As we grow, we want to invest in environmentally impacted opportunities. This may include purchasing buildings or sites which have an environmental liability associated with it, that makes others afraid to acquire it. EHG, in an effort to responsibly protect itself, will manage and own smaller groups which either perform remediation work in other markets or, as mentioned above, hold properties which meet this or other guidelines.
When creating a corporate color scheme it is important to pick colors that best represent your company and display a positive message. The reason we chose our colors are BLUE represents 1st place and ORANGE represents Safety – two key factors that are pertinent to our company! We always want to be the best and we always want to put safety as our TOP priority!
We have chosen locations strategically that allow us to make use of our resources, both human and equipment, efficiently. For example, our heavy equipment can easily travel from office to office keeping them utilized 80% or more of the time. As we grow we continue to seek out locations that either (1) help support a major market or (2) serve as a dedicated operational base which can grow by adding satellite offices.
An example of the first scenario is us opening a small satellite office in the growing Spartanburg SC (Upstate) market. The Tampa office is an example of a dedicated operational base which allows easy access into the major cities of Florida.
“Core’s” sole purpose is to provide all Division’s with back office support. By having core we are able to eliminate task being performed repeatedly within one office. All accounting, payroll, hiring, legal, and similar affairs flow through to Core. Essentially anything non-field like is performed in one central location allowing each office to solely focus on finding and executing work on a daily basis.
EHG Safety Academy is one of the more important parts of EHG’s Safety program. Every quarter EHG employees gather for a day of Safety training and team building activities that is unequalled in our industry. Workers are given training on Safety topics such as Fall protection, confined space entry, fire watch and others. At the same time workers and supervisors get to spend time together and cement the ties that make us a strong team.
EHG has an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .71, best in its industrial classification.
EMR is an insurance underwriting tool originally set up to measure an employer’s workers’ compensation claims experience. If the calculated EMR is less than 1.0, the employers claims performance is considered to be better than the average governing class. Most of our clients ask for our EMR rates as a way to prequalify our company. A low EMR qualifies us for projects others in our field may not.
EHG is complying with the New Silica Rule by first, training all our field employees in the Hazards of exposure to Silica and the Specific methods of compliance with the New OSHA regulations .
Since early this year EHG embarked on a plan that included air sampling of our demolition task that involved silica exposure. This way we would have information that would put us way ahead of others in our industry as far as knowing what precautions and specific Personnel protection to use on specific projects.
On all our demolition projects where silica exposure is an issue we generate a Silica Exposure compliance plan as required by the regulation. The plan describes our means and methods to comply with the regulation on a project specific basis. Our clients are pleased that when we are called to service we are prepared for the new challenges of the Silica regulations.
At this time we are licensed to perform work in: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Florida and Virginia.
Asbestos Abatement, Lead Abatement, Mold Remediation, Hazardous Material, Demolition, Concrete Cutting, Historic Preservation, Duct Cleaning, LEED Recycling, Infection Control and Soil Remediation
We have tackled so many tough ones over the years. Some projects that come to mind include the Savannah Acid Plant Abatement, which pretty much took place 100 feet in the air. Duke University Perkins Library required us to cut and fly thousands of feet of concrete in a very tight space. The Eastland Mall was a size-able task that required great coordination and salvage skills. But the most challenging project would have to be our first. The RBC Bank’s main office in Rocky Mount required us to remove these one ton asbestos cubes from the bank of several weekends in a critical path nature. The project was complimented by the fact that we had no crews, no supervisors, and honestly no full idea what we were doing. Help from corporate never showed up and we were left to our own devices. We quickly built a team, employed everyone’s input, worked long hours and completed the job safely and profitably!
EHG is in a unique space where we have certain capacity to handle a specific project which may exceed the 10 million dollar mark. However, each project requirements will dictate how we would evaluate the opportunity. For example, we do NOT currently have the resources to perform a project that would require us to man a job of that size with a 30 or 60 day completion. If the project is staggered over a 6-12 month period, it would not be a problem.
Additionally there are numerous variables to go into deciding how large of a project we can handle. This would include bonding capacity, anticipated cash flow, retention duration, client relations, location of the project, our current work on hand and a few others which will limit our appetite for projects of significant size.
Yes, EHG has a statement of qualifications (SOQ). In our SOQ we highlight information regarding our company history, company insurance and bonding, professional organizations we are active members of and recommendation letters. But most importantly in our SOQ we provide numerous project profiles that demonstrate our capabilities. Often this information is a required submission in order to be prequalified to bid on a project. By providing these project profiles, it allows our clients to gain a better knowledge of the extensive experience our company has.
EHG carries a $1 million dollar general liability with an excess $10 million umbrella policy primarily because it is required under most contracts and it protects our company from catastrophic events. Our other lines of coverage are typically inline with industry norm, which is $1 million across the board.
Yes EHG does have a SDS Booklet. The purpose of the booklet is to provide a comprehensive collection of material safety datasheets as required by 29 CFR 1910.1200 and 29 CFR 1926.59 “Hazard Communication Standard” and is to be used in conjunction with Environmental Holdings Group, LLC’s written Hazard Communication Program. Additionally, it is to ensure that the each employee is provided with detailed information on each hazardous chemical utilized during normal operations, including its potential hazardous effects, its physical and chemical characteristics, and recommendations for appropriate protective measures.
EHG is a leader in it’s field because of our uncompromising dedication to the health and safety of our employees, and a strict compliance to environmental regulations. We are constantly implementing and reviewing work practices to ensure that we minimize any risk that our employees may face. We also continually invest in advanced technology to replace labor-intensive procedures with safe, cost-effective and efficient mechanisms. EHG carries the highest rated insurance and bonding protection available to remediation companies, allowing companies to contract with us, knowing that their projects are being secured to the greatest extent.
EHG takes a reasonable approach in building the volume of capital equipment we own. The first criteria requires a special need that will keep the equipment in use for at least 80% of the working week. The second criteria is to purchase equipment which we have invested a considerable amount of funds, like an excavator that has been on constant rent for 8-10 months and we get to utilize a portion of rental fees into the buy down. Operations keeps a full list of all equipment.
We have progressively evolved into a company that captures 90-95% of all ferrous and nonferrous metals on our structural and interior demolition work sites. We are also successful in reselling select mechanical components such as chillers, compressors, and newer equipment. While we, from time to time, resell select furniture and appliances it is not something we feel is a full time sustainable division. This is primarily due to the costs with handling, holding, and reselling the items in an efficient manner. Overall, with the current bottoming of the metals market withstanding salvage plays a significant role in our companies overall profitability.
EHG provides limited build back services. This includes minor reconstruction activities such as installing ceiling tile and small quantities of flooring and drywall. All of which are typically related to our remediation efforts where we remove selected impacted items due to environmental concerns.
Some of the more “strange” things we have come across are:
1. Confederate Solider remains
2. Hissing Geese
3. Walking out of containment to find the crews clothing stolen
4. Gutting out BRAND new furniture, fixtures, and buildout of offices spaces after the Great Recession
5. Finding money behind safes
EHG bond needs are handled by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company has an A.M. Best Rating of “A++”. EHG is financially sound and has the ability and financial capacity to bond single projects in the $15,000,000 range with an Aggregate Capacity in the $35,000,000 range.
Yes, EHG subscribes with global resource companies such as Textura, Browz LLC, Avetta and IS NetWorld. These third party pre-qualification services allow participating corporations centralized compliance information including verification of licensing, insurance, safety, quality, environmental and financial scores and other information to subscribing companies.