See How An Auto Clinic Can Become A Certified Green Company


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Source: Green Business League


(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) March 9, 2010 – Caton Auto Clinic is an example of the common factor for Green business certification.  It has been commonly thought that the ability to get a Green certification requires substantial costs to remodel the facility.  However, more than three quarters of all businesses do not own the building.  The Green Business League is the intelligent method for proving the quality of any Green business.  By accumulating enough Green Points, a business can develop a tailored approach to a Green operation.

Caton Auto Clinic used low-VOC paint for the facility, installed a variety of highly-effective recycling programs including recycling antifreeze, junk metal, and solvents.  The company improved insulation, concrete is cleaned with a bio-safe cleaner, and the company buys chlorine-free paper products.
They started as a small 6 bay repair facility in 1975 and have grown to their present size of 36 bays. The business is family owned and operated, is AAA approved, and was actually one of the original 7 in Maryland when AAA first started the program. Caton Auto Clinic Mall is comprised of 4 shops, Caton Auto Clinic, Lee Myles Transmissions, Engine Exchange, and American Car Care Center, with each specializing in one facet of automotive repair. Therefore, they can give the specialized service required by today’s automobiles all under one roof giving the customer quality and convenience.

In addition to the Original Caton Auto Clinic you will find Lee Myles Transmissions, American Car Care Center, and Engine Exchange to provide you with bumper-to-bumper car care. Family owned and operated since 1975 they stand behind their work guarantee and they are specialists with all American & most Foreign cars. The Caton Auto Clinic Mall is a member of the Better Business Bureau and is a AAA approved Auto Repair center. A visit to the waiting room will show the overwhelming positive feedback from the service evaluation cards. Another wall in this room is full of written customer testimonials.

They are one of the largest independent automotive repair facilities in the State of Maryland. They offer complete automotive service including tune-ups, general repair, heating & air conditioning, tires, State Inspections, transmissions, complete engine exchanges, electrical & computer systems, as well as suspension repairs & alignments. Caton Auto Clinic Mall does it all. Their Catonsville, Maryland location is convenient to University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), CCBC and all parts of Baltimore County and Howard County including Columbia, Ellicott City, Arbutus, Woodlawn, Elkridge, Jessup and Randallstown. Minutes from UMBC bus service.

It isn’t often that customers will find an auto repair service that has this level of environmental commitment, but Caton Auto Clinic demonstrates that there are always ways to improve the operation and participate in the larger environmental battle.  The challenge the world faces is that the environmental issue is a universal problem that requires universal participation. It should be said that this kind of commitment deserves the support of the community.  Businesses that commit money and resources to do more than a token effort deserves the patronage of the community.  Other businesses in the community should follow in the process.

Caton Auto Clinic worked with Jean Cozzolino of Green Perspectives, LLC.  Jean is a professional Certified Green Consultant who has helped a number of area businesses install Green practices which leads to an eventual Green business certification. The Green Business League commends Caton Auto Clinic for its commitment to a Green operation and its willingness to be an environmental leader to other businesses in the Baltimore, Maryland area.


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MJ Richmond
Green Business League
(815) 609-4546

Original post on the CSR Feed: 3BLMedia



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