Protecting the environment is a high priority for Andros and Blake’s Auto Body. In 1999, he built his corporate headquarters solar powered. It was the largest privately owned solar powered building in Northern California, and the first commercial net-metered project in the United States.
We are proud to be one of the first in Northern California to use Waterborne Paints. Less than 1% of collision repair facilities in the USA are utilizing Waterborne Paints. The Waterborne system blends paints with water as opposed to chemical solvents. When the paints are sprayed and dried, they emit water into the air instead of chemicals.
We filter all paint areas so paint residue turns into solids and go into the proper disposal.
All of our waste water is filtered before it goes into the sewer line. There is no water from a Blake’s location going into any storm drains, etc.
All our locations recycle card board, paper, plastics, etc.
In 2008 Andros also made his Novato facility and his home solar powered. All his solar decisions were made two fold, as a business investment and for social responsibility. “It was the right thing to do.” All four of our locations currently have solar panels in place.