Valerie Montecalvo, President/CEO, and Frank Montecalvo, Chief Operating Officer, of the Bayshore Family of Companies of Woodbridge Township, N.J., were inducted into the National Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, N.V.
Valerie and Frank have been in the construction and recycling business for 40 years. They were recognized both for their leadership in business in running the largest and most diversified recycling operation in the Tri-State Region and for their broader commitment to external organizations and charitable causes. For 22 years, Bayshore has proven to be an “award-winning leader” in the recycling industry and champion for the environment, reintroducing materials into the economic mainstream while reducing the volume of material deposited in landfills.
“First and foremost, Frank and I would like to thank the CDRA Board of Directors for giving us this most humbling honor.” said Montecalvo in her acceptance speech. “It simply doesn’t get any better than being recognized for doing what you are most passionate about – recycling! Frank and I have successfully challenged the myth that a husband and wife can’t work together.”
Frank and Valerie manage all company operations growing Bayshore from a road reconstruction company into one of the largest recyclers in the Nation. In 2016 Valerie received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business from Monmouth University and will be recognized this May for her philanthropic leadership by the Monmouth Park Charity Fund. The Montecalvos have graced the covers and been published in local media including: Commerce Magazine, NJBIZ, Waste & Recycling News, C & D World Magazine, NJ Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press and The Two River Times.
The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is the National Trade Association representing over 300 C&D recyclers across the US. The mission of CDRA is to promote and defend the environmentally sound recycling of C&D material. The CDRA Hall of Fame honors leaders and pioneers in the C&D recycling industries who have made extraordinary contributions to their community, personally and professionally, and have earned the respect of the industry.
The Bayshore Family of Companies (Bayshore), a WBE, currently operates 7 NJDEP approved recycling businesses, on a 58-acre site in Woodbridge Township, NJ. Current services include: Recycling of concrete, asphalt, brick, block and glass cullet into custom-blended aggregate materials for sale; remediation of petroleum contaminated soils; recycling of curbside materials such as bottles, cans, plastics and newspapers; full-service metal recycling; Roll-off containers and Transportation and acceptance of dredge material via barge. Please visit www.bayshorerecycling.com.
For more information contact: Jenny Barton at [email protected] or 732-738-6