmers market at the amphitheatre, and walking around downtown St. Augustine.
Q: Do you have any parting thoughts you’d like to share?
A: This is a wonderful place to build a business, raise a family, and call home. We should do everything we can to preserve the sense of community, character, and charm that we have here. I would like to thank the St. Johns County team for everything they do for our local businesses and residents.