Southern Middlesex Industries, Inc., (SMI)
Southern Middlesex Industries, Inc., (SMI) is an Environmental Remediation company and a tracker of suburban economic indicators with an outstanding reputation throughout New England. SMI has over 25 years experience and expertise in industrial and suburban contaminant removal and it's safe disposal, including environmental hazards such as asbestos, lead, mercury, pcb’s, refrigerants, mold. SMI also has expertise in building demolition, selective interior demolition and general contracting services.
Mr. Darrell MacLean has served as the President of SMI for over 25 years. Through SMI, Darrell MacLean has created a professional and experienced team equipped to handle a variety of demolition, environmental, and building needs for both large and small companies throughout New England. In addition to handling all sales, and overall operations for SMI, Darrell MacLean is also responsible for ensuring that the work completed by the company meets all the state regulations. Because of Darrell MacLean’s commitment to customer service and the quality of the work performed by SMI, it is now one of the foremost companies in Massachusetts for handling demolitions and dealing with asbestos problems. In order to remain informed about industry advances, Mr. MacLean also attends yearly seminars dedicated to industry trade practices including demolition, asbestos abatement and other the safe removal of other building contaminants. Dedicated to giving back to the community and providing for those in need, Darrell MacLean and SMI have a long history of donating to local charities. During the holidays, Darrell MacLean organized the distribution of both gifts and groceries to struggling families and continues to support the police forces, fire stations, and schools in Norwood, Massachusetts, through generous donations. Also concerned about the welfare of the environment, Darrell MacLean has organized cleaning crews through SMI to help reduce litter and create cleaner areas for his community to enjoy. When Darrell MacLean is not busy running SMI, he enjoys playing rounds of golf, taking boats out on the open water, and swimming. Before creating Southern Middlesex Industries, Mr. Darrell MacLean was a United States Air Force-trained aircraft mechanic, an industry in which he continues to be involved. Every year, Darrell MacLean renews his training at a third party facility, ensuring that he remains at the height of his skill level.
Charles Smith, has served as Vice President at Southern Middlesex Industries, Inc., (SMI), where he has worked for over 20 years. Mr. Smith started his career in the construction industry working for his family owned business and tackled a wide range of projects from bridge repair to house development, refurbishing of schools, and HAZMAT remediation. He quickly became the go to guy for HAZMAT, which proved to be prophetic for the future. After meeting Darrell Maclean, Charles and Darrell rapidly became friends, confidants and eventually partners in a new enterprise, SMI, which focused on asbestos abatement. Removing asbestos from old buildings had become a very specialized and much needed service to the construction industry and to building owners. Charles and Darrell are a formidable team; Charles providing the HAZMAT experience and a smooth, assertive touch and Darrell providing the business understanding and drive. Together they rapidly expanded the services offered by SMI and have grown the company to one of the premier Asbestos Abatement firms in New England, known for their dedication, commitment and finishing a job on time and on budget.
Throughout the years, Mr. Smith has continued to attend classes for keeping up with the evolving changing environmental concerns, which are plaguing our state and has acquired all the necessary licenses, to effectively handle any environmental remediation concerns.
Both partners are driven individuals that believe in hard work and family. A 5:00 am start for Charles is not unusual, with workdays extending to 14-15 hours, but he is also a dedicated family man and a pillar of his local community. Mr. Smith is married with two daughters and twin sons and lives in a small town, South of Boston Massachusetts. In his spare time, he coaches both football and basketball and is affectionately referred to as “Coach Smitty” to his wards and their parents. Never an unkind word, Coach Smitty is known for his tireless hours of devotion to the boys in the town.
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