K2 Waste Solutions LLC has established a new waste collection operation and subsidiary, Killian Calderon Disposal, to bolster its service to the Corpus Christi, Texas, market.
The operation is in partnership with solid waste industry veteran Alvaro Calderon. It is first of several “cold-start” models that K2 hopes to use as a method to generate revenue growth and market expansion, the Corpus Christi-based company said in a news release.
The timing was right for K2 to open in Corpus Christi and the market would support a small independent, said Bill Killian, K2 co-founder and co-president of K2 Waste.
“Alvaro Calderon has worked in this industry in Corpus for nearly 35-years, he knows nearly everyone you need to know to get started,” Killian said. “I have never really had the inclination to put my name on the trucks, but with Alvaro’s name with me, backing me up, that was an easy decision, too.”
Killian added that the Calderon name is an important one in the market as it serves as a reminder to career and life of Alvaro’s uncle, Rodolfo Calderon, a 23-year solid waste industry veteran who lost his life in an accident in September 2011. “My uncle was known for a big smile and laugh, and I am sure he is smiling down on me seeing our family name on our new trucks and containers,” Alvaro Calderon said.
K2 Waste started up earlier this year and has expanded actively. Last month it bought residential and commercial waste and recycling hauler LT’s Garbage Service, based in Dayton, Texas. K2 made its first two acquisitions in June, buying the Phoenix-based residential waste hauler Greenline Waste and Recycling LLC and then Lake Country Disposal (LCD) LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wis.
K2’s aim is to establish a strategic geographic stable of waste collection companies, focusing on mid-sized markets, single line of business companies, haulers in niche markets and other smaller scale firms.