Reclaim Company, LLC, believes that “development follows demolition.” Razing unsound structures and preparing the land for site development enable new growth of communities. We continuously seek to improve our demolition, site preparation, and environmental remediation techniques so the best possible results are delivered to our clients, staff, and the environment.
After 10 years in the industry, R.J. started Reclaim Company, LLC, in 2007. His creative, out-of-the-box thinking and a business philosophy of “persistence and follow-through” has led to success with Reclaim Company and recognition from the community. In 2012, he was the SBA State of WV and SBA Region III winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. R.J. is continually defining the future of the company, directing the flow of business, identifying and leading new business opportunities, and managing all business concerns. He has put together a support team of specialized employees to assist him in making Reclaim Company, LLC, an industry leader in the nation.
Joshua joined Reclaim Company, LLC, in 2009 with four years of experience in the industry. He first served as the Controller and then became the Chief Financial Officer in 2012. In January of 2013, he became a member of Reclaim Company, LLC. Joshua’s main duties include: managing cash, identifying risks, overseeing the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization, ensuring adequate controls are installed so that substantiating documentation is approved and available in preparation for financial auditing, and developing and maintaining systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization. Joshua is responsible for Reclaim Company’s relationship with bonding companies, lending institutions, and external auditors. He holds a B.S. in Finance from West Virginia University.
Steve has been with Reclaim Company, LLC, since 2011. He has experience in all aspects of demolition—residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy highway. Steve has over 15 years of experience with equipment operation and 11 years of experience in dismantlement and asset recovery, recycling, air sampling, and on-site safety management. In January 2013, Steve became a member of Reclaim Company, LLC. Steve is responsible for: overseeing the daily operations, implementing the on-site project directives, managing the project equipment, scheduling the staffing and employees for the project, handling daily damage control, managing company equipment maintenance program, assisting with project bids, working with the Project Managers to stay on budget, and working with the company President to build new and maintain existing client relationships. He is also the Chair of the company Safety Committee and trains all on-site supervisors to execute the company safety program and protocols.
Jason came to Reclaim Company, LLC, in 2012 with over 12 years of experience in the construction industry. His work history includes experience as a field engineer, superintendent, concrete finisher, and welder. He is responsible for: working directly with the Operations Manager and President to complete the projects; working with the Operations Manager for on-site visits from architects, engineers, and property owners; keeping in communication with planning the jobs’ daily goals and duties; supervising the foremen and crews’ daily tasks; and tracking all daily work logs. Jason is a member of the Safety Committee and attends weekly safety meetings and reviews any on-site safety issues or potential hazards. He acts as the first line of defense for safety at on-site jobs.
Jason came to Reclaim Company in 2013 with over a decade of work experience in environmental abatement, specializing in asbestos. His background includes work experience in asbestos inspection, asbestos abatement, and construction labor. Jason’s primary responsibilities are to perform all asbestos inspections and prepare all samples for laboratory analysis, lead labor crews in asbestos abatement on-site, and manage all on-site safety concerns during the abatement. Jason holds certificates in:
James joined Reclaim Company, LLC, in 2012 with over 20 years of experience in the excavation field. He specializes in heavy highway excavating, commercial site development projects, utility work, and surface mine projects. James’ prime duties are to manage the day-to-day excavation operations on-site including completing daily project goals, delegation of employee duties, directing the short term schedule, and managing on-site safety concerns. James holds certificates in:
Sam joined Reclaim Company, LLC, in 2013 with nine years of experience in the construction industry. His work history includes experience in demolition, excavation, field supervision, asset recovery and recycling, heavy equipment operation, concrete finishing, and torching. Sam’s main responsibilities are to run the day-to-day demolition operation on-site including delegation of employee duties, completion of daily project goals, and managing safety concerns. Sam holds certificates in:
Beth joined Reclaim Company, LLC in the Fall of 2016, following her graduation from the WVU College of Law and successful passage of the West Virginia Bar exam. While earning her Juris Doctorate, Beth completed a concentration in Energy and Sustainable Development Law, worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in Legal Research and Writing, a Dean’s Fellow in Constitutional Law, and a Research Assistant to the Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development Law. In her final year of law school, Beth was accepted into the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, where she served as a student clinician, assisting local communities and organizations in their planning, zoning, and conservation efforts. Beth’s main duties at Reclaim consist of: drafting and reviewing documents of legal significance; counseling management before and during projects to prevent issues or disputes; providing legal support by preparing motions, answers, and other pleadings; negotiating and settling claims and conflicts; monitoring legislation and statutory changes in labor, employment, real property, construction, worker’s compensation, environmental, corporate compliance, and other relevant fields of law.
Winter joined Reclaim Company, LLC in 2015. She is currently attending Fairmont State University and working on a double major of Accounting and Business Management. Winter brings substantial experience of 10 years of customer service/retail, 10 years money handling, 7 years of management, 4 years of A/P, 4 years of debt collections, 2 years of A/R, 2 years of being a loan officer, 6 months of payroll/HR. Winter’s responsibilities at Reclaim Company include: Managing and processing payroll; Payroll reports; Health insurance; Retirement plans; Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; Assist with financial review and audit procedures; Provide customer service to potential and existing clients; Reconcile all bank statements, loan statements, and credit card statements; Reconcile all vendor accounts; Manage all rental agreements; Manage all loans for company; and Verify bank deposits.
Mr. Christopher Ciappina has been with Reclaim Company, LLC since February 2017 and contributes twenty-two (22) years of Environmental, Health, and Safety experience to Reclaim Company, LLC. His duties consist of coordination of asbestos abatement projects and all pertinent notifications (10 Day Notifications) and permits, provides training for EPA approved asbestos certification courses as well as respirator training and fit testing. Mr. Ciappina also brings extensive experience in environmental sampling and evaluation, including airborne lead, mercury, hazardous waste characterization, volatile organic compounds, arsenic, airborne asbestos and indoor air quality surveys; use of personal protective equipment and confined space entry. Mr. Ciappina is also very familiar with EPA, OSHA, NESHAP, AHEARA and state regulations for asbestos and lead. Mr. Ciappina has performed Phase I and II pre-acquisition site assessments on industrial facilities, commercial complexes, undeveloped property, fill sites, and residential properties. He also has the duties of acting as the client representative on numerous asbestos abatement and demolition projects. List of Current Licenses: WV Clearance Air Monitoring, WV Asbestos Inspector, WV Asbestos Designer, WV Lead Inspector, WV Lead Risk Assessor, Ohio Lead Risk Assessor, Missouri Air Sampling Professional, Ohio Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist, Kentucky Asbestos Inspector, NITON XRF Training National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH 582) Method Sampling and evaluation airborne asbestos dust, 40-Hour HAZWOPER
Mr. Sandeep joined Reclaim Company, LLC recently, bringing with him a background of over 5 years’ experience in construction of residential and commercial property. Have vast professional experience in Civil engineering he has operated with diversified domain projects ranging from medium to large scale industries which gave him an in depth understanding for handling various domain areas in Civil Engineering. He has also handled various critical and challenging projects from design to implementation stage and ensured that the projects get implemented as per specification in stipulated time with quality. After graduating in Masters of landscape Architecture from WVU University Dec 2016 joined Reclaim Company and looking after the storm water management(SWM) of the projects and also working on the plan and permits required for the SWM.
Lafe Kunkel is a Project Manager and West Virginia Licensed Remediation Specialist (LRS) with Reclaim Company, LLC. He has over six years of experience in the environmental consulting field as a geographic information systems (GIS) analyst, staff scientist, project manager and operations manager. Lafe Holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture and a M.S. in Agricultural & Natural Resource Economics from West Virginia University. He has experience in a multitude of environmental projects, such as National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting and discharge monitoring reporting, soil and groundwater environmental site assessments, human health and ecological risk assessments, underground storage tank (UST) closures, sampling and reporting and aboveground storage tank (AST) inspections. He also has experience managing remediation projects falling under state specific remedial programs, such as the West Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP), the Uniform Environmental Covenant Act (UECA) Program, the WV Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program, the Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF), the Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Voluntary Cleanup Program. Mr. Kunkel meets the definition of an ASTM E1527-13 Environmental Professional to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and has completed numerous Phase I ESAs accompanied by subsequent Phase II ESAs. Specialized Education, Training, Licenses, Certifications & Honors:
Brandon joined Reclaim Company, LLC in June 2018 with 5 years Accounting experience for both large cororations and small businesses. Mr. Green has a Masters in Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from Concord University.
Mr. Paul Benedum is graduate of Fairmont State College with a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology. Worked after college in land surveying, asbestos removal & monitoring, and heavy construction oversite. He worked 10 years with the State of West Virginia DEP in the government permitting section, and 19 years as a project manager overseeing multiple million-dollar environmental remediation projects from concept to completion. He is a certified Landfill Manager, Recycling Coordinator and Certified FEMA Disaster Coordinator.
Chris joined Reclaim Company in August 2017 while also taking classes at the West Virginia University School of Law as a Legal Intern. During his third and final year of law school, Chris has also been working with the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, assisting communities from all over West Virginia in their conservation, planning, zoning, and drafting. Chris’ experience includes years of working in New York City in the busy real estate and bankruptcy legal fields. Chris’ current duties include working closely with In-House Counsel Beth to draft and review legal documents of all kinds, as well as monitoring compliance and settling claims.
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