At Rubicon®, we recognize the importance of every customer that joins us on our mission to end waste. Through RUBICONConnect™, our customers gain access to an all-in-one solution for their business’s waste, recycling, and sustainability needs. RUBICONConnect allows users to view their invoices and billing history, explore both cost and waste savings, and provides full visibility into their waste streams across multiple locations.

Environmental innovation can be found all over the United States, and the following independent businesses in Chicago are providing top-tier customer experiences by partnering with Rubicon to create a cleaner, more sustainable future for all.

American Tool Design

For over 20 years, American Tool Design has been providing Chicago with precision quality computer numeric control (CNC) tool services. From manufacturing to modifications to resharpening, American Tool Design’s experienced and knowledgeable staff provides customers with whatever CNC tool services they need, whenever they need it.

“With our old provider, we kept getting blindsided by price increases and special charges. Rubicon lowered the price and keeps it steady every month. We appreciate the billing transparency and straight up customer service. Rubicon was able to provide us with cost savings during the pandemic, and I wish I would have switched to them earlier.” – Dan Ostalowksi, Vice President, American Tool Design.

Kiss Dental

Since 2010, Dr. Chester Klos and his former mentee Dr. Larisa Spirtovic have been providing northern Chicago with exceptional dental service at Kiss Dental. In 1985, Dr. Klos returned to Chicago after serving as an oral surgeon for the United States Military, where he established a name for himself as a member of numerous organizations such as the Dental Arts Club, and the Chicago Society Lodge of the Polish National Alliance. Today, Dr. Klos and Dr. Spirtovic continue to mentor students at Kiss Dental.

“With Rubicon, we receive consistent service without disruption to normal daily activities. A real person answers if we have an issue and we have used recognized cost savings to pay for employee raises.” – Dr. Chester Klos, Owner, Kiss Dental.

Air Power International Express

Air Power International Express is a logistics company that has been proudly serving the Chicago area since 1988. The company prides itself on its outstanding customer service and ability to create the best possible shipping solution that satisfies each customer’s unique needs.

“We switched to Rubicon for a better price and our contact person is nice and responsive. Rubicon [creates value for our business] through cost savings and stability that have allowed us to host small gatherings after work for employees to mingle and connect.” – Clare, Vice President, Air Power International Express.

Norridge Salvation Army

Norridge Salvation Army is a nonprofit, charitable organization that helps those in need in Norridge, Illinois, and the surrounding communities. Their officers, soldiers, and staff work together to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their most vulnerable neighbors.

“Our previous service provider was expensive, and cost was our major reason for switching to Rubicon. Cost savings are extremely important to our nonprofit organization. We have found the service to be very reliable. If there are issues, of which there have been very few, Rubicon has been quick to address and rectify.” – Barbara, Business Manager, The Salvation Army Norridge.

University Park

University Park is a high-rise condominium association in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It is a two-building, 10-story, 540-unit national historic landmark that provides personalized service and outstanding quality to homeowners and board members.

“Rubicon has created value for our business through savings, billing, and other improvements. We appreciate the billing transparency and responsive customer service and care. We have been able to use cost savings recognized through Rubicon to payout on other business expenses.” – Marie Valles, Vice President, West 55th Condo Association.

Rubicon provides innovative software-based solutions personalized for each customer’s specific waste and recycling needs. Using technology to drive our mission to end waste, we help businesses and governments keep as much material out of landfills as possible.

If you have any questions, or you are interested in learning more about how Rubicon’s services can help your independent business, please reach out to

Danielle McHarris is Senior Director of SMB Sales at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.