Under the direction of ARC General Manager Mike Griffin in Denver, 25 ARC technicians braved winter’s high winds and highway shutdowns to conduct a full asbestos abatement of Rawlins High School in Wyoming. Traveling six hours roundtrip from Denver to Rawlins in the middle of winter was no easy task. Three 10,000 lb. roll-off transportation trucks were delayed by the wintry weather. Delays were overcome by staging waste on-site and monitoring storm conditions daily. ARC Denver removed 138,000 sq. ft. of asbestos from 69,000 sq. ft. of the school, slated for May demolition.
Other asbestos abatement projects under his management include the Grand Junction Veterans Administration, the prepping for demolition of houses for the widening of Taft Ave in Loveland, 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.