Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. Nominated by Acterra Business Environmental Awards for Deconstruction Efforts

Educating Clients, Employee, and Competitors through a Small Business Environmental Program is One Way to Change Industry Standards

February 1, 2013 – Hurricane submitted its Deconstruction Service to the Acterra Business Environmental Awards as an Environmental Program that seeks to reduce, reuse, and recycle significant amounts of construction waste and keep it out of the Bay Area landfills. Acterra rewards a specific environmental project that has demonstrated significant leadership in a focused area, such as resource conservation (water, waste, energy), pollution prevention, or minimizing carbon footprint. Any private or public business entity, division or facility located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County is eligible to apply. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of:

  • Leadership 30%
  • Significant Environmental Benefits 30%
  • Potential Model for Business Community 20%
  • Demonstrated Commitment 20%

Hurricane Marketing Manager Tiffany Douglass put the submittal packet together in November 2012, including three pages of Q&A and six appendices. “It was a great opportunity to consolidate all the quantitative data that we have about our Deconstruction Service – i.e. pounds of waste we save compared to monthly trends in our sales, etc,” says Tiffany. “For example, according to CalRecycle.gov, 29.9 million tons of waste was disposed of last year in the state of California. That means in just 10 months, Hurricane diverged 1,632.22 tons or the equivalent to 5.46 x 10-5% of the entire state’s trash! And that’s not including our sold salvaged items…” Hurricane’s Deconstruction Service Program can only get better as we more efficiently streamline our recording practices in the future.

Three committee members of the Acterra organization met with Tiffany and Owner David Sherman on Thursday January 31st to get a tour of Hurricane’s facility and rundown of Deconstruction. All details of its financial, operational, and sustainable model were analyzed and will be considered for the finalist round.

Companies like Marin Resource Recovery, SIMS Metal Management, Ohmega Salvage, and Yokayo Biofuels – to name a few – constantly provide Hurricane with new ideas to become more environmentally conscious. “We are honored to be along side some of the most innovative and sustainable companies in the Bay Area,” states David. “Although we are a small company, we can have a big impact on how residents and contractors ‘throw away.’ And it’s thanks to our many collaborators that we’ve had such success today.”

On March 18, 2013, winners will be announced via Acterra’s website. Winners receive recognition for being innovators in their industries, positive publicity, and opportunities to expand their program’s positive impacts by publishing their best practices for other organizations to emulate. A reception will be help in May to celebrate the efforts of all the winners.

Hurricane Hauling’s other awards include the John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award from Marin Conservation League; PacificSun Best of Marin in 2009, 2010, and 2011; Best of the Bay by BayList; Bay Area Green Business certification; and Sustainable 6 Award by CA Legislature Assembly Member Jared Huffman.

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About Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. is a local, family owned business specializing in deconstruction, demolition, debris hauling & cleanup, tree and yard services. A licensed, bonded, and fully insured Bay Area Green Business, we operate in the greater Bay Area. Since 1989, we have been salvaging materials from residential and commercial projects. We employ experienced crew and biodiesel fueled trucks and equipment to handle both large and small jobs. Our mission is to provide high quality service at affordable rates with the goal of reducing, reusing, recycling, and re-purposing materials for the benefit of our customers, through incentives like tax write-offs, and our environment.

 

Media Contact:

Tiffany Douglass

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.

55B De Luca Place San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-3407

office@hurricanehauling.com

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Hurricane Needs Your Help To Win “Best Hauling” In Marin For 2013

Vote for Us in the ‘Home Maintenance’ Category in Pacific Sun’s Annual Competition

For the fifth year in a row, Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc is nominated as “Best Hauling” in Marin County by Pacific Sun readers. We need your votes again! Please do the follow steps to show your support:

1. Vote here.
In the Home Maintenance category, 
select “Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.” from the drop down menu 
in the Best Hauling section.

2. You must vote for at least 15 categories.

3. Submit your vote!
(Voting ends January 27, 2013 at midnight.)

 4. Go to your email and confirm your votes.
(Your ballot will not be counted until you activate it by responding to
a confirmation e-mail from jwalsh@pacificsun.com.)

The Hauling category in the Home Maintenance section includes eighteen hauling companies in Marin County of varying size, locations, and business models. Hurricane won this category three years in a row: 2009, 2010, 2011. But in 2012, the competition opened to non-local corporate companies, like winner 1-800-Got-Junk, to participate. Being awarded and “locally-owned” is difficult when infinite resources are not readily available as they are for nationwide enterprises. This year, Hurricane is trying to change that. Vote local!

Hauling is the only category that Hurricane is nominated in, although our services stretch to demolition, deconstruction, hauling, tree and yard services. Our other awards also include the John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award from Marin Conservation League; Best of the Bay by BayList; Bay Area Green Business certification; and Sustainable 6 Award by CA Legislature Assembly Member Jared Huffman.

Please call our office if you have any troubles with voting. Thanks for your support!

About Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. specializes in deconstruction, demolition, debris hauling & cleanup, tree and yard services. A licensed, bonded, and fully insured Bay Area Green Business, we operate in the greater Bay Area. Since 1989, we have been salvaging materials from residential and commercial projects. Our mission is to provide high quality service at affordable rates with the goal of reducing, reusing, recycling, and re-purposing materials for the benefit of our customers, through incentives like tax write-offs, and our environment. Visit www.hurricanehauling.com.

 

Media Contact:

Tiffany Douglass

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.

55B De Luca Place San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-3407

office@hurricanehauling.com

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Hurricane Hauling Now Using 100% Renewable Energy

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. switched to Marin Clean Energy Deep Green, a 100% renewable energy source in partnership with PG&E. We are honored to have the opportunity to help this initiative succeed in Marin County. It’s yet another way we can take charge of our impact, and be the difference we want to see in the world.

All Marin residents and businesses are applicable for either Deep Green or Light Green, 50% renewable energy. According to Marin Clean Energy, “Deep Green renewable energy is purchased entirely from non-polluting, renewable wind farms located in Washington State. It’s Green-e Energy certified so you know that Deep Green contains only new renewable resources that are independently verified.” Using 100% renewable energy is a step in the right direction to reduce global warming and severe pollution.

The additional cost of Deep Green 100% renewable energy is just a penny more per kilowatt-hour. Here in the office, we use an average of 350 KwH per month, which means we’re paying just $3.50 extra. How easy is that?!

Read more about Marin Clean Energy.

Hurricane Hauling Owners Present to Key Leaders of the Remodeling Industry

Employ Long-Term Thinking Regarding Deconstruction vs. Demolition

SAN RAFAEL, CA, June 6, 2012 — Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. owners David Sherman and Paul Sonnabend attended the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) San Francisco’s Chapter Meeting on June 5, 2012. The meeting featured Sherman and Marin Resource Recovery Center Founder Joe Garbarino speaking about Recycling and the Remodeler: From the Site to the Recycler. About thirty different companies attended, mostly all NARI Building EPIC Contractors.

Sherman’s presentation, entitled Employ Long-Term Thinking Regarding Deconstruction vs. Demolition, explained the similarities and differences between the two services. The categories also included:

  • How to be Sustainable? Diverting materials from the landfill for re-purposing and reducing carbon footprint
  • How to make Investments? Adding time with Federal Tax Incentives as potential profitability for your clients’ remodels
  • What can be Salvaged? Deciphering between salvageable and re-purposing items and valuing those materials
  • Where to make Partnerships? Finding and working with appraisers, salvage yards, 501(c)(3)s, recycle centers, etc. in the deconstruction sector
  • What is EPA’s Lead Safety “Renovate Right Protocol” Rule? Having a broader understanding of the rules, deciphering applicable projects, recognizing the benefits of subbing
  • How to comply with Regulations? Adhering to federal, state and local recycling and reuse ordinances

“Presenting at the Chapter Meeting was a great experience for Hurricane Hauling,” says Sherman. “It was reassuring to see how many contractors are committed to ethical, informed business. These small steps for businesses add up to big steps for the industry as a whole.”

To see the contents of the whole meeting, click here.

About Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. specializes in deconstruction, demolition, debris hauling & cleanup, tree and yard services. A licensed, bonded, and fully insured Bay Area Green Business, we operate in the greater Bay Area. Since 1989, we have been salvaging materials from residential and commercial projects. Our mission is to provide high quality service at affordable rates with the goal of reducing, reusing, recycling, and re-purposing materials for the benefit of our customers, through incentives like tax write-offs, and our environment. Visit www.hurricanehauling.com.

 

Media Contact:

Tiffany Douglass
Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc.
55 B De Luca Place
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-3407
marketing@hurricanehauling.com

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