There is no doubt that in Colorado the Abatement Industry is BIG business. Millions of dollars are spent each year on the safe removal of hazardous materials such as Asbestos and Lead for renovation as well as demolition. Well known within the industry are individuals who have excelled in their talents for managing these projects. Some of these individuals stay put in one company for many years, some move from company to company. Then there are those who step out of their comfort zone and successfully take on the task of creating their own Abatement Company. Some of these individuals do it just for the income potential, not truly understanding the risks and liabilities. In fact there are some, who although, “successful financially” are active in the industry, do little to help the industry maintain standards and protect “public health” as does Dan Beaver and his company Colorado Hazard Control (CHC).
Initially Dan Beaver was a carpenter, working in residential and commercial construction. Then over 22 years ago, Dan Beaver began his career in the abatement industry. Working in the private sector for 5 years, he learned the importance of the management side of a project and saw first-hand the differences in standards and work ethics.
When he moved to the public sector, taking a position with Denver Public Schools handling asbestos management within the facilities owned by DPS, he gained a special understanding as the Environmental Safety Representative for the district. His responsibility for managing the monitoring and removal of asbestos. The 14 years of experience there, prepared him for his next move back into the private sector.
Taking lead management and safety positions with two of the largest abatement firms in the industry, Dan was able to fine tune his expertise and see the industry from a new perspective. It wasn’t long there after that he realized what he really wanted was to be able to provide the services that he had honed so finely.
The result of this discovery is Colorado Hazard Control, LLC, which Dan founded in 2006. It is an organization based on the core principals of being the safest, most economical and best trained group in the industry. As a family owned and run organization CHC is able to tightly control activities and ensure each project meets Dan’s high expectations as well as those of their clients. CHC has their head office in West Denver and a second office in Pueblo, Colorado.
In his desire to uphold and promote high standards not just in his company but additionally within the industry, Dan is a member of the board of the Colorado Environmental Professionals Association (CEPA) working closely with other consultants, contractors and support trades to help maintain the high standards that the association has fought for for over 20 years. Additionally, Dan has worked closely with CDPHE when industry support was needed during criminal investigations.
Some of the common traits that those who have worked closely with Dan and CHC have observed are strong code of ethics, excellent customer service, highest of safety standards for both his own crews and other contractors and subcontractors.
CHC works on projects both small and large. Some of their clients Cherry Creek School District, Weld County School Districts. Additionally they have worked with HOA’s, small companies for demo of individual homes, and asbestos, lead and mercury projects with national companies such as Safeway Stores. CDPHE and the EPA have both worked directly with CHC for special projects and investigations which require a higher level of discretion and work standard.