Winter Environmental provides services across a broad range of environmental contracting disciplines, all aimed at eliminating the liabilities associated with contaminated properties and structures. Since our founding in 1987, we have successfully completed more than 2,600 projects that allowed industry, commercial developers, institutions, general contractors and local government clients to recover the value of their property. From our headquarters in Norcross, Georgia we have served clients in 18 Southeast, Midwest and Mid Atlantic states.
Winter Environmental was originally established as Asbestos Abatement Technology in 1987 which was owned in part by The Winter Construction Company. In 1992 the entity became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winter Construction, changing its name to Winter Environmental Services, Inc. In 2000 the company was integrated into Winter Construction as a division.
Today, Winter Environmental is one of the largest environmental contractors in the nation, serving clients throughout the Southeastern, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States. We have been ranked among Engineering News Records' Top 200 environmental companies since 1999.
Company Staffing and Key Personnel
We employ on average more than 150 environmental engineers, scientists, estimators, superintendents, equipment operators and technicians who have extensive training and experience in health and safety protection, environmental regulations, waste handling, chemical testing, soil and groundwater treatment, abatement and decontamination procedures, remediation system operation and maintenance and general demolition, construction and earth moving operations.
Financial Strength, Insurance and Bonding
Winter Environmental is backed by the financial resources of The Winter Construction Company, an Engineering News Record Top 400 contractor that recognized over $250,000,000 in revenues in 2008 and that has been in business since 1978. This means we can handle peak work loads with ease and that we will be around long after the job is done. Our overall insurance program, which includes $25,000,000 in general liability coverage and $10,000,000 in pollution liability coverage, and our bonding program, which has capacity in excess of $200,000,000, are as strong as can be found in the environmental contracting industry.
In the name of The Winter Construction Company, Winter Environmental maintains numerous general and specialty contracting licenses throughout the southeast and beyond. Licensing requirements vary from state to state, but our licenses generally include:
- General Contractor
- Underground Utility Contractor
- Asbestos Abatement
- Underground Storage Tank Contractor
Beware that not all environmental contractors are properly licensed. Buyers of environmental contracting services should always require their contractors provided license numbers and expiration dates for those licenses before signing a contract with them.
Cleaning up contaminated sites and structures is inherently a sustainable practice. However, Winter Environmental goes a step further. Wherever feasible, we look for opportunities on our projects to:
- Reuse/recycle deconstruction and demolition materials
- Consider future site use and reuse existing infrastructure where possible
- Use environmentally efficient processes, such as clean diesel equipment
- Reduce generation of GHG emissions by using clean fuels and recycled industrial materials
Our project managers and staff are committed to helping our clients show regulatory agencies and the public that they care about energy and resource conservation – even when cleaning up properties.
Client service, integrity and respect are part of our company's culture, not just a requirement in our company handbook. The core values of Winter Construction and Winter Environmental are:
- Integrity: We do the right thing every day.
- Teamwork: We work together to achieve outstanding results.
- Clients: We provide quality service to our clients.
- People: We value and respect the people with, and for whom, we work.
Each new member of our staff is selected not only on the basis of his or her technical qualifications, but also on his or her aptitude for teamwork, interpersonal communication and professional leadership. As a result, we have become a team of professionals that possesses consistently strong communications skills, a heightened and flexible sensitivity to client needs and an obsession with delivering precisely the product our clients request.