Michigan Company Expands Services and Ventures into Recycling and Reselling Aggregate

Since its establishment in 1954, M.L. Chartier, a reputable Michigan-based excavation company, has been a trusted provider of excavation and environmental services throughout the state. Over the years, the company has flourished, with five locations throughout Michigan, diversifying its offerings to meet the evolving needs of its clientele. With a strong commitment to excellence and innovation, M.L. Chartier has recently expanded its range of services, including the introduction of a new venture in 2023: recycling aggregate.
“This new service allows us to make full circle with the current services provided, by supplying all aggregate needs on their various jobsites,” said Travis Knappins, Business Development Manager at M.L. Chartier.
With an aim to provide comprehensive solutions to its customers, M.L. Chartier has strategically expanded its services over the years. Initially specializing in environmental and excavation projects, the company has broadened its scope to include various sectors such as oil and gas, civil infrastructure, site development, hydro excavation, transportation, turnkey rentals, and now, aggregate recycling.
Recognizing the importance of sustainable practices, M.L. Chartier has always embraced an environmentally conscious approach to its operations. The new recycling service is a testament to the company’s commitment to reduce waste and conserve our natural resources. The recycled aggregates are carefully processed and thoroughly inspected to ensure they meet the required standards.
“By recycling topsoil, screened millinstategs, fill dirt, crushed concrete and more, we’re able to remove clean materials from one jobsite and reuse it on another. By repurposing materials, we can offer cost-effective solutions to our customers looking for high-quality product and service,” said Knappins.
With the introduction of the recycling aggregate service, M.L. Chartier has opened doors to a wider customer base with year-round service. The demand for eco-friendly practices and cost-effective solutions has been steadily growing, making this new venture a timely and strategic move. By broadening their services, M.L. Chartier can serve a diverse range of customers, including other contractors, builders, landscapers and homeowners, in addition to their current customer base who can benefit from the company’s expertise and other service offerings like transportation and environmental solutions.
It’s fair to say that coming up on 70 years in business, M.L. Chartier has stood the test of time but also thrived in the industry. The company’s growth and success can be attributed to its commitment to safety, innovation and environmental responsibility.
“We focus on every detail of the job so our customers don’t have to,” says Travis Knappins, Business Development Manager at M.L. Chartier. “This exciting new venture provides the opportunity to serve our clients with a more broadened scope.”
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