June 1, 2017

The Museum’s construction project is in full swing, and we are pleased to spotlight one of the project’s subcontractors D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. / Demolition & Asbestos Removal, Inc. — demolition specialists headquartered in Greensboro, NC with a local, minority-owned Asheville-based division. More than 55 years of dependable service has established this demolition company as one of the leading demolition specialists in the country. Since 2007, DHGW/DARI has been ranked in the top five industrial demolition contractors in the country.

DHGW/DARI has an outstanding record of exceeding client expectations for construction demolition. Their goal for every demolition contract is to provide quality service and maintain safety protocols. We are especially proud to be working with DHGW/DARI on this project due to their commitment to recycling and salvage as integral to their demolition process. D.H. Griffin is recognized as an industry leader in metals recycling with an extensive network of longstanding relationships with steel mills, foundries, brokers, processors and scrap dealers.

Recycling or salvaging demo debris not only diverts materials from the landfill, but it also saves energy and the environmental impacts of producing new products from virgin materials. D.H. Griffin is a member of the US Green Building Council, which promotes the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program — encouraging recycling or salvage of demolition and construction debris.

By working with DHGW/DARI on the Museum’s expansion and renovation project, we are diverting 75% of the construction materials from our local landfill over the course of our demolition.