Asbestos Abatement Contracting Companies: ARC
Remember when more doctors smoked Camels than any other cigarette? It was around the same time people thought it was a good idea to use asbestos in their buildings for insulation and fire retardation. Fortunately, we know a lot more these days about the things that can cause cancer, and people are abating asbestos in their buildings. The public’s newfound awareness about the dangers of asbestos, as well as a stronger economy generating higher demand for asbestos abatement, are some of the reasons asbestos abatement contracting companies are seeing success. But since 1990, Ron Daniel’s hard work and smart business practices are what have made ARC Abatement one of the top 10 asbestos abatement contracting companies in the nation, according to Engineering News-Record.
Ron started ARC Abatement in his garage 25 years ago. Since that time, the U.S. economy has been all over the place. From day one, Ron was “laser-focused” on profits, and kept costs down by selectively evaluating each project that comes along, maintaining a good balance of small projects and ones that exceed $1 million. In its quarter-century, Ron developed ARC’s purchasing power and price into its strength, competing with lower material costs, $10 million insurance coverage, high bonding capacity, and the absolute best price, all derived from ARC’s property estimating software. ARC’s prowess is more than purchasing power—personal relationships with contractors and suppliers has proven particularly impressive, with a perfect project completion record.
That’s not to say that ARC Abatement has had it easy overall. Prices for materials, equipment, and labor has increased, and competition is still tough; smaller asbestos abatement companies pop up all the time, competing for the smaller bids. Plus, there’s a shortage of both laborers and project managers. However, Ron has taken steps to mitigate current and future shortages by hand-picking tradesmen and personally training them in the environmental business. But these hurdles, including the shortage of workers, increase in expenses, and decreases in oil prices, have not affected ARC’s bottom line. The asbestos abatement contracting company has grown to nearly $40 million in revenue.
In the past 25 years, ARC Abatement has grown from a garage operation to one of the leading asbestos abatement contracting companies in the nation; since 2013, its industrial client base has increased 100 percent. ARC is eager to see what 2016 will bring, because the demand for asbestos abatement contracting companies will be here for years to come.