Welcome to the Haul of Fame, a weekly series from Rubicon in which we sit down with a hauler partner to talk about their company, their community, and how they’re collaborating with Rubicon in our mission to end waste.
F&L Construction, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1991 as a minority-owned construction and demolition firm, F&L has rapidly expanded to include a full range of solid waste and recycling solutions. F&L now serves customers located throughout the Washington D.C. region. With 30 trucks and more than 50 employees, F&L has been working with Rubicon since 2015.
Marc Shaener, Director of Market Development for F&L, sat down with Rubicon to talk about the company and mission for the Haul of Fame.
How does Rubicon’s mission to end waste match-up to F&L’s own company mission?
F&L: We have steadily grown our trash services since early 2000, becoming one of the largest waste management operations in the region. Our company performs waste and recyclables removal while pioneering comprehensive food waste and used tire recycling solutions as we work to develop alternative technologies such as gasification, anaerobic digestion, and pyrolysis. Diverting waste from the landfill through recycling protects our planet and conserves our valuable resources.
How does F&L distinguish itself from the competition?
F&L: F&L is truly unique in its breadth of offerings, from construction management, to waste collection and snow removal, we are also developing all-new recycling programs. Despite our vast service offerings, we emphasize being a truly reliable service provider, giving our customers a solutions provider that they can count on. We offer this wide range of services to commercial, industrial, and governmental clients as a minority-owned company, and certified as a United States Small Business Administration HUBZone company.
What is the view of F&L when it comes to participating in the circular economy and helping build a more sustainable future?
F&L: Here at F&L, we believe in social equality and diversity. The founder of F&L is a smart and insightful leader whose values translate across the entire company. We support local schools and assist disadvantaged communities by not only educating students on what can be recycled, but also supporting them through jobs, donations at holiday times, and by performing beautification projects for schools and neighborhoods. We are active in our communities beyond just hauling the waste, and that makes us extremely proud.
What do you love most about the community in which you work, and the customers you serve?
F&L: Our company relies on the communities we work with while repaying this support by offering training, apprenticeships, and employment to the members of those communities. We believe we are all a big family out there and we work to support that community. We find qualified employees and love that our company supports families across the D.C. area. We are incredibly proud of what we have built since 1991.
Where does F&L see itself five years from now?
F&L: We intend to lead and evolve with the industry; utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to offer real-time service status while providing renewable energy initiatives to divert waste materials from the landfill. F&L will pioneer and implement these technologies, similar to our groundbreaking programs in Green Building sustainability programs, which changed the way construction waste is managed in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Lori Sullivan is Vice President of Hauler Operations 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.