MIKE GRIFFIN, GENERAL MANAGER
As general manager of ARC’s Colorado offices, Mike Griffen oversees Aurora asbestos abatement operations across the Centennial State from our Broomfield and Grand Junction offices. Our environmental remediation services span the entire states of Colorado and Wyoming as well as northeastern Utah and western Nebraska.
CASE STUDY: Aurora Asbestos Abatement
ARC Denver completed two lead removal projects at military facilities in Colorado. In Aurora, Buckley AFB had to remove hazardous lead dust from the site of a shooting range before a locker room could be constructed. It took twenty men about 3 weeks to HEPA vac and wipe down the area. The NORAD facility located within the Cheyenne Mountains needed 10K square feet of lead removed. Fifty men working only at night completed the job in 3 weeks. The work on both sites was finished on-time and on-budget.
Other asbestos abatement projects under his management include the Grand Junction Veterans Administration, the redevelopment of Sun Valley for the Denver Housing Authority, three apartment buildings for the City of Aurora Housing Authority, Colorado Plains Medical Center, the U.S. Army installation at Fort Carson, five apartment complexes for Boulder Housing Partners, abatement at the Southview Place Towers Apartments, the abatement of the RTD Civic Center project at Colfax & Broadway in downtown Denver, the complete abatement of Aims Community College – PSI Building, Denver Public Schools, Adams 12 Five Star Schools and University of Colorado – Boulder.
He’s managed many lead abatement projects including the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Another project was the largest Regulation No. 19 lead cleanup in Colorado’s history, which resulted from a downtown Denver apartment building explosion. With 12 licensed Reg. 19 technicians, the cleanup was completed in just more than two months.
ARC Colorado provides methamphetamine lab cleanup. Our clients for this service include several rental property owners and the Boulder County Housing Authority.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Mike’s additional training is primarily in asbestos and hazardous materials consisting of AHERA & CDPHE supervisor, AHERA & CDPHE project designer, Safe Lands Awareness Training, HAZWOPER/HAZCOM, First Responder, lead restoration, repair and painting (RRP), confined space training, lock-out /tag-out, aerial lift operator and scaffolding and fall protection.
With over 25 years in the environmental industry, Mike is well-respected by his peers and the governing regulatory agencies.
Today, Mike is a widower and father of four. He lost his wife, Stephanie, on November 28, 2017. He considers himself a “sports nut” and a “Homer” rooting on the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.