International Asbestos Removal


International Asbestos Removal

When International Asbestos Removal first started, CEO Karen Grando saw an opportunity to begin a business in environmental remediation. 

“At the time, we were having customers call and ask us to do the remediation,” she says. 

International Asbestos Removal focuses on commercial insulation, HVAC, mechanical engineering, and plumbing along with their environmental division. 

Watching his aunt and late uncle grow their business inspired their nephew Chris Grando to join the company in the late 80s. He now serves as the President of Insulation Services. 

“We work hard and it’s due to our staff internally and our field personnel,” he says. 

As the company grew, they never lost sight of their relationship with their customers. 

“When I started in 1988, we had the same client-base,” Chris says. “We’ve been able to build off that and grow with them.”

According to Karen, the Insulation Contractors Association of New York (ICA) provides their company with a lot of resources such as how to help employees advance in their careers as well as a chance to share ideas. 

“I believe that all the members of ICA definitely maintain very high standards in terms of the work that they do and the products that they use,” Karen says. 

The ICA also allows every contractor - no matter what the size of the business is - to have a say in issues or new ideas that affect the industry. 

Chris says that this creative way of probleming solving allows for all businesses to make sure “the product is safe, effective, cost-effective, and gets done properly and on time.”

Watch Chris and Karen’s full interview to learn more.

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