About Us

Crystal Clean is a national leader in the environmental services market, providing the smart alternative.

Clearly the Better Choice

Founded in 1999 by a team of seasoned industry professionals, Crystal Clean operates a nationwide network of branches serving the continental USA and Ontario, Canada. We operate more than 85 service branches across the nation and multiple waste recovery centers, including an oil re-refinery, regional antifreeze recovery centers, and several waste water treatment facilities.

From the CEO

At Crystal Clean, our passion is to protect the earth’s resources by helping the business world run cleaner. From our beginnings as a parts cleaning and used oil collection service, we have evolved over the years to offer an expansive range of environmental services and are building upon our strong foundation to work towards protecting the environment and creating a brighter future.

By engaging and empowering our employees to continually improve all aspects of our company, we continue to provide premier environmentally-sustainable solutions that make a difference for our customers.

Sustainability

Dedicated to Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

Crystal Clean has always been a sustainable company by virtue of the environmental services it provides to its communities and customers. Our business’s core value is in reusing, recycling, and re-refining materials which are put back into the supply chain. By providing premier, sustainable, and cost-effective services, we continue to protect the earth’s resources and help the business world run cleaner. 

Health & Safety

Protecting our employees, customers, and others is of the utmost importance. Our goal is to give every employee the knowledge, capability, and personal responsibility to work safely every day.

Environmental Compliance

We take compliance seriously and are committed to achieving and maintaining an exceptional compliance record through the careful diligence of our trained, professional employees.

Recent News

Crystal Clean continues to be at the forefront of the environmental services industry.

11.18.2021
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Meet the Team

Crystal Clean is led by a team of seasoned industry experts who continue to push the company to be at the forefront of the environmental services industry.

Brian Recatto

President & CEO

Mark Devita

Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Wolff

VP, Sales and Hub Operations

Ellie Bruce

VP, Business Management & Marketing

Our History

For more than 20 years, Crystal Clean has continued to meet the needs of a diverse customer base by expanding our services and providing environmental services that make a difference.

1980s

Humble Beginnings

Heritage Environmental Services established a division to concentrate on the service needs of smaller customers. This division, known as Crystal Clean, began providing parts cleaning and used oil collection services to customers in Indianapolis, Indiana and gradually expanded to several other cities in the Midwest.

1990s

Expansion

During the 1990s, the Crystal Clean division expanded into markets in Texas and Louisiana as the result of a business venture with a major branded motor oil company. By the late 1990s, the Crystal Clean division was offering services to small to mid-sized customers in roughly a dozen metropolitan area.

1999

Heritage-Crystal Clean Founded

In 1999, the parent of Heritage Environmental Services and Joseph Chalhoub, our Founder, agreed to form a new company, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, and to contribute the business assets of the Crystal Clean division to this new company. Mr. Chalhoub invested in the new company, became its first President and CEO, and recruited a team of seasoned industry professionals to join our company and implement plans for growth.

2008

Initial Public Offering on Nasdaq

On March 12, 2008 Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. completed a successful initial public offering and began listing its stock on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol, HCCI.

2010

Follow-On Public Offering

In June 2010, the company completes its first follow-on public equity offering. The offering raises over $20 million to help fund initial capital expenditures to support the construction of a re-refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

January 2012

Indianapolis Re-Refinery Opens

In January of 2012 Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC begins full operation of its used oil re-refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana by producing primarily high-quality Group II lubricating base oil. The initial nameplate capacity of the facility was 50 million gallons per year of input.

April 2012

Second Follow-On Public Offering

In April of 2012 the company completes a follow-on public equity offering. The offering rates approximately $65 million, a majority of which is used to pay down debt and fund the additional capital expenditures which were undertaken to complete the re-refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2014

Acquires FCC Environmental

In October of 2014 Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC acquires FCC Environmental for an initial price of approximately $88 MM (which later was adjusted downward to $83 MM). This provides the company the opportunity to add significant density in its route service business in the southern and eastern U.S. as well as provide increased used oil feedstock for an expanding re-refinery.

2015

Re-Refinery Capacity Expansion

In September 2015 the company completed an expansion of the nameplate capacity at its re-refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana from 50 million to 75 million gallons per year.

2016

Used Oil Pricing

In March 2016 the company announces that it has led the industry in successfully moving from paying generators to collect their used oil to charging customers to remove this regulated material.

2017

CEO Brian Recatto Joins Crystal Clean Today

On January 31, 2017 the Founder and CEO of the company, Joe Chalhoub, retires. Joe is officially replaced the following day, February 1, 2017, by Brian Recatto. 

Today

Continued Expansion

Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC continues to expand its services to meet the unique needs of each customer, focused on providing effective and environmentally conscious solutions that make a difference.