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McCarthy Building Cos.

2010 Green Team, continued ...Published: June 01, 2010

Newport Beach  •  mccarthy.com
Founded: 1864, headquartered in
St. Louis, Mo.
President: Carter Chappell (California region)
Chief Green Officer:
Ron Hall


McCarthy Building Cos. formed its own green team more than 10 years ago to ensure that the construction firm was doing everything it could to leave behind the greenest footprint possible. And now the largest commercial construction firm in the state employs more than 400 LEED-accredited professionals, touts a resume that includes sustainable projects valued in excess of $4 billion and was named the third-largest green contractor in the state by California Construction magazine. The company incorporates sustainable design, building practices and materials into its projects whenever possible and recycles its construction waste. And environmental awareness isn’t left behind on the job site; green practices abound in the administrative offices as well. Staffers use recycled paper and environmentally friendly cleaning products. They recycle toner cartridges and electronics, reuse packing materials and recycle about 75 percent of their waste – they even recycle their blueprints. And the company recently calculated its carbon footprint and is committed to reducing it by 5 percent over the next three years.

“We all have a responsibility to ensure a healthy planet for one another, as well as for future generations. At McCarthy, we follow this excerpt from our green mission: ‘We believe the choices we make are not just for today … not just for us or our clients. The choices we make will leave a legacy for those who will follow us and create new footprints on this earth.’”
– Ron Hall, Executive Vice President of McCarthy Building Cos.

OC METRO'S 2010 GREEN TEAM