Sarasota County Green Business Partners: A look back – 2010

On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair became the first Sarasota County Green Business Partner. Join us in this blog series over the next several months as we highlight our partners by looking back over the past 15 years of this fantastic partnership!standalone green business logo

Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting our GBP members to show how important each is to our efforts and to recognize their importance in our community. To learn more about our partners and how to join the program visit our participating partner’s webpage.

Sarasota County Health Dept – Ringling Facility

The Sarasota County Health Department provides health care, human services and environmental services to residents of Sarasota County, Florida. The department’s 200-plus employees established a “green team” that has increased recycling rates while reducing garbage costs, created a comprehensive program to reduce energy use, and developed a process to keep its expand Green Business Partnership principles to other county facilities. These efforts have not only reduced the department’s environmental impacts, they have also saved taxpayer dollars.

Mr. Sandless of Sarasota 

Mr. Sandless of Sarasota specializes in wood floor refinishing. It uses non-toxic chemicals made from renewable resources for stripping floors and provide low, quick curing VOC finishes. The company is also a diligent recycler and has installed a solar water heater to reduce energy consumption.


DM Smith is a is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a Green Business Partner, the staff plans a has a green team that plans and monitors environmental measures. Paper, water, and energy are conserved.


Tervis Tumbler has been manufacturing its signature drinkware since 1946. Tervis has educated and motivated its staff to be aware of opportunities for reducing environmental impacts and demonstrated the management support needed to act on those opportunities. In December 2012, Tervis moved to single-stream recycling, and encourages full participation of employees by having employees bring their deskside trash and recycling bins to designated recycling and trash stations. Any cups that don’t meet quality inspection are sent to a recycler and become vinyl fencing. Tervis and their suppliers reuse shipping materials, further reducing waste.

All Stat Home Health

All Stat Home Health provides a full range of in-home private duty home health care. The company has made environmental stewardship an integral portion of its overall business plan by converting most of its recordkeeping to an electronic format and installing solar panels that provide 100 percent of its electric power.

Terry’s Plumbing Service, Inc.  

Terry’s Plumbing Service has been providing commercial and residential plumbing service and repairs for 20 years. It aggressively recycles and uses recycled content products, has implemented energy conservation practices recommended by an FPL audit, and no longer irrigates the office lawn. Terry’s includes environmental practices in its staff’s performance appraisals, a practice that effectively communicates the importance the company’s management places on environmental stewardship.


ROBRADY design is a multi-disciplinary product design and development studio that progressive industrial design; mechanical design and product engineering; graphics, packaging, GUI, web, and eCommerce design; market research; brand and retail development; complete rapid prototyping; and production program management. They have a robust and comprehensive recycling program, introduced numerous practices to reduce waste such as paperless invoicing, help to protect the waterways by ensuring storm drains are kept clean and have installed low energy lighting.

American Metering Services, Inc. 

Specializing in utility billing, submetering, and conservation, AMS billing offers a portfolio of products and services to assist multiple tenant facilities with lowering costs while increasing efficiencies and revenues. Its products provide value to residents and tenants with the means to monitor their charges, track their consumption, and maximize their conservation efforts.

Nellie’s Deli, Market, and Catering 

Nellie’s Deli, Market and Catering has put in the extra effort to green their business. They are aggressively recycling, purchased recycled content and ‘green’ products, compost food waste, and have installed a high efficiency air conditioning system. They have even introduced a ‘by request only’ policy for providing lids and straws to their dining customers’ drinks and providing recycling containers for the catered customers.

Allard PPC, Inc. 

“Sustainable Solutions for Business, Community and Planet”

Allard PPC’s primary focus in the past seven years is to help Inform, Educate and offer Sustainable Solutions to the current Climate Challenges we face particularly Ocean and Wetland Conservation. We aim to lead by example utilizing measures we’ve taken and are still making.  Allard PPC has gone beyond to reduce his environmental impacts. Here are a few ways he has made his business even more green; home office has a LEEDS designated white roof with R30 attic insulation, low E dual pane hurricane rated skylights, solar shield film on office windows, Energy Star appliances, an air quality monitoring station, methods that reduce pollutants and CO2 levels, LED and low-energy consumption bulbs, and low VOC paint.

Tropical Beach Resort 

Tropical Beach Resorts is a 70-room resort located on a beautiful and sensitive ecosystem, Siesta Key. They have implemented a number of energy measures, such as installing low-energy lighting, programmable thermostats, and ensuring all new appliances are Energy Star-qualified. Their recycling program is comprehensive, and thought has been given to ensuring recycling receptacles are conveniently placed for their guests. The resort has become more engaged in protecting the island, and is committed to the reduction of energy use. This not only has helped reduce expenses and strengthened their reputation, but employees have seen the concept of being green carrying into their personal lives.


Posted: June 6, 2022

Category: Conservation
Tags: Conservation, Energy, GBP, Green Business, Green Business Partnership, Pgm_Waste, Sustainability, Water

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