Ron Daniel, Founder/CEO
As founder, president and chief executive officer, Ron Daniel sets the direction, oversees corporate strategy, business development and merger and acquisition activity of ARC Abatement, a leading asbestos abatement company in the United States.
A true Texan with an entrepreneurial spirit, Daniel founded ARC Abatement in his Waco, Texas garage in 1990. Since 1990, ARC Abatement has completed 12 million asbestos/scaffolding man-hours, more than 440,000 hours of mold remediation from over 1,200 mildew and mold removal projects. The company has more than 200 employees and annual revenues near $40 million. Since 2015, Engineering News-Record has ranked ARC in its “Top 20 Firms in Asbestos Abatement” listing.
ARC is a prosperous asbestos abatement company involving two generations of five Daniel family members, including his brothers, son, daughter, nephew, and sisters-in-law.
Under Daniel’s Leadership
During its early years in business, ARC Abatement offered asbestos abatement and lead remediation. But never satisfied with remaining small, Daniel responded to marketplace demands. In the mid-90s, ARC became a natural choice for mold remediation, as insurance agencies around the nation began dealing with claims related to mold growth caused by water damage. After fielding many phone calls from insurance adjusters, Daniel responded by adding mold remediation to ARC Abatement’s list of environmental remediation services.His entrepreneurial spirit not only sparked the expansion of ARC Abatement’s environmental services but fanned into flame an acquisition and merger strategy. In 2014, he formed ARC Abatement Holding, Inc.
The umbrella company, ARC Abatement Holding, Inc., consists of a successful relationship with Lone Wolf Resources. ARC Abatement Holding, Inc. and Lone Wolf Resources (LWR) entered into a definitive equity merger agreement in 2017, under which ARC and LWR provide environmental remediation services to an even broader base of customers in the United States. This strategic partnership allows specialization in the treatment and recycling of impacted soils, sediments, and groundwater.
In 2016, Daniel launched ARC’s Industrial Division. Under the leadership of General Manager Warren Brown, ARC Industrial is the single source for industrial asbestos abatement including scaffolding for power plants, manufacturing facilities, and industrial and petrochemical companies. Completed projects include:
- International Paper Plants
- Blue Island Phenol
- Beckjord Generating Power Station
- Columbus Steel Casting
- Georgia Pacific
- Philadelphia Shipyard
- Sherwin Alumina
- 20+ Power Plants
- Houston Astrodome
- NASA Facilities
- 30-50-story high-rises throughout the U.S.
Daniel is also active in environmental contractor safety, education, training, and licensing. He is certified and licensed in many areas of the industry. Daniel is committed to the safety of all his employees and ensures it is a priority for all of the business operations of his asbestos abatement company.
An estimated two million employees in the construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. The heaviest exposure occurs in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. ARC Abatement can assist in the proper removal of asbestos before a renovation or demolition project. With nearly 30 years of experience, our team is fully licensed and accredited to perform any size asbestos abatement, from private establishments to large industrial and government facilities.
Notable projects include:
- Houston Astrodome
- Brackenridge Hospital, Austin
- Austin Community College
- First Baptist Dallas
- University of Texas
- Denver RTD Civic Center Station
- Valley View Mall, Dallas
- Sun Valley, Denver
- Grand Junction VA Hospital
1401 Elm Street, Dallas
THE LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN DALLAS, AND LIKELY THE
LARGEST ASBESTOS ABATEMENT PROJECT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS
ARC Abatement handled asbestos abatement at 1401 Elm Place, a 52-story building with 1.2 million square feet of floor in downtown Dallas.
Our first challenge was the sheer volume of materials to be abated — 5,673,622 square feet of surface material, 50,000 linear feet of piping, and 50,000 linear feet of HVAC ductwork — all containing asbestos.
ARC began the project in early 2015. We held weekly safety meetings, and because of our effective oversight, our safety record is exemplary in the industry. “We work hard to keep it that way,” says Steve Chappell, ARC Dallas General Manager, who managed this project. Our crew of 60 technicians started the project by pulling out the entire ceiling, ductwork, and all ancillary materials that were above the ceiling. We wetted the material, scraped it off by hand, and then came back to detail it. Another challenge was the vertical transportation in a high-rise building.
Getting materials out on the first floor in a timely fashion was difficult. Our crew was constantly running up and down 12 of the 27 operating elevators to remove the materials. We primarily used the two larger freight elevators. After a change of ownership delayed the project for several months, we got back on track under the new ownership, Drever Capital Management. Our crew increased to 80-100 workers to finish the project. We completed this eight-figure project on time and on budget at the end of 2016.