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. We operate more than 100 branches and industrial services facilities 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.
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.
We take compliance seriously and are committed to achieving and maintaining an exceptional compliance record through the careful diligence of our trained, professional employees.
Crystal Clean continues to be at the forefront of the environmental services industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.